GALA OPENING

 

“Romeo and Juliet“ is a metaphor of ideal love – for all times. Not by its Platonic purity, but by the greatness of that love in which they sacrifice themselves, they gift – in the most literal sense - one to the other.

“Romeo and Juliet“ in its basis is a lyrical drama of a love. The lyricism is the fundamental feature of this work, and that is the silk, nacreous thread that gives the intonation hue of the embroidery. The epic, however, lies in the greatness of Death, of the sacrifice – not like a description, but like a deep content.

Great in their love, Romeo and Juliet are greater than Death. They are even greater in the resemblance of hatred. While hating, Romeo falls in love. While loving, both of them burn, but not like victims of their own love, but of hatred. And their death concludes one end, in a tragic sense, their end, so as to put an end to the long years of hatred, too.

 

Sonnet No. 149 – William Shakespeare

Canst thou, O cruel! Say I love thee not,
When I against myself with thee partake?
Do I not think on thee, when I forgot
Am of my self, all tyrant, for thy sake?
Who hateth thee that I do call my friend,
On whom frown’st thou that I do fawn upon,
Nay, if thou lour’st on me, do I not spend
Revenge upon myself with present moan?
What merit do I in my self respect,
That is so proud thy service to despise,
When all my best doth worship thy defect,
Commanded by the motion of thine eyes?
But, love, hate on, for now I know thy mind,
Those that can see thou lov’st, and I am blind
.

 

Dejan Projkovski

 

 

Dejan Projkovski was born on 6 August 1979 in Bitola.

He acquired his University and Master degree at the National Academy of Theatre and Film Art in Sofia, Republic of Bulgaria. He is a visiting professor of Theatre Directing and Drama Acting at the University of Audio-Visual Arts ESRA.

He is President of the World Theatre Network Inter ACT with member theatres and festivals from more than 20 countries.

Among his significant theatre directing projects are: “Dangerous Liaisons”, “Karamazov Brothers”, “Hamlet”, “Danton’s Death”, “Darkness”, “Runaway”, The King Dies”, “Seagull”, “Tartiff”, “Romeo and Juliet”, “Jonadab”, “The Fall of Innocence”…

As a director he has received numerous awards and recognitions of  national and international festivals. His plays have been staged in many countries around Europe: Italy, Germany, France, England, Russia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Turkey, Croatia and Slovenia.

 

 

 

Produced by Ohrid Summer Festival

National Theatre Bitola,

Vera Komissarzhevskaya Theatre – Russia,

Macedonian Opera and Ballet,

National Theatre Ohrid

12.07.2012

Antique Theatre

21:00

Andrey Korobeinikov - piano (Russia)

Andrei Korobeinkov is a remarkable representative of the powerful Russian pianistic tradition. He graduated with honours from the Moscow Conservatorium at the age of just 19, thus becoming the first musician in the history of this prestigious school to repeat the success of Sergey Rachmaninov from 1892.  He continued his postgraduate studies at the Royal College of Music in London, as a fellow of Gill & Julian Simmonds’ Foundation. As a child-prodigy, Korobeinkov gave his first recital at the age of 8. He has received over 20 state and international awards, which include: Third prize at Alexander Scriabin International Competition in Moscow, 2004, as well as Second Prize and Prize from the audience at Sergey Rachmaninov International Competitiion in Los Angeles in 2005. He has given concerts in over 30 countries around the world, and has had the privilege to work with renowned classical artists, among whom the conductors Vladimir Aschenazy, Antony Vit, Taijiro Limori. Korobeinikov has collaborated with Philharmonia Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Tokyo Philarhmonic Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. He has been praised by music critics for his remarkable technical skill and music eloquency. 

13.07.2012

St. Sophia

21:00

Giampaolo Bandini - guitar (Italy) Cesare Chiachiaretta - accordion (Italy)

 

The duo Giampaolo Bandini and Cesare Chiacchiaretta formed in 2002 pursuing the clear aim to propose Argentine music through the charm and magic of its most representative instruments. The duo immediately became an important point of reference in the international concert circuit thanks to their great communicativeness joined to an extraordinary charisma. Invited by the most important festivals and theatres in the world, they have toured in many countries, meeting outstanding critical and audience approval. The duo had the privilege to play Astor Piazzolla’s Double Concerto “Hommage a Liegi” conducted by Maestro Leo Brouwer at the Auditorium Paganini of Parma and for the Unione Musicale of Turin with the renowned Moscow Virtuosi chamber orchestra conducted by Pavel Berman. Their peculiarity of living music to the full and without  boundaries leads them to work together with prominent artists from all over the world. Their first CD “Hombres de Tango” sold more than ten thousand copies and  was greeted with great enthusiasm by the critics.

14.07.2012

St. Sophia

21:00

BIMAS 2012 Biennial exhibition of the architects of Macedonia

 

An exhibition of awarded works and an exclusive selection of the realized architectural creation and a display of the creative thought of the Macedonian architects.

It is the same time a celebration of Architecture so as to continue gently with drawing the line of self-confirmation, self-recognition, self-identification…

How to involve architecture in the everyday life? How could architecture spread out of the exclusive practice? How to involve it in the daily processes, to become part of the everyday life? Is architecture only an expression, a representation or is it a practice of use of the daily life?

Architecture is not a picture: it has its picture characteristics, but it would never stay an expression only. It is a complex organization of activities in a space, but also their interaction with the environment.

Architecture is not unchangeability: it tends towards perfection, but it is a part of the daily processes, emerges in a dialogue of the re-usage of the actual postulates.

Architecture is not monumentality: the history of the architecture of a community is shown through the historical artifacts, monuments, but the everyday life is written in the changeable architectural texture.

Architecture is not exclusiveness: people naturally tend towards peculiarities, but architecture is not a tool for proving the personal peculiarity; quite opposite, it is a matrix of connection.

 

15.07.2012

Center of Culture “ Grigor Prlicev”

20:30

"HENRY VI" by William Shakespeare

 

Shakespeare wrote Henry VI, part 3, between 1594 and 1596. The play focuses on the events during the so-called War of the Roses, a civil war between the dynasties led in England between 1450 and 1485.

Part 3 of Henry VI mainly concentrates on the horror from the conflict in a situation when the political individual interests throw the settled nation in a chaos and barbarism where families fall apart, and moral norms are cruelly broken in pursuit of revenge and power.

The play presents the paroxysms (attacks) of violence that lead to extermination of the line of Lancaster’s kings.

It is fascinating and non-parallel review of the emergence and fall of the dynasty, and the forces that lead to civil, family and personal extinction and termination.

The play is dirty, violent, painful, brutal, but also exciting. The play catapults the audience with a unique, exploding rhythm.

The plays about Henry VI were one of the most popular Shakespeare’s productions in that time and they continue to be popular even today. Produced and created by the Bitola National Theatre, it was very successful at the recent Globe Festival in London, which this play was aimed for. Named “inspirational”, “bright”, “stylish”, “lively inventive” by the London criticism, the production obtained a universal delighted approval.

The theatre has the honour to show it here, at the Ohrid Summer Festival.

 

John Blondelllives and works in Santa Barbara, California, where he is Art Director of the Lit Moon Theatre Company, Director of Lit Moon World Theatre Festivals and professor of Theatre Arts at Westmount College. Since he moved to Santa Barbara in 1983, Blondell has directed more than 50 productions and has produced another 50 for various international festivals of Lit Moon.

In 2009 the Independent Magazine from Santa Barbara names Blondell “a local hero” for his “tireless dedication” at the international theatre community.

 

 

Director: John Blondell

Translation: DragiMihajlovski

Scenography:ValentinSvetozarev

Costumes: BlagojMicevski

Music:MiodragNekjak

Choreography: RisimaRisimkin

Light: IlijaDimovski

 

List of characters:

 

Earl of Warwick   Sonja Mihajlova

Duke of York, Lord Hastings   Boris Chorevski

King HenryVI   PetarGorko

Lord Clifford, Earl Rivers   Ivan Jercik

Duke of Exeter, Mayor of York, Guerd One, Messenger of the French Court,

Attendant   PetarSpirovski

Edward( Later King Edward IV)    OgnenDrangovski

Richard( Later Duke of Gloucester)    Martin Mirchevski

Queen Margaret   Gabriela petrushevska

Prince Edward, Earl of Rutland   NikolcheProjcevski

Messenger, Soldier of Lancaster, Guard Two, Huntsman, Attendant   VaskoMavrovski

Messenger, Lady Elisabeth Grey (later Queen Elizabeth), Lady Bona, Attendant   ValentinaGramosli

George( later Duce of Clarence)    FilipMirchevski

Lui XXI, King of France, attendant   Kristina HristovaNikolova

Percussionist    MitkoIvanoski

Piano   Miodrag Nekjak

15.07.2012

Vestibule of St.Sophia

21:00

Michel Camilo - piano (Dominican Republic)

Michel Camilo is one of the most exciting musicians on the jazz scene in the world, whose opus combines the latin American rhythm and the classical jazz melody, creating authentic sound. His theatrical way of playing, remarkable technique, powerful energy and dynamic range have placed him in the line of the most recognizable jazz artists today. Camilo, who is called “The little man from the Dominican Republic, was born in Santo Domingo, in 1965. He began learning the accordion, while his first encounter with the piano happened when he was 6-years old. He studied music at the prestigious school “Guiliard” in New York. Among the jazz masters that influenced his style are Chick Corea, Keath Jarrett, Herbie Hancock, Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Art Tatum. As a classically trained pianist, Camilo realized a number of tours in the 90’s. Besides his remarkable discography of jazz music, he is also a composer of popular and film music. For his great achievements in the music field, he was awarded the most prestigious awards “Emmy” and “Grammy”.

Michel Camilo is one of the most exciting musicians on the jazz scene in the world, whose opus combines latin American rhythm and classical jazz melody, creating authentic expression. His theatrical way of playing, remarkable technique, powerful energy and dynamic range have placed him in the line of the most recognizable jazz artists today. Camilo, who is called “The little man from the Dominican Republic, was born in Santo Domingo, in 1954. He began learning the accordion, while his first encounter with the piano happened when he was 6-years old. He studied music at the prestigious school “Guiliard” in New York. Among the jazz masters that influenced his style are Chick Corea, Keath Jarrett, Herbie Hancock, Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Art Tatum. As a classically trained pianist, Camilo realized a number of tours in the 90’s. The artistry and virtuosity of Michel Camilo bridges the genres of Jazz, Classical, Popular and World music. He is a pianist with a brilliant technique and a composer who flavors his tunes with the spice of Caribbean rhythms and jazz harmonies. Besides his remarkable discography of jazz music, he is also a composer of popular and film music. For his great achievements in the music field, he was awarded the most prestigious awards “Emmy” and “Grammy”. To see him perform live is to witness the energy of a tropical storm being unleashed on 88 keys. Academy Award-winning filmmaker Fernando Trueba, who featured Camilo in his documentary film Calle 54, says: "Michel Camilo is one of the top all-around musicians. Whether it's jazz, classical, Latin American music or film music, Michel is in his element. Every time I see him play, I feel like I'm witnessing a miracle."

Widely acknowledged as one of the greatest percussionists of our time, Puerto Rican born LP artist, Giovanni Hidalgo, began playing percussion at the age of five. Born into a family of musicians, Giovanni first played on a set of congas handcrafted by his father, the great Jose "Maneñgue" Hidalgo. He also practiced on other percussion instruments, developing the lightning precision technique for which he is noted today. Giovanni first became popular outside of Puerto Rico in the early eighties when traveling to Cuba to work with the group Batacumbele. While performing with Eddie Palmieri in New York, Giovanni forged another life-long friendship, this time with Dizzy Gillespie, with whom he toured in 1988 as a member of Gillespie's United Nations Orchestra. He has also toured extensively with Tito Puente and Mickey Hart's Planet Drum, and has performed with the likes of Dave Valentin, Paquito d'Rivera, and Carlos Santana. A noted session player, Giovanni has recorded with numerous distinguished musicians, including Freddy Hubbard, Paul Simon and Mickey Hart. His collaborative effort with pianist, Michel Camilo, Hands of Rhythm, released in 1997, was nominated for a Grammy award in The Best Latin Jazz category. All LP Giovanni instruments have elicited accolades worldwide.

16.07.2012

Vestibule of St.Sophia

21:00

"ANTIGONE" by Sophocles

 

RESEMBLES PRESENT TIME SO MUCH IT WILL FRIGHTEN US!...

 

If there are events finished 2500 years ago… And if people having contributed to those destructions are still alive…

HORRIBLE!...

As Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini existed… If such tradition, like the culture being accumulated for thousands of years human evolution, like from Mao Zedong, was scattered with a single blow and replaced by the laws they preferred, according to which they ruled their nations.

If they had terrorized their nations like: Saddam Hussein, Mubarak and Gaddafi. And if they still practice terror. If such individuals like: Franco, Pinochet, Marcos and similar to them could be capable of destroying democracy, freedom, justice and initiatives and strives by the justice proponents.

If mighty leaders still practice pressure, oppression over helpless and hopeless…And if tyrants still rule today’s world as with a puppet. And if they still design the future of the world with the same greed.

It’s really horrible…

Just as Shakespeare described (Sonnet 66)

“…And needy nothing trimm'd in jollity,
And purest faith unhappily forsworn,
And gilded honour shamefully misplaced,
And maiden virtue rudely strumpeted,
And right perfection wrongfully disgraced,
And strength by limping sway disabled
And art made tongue-tied by authority,
And folly, doctor-like, controlling skill…”

 

HORRIBLE!...

Most importantly, if brother still shoots and kills brother… If mothers of the youth having died in war pull their hair out like Eurydice…  If new death is still added over old… Just like Shakespeare described, “… And art made tongue-tied…”.

We aimed to remind those no longer staying silent. With the sound of the waves dashing against the shores of the Bosphorus and the sly secretive howling and roaring at the place where the two seas merge with the sound of the wind whispering from North-West Anatolia.

Not to be forgotten

Sophocles

and

Antigone…

KenanIsik

 

 

Since his joining the National Theatre in 1973, Isik has been working for many years as an actor, director and playwright in this institution.

He was appointed General Art Manager of the Istanbul Municipal Theatre in 1996, and in 2000 he retired from the National Theatre.

He has made some research on theatre in countries like the USA, Germany and Poland. He has

taken part in many national and international conferences and meetings as a moderator or orator. He has written many articles for “Culture and Art” in numerous books and he was lecturer at the Culture University in Istanbul from 2002 to 2005.

He is an artist having contributed with more than 100 plays as a playwright, director and actor and he has won numerous prestigious awards in his theatre career.

 

Adaptation: KenanIsik

Director:KenanIsik

Coreography:  Elena Ivanova

Light:Under Arik

Composer:Ayala Celik

Music arrangement:  CadriKodamanoglu

Assistant director:Ali Surmeli

 

Cast:                                                                                              Choir:

 

Antigone:Gozde Okur                                                           Serkan Sungur

Ismene: Selin Tekman                                                        Onur Ertaman

Creon: Atila Olgac                                                                 Bora Godri

Tiresias: Ali Surmeli                                                             Ayabar Tastekin

Choir 1:Suna Selen                                                              AyakutIspir

Haemon: Baris Bagci                                                          Omer Mentese

Guard:Murat Sari                                                                  Kenan Duran

Choir2:TarkanKoc                                                                GulkanBurkuDegirmenki

Messenger:KeremGukcer                                                   HendeGencurnek

Eurydice:TugceSartekinKarasu                                          SimelKecekioglu

Nurse:FatmaInan                                                                   HilalKuvet

Guard1:Eyalem Server Unuvar                                           EbruUstuntas

Guard 2:GokhanYilmaz                                                        GuzideArslan

Boy:GokhanMertYilma

 

16.07.2012

Center of Culture "Grigor Prlicev"

22:30

Boris Brovtsyn - violin (Russia) Anastasia Voltchock - piano (Russia)

 

The winner of the International Tibor Varga Competition, Boris Brovtsyn is one of the most significant representatives of the Russian violin school. He has performed with renowned orchestras and festivals over the world. In 2001, Brovstyn was one of the finalists of Queen Elizabeth Competition in Belgium, and the same year, he received the Reutzer Award. As a soloist, he has worked with Sir Neville Mariner, Yuri Bashmet, Gerd Albrecht, Marek Janowski, Neeme Jarvi, Luis Langree, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Gilbert Varga, Vladimir Fedoseyev and other artists. Born in 1977, Brovstyn studied at the Moscow Conservatory. During the studies, he became laureate at several international competitions. In 2000 he enrolled at Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, and in 2004 he received the highest award of the school – The Golden Medal. Brovstyn performs on a Jean-Baptiste Vauillaume violin from 1862, which has been in possession of his family since 1930.

Anastasia Voltchock is a significant representative of the Russian piano tradition. After her orchestra debue at the age of 8, under the batton of Vladimir Ponkin, Volchock began an intensive concert career in Europe and USA. Recently, she performed as a soloist with Valeri Gergiev and Marinsky Theatre Orchestra Kirov from Saint Petersbourg.

17.07.2012

St. Sophia

21:00

PREMIERE "BEGGAR'S OPERA" by VACLAV HAVEL

 

“Beggar’s Opera” is a popular play by the famous Czech writer, dissident and the first president of Democratic Czech Republic, Vaclav Havel, who adapted the story by John Gay from 18th century in contemporary frame in 1972. Havel’s text is a satirical story about the relations between the regime and criminals, corruption and crime which destroys all ideological and status barriers because of the mutual material interest and greed for material and status power.

 

When we read it today, that text seems to be more related to the time we live in now than the situation in the Communist regimes in the 1970s. The incredible relevance of Havel’s “Beggar’s Opera” may be the most fascinating element of this text.

“Beggar’s Opera” actually reveals the society as a place of conflict and cohabitation of different criminal organizations. Each of them considers itself to be the major one, but actually they are very skillfully controlled and directed by the strongest above them – the state. That is the world of police, thieves and prostitutes, i.e. the world of prison, inns and brothels.

 

Each uttered word is a lie, and each action is a deception. Havel composes all that in a specific manner and with a prominent salon language. The fact that the prostitute and the thief speak as salon intellectuals is a clear metaphor of the today’s transition thieves who never leave the TV screens playing different roles, from ministers to leaders of civil society organizations. The fluidity of the stage speech teeming with words with its intensity reveals the criminal and social milieu of the play, depicting the life of today.

At every step nowadays we see hopeless people unwilling for change or rebellion.

 

Dino Mustaficbecame a graduate director from the Stage Arts Academy in Sarajevo and holds a second degree from the Department of General Literature at the Faculty of Philosophy in Sarajevo.

He has worked at numerous stages in the region and has directed plays by many texts.

His plays have been staged at all theatre stages in Bosnia and Herzegovina and at all regional festivals.

The play “Helver’s Night”  has been awarded at international festivals for several times, which made it the most awarded play in the history of “Chamber Theatre 55” with seventeen international awards and recognitions.

He has filmed the movie “Remake”. At the Rotterdam Film Festival 2003, “Remake” was chosen one of the best five movies shown at this festival by the votes of the audience. The movie has been shown at over 40 international festivals around the world.

He is the author of many documentaries, of which “Runaway of Life”, “Let there be light” and “Miracle in Bosnia” are the most prominent ones.

He is Director of the international theatre festival MESS in Sarajevo, the oldest theatre festival in the region.

Director: Dino Mustavic

Author: Vaclav Havel

Translation: Piro Milkani

Assistant director: Asdren Selimi

Dramatist: Zeljka Udovicic Plestina

Scenography: Dragutin Broz

Scenography assistant: Enes Deari

CostumesBlagoja Micevski

Music composer: Timor Domi

Author of the songs’ lyrics: Dzabir Ahmeti

Coreography: Gjergj Prevazi

 

Collaborators:

Proofreading: Bardul Zaimi

Promotional material design: Ngadnjim Mehmeti

Expert consultant: Borjan Jovanovski

Martial arts: Ferat Krblici

18.07.2012

Center of Culture “ Grigor Prlicev”

21:00

CONCERT OF THE MACEDONIAN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRE Soloist: Andrey Gugnin - piano (Russia) Stefan Fraas - conductor (Germany)

 

Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra was founded on November 24th 1944 and since has remained only permanent representative of the symphony music on the Macedonian concert stage. Over the many years, the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra has been one of the leaders of Macedonian music life and ambassador in the world. It has played an important role in the affirmation of the Macedonian reproductive artists, conductors, as well as in the promotion of the contemporary Macedonian music in the country and abroad. As well as the regular performances in the country, the orchestra has performed in South America, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, Spain, Polland, former USSR, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Italy, Serbia, Monte Negro, Oman and other places. The orchestra has performed under numerous domestic and foreign conductors and with renowned vocal and instrumental soloists from all around the world.

Andrey Gugnin has finished Moscow P.I.Tchaikovsky Conservatory in 2010, where he studied with prof. Vera  Gornostaeva and continued there for post- graduating. Gugnin has  won  prizes  in  the  television  competition  ''The  Young Moscow Musicians'' (1997), the Moscow international festival of young piano-players (1998). He was the winner of the first ''The New Names,'' an all-Russian competition of young musicians (1999), the grand prix winner  of  the  First  International  competition  of  pianists  in  Saratov (2000), second prize in the International Piano Competition Republic of San Marino (Piano duo section, 2008), first prize in International piano competition «Cittâ di Cantù, Italy (2009), second prize and 2 special prizes  (including  audience  prize)  in  The  4th  International  Svetislav Stancic Piano Competition in Zagreb, Croatia (2011). Recently he was nominated for the German Piano Award 2012. He has held a scholarship from the Guzik Foundation since 2003. In February  2007,  was  released  his  CD  with  recording  of  both Shostakovich concertos.  Conductor – Constantine Orbelian, Moscow Chamber Orchestra.  Label: «Delos» [3366]. Gugnin has made numerous appereance with renowned orchestras, such as Svetlanov State Orchestra, The Moscow State Symphonic Orchestra,  Moscow Chamber Orchestra, with The Dutch National Orchestra, with Bangkok Symphony Orchestra, The Croatian Radio  and  Television  Symphony  Orchestra,  Vojvodina  Symphony Orchestra and others. He gave concerts in towns of Russia, Germany, Italy,  Japan,  San  Marino,   England,  Scotland,  Switzerland,  France, Croatia, Serbia, Thailand, Bermuda, Israel, Netherlands and the USA. Since year 2007, Andrey plays with Vadym Kholodenko in piano duo called «iDuo».

 

Stefan Fraas studied piano, vocal, orchestral and choral conducting at the Conservatoire for Music “Karl Maria von Weber” in Dresden and at Franz Liszt Conservatoire in Weimar. He has won awards at many national and international competitions. His artistic career began as a Kapellmeister of Vogtland Orchestra Reichenbach, and afterwards as a conductor and artistic director of Vogtland Philharmonie and chief conductor of the Chamber Orchestra Volkwang from Essen. He has performed numerous successful concerts in Europe, Israel, China, Mexico and USA. In 1999, Fraas was appointed honorable conductor of China Radio Symphony Orchestra. As a guest conductor, he has performed at many festivals worldwide, and has held seminars and master classes for young conductors. In 2008, Fraas was appointed chief conductor of one of the most renowned and rich in tradition orchestras of Germany, namely, the Kurpfaelzisches Chamber Orchestra Mannheim.

19.07.2012

Vestibule of St.Sophia

21:00

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