About the performance

The performance, Mirka, Živka and Dadakice, is the story of George and Emil, who observe ducks. They are trying to flee, to leave, to run away, and to leave their (Yugoslav) roots. In a furious rhythm actress skip between different characters or Yugoslav languages, colored with local dialects, while in the Beckettean interaction of dialogue, sound and movement they are trying to represent the flow of alienation and connectedness. In the meantime, they hit after the snobbery and elitism in art spheres and pour some topical messages about ecology and life philosophy that echoing between the audiences after the curtain already fell.

The performance is dedicated to the David Mamet, an American writer of theater and film screenplays, and his work Variations on the theme of wild ducks. It stresses the respect for nature, harmony with animals and plants, individualism through the prism of collectivism. It put the finger on the problem of human relations, ecology and awareness.

The performance lasts 50 minutes.

Director, performer and costume designer Mirjana Šajinović, Aleksandra Blagojević

Lighting Designer David Orešič

Moment and SNG Maribor, co-production.

Premiere: April 15, 2010 at 20.00, Chamber stage of SNG Maribor.


Grand Prix Award at the Golden Lion in 2012, in Umag (Croatia).