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Musical and poetic performance of Banja Luka's artists

muzicko-poetsko-veceIn the Jewish Cultural Center "Arie Livne" on the 15th of March 2016, there was held a literary-musical evening entitled "Poetic notes of Milos Crnjanski" organized by the Academy of Arts of the University of Banja Luka and the Faculty of Philology, dedicated to the novelist, poet, storyteller and author, one of the greatest writers of the 20th century, Milos Crnjanski. Musical and poetic performance was devised by David Mastikosa, an assistant at the Academy of Arts of the University of Banja Luka and Andreja Maric, assistant professor at the Banja Luka Faculty of Philology and leader of Poetic theater "Saputnici " (Fellow Travelers) which is one of the most deserving for giving the audience an opportunity to remind them of the work of one of the giant of Serbian literature, in one authentic way.

muzicko-poetsko-veceBesides members of the poetic theater "Saputnici", Milica Samaradzic, Ivan Lakic, Ognjen Kocic, Milan Majkic, Natasa Savic (piano), Bojana Vucen, Aleksandar Ivanic, Marina Ritan, who presented a collage of texts and poetic achievement of M. Crnjanski, there was also performance of Albina Smajlovic (soprano), accompanied on piano by Lejla Handukic. Young artists performed two compositions for soprano and piano titled "Trag" (Trace) by Stanko Sepic and "Serenata" by David Mastikosa, also inspired by the lyrics of the famous writer.

The main goal of the organizers of the evening was to approach the literary work of Milos Crnjanski to nowadays time which was, as the participants of this cultural event said, always pervading through his work in which he was strive to touch the most distant appearances, both in space and time.

"This is a sign, a call to young authors to devote more attention to the great poets like Milos Crnjanski and to give a new meaning to the timeless art, to adapt it to modern days, to make it closer to the readers, and, therefore, to enrich our cultural heritage," explained David Mastikosa .

Assistant at the Faculty of Philology in Banja Luka and the head of Poetic Theatre "Saputnici" Andreja Maric explained how their members present literary works to the public.

"Members of the poetic theater have special approach to any topic that involves certain elements of theater, acting, audiovisual effects etc. In this way, with selected collage of various texts, literary work of certain writers or literary epoch approach to the young, modern readers who, I must say so, are more and more estranged from the book. "


Poetic theater "Saputnici" has been working for two years as part of the Faculty of Philology in Banja Luka (established in May 2014) and brings together students from Serbian, Russian and Italian language and literature. Its members are trying to preserve and revive memories of the great writers of Serbian literature.

So far they have implemented two literary evenings. The first titled "One Thursday at Isidora", where they revived the atmosphere of a literary salon of Isidora Sekulic from the beginning of the twentieth century. This theatre is named after the title of the first book of this eminent writer.

The second evening entitled "Material for a one sad song" was organized in November 2014 and it was dedicated to the celebration of the one century since the outbreak of World War I.


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