If I were Countess Dora
The letter she left her husband is a reflection of a woman who was ahead of her time. In addition to a clear message about gender equality, it directly declares freedom from any type of framework. The words creativity and freedom guide us through this slightly different show for children.
SCRIPT AND DIRECTOR: PETRA RADIN
MUSIC: FILIP FAK
MOVEMENT AND CHOREOGRAPHY: BRANKO BANKOVIĆ
SET DESIGN: BRANKO LEPEN
COSTUME DESIGN: SARA LOVRIĆ CAPARIN
PROPS DESIGN: DUNJA NIEMČIĆ
VIDEO: MARTIN ŠATOVIĆ
LIGHT DESIGN: DINA MARIJANOVIĆ
PERFORMED BY: MARTA BRATKOVIĆ AND THE ZAGREB PHILHARMONIC CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
How do we get from a blank piece of paper to a music piece? How does creativity arise? Nobody knows. They say that Dora Pejačević composed in her gazebo, and what happened in it is up to our imagination. She left us a great wealth of music, but also a message about freedom, love and the right to equality regardless of gender or class. For her, people come first, which she proved being a carer and Red Cross volunteer during the war.
Dora left a big mark on everyone who scratched the surface of her creation and way of life.
We have decided to talk about that creativity - composing, but also performing, because one cannot exist without the other. Along with play and freedom, about which she wrote so much looking from the window of her gazebo, we sail into the composition Red Carnation, from the opus Life of Flowers, and we find the child in us. When we find it, we can look into the secrets of the creation of a music piece.
The violinist Marta enters the Pejačević castle in Našice, which is under renovation, meets the little girl Dora, and miracles slowly happen. And we believe in miracles, don't we?