In the LMWCL performance, the dramatic text is not spoken but sung. The performing group is made up of 30 people, among whom are professional musicians, dancers, but also people with no previous theater or music experience. All of them are united in the “Choir of little people”, creating a new meaning for the populist phrase “little man” in a society where the working class has no awareness of itself and the necessity of its own organized action.
- 14.03.2014, Premiere: Little man wants to cross the line (MONTAЖ$TROJ), Zagreb, Croatia, POGON Jedinstvo - Zagreb Centre for Independent Culture and Youth
Author(s): Borut Šeparović
Concept, direction, artistic direction: Borut Šeparović / Music production and sound design: Borut Šeparović i Konrad Mulvaj / Lead vocal: Sara Renar / Guitar: Ante Perković / Choir leader: Gloria Lindeman / Choreographer and assistant director: Nataša Mihoci / Performers: Aleksandar Cimeša, Ridone Dawud, Andrea Dodig, Siniša Domislović, Ivana Ganić, Vedran Gospodarić, Karolina Hrga, Andrea Hrovatić, Silvio Salamon Jazbec, Tereza Kaurinović, Ana Knežević, Marica Komljenović-Mikša, Dora Krajnović, Ivan Latin, Gloria Lindeman, Marija Lovinčić, Nevena Lovrinović, Vesna Mačković, Nataša Mihoci, Tomislav Miljak, Ante Perica, Ante Perković, Petra Prša, Sara Renar, Hrvoje Rodić, Hermina Rukavina, Vera Sekula, Prince Soniyi, Nina Špoljarević, Marinela Švik
Concept / Description
Project named ‘LITTLE MAN WANTS TO CROSS THE LINE’ (LMWCL) was inspired by a cult Yugoslav new wave album ‘Paket aranžman’. This performance tried to question whether pop music is able to make social changes possible. We live in a capitalist society where music, even the one created over 30 years ago, is not treated as a public and cultural good. The text in this performance was not spoken but sung. Thirty people in the performing collective joined together professionals and amateurs – deprived members of the Croatian society: Old People, Dykes, Workers, Serbians, Women, Blacks… They were all united in the ‘’Choir of Little People” creating a new meaning for the empty phrase ‘little man’.