The performance is based on personal experiences of theatre members, inspired by life and work of Fydor Mihailovich Dostoevsky.

07Scenario and directing: Nenad Čolić

Actors: Ranko Trifković, Maša Jelić, Dejan Stojković, Marko Potkonjak, Jelena Martinović, Nenad Čolić

Scenery and costume: Ivana Čolić

Pr manager: Dubravka Vujinović

Photography: Milanka Balaban

Text and literature: F. M. Dostoevsky: ‘Notes from the Underground’, ‘The Karamazov Brothers’,  ‘A Gentle Creature’, ‘The Dream of a Ridiculous Man’, ‘Netochka Nezvanova’, ‘The Diary of a Writer’, ‘Notes’, ‘About Art’; M. Cvetaeva: ‘Woman to Women’; A. Berdyaev: ‘The Spirit of Dostoevsky’; V. V. Rosanov: ‘The Legend of the Grand Inquisitor’; Z. Saramandić: ‘F. M. Dostoevsky as a Prophet’; R. A. Arthur and B. Fosse: ‘All That Jazz’

Music: Songs of Bulat Okudjava, Enrico Macias and music from the film ‘All That Jazz’

 Premiere: 14.12.2004. Belgrade, BITEF Theatre

Production: PLAVO theatre

 Supported by: Assembly of Belgrade – Culture Department

Festivals: ISTA – International School of Theatre Anthropology and Eastern Line 2005 – The Grotowski Centre, Wroclaw, Poland; Festival “360˚” and symposium “Source, Sound, Sonority” dedicated to Jerzy Grotowski 2005 – Bielefeld, Germany; Pančevo, Serbia 2005; MANÖVER 2006 – Leipzig, Germany.

Negation is something necessary because without its presence on earth man would close within himself  and hide away like a bedbug. It is necessary to negate what is earthly so that man could be unlimited, infinite. Christ, man’s most sublime ideal brought about negation of earthly and because of this no one could ever replicate him.

Nothing in the world has the beginning or the end.

Happiness lies not in happiness but in reaching for it.

Is it possible that independence of thought, at least minimal, is so hard?

I will not and cannot believe that evil is a normal state of man.

The life is beautiful and everything should be done so that it could be confirmed by everyone on earth.

Direction. My direction is in what you cannot get ranks for.

Man lives on a good example.

F.M. Dostoevsky

Turgenev is a complete meal, Tolstoy is a complete meal with desert, and Dostoevsky is a complete meal, along with vitamins and cereals.

Woody Allen