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Danilo Kiš

A Tomb for Boris Davidovich



Aleksandar Popovski

Opening night

2 October 2017


95 minutes

Újvidéki Színház/Novi Sad Theatre

Director Aleksandar Popovski
Stage Adaptation Erne Verebeš
Stage Music Marjan Nečak
Choreographer Ista Stepanov
Set Designer Aleksandar Popovski
Costume Designer Snežana Pešić Rajić
Lightning Designer Robert Majoroš
Sound Master Tibor Biro
Prompter and Stage Manager Aleksandra Biro

Silvia Križan
Gabriela Crnković
Emina Elor
Agota Ferenc
Atila Giric
Daniel Gomboš
Daniel Husta
Ištvan Kereši
Judit Laslo
Arpad Mesaroš
Atila Nemet
Gabor Pongo
Zoltan Širmer

Who is Boris Davidovich? A rebel? A terrorist? A legend? Men underneath a hood, without a face or a voice, playing hide and seek, trying to make peace? A sort of a dandy-like lounge revolutionary? A man who believes that history making may help forming an individual, and that the pangs of being alive are infinitely better that the emptiness of non-existence?

A Tomb for Boris Davidovich directed by Alexander Popovski is one of the most unusual stagings of Danilo Kiš’s work ever presented in Serbian theatres. It is a pure poetry of the mind – witty, harsh, tender. A constant reminder leaving and indelible impression in one’s mind for a very long time. According to the director, who has frequently worked at the SNT Drama Ljubljana, »it was definitely not our intention to yell at the audience. People are being yelled at more than enough as it is. We are looking for a tiny atom, a misplaced atom of desire for justice, an atom of humanity, as this is what keeps us being human.«

»The actors carry out their tasks as one expects, flawlessly, skillfully and with the utmost precision, reflecting what makes this production so outstanding in its totality – i.e. the unbearable and incomprehensible lightness of existence in its emanation as a gorge of historical and personal suffering.«
Igor Burić, Dnevnik

»Fantastic ensemble acting of the Novi Sad theatre, guided by the original direction concept, created a performance that brought the audience to their feet.«
Mina Petrić, Kulturkokoška on-line journal

Slovenian and English surtitles
Followed by a post-show talk at the Drama Forecourt. The talk will be hosted by Saša Pavlin Stošić and Eva Kraševec.