SEVEN DEADLY SINS
ballet choreographed by Igor Pastor
Born on December 24, 1990 in Novi Sad. On finishing the secondary School of Ballet in Novi Sad 2009 he was engaged as a 3rd soloist by the Serbian National Theater in Novi Sad. The same year he was engaged by the National Theater in Sarajevo. The National Theater in Belgrade became his home theater, and in 2010 engaged him in the position of 2nd soloist. In 2015 he was promoted to 1st soloist. As a dancer he interprets the entire repertoire from classical, neoclassical to modern ballet. Solo roles he danced at the Serbian National Theater: Giselle – pas de deux; Swan Lake – pas de trois, Spanish Dance; Champagne and Strawberries. His solo roles at the National Theater in Sarajevo: Giselle – pas de deux; Coppelia – Franz; Katarina - Bosnian Queen – king’s son; Solo and main roles at the National Theater in Belgrade: (Konstantin Kostjukov) Swan Lake – Prince Siegfried; (Vladimir Vasiliev) Don Quixote – Basilio; (Konstantin Kostjukov) The Nutcracker; (Dubravka Dobrijevic) Coppelia – Franz; (Vladimir Logunov) Sleeping Beauty – Prince Desiree; (Dimitrije Parlic), Swan Lake – suite, pas de trois; Giselle – pas de deux, (Gabrijela Komljeva) Bayadere – Golden Idol; (Bruce Steivel) Napoli; (Bruce Steivel) Peter Pan; (Đorđe Makarević) They; (Zoran Marković) Interval; (Jiri Kylian) Six Dances; (Lidija Pilipenko) Lady of the Camellias – Mister K, Evgenije Onjegin; (Krunislav Simić) Queen Margo; (Staša Zurovac) Who’s Singin’ Out There?; (Vladimir Logunov) Dorian Grey; (Aleksandar Ilić) Viva la Vida; (Ronald Savković) Alexander, The Dictionary of the Khazars; (Marie-Claude Pietragalla and Gillian de Roux) Autumn Flowers; (Radu Poklitaru) Long Christmas Evening.
He performed as guest artist in the performances:
National Theater in Sarajevo – The Nutcracker, Prometheus Bound, Sleeping Beauty
Madlenianum – Orpheus in the Underworld, Bloody Wedding, Valet’s Broom, Ballad About the Wandering Moon
Acquired his Master of Art degree at the University in Novi Sad – Academy of Art, Department for Music and Dramatic Arts. As a graduate musical producer he is oriented to contemporary high art and cosmopolitan approach to music and art. He received awards as a composer, musical producer and sound designer. His engagement in the areas of orchestral and electronic music provided him with enormous experience in sound sampling and synthesizing, which, along with his academic education in the sphere of musical theory, composition and sound recording, enabled him to continuously pass through numerous genres and methods of music creation to produce his own sonic statement without technical limitations, a playroom for exploration, dance and drama. He has been professionally present in the composition and production of contemporary electronic music for almost two decades. His first international presentation was on the British BBC radio in the course of 2003. Following that period he signed more than 150 editions on labels across the world with several projects and pseudonyms which he presented on the stages in Serbia, Great Britain, Japan, Brazil, France, Thailand, Switzerland, Croatia, Hungary, Slovenia, Germany, Sweden, Romania, Greece, etc. He is a regular guest at annual events and festivals in most of these countries. Over the years he worked on applied music for theaters, television, films and advertisements. Since 2012 he has composed a great number of musical works for theater of movement and ballet. He wrote music for the Theater in St.Galen, Switzerland, for a full-length ballet performance “Caligula”, choreography by Ronald Savković in October 2017. The cooperation with this choreographer continued in 2018 when he composed complete ballet music for “Dictionary of the Khazars – Dream Hunters” produced by the National Theater in Belgrade and the Madlenianum Theater and Opera. This ballet was based on the motifs of the famous novelist Milorad Pavić “Dictionary of the Khazars“, directed by Livija Pandur. The opening performance took place in May 2018, on the 150 jubilee of the National Theater in Belgrade. At the beginning of his theater career, he wrote three complete musical compositions for the performances “Vices of the Mankind”(2012),”Babylon” (2013) and “Ad Infinitum” (2014) at the City Theater VXV in Stara Pazova. He won several dozen awards at numerous festivals in Serbia and abroad for the original music for all three pieces. In 2019 he wrote the music and designed the sound for the film “Šafarikova 19“ produced by the Film Center of Serbia and the Faculty of Dramatic Art, directed by Lana Pavkov, the premier of which was at FEST 2019.The unique music language of his ballet, theater and film composition is based on classical European art music and often hybrid combination of electronic instruments and symphonic orchestras. Creation of music based on principle of combining genres and using the idea that the sound, first of all, is an imperative unit that defines the contemporary musical art, allows great possibilities in creation. The basis of his musical creativity is founded on the idea that every musical unit is a carrier of some dramatic context, hence he begins his every musical idea with a story.
A man in the present contemporary and fast moving world often imposed on us because of our ambitions, neglects the true values and unconsciously loses his chaste side and enters the darkness of human sin. On this path he can reach the light of liberation from it or forever stay trapped in its darkness.
Premiere, February 9th 2021 / Main stage
YOUNG CHOREOGRAPHERS PROGRAM
Choreographer Igor Pastor
Composer Miroslav Bako
Scenographer Jasna Saramandić
Costume Design Katarina Grčić Nikolić
Assistant Choreographer Marija Bajčetić
Milan Rus, Bojana Žegarac Knežević, Tijana Šebez, Jovica Begojev, Nicola Bianko, Semuel Gest
Milena Ogrizović, Maja Stojakov, Mina Radoja, Ljiljana Velimirov, Olja Đukić, Natalija Aksentijević, Christopher Vazguez, Sonja Milovanov, Antonio Bibbo
Light operaters Vlada Marinkovski, Igor Vukojević
Make-up Marko Dukić
Stage Crew Chief Nevenko Radanović
Soun operater Nebojša Krstić
Stage Manager Ana Milićević
Set and Costumes were manufactured in the National Theatre Workshops