The Village 


Drawing on real-life stories, The Village paints a mosaic of the roles modern women are often confined to and explores why they often give up on their true hopes and dreams. This powerfully moving show about an actress auditioning for the role of a depressed woman bravely ventures into the emotional abyss all of us find ourselves in at one point or another, and seeks an answer to what transports us from emotional darkness to extreme happiness.
The Village had a world première at the Firehall Arts Centre in Vancouver in February 2015. Since then, the show was presented at Tantidhatri Festival in Bangalore (India), Transit Festival at the world renowned Odin Theatre (Denmark), Budva Theatre City (Montenegro), 40th Festival of Mime and Solo Performances (Belgrade, Serbia), Ofset Festival (Ottawa) and Wildside Theatre Festival (Montréal).


Concieved and performed by Tina Milo 

Directed and dramaturged by Dijana Milosevic 

Set and video design by Nesa Paripovic

Music composed by Tina Milo

Costume design by Maria Markovic

Light design by Milomir Dimitrijevic

Photos and video editing by Una Skandro

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Trailer: http://youtu.be/URS3B8l4hQU


PROUD TO BE AWARDED: 

Award for theatre innovations 40th Festival of Mime and Solo Performances 2015 Belgrade, Serbia


WORDS OF PRAISE:

…” Definitely a highlight of the festival!...” by Byron Toben, Westmount Magazine 

”Milo has an undeniably effective stage presence, as well as a beautifully soulful, jazz-inflected voice that she backs up with an accordion…”
 by Jim Burke, Montreal Gazette

 …”Milo is a mesmerizing performer as she gently wanders around the sparsely-decorated stage. Whether she is toasting her far-away friends with wine glasses that shower glitter instead of liquid, demonstrating her beautiful voice via singing with piano accordion accompaniment, or literally dealing with her own sub-conscious (via video footage of herself), the mood is touchingly poignant.”… by Sophie Gardner ("Laura Murray Pr." Theatre Review)

 …”Milo is a striking woman, a warm actor with a sense of humour, and a great jazzy singing voice. She even plays the accordion”… by David C. Jones (Vancouver Presents)

…” Milo was able to capture the essence of her character through her diverse talents in acting and vocalizing. Throughout the piece, Milo’s powerful voice communicated melancholy, despair, and joy”…
by Clara Chow (Prism International Magazine)

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TINA MILO performer, producer

Tina has over 20 years of experience performing and touring with different European theatre companies. Her most productive years as a theatrical actor, music composer and producer were with Belgrade`s Dah Theatre. She has toured all over Europe and the United States (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Odin Teatret Denmark, Atlanta Olympic Arts Festival) , performing various theatre shows and work demonstrations. As an addition to her performing, she also runs workshops and demonstrates her voice work while touring. After living in Vancouver for 15 years, she recently moved to, according to her, “the best city in the world”: Montréal.

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DIJANA MILOŠEVIĆ director and dramaturge

Dijana Milošević is an award winning theatre director, writer and lecturer. She co-founded Dah Theatre Research Center in Belgrade, Serbia and has been its leading director for 25 years. She directed theatre shows all over the world (Spain, USA, Sweden, Canada etc.). She is a well known lecturer and has taught at prestigious (Berlin, Bern, Californian Institute for the Arts, Aberyswyth , Wales, University of San Francisco, to mention a few).Miss Milosevic is a recipient of the Artslink Fellowship and the Fullbright Scholarship to teach Directing, Voice and Movement at Georgia College and State University in the USA. She is a professor at the Institute of Contemporary Dance in Belgrade. www.dahteatarcentar.com


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NEŠA PARIPOVIĆ set and video designer

Neša Paripović was one of the founders of the European “Group 143” (1975-1980). Nesa and the other Serbian artists were dedicated to linguistic and semantic investigations of art. His works  are in  collections of  MOCA Belgrade, Art Council of Belgrade, ERSTE Bank, Austria, Création Contemporaine et Prospective Centre Pompidou in Paris, and in several private collections. He exhibits his work nationally and internationally and collaborates with DAH Theater Company (Belgrade, Serbia) since1994.