THIS BABYLONIAN CONFUSION
The project "This Babylonian Confusion" is a result
of a montage of the actors materials and the songs of Bertold
Brecht. This performance was created from the need of the
artists to place themselves in their duty as artists in "dark
times". Four actors using the characters of Angels say
their share against war, nationalism and destruction.
Directors: Jadranka Andjelic and Dijana Milosevic
Costumes: Boris Caksiran
Set: Dah Theatre
The motto of this performance is :
"In the dark times, will there be singing in the dark times?
Yes, there will be singing about the dark times." - B.Brecht
"In an extremely controlled, directed ritual performance
filled up with the energy of the actors, Brecht speaks up as the
most lively and most contemporary author of our times-against
slaughter and against totalitarism... The possible hermeticallity
of the signs is overcome by the strength, precisely chanalled,
clear, and above all-the emotions are open to all."
("Pacific" August 1992)
"...This performance also
initiated a scenic game that overcame itself and that in the
poetry of the, not accidentally chosen, socially and politicly
active Bertold Brecht, found a cover for its violent involvement
in the time when the breakout of war hysteria was evident
in the area of former Yugoslavia.
("Vreme" December 1995)
"With the performance of Dah Teater we discover the truth
of our foul everyday life, to say "what time is this
in which a talk about trees is almost a crime."
"One of the most apprecieted
performances was "This Babylonian Confusion" - a drama
of rebellion - rebellion against the silence of so many, against
hatred, and against being stripped by the nation."