Renaissance Garden in the Bunić-Kaboga Summer Villa

Date created: 13.06.2018.

The Renaissance Garden project, created and performed by the organisation The Rest is Music, will take place in the Bunić-Kaboga Summer Villa this year. It is realised by the Dubrovnik Summer Festival with the support of the Caboga Stiftung Foundation. Based on the modern interpretation of the cultural heritage, it will be performed as a multimedia concert hosted in Croatian and English language on 29 June and 2 July, starting at 21:00.

With this project, the organisation The Rest is Music aims to bring the audience an unusual experience of art in the authentic ambience of the old Dubrovnik summer villas. The musicians appearing as fairies are the leitmotif of the project. They represent mythical creatures from the legends of Rijeka dubrovačka, the area where numerous old villas are situated. The fairies announce the revitalisation of the Renaissance gardens, as each performance of this project is an artistic intervention intended to revive the spaces where rich cultural and social life once flourished, which once again turns the summer villas into common gathering places for local people and their guests.

The author of the project concept is Ivana Jelača, pianist and artistic director of the organisation The Rest is Music, who will perform in the chamber ensemble with soprano Marija Lešaja and flautist Ines Ivanjek. The guide around the villa is Marojica Bijelić, a long-time associate of the organisation. Iva Dedo is the author of documentary and visual material, the author of photography is Katarina Karakaš Spiroski and fairy costumes were specially designed for the project by Duška Nešić Dražić.

Transport to the Bunić-Kaboga Summer Villa is organised in cooperation with the local public transport company Libertas Dubrovnik. The bus departs from the Pile Gate at 20:30, stops at the bus stop in Vukovarska Street on the way to the Villa, and returns right after the concert.

Tickets are available at the price of 150 KN on the website and at the Box Office of the Festival at the Festival Palace.