Science in the art of tango brings us two inspiring lectures
Miodrag Tabacki will introduce 'Dance in the theatre' as a unique view of mixture these two arts make. He will connect the movement in dance with 'the visual space shaped into a physical and architectural whole' as he sees scenography.
Miodrag Mica Tabacki is a professor at the Faculty of dramatic arts and is one of the most prominent theatre costume and stage designer. After his graduation from the Faculty of Architecture and the Academy of Fine Arts (stage design) he starts his rich career which involves more than 200 stage and 100 costume designs for theatre, opera and ballet performances. He has over twenty solo exhibitions in Belgrade, Novi Sad, Skopje, Split, Zagreb, Paris, Prague, New Orleans and Bratislava.
As an active member of YUSTAT and USITT he took part in symposium OISTAT in Seoul 1977, Tokyo 1998, Tel Aviv 1999, Manila 2000 and New Orleans 2002. He has gained numerous awards such as ,Jovan Sterija Popovic, Ardalion ,Golden laurel wreath and two awards for life's work Statuette Joakim Vujic 2010.and ULUPUDS 1987. Monography about his life and work was published in 2006 and awarded the same year.
Mica enjoys dancing tango from the first moment he fell in love with this dance.
‘ Tango as an inspiration through music creation’ is the lecture of our prominent composer Ljubomir Nikolic. There is no better way to flow into tango music than through understanding and soul of a composer.
Ljubomir Nikolic is consulting assistant at Academy of Arts and of the best young composers in Serbia today. He graduated in the department for composition at Academy of Arts, Novi Sad in 2002. During his studies he joined th eemsemble for contemporary music New Art Forum and in 1997 was the first prize-winner of the composition contest Days of Josif Marinković in Bečej, for the song The Triumph of Venus. Also, in 2009 he was the double laureate of the Serbian National Competition for percussion instruments, which was initiated by our eminent artist Nebojša Živković.
Among notable performances we should mention: String Quartet No. 2 – A foreign body in the interpretation of the string quartet TAJJ in January 2012, in Rome, as a part of the festival Art and Culture of Eastern Europe; the premiere of a composition for two pianos called Shadows in New York, performed by Michael Rose and Miori Sugiyama.
A CD with the retrospection of his works entitled Foreign Body has been released as a joint project of Matica srpska and the Association of Composers of Vojvodina, as well as the CD The Song of the Ghosts above the Waters.
Tango drew his attention in 2009, when he brought his own touch in Libertango and other famous pieces of Astor Piazzolla for the concert and tango show ‘ Love story‘ performed by piano duo Majrina and tangueros of Novi Sad. Since then tango music has a special place in his rich opus.