A naive theatre recital dedicated to an unknown composer who is a man of the people
Scenario and directing: Nenad Čolić
Scenery and costume design: Ivana Čolić
Executive manager: Dubravka Vujinović
Poster and program design: Ivana Čolić
Premiere: 27.05.2011. Centre for Cultural Decontamination, Belgrade
Production: PLAVO theatre
Supported by: Belgrade City Council – Depertment for Culture, Centre for Cultural Decontamination, Publishing house KLETT Belgrade
Festivals: Passing the Flame 2011, Belgrade, Two Open Weeks of Plavo theatre 2011, 2012, Belgrade
The performance was created using the motifs taken from early Christian texts ’Gospel According to Mary Magdalene’ and ’Gospel of Judas’. Music material used in the performance comes from the rich treasury of Serbian traditional songs, as well as from ritual songs of American Natives.
PAGAN PHANTASMA OR THE SECRET OF BETRAYAL IS A NUMINOUS EXPERIENCE. THIS NUMINOUS EXPERIENCE IS ACCOMPANIED BY ECSTASY. THIS ECSTASY HAS ITS CULMINATION IN WHICH THE SECRET OF BETRAYAL IS REVEALED. THE SECRET OF BETRAYAL IS AN APSURD AND ILLOGICAL IDEA BY WHICH THERE WAS A PROJECT OF CREATION OF THE NEW WORLD. ACCORDING TO THIS PROJECT A MASTER TRAINS HIS DISCIPLE HOW TO BETRAY HIM AND FOR SOME MONEY DELIVER HIM TO THE AUTHORITIES AND IN THIS WAY ENABLE THE CREATION OF THE NEW WORLD.