Theatre performance “The Haunted Land”
Author: Shqipe Malushi
Director: Zana Hoxha
Dramaturgy: Shpëtim Selmani
Choreographer: Robert Nuha
Actors/Actresses: Donikë Ahmeti, Kushtrim Qerimi, Kaltrinë Zeneli, Edlir Gashi, Qendresa Kajtazi, Mikel Markaj, Zhaneta Xhemajli
Soloists: Donika Rushiti,Shaban Behramaj, Urta Haziraj,Etrit Nura
Dancers: Altina Binaku, Qendrim Makolli, Edona Mjeku, Enis Mulaku, Erza Grajqevci, Patriot Osmani Costumes: Arbnor Brahimi
Video Projection: Florian Canga
Organizer: Elira Lluka
“Haunted Land”, is a performance based on Shqipe Malushi’s poetry, evoking our collective memory about the absence of peace and confrontation with the war, that’s constant for Kosovar society throughout the centuries; and in particular its impact on our inter-generational traumas. Presented in a unique experimental format, the performance of the director Zana Hoxha creates a multidisciplinary synergy through Malushi’s imaginative poems, Robert Nuha’s contemporary theatrical choreography, and dramaturgy by Shpëtim Selmani, including experimental music with authentic singing elements, and video projections that create a new narrative based on our collective memory.
Various poetic fragments and texts filled with pain, struggle, hope, strength, as an image of our collective resilience; are interpreted by Artpolis Artistic Resident Troupe joined by music and dance artists in this project. Through chronological acts “Haunted Land” describes one of the most important stages of Kosovars towards what they had dreamed for centuries, freedom. But is it enough to be free? Or is there anything beyond it? “Haunted Land” is a photo album that should never be covered by dust, or forgotten in a drawer.
Video recording: Gilad Sade
Video editing: Art Qorolli