Faustian bargain and the democratisation of evil Robots, more conscious than humans, and humans less emotional than machines are the characters of this daring interpretation of FAUST. Set in the foreseeable future and based on texts by Emil Cioran, Bertrand Russell, Christopher Marlowe, Bill Joy, Werener Heisenberg and Haris Pašović, this FAUST moves the boundaries of theatre and contemplates an unprecedented moment in human history in which we get next to the creation of a new species.

Haris Pašović, once again directs a provocative and controversial theatre. An international cast of actor-s and musicians plays this visually striking production which synthesizes drama, contemporary dance, acrobatics and music into a unique artistic journey. A drama of thoughts and words, sanctity of silence, subtlety of movement an mystical sound comes together in a moving tale of the ethical machines and humanity that loses itself. Intimate, political and metaphysical, FAUST is a cutting edge theatre, touching and entertaining at the same time. Fully aware of the prejudices about the Balkans, they courageously tell a story about artificial intelligence, politics and greed for knowledge, power and money. Moreover,, they claim to set new standards in theatrical art today.

Having survived the worst atrocities in Europe after the Second World War, the artists who created FAUST tackle some of the most important issues today’s world through this disturbing, yet a story still filled with some hope. Equally devoted to their development as artists as well as human beings, they speak with authority, experience, intuition and exciting skills. FAUST is an exuberant, innovative, sophisticated and brave theatre.

Credits

East West Centar in co-production with Bosnian cultural center Tuzla and Festival MESS

Concept: Haris Pašović

Based on works of: Christopher Marlow,Emil Cioran,Bill Joy,Bertrand Russell,Warner Heisenberg,Haris Pašović

 

Cast:

Damir Markovina as Faust

Amar Selimović as Big

Miroslav Fabri as Wagner

Lidija Stevanović as çamila

Irma Alimanović as Eva

Akira Hasegawa as Mefisto

Jasenko Pašić as Aaron

Maja Izetbegović as Radha

Aldin Omerović as Yung

Music: Dino Šukalo,Amar Češljar

 

Producer: Haris Pašović

Stage design: Amir Vuk Zec,Lada Maglajlić,Omar Šelo

Costume design: Kao Pao Shu

Choreography: Deneš Debrei

Composer: Dino Šukalo

Associate composers: Amar Češljar

Graphic design: Bojan Hadžihalilović,Goran Lizdek

Photography: Fuad Fočo,Dejan Vekić

Visual interactive installation: Haris Pašović,Burst TV

Accompanist: Lejla Jusić

Light design: Haris Pašović,Semir Ramić

Light tehnician: Husein Ahmetašević

Sound technician: Eric Bajramović

Head of the scene: Emin Bahtanović

Wardrobe: Edina Bahtanović

Catalog editor: Alma Duraković

Translators: Senada Kreso,Irena Žlof,Haris Pašović

Hairdresser: Elvir Bajrić

Producers assistant: Sabrina Begović,Nermin Hamzagić

Drivers: Edin Elezović,Sanin Čomor

Project coordinator: Sanita Ljajić

Accounting: Sanela Topić

Executive producer: Ismar Hadžiabdić

Festival MESS director Sarajevo: Dino Mustafić

Bosnian cultural center Tuzla director: Salko Bukvarević