Beginning of the journey with Totem and Taboo as our first performance of Artpolis resident troupe was stunning both to the public and to the Artpolis troupe and staff.
The combination of dance, acting, singing and vocals of the actors completed the performance by meeting the expectations of the audience, who eagerly awaited the presentation of the show and which crowned it with long applause.
“Totem and Taboo” addressed major social concerns, the impact of the pandemic, gender equality, the mentality and consequences of the patriarchal system, social hypocrisy, violence, love, happiness giving ongoing indications of the search for true love, peace of mind and soul.
Under the dim light of the stage, the brilliant acting of the actors was neatly supported by the red color of the costumes that reflected revolt, protest, jealousy, hatred but also mutual love and solidarity.
Sad and heavy stories unfolded through dance and even through humor reminded us that living is challenged in various forms, but that we are the ones who give it color.
The dance theater show was realized under the choreography of Robert Nuha, while the theater director Zana Hoxha this time contributed with dramaturgy.
Choreographer: Robert Nuha
Dramaturgy: Zana Hoxha
Actors: Donikë Ahmeti, Qëndresa Kajtazi, Ismail Kasumi, Edlir Gashi, Kaltrinë Zeneli, Mikel Markaj, Zhaneta Xhemajli, Blerta Gubetini.
Music / Piano: Alzan Gashi.
Costume designer: Yllka Brada
Technical Assistant: Elira Lluka
Lighting: Mursel Bekteshi
Stage manager: Nazmije Krasniqi
Tailors: Shemsi Avdiu, Lulzime Halimi, Remzie Haziri
Supported by: cfd, AGE and the National Theater of Kosovo.