The play "Double Bottom" of the Prilep Theater will visit Nis

A scene from the play "Double Bottom" directed by Natasha Poplavska

Theater "Vojdan Chernodrinski" from Prilep with the play "Double Bottom" by Goran Stefanovski, directed, stage design and costumes by Natasha Poplavska, will be visiting Nis, Serbia on November 30, news from NUCC "Marko Cepenkov" - Prilep.

Marija Spirkoska Ilijeska, Daniela Ivanoska, Dimitar Gjorgjievski, Igor Trpceski, Zoran Ivanoski and Mihajlo Milenkoski play in the play, while Tome Temelkoski - guitar, sound effects - perform in the "Double Bottom Band". Metodija Kostoski – keyboards, sound effects, bass guitar; Ana Mitoska – piano, xylophone, vocals; and Filip Jezdic – drums, percussion. The composer of the music is Risto Vrtev.

Goran Stefanovski wrote the play "Double Bottom" in 1983, calling it a "passion in three movements and a coda" that resembles the musical form of a suite, and in it he opens up the problems of the individual artist, madman and revolutionary against the system, embodied in the character of the minister of culture.

Director Natasha Poplavska in "Double Bottom" by Goran Stefanovski opens the question of how artistic reality today corresponds with reality. It shows the false engagement of artists who fight for "artistic freedom", but actually fight for the position of ministers of culture in order to satisfy their personal interests and earnings, so that pure art becomes a status pamphlet. In all the madness and hopelessness of the constantly changing government and the desecration of the humanist line in the artist, the hopeless ballerina is looking for the truth about herself.

Poplavska follows Stefanovski in the idea that only the one who manages to merge with his double bottom can create real art. With her directing process, she tries to look at the drama as a real show with a musical suite, putting the acting in front of the cameras, adding musicians led by the composer Risto Vrtev.

At the same time, she provides a possible solution to the dispute between the artist and the government by canceling the previous systems and ideologies, leaving hope for art through the character of the depressed daughter, the ballerina Christina, who is given the opportunity to grow into a true artist. She is the only one who starts the positive change with the new oath for the artist who belongs to no one and stands on the edge of nothing, which is also Stefanovski's last word about the position of the artist in society, they point out from NUCC "Marko Cepenkov" - Prilep.

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