Days of Croatian National Theatre Split
Days of Croatian National Theatre Split in Hvar will be held on the 27th and 28th of May and June 4th in Hvar. The town of Hvar and the Croatian National Theatre Split Ensemble have come together to visit the town with a unique theatrical history and the place with the first European public theatre. “Miracle in Poskokovoj Dragi”, directed by Mario Kovač, has been seen by over 15,000 spectators. Drama HNK Split will play on the 27th of May at the open-air stage on the Hvar Veneranda, and the day after the Split Ballet will perform Bolero and Carmen, by ballet choreographer and director Valentina Turcu. The Split string quartet will perform on June 4th in front of the city loggia, and it will be a free concert for the citizens and guests of the island.
On Friday May 27th, beginning at 20:00 hours on the summer stage of the ancient Hvar Veneranda, which was originally a convent and then from the 16th century, a fortress, Split will perform a comedy by Ante Tomicic called “Miracle in Poskokovoj Dragi”. The story is about the family Poskok, an authoritarian father and four sons lost in the wilderness of the Dalmatian hinterland .The oldest son has had enough of his father’s terror, dirty laundry, and polenta prepared a hundred different ways, and decides to change his life by getting married. From that moment, in the macho world of family Poskok time is measured by the new calendar. With the arrival of a woman, and then more of them, in a raw male world brings drastic changes, but also creates the framework for a comedy… The role of Jozo, the oldest Poskok is interpreted by Mate Gulin, his late wife Zora that only he can see is played by Snježana Sinovčić Šiškov, son Krešimir and his beloved Lovorka are played by Nikša Butijer and Andrea Mladinić, and also part of the numerous cast are Arijana Čulina, Filip Radoš, Vicko Bilandžić, Stipe Radoja, Mijo Jurišić, Marko Petrić, Duje Grubišić, Ivan Baranović, Nenad Srdelić, Vladimir Posavec Tušek, Anastasija Jankovska, Vanda Boban Jurišić, Andrijana Vicković, Marjan Nejašmić Banić, and others.
Hvar’s audience will be able to see the Ballet Bolero and Carmen on Saturday, the 28th of May, starting at 20:00 hours. This one-act ballet was set up by Valentina Turcu, a ballet champion and choreographer from the Slovenian National Theatre in Maribor, on Split’s theatre scene. She is one of the most interesting new names on the choreographic scene of this region, which invites us to “let go of the moment of unrepeatable impulses of passion, instinct, and vital energy.”
The nineteen minute long Ravel Bolero, which is unique in the entirety of musical literature, is one of the most performed and well-known compositions overall. Carmen, related to the Spanish climate and hot gypsy blood, is the ultimate opera piece by Georges Bizet. Russian composer, Rodion Ščedrin, adapted his music to the ballet and for his wife, Maja Pliseckaju, he created a one-act play. From the team of authors from the Split dance Carmen, one name, Michal Negrin, who is a costume designer, stands out. Split ballerinas and ballet dancers had the opportunity to wear the costumes of the famous Israeli designer, whose creations have been worn by the biggest stars in the world of show business, and which debuted in the field of theatrical costume design.
For the final event for HNK Split in Hvar on the 4th of June, it will be held in front of Hvar City’s loggia, where Split’s string quartet will perform a free concert with works by Boris Papandopulo and Antonín Dvořák.