Based on the works of Momčilo Nastasijević, the first writer of ‘magical realism’ in Serbian Literature. [1992]

“The performance “Gifts from our Ancestors”, is inspired by the “magical world in the work of Momcilo Nastasijevic”, virtuously synthesizes “contemporary theatrical expression with the roots of our cultural exeptionallity” and successfully goes on. By filling up the “real” space with movement, sound, color, darkness and light, making the theater a sacred place where every object is a treasured factor of a reality that can’t be taken away, the making real of the surroundings that are THEATER, the midst of Nastasijevic’s un-Reality is opened, and with it the depths of the Dark “vilajet.”
– Zoran R. Popović (Književna reč, 25.9.1992)

“In this performance of DAH Theater there is a meeting with the magically colored mysticism of Nastasijevic and the contemporary theater expression that is based on the learning of different acting techniques. The performance “The Gifts of our Ancestors” does not have a fixed textual base, it lies on a sort of libretto in which a spectator may recognize the characteristics of certain characters from Nastasijevic’s prose, or relations that exist between them. And in this kind of theater that insists on differing the theatrical conventions, their dedication to their work frees them from the often-seen acting formulas.”
– Radomir Putnik (Politika, 1.2.1993)

Inspired by Momčilo Nastasijević, stories from the compilation, ‘Tamni Vilajet’
Performers: Maja Mitić, Mirela Pavlović, Varja Đukić, Petar Rajković
Direction and scenario: Jadranka Anđelić and Dijana Milošević
Dramaturgy: Zoran Lazović
Costumes: Boris Čakširan
Scenery and sound: DAH Theater
Music assistant: Ljubica Vrsajkov
Voicing: Milan Sivčev

Realization supported by:
Slavija Bank, CIP Belgrade, ZEPTER Belgrade, Children’s newspaper ‘Gornji Milanovac,’ DTS Belgrade, Branko & Perma Paris – Hair Design Studio