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Salto mortale 15+

Nebojša Pop Tasić / 60 min

Death sails into a place where it is told that it holds no jurisdiction. Welcome to the City of the Immortal, where eternally spins the dance of six (un)deadly sins, an artificial paradise ruled by happiness and trade, a disco in broad daylight, a stage on which God and time play no role. Bad infinity, bad immortality.

Written especially for this performance, Tasić’s dramatic text unites the late medieval themes of the Dance of Death and the ecstatic St Vitus' dance, not in order to ward off death, but to call it back. Where each day is the same and sins are indistinguishable, where something has to be going on all the time, it seems best to bet on that seventh day and that seventh sin, idleness, melancholy acedia. In the spirit of 'where danger threatens, salvation also grows', there is nothing more appropriate for this task than Omerzu’s puppet bestiary. And we shout out against the gospel of John Donne, "And death shall be again; death, thou shalt live!"


Salto mortale <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
Salto mortale  <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
Salto mortale <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
Salto mortale <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
Salto mortale <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
Salto mortale <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
Salto mortale <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
Salto mortale <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
Salto mortale <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
Salto mortale <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
Salto mortale <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
Salto mortale <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>

Crew and cast

Director and visual designer Silvan Omerzu

Performers Maksimiljan Dajčman, Barbara Jamšek, Boštjan Sever (guest appearance), Elena Volpi and Anže Zevnik (guest appearance)

Dramaturge Marko Bauer 

Composer Bojana Šaljić Podešva

Speech advisor Metka Damjan 

Lighting designer Šimon Kočí

Lighting technician Enver Ibrahimagić 

Sound designer Marko Jakopanec

Puppet makers Žiga Lebar and Silvan Omerzu 

Set makers Branko Caserman and Matjaž Bajželj 

Costume manufacturers Iztok Hrga and Maja Švagelj 

Premiere — 10. May 2012

On tour abroad

11. September 2013
46. PIF Festival, Zagreb, Croatia

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