Milena Marković

Dragonslayers

Directed by Iva Milošević

Set Designer: Gorčin Stojanović, Costume Designer: Maja Mirković, Choreographer: Boris Čakširan, Music Composer and Performer: Vladimir Pejković,

A play is written for YDT as part of the theatre’s intention to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War by starting different projects that deal with the subject of Sarajevo Assassination, the real beginning of the 20th century. A seventeen-year-old-boy with a gun, a would-be poet whose name represents a historical symbol and a frequent subject of dispute, is presented as the protagonist of this new work by Milena Marković, a poet and a dramaturg whose work is about constantly breaking down prejudices.

The piece is written as a “heroic cabaret”, in a form of an ironic history lesson, and tells the known story of the assassination using bustling poetic language to express the key demand – the demand for freedom. It is not a historical play, but a contemporary piece which examines the position of today’s young man and his need to express the demand – to be free.

Historical figures are brought to the stage, the conspirators, Young Bosnians, together with the world of ordinary people and their different understanding of the event and its essential meaning. Different characters and situations are built by eight actors that play a few dozens of characters in a few dozen situations.

The play Dragonslayers takes part in the Programme of Marking the WWI Centenary, which has support of the Ministry of culture and information in the Republic of Serbia. In the context of the TERRORisms project of the Union of Theatres of Europe the Dragonslayers has support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.

Premiere: 07/06/2014

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    The piece is written as a “heroic cabaret”, in a form of an ironic history lesson, and tells the known story of the assassination using bustling poetic language to express the key demand – the demand for freedom. It is not a historical play, but a contemporary piece which examines the position of today’s young man and his need to express the demand – to be free.

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Ticket Price: STALLS 1500 1200 / BALCONY 700 RSD

Approx. 2hr 05mins, no interval