Towards the performance of “Human Life” by Roma Theatre from Skopje and “Mme Leopoldine’s Memoires” and “Somebody has Killed the Play” by “Maska i Pokret” Theater from Sarajevo
The first part of this year’s Young Open Theatre event is behind us. The five plays in this section (the other two will be held in the last third of this month and the first half of September) mainly sought their theatrical expression in the mask, puppet, word and movement. Within this framework are the performances of Theatre Roma from Skopje with “Human Life”, and “Mme Leopoldine’s Memoires” and “Somebody has killed the Play” by theatre “Maska i Pokret” from Sarajevo.
Маska i Pokret
The projects of Theatre “Maska i Pokret” from Sarajevo of the married couple Iva and Petar Mandić are known to our audience from the previous Young Open Theatre Festival. Their last two performances, with which they perform this year, “Mme Leopoldine’s Memoires” and “Somebody has Killed the Play”, not long ago we watched recorded on the small screen. In both of their performances, the mask and the movement are the basic elements on which the connection is made. The mask as a mean of expression gets its real function in the theatrical act, an equally important element is the movement based on classical ballet and music that not only serves as a background but also clarifies the psychology of every detail of the mask and movement of the body. In the precision of combination of all these elements, Iva and Petar Mandić, who are complete authors of both plays, create their own model of theatre in which there are no bluffs, in which everything is precisely conceived and performed.