BAD.co, Croatian National Theatre of Zagreb and Dubrovnik Summer Festival
The production gathers an exceptional team of collaborators: the writer Goran Ferčec as the author of its text, visual artists Marko Tadić as set designer and Silvio Vujičić as costume designer, Austrian composer Radu Malfatti and Alen Sinkauz and Nenad Sinkauz as authors of music and sound. The artistic team of the production is also comprised of the director Goran Sergej Pristaš, choreographer Nikolina Pristaš, dramaturgs Ivana Ivković, Tomislav Medak and Diana Meheik.
Performed by BADco. members Ana Kreitmeyer and Nikolina Pristaš and by members of the Drama of the Croatian National Theatre Livio Badurina, Mislav Čavajda and Duško Gojić, with music performed by member of the orchestra of the Opera of the Croatian National Theatre Ivan Bošnjak.
First performance on18 November 2017 at the Croatian National Theatre of Zagreb
Someone makes the decision,
And someone suffers the consequences of the made decision.
Someone attacks to correct the rhythm,
And someone allows to be attacked correct the rhythm.
- Goran Ferčec: Correcting Rhythm
Correcting Rhythm is a theatre production rooted in the crisis of the cognitive framework of the dramatic situation, the explosion of analysis, observation and presentation in terms of suspended causality. A disrupted rhythm is the precondition for a rerun of analytical obsession. Everything is there, everything in its totality, all proportions in all their respects, and nothing emerges out of anything. The rhythm of the body with the rhythm of the society with the rhythm of the planet - perceived as arrhythmia. Relative events. The explosion happened. The murder happened. How do we show what we encountered here? What can we say what was there before? What happened next? How do we show it? How?
Forty years after Pavao Pavličić wrote his short story The Good Spirit of Zagreb we return to the topic of a man's obsession with the rhythm of a city, the rhythm of its crimes, in Goran Ferčec's text Correcting Rhythm.
SPECIAL THANKS To Pavao Pavličić for permission to use his short story The Good Spirit of Zagreb.
THANKS to Tena and Tadija Tadić, Gallery Vladimir Bužančić and Anita Zlomislić, Lana Šprajcer, Eleonora Magdalena Vrdoljak, Danijela Vukadinović, Maja Ležajić, Nina Gojić, Ivan Penović
Correcting Rhythm and Nothing Inert in the World were supported by: Zagreb City Council for Education, Culture and Sport; Ministry of Culture of Republic of Croatia; Austrian Cultural Forum.