St.A.i.R.-Künstler Branko Milisković präsentiert sein "Cabaret of an Intruder"

Branko Miliskovic präsentiert "CABARET OF AN INTRUDER"
Branko Miliskovic präsentiert "CABARET OF AN INTRUDER"© Branko Miliskovic

"CABARET OF AN INTRUDER" heißt die Performance, die der serbische St.A.i.R.-Stipendiat Branko Milisković am Samstag, 21. Jänner 2023, um 20 Uhr im Planetarium, Kaiser-Josef-Kai 40, 8010 Graz präsentiert. 

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CABARET OF AN INTRUDER (Austrian premiere)

In Cabaret of an Intruder, Milisković pushes the idea of a cabaret to the next level. Originally an informal form of theatre, performed in a pub or restaurant, with unconventional content, however in Milisković's show, the artist breaks the fourth wall and forces his audience into often uncomfortable situations, singing directly to them, beckoning for them to approach him and crowd around him, imploring them to come closer than most audiences ever would.
For Milisković, the Intruder is someone who infiltrates a particular group of people with the aim of understanding and even ‘colonising' them. In his words, the Intruder's aim is "to adapt, assimilate as well as to become a member of certain group but somehow, sooner or later, an intruder is unable to make it all the way through, becoming very suspicious as an element that doesn't belong to the group, clearly interfering." In this performance, the Intruder doesn't fit in from the beginning, appearing before the audience in gender-ambiguous stage make-up and quirky, albeit masculine clothing-a bow tie and suspenders. He invades the viewers' personal space, singing old-timey melancholic tunes such as Friedrich Hollaender's 1931 ballad "Wenn Ich mir was wünschen dürfte," while staring directly into the eyes of one of the audience members.The performance starts with the artist reading Edgar Allen Poe's classic poem, The Raven, which he uses as the "ultimate symbol of the Intruder, knocking on the door, bringing all possible fears, demons and anxiety to the storyteller." As the Intruder, it gradually becomes clear that Milisković will make no attempt to adapt, but rather will continue to play on the fears and insecurities of the audience, not only putting them in awkward positions, but invoking their anxieties by providing them with a range of situations and experiences.
But what is the purpose of this Intruder in our lives? If it is through the ‘Other' that the self is defined, then Milisković provides the perfect mirror to reflect all of our deepest and most hidden emotions. There is nowhere in the theatre to hide from this trespasser. In confronting him, we are forced to confront all of our demons. In exchange, the Intruder learns everything about us, and perhaps in this way he can ultimately fit in.

Text by Amy Bryzgel

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