STERIJINO POZORJE FESTIVAL 2009 - Novi Sad, Serbia
- Croatian National Theatre Ivan hon. Zajc, Rijeka, Croatia
Directed by Oliver Frljic
Croatian National Theatre Ivan hon. Zajc from Rijeka confronts the dark remnants of the SFRY legacy in a shocking and very refined manner with its truly unusual play TURBOFOLK. Through a painful and bizarre, often irresistible witty analysis of its friendships, we will experience a powerful theatrical quake, the one we really need (in my opinion, of course)!
Although ignored by the official cultural policy, and although it would not become part of the regular TV and radio programming, turbo-folk has increased its presence in our midst. Starting with cell phone ringing melodies, and the lifestyle of the new social elite—those folk clubs increasingly participating in the creation of the identity of a new generation—turbo-folk has been penetrating every social pore. What to do with turbo-folk, the regular commentators have been asking. After a period of spiritual renewal, is the arrival of turbo-folk marking a period of spiritual degeneration?