Prague Quadrennial of stage design and stage space 2019 – Nikola Isaković

Performance An Attempt to Describe a Working Day, inspired by the poetry of Jacques Prévert

Nikola Isaković

Performance An Attempt to Describe a Working Day, inspired by the poetry of Jacques Prévert

Nikola Isaković

Performance An Attempt to Describe a Working Day, inspired by the poetry of Jacques Prévert

Nikola Isaković

01 Name of author/applicant:

Nikola Isaković

02 Role/category:

Use of space for performance

03 Project title:

Performance An Attempt to Describe a Working Day, inspired by the poetry of Jacques Prévert

04 Description (not exceeding 50 words):

The performance is conceived as a museum walk through the class differences of a city environment described in the selected Jacques Prévert’s poetry, where each exhibit, i.e. scene represents the city’s everyday life whose atmosphere is conjured up by more than eighty actors, students, amateurs and children. It is realised in the space of the old sugar factory in part of which the KPGT Theatre is located.

05 Impressum (production, place, year, other authors of the team):

Independent production in cooperation with the “KPGT” Theatre and “The New Academy of Arts”, Belgrade, 2018; mentor: Prof. Ljubiša Ristić; production and organisation: Tara Drašković and Milan Alivojvodić; associates in organisation: Anika Lehki and Nina Vukasović; PR: Sara Arsenović and Marina Zec; actresses and actors: Aleksandra Janković, Sofija Juričan, Čarni Đerić, Luka Piljagić, Milan Pjević, Gorica Regodić, Jovana Nikolić, Magdi El Asrag, Dejana Džinić, etc. (and additional 50 amateur actors, theatre enthusiasts, students of art from different academies and thirty pupils of the Legal and Administration Secondary School “Dimitrije Davidović” and Elementary School “Gornja Varoš” from Zemun)

06 Photography:

Ksenija Ćuk

07 Biography (not exceeding 100 words):

Nikola Isaković (1991) was born and lives in Belgrade. He graduated from the New Academy of Arts in Belgrade, in the class of Prof. Ljubiša Ristić, the Department of Drama Arts – Directing, in 2018. His student production (Non)Working Hours was performed as part of accompanying programmes of a number of theatre festivals in Serbia, among which the most important are Pozorje of the Young and Bitef Polyphony. He also worked as an assistant director of the performances Regime of Love, Creation of Man and Departure Terminal. In his theatre work, he is often engaged in researching various forms of ambient, immersive and interactive theatre, which is most frequently reflected in the very selection of specific spaces and forms for his performances.