ORPHEUS | Play | Ivan Vazov National Theatre
19 June, Wednesday 19:00 Main stage

ORPHEUS

Duration
03 h 00 m (with interval)
Genre
Drama
Age restriction
Not suitable for persons under 18

Production team:

Directors
JERNEJ LORENCI
Dramaturg
MATIC STARINA
Set Designer
BRANKO HOJNIK
Composer
BRANKO ROŽMAN
Costume designer
BELINDA RADULOVIĆ
Choreographer
GREGOR LUŠTEK

ORPHEUS

 

DIRECTOR:

JERNEJ LORENCI

DRAMATURG:

MATIC STARINA

SET DESIGNER:

BRANKO HOJNIK

COMPOSER:

BRANKO ROŽMAN

CHOREOGRAPHER:

GREGOR LUŠTEK

COSTUME DESIGNER:

BELINDA RADULOVIĆ

 

The winner of the European theatre award "Premio" for 2017, the internationally renowned Slovenian director, Jernej Lorenci, is working on his new original work "Orpheus" for the stage of the Ivan Vazov National Theatre.

At the core of the production lies the ancient myth of Orpheus and Euridice. It is naturally reimagined and recreated through humanity’s modern reflexivity and senses, which face numerous existential problems: war as a permanent state of being for humanity. A condition, which mobilizes, but dissipates its creative energy; oblivion and the (self)deceptions, which we voluntarily fall for in an attempt to escape the truth; the loneliness of creative people as a sought-after and upheld privilege; the strength of love in its metaphysical and mystical forms.

Why does Orpheus descend into the underworld? Where does he descend to – in hell, among people, to Euridice, or his own fears and illusions? Why does he break the prophecy, why does he turn around to gaze at Euridice knowing full well that this act will be his doom?

 

Icarus Award 2023 for DIRECTING

Icarus Award 2023 for BEST PERFORMANCE

AUDIENCE's Icarus Award 2023 for the best dramatic performance

Award for BEST PERFORMANCE from the International Skupi Theater Festival 2023 (ITF SkupiFestival) in Skopje, North Macedonia

Nomination for the Icarus Award 2023 for Leading Male Role for Deyan Donkov for the role of Orpheus

 

Dramaturg of the production:

PhD Svetlana Pancheva

Second assistant-directors:

Iva Manolova and Olga Nedyalkova

Poster designer:

Nikolai Dimitrov NAD

Program designer:

Yanina Petrova

Photographer:

Stefan N. Shterev

Teaser:

Stefan N. Shterev

 

Premiere: 12th and 13th of October 2022

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