Iva Kostović-Mandić i Petar Mandić: Experimental and exploratory
The "Maska i Pokret" theatre showed at this festival that in its research it represents a serious, interesting and, in any case, new theatrical movement.
Dalibor Foretić, theatre critic
In assembling a new stage reality, the two young theatre artists may be on the trail of that stage miracle that Craig once called the "Übermarinette".
Zehra Kreho, theatre critic
The seemingly too big stage, it seems, was an advantage: Iva and Petar Mandić "filled" every crack of it with gold, warmth, energy...
Iva and Petar Mandić, who are the complete authors of both productions, create their own model of theatre in which the mask, movement and music are precisely shaped and interconnected. In this, it is almost indescribable how their work is reminiscent of true dramatic poetry.
"Maska i Pokret" is a model of theater where the mask has a magical essence, where movement is based on the technique of classical ballet and where music is part of the play.
For theatrical TV viewers, this new play will complete the picture of the research efforts of authors Iva Kostović-Mandić and Petar Mandić.
Jan Baart, Haarlems Dagblad
Masks, always different in form and expression, are every time the starting point for Iva and Petar Mandić when developing a performance.
Aad Sonneveld, theatre critic
Undoubtedly, this form of theatre is unique... Iva's and Petar's aim is to bring the mask to life in the theatre.
Full of a simple kind of symbolism, the performance has something of a living puppet theatre.