2010 Ko bi hteo mamu kao moju

A docu-impro session for children 4+ (and adults)

Premiered 2010, Little Theatre Dusko Radovic
Choreography: Dalija Aćin Thelander
Performing: Dalija Aćin Thelander, Milan Markovic (real time intervention with audio material)
Voice: Marisa Acin
Video material: Dalija Acin Thelander, Marisa Acin
Back up: Walking Theory (Bojan Đordjev, Sinisa Ilic, Ana Vujanovic)

Unique, intimate and provocative performance Who would want a mom like mine?  is based on a review of various aspects of relations between mother and child, from the perspective of the child as constantly present “critical eye”. The play especially focuses on facing Dalija Acin Thelander simultaneous position as an author and as a mother. The complexity of this situation in life, brings to the stage following questions: When are you a parent, who has the rights to their own life choices: what do you want from friends, careers, emotional relationships, life style …?

The author’s decision to produce a play with her daughter speaks of the need to review a mother and child relationship and analyze the ways far away from well-known and safe position and role.

The play is based on documentary material – home video from everyday life of  Dalija and Marisa and audio recording of interviews with Marisa about her vision of Dalija as a mother – and, on the other hand, on Dalija’s solo- dance , which occurs independently of their family life. However, the performance is not a documentary. Stage setting means (partial) improvisation, in which Milan Markovic selects raw materials of interviews, setting it as a challenge to Dalija’s dance material. This delegation takes mother / author ultimate control over  events on the scene and  Marisa’s interpretation of the statement, leaving the possibility of playing with recordings, “desirable and undesirable “statements and sudden compounds of Dalija’s dance and Marisa’s comments.

Produced by: Station Service for contemporary dance and Little Theatre Dusko Radovic, Belgrade, 2010

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