I poyde Barlaam na urata od Palaca
Source: Zagreb, Nacionalna i sveučilišna knjižnica, ms. R 3109, 18th c.
Performed by Ensemble Dialogos:
Katarina Livljanić (voice, direction)
Albrecht Maurer (fiddle, rebec)
Norbert Rodenkirchen (flute, harp)
Video recording: Mark-Steffen Göwecke (mediadesign I cologne)
© Ensemble Dialogos, 2019
This video was made available to us with the kind permission of Katarina Livljanić.
Reference to the publication
This video is related to thie article by Katarina Livljanić: “Medieval Stories and Rituals on Today’s Stage. Between Art, Scholarship, Obedience,
Fashion and Horror Vacui“, in: Tanz und Musik. Perspektiven für die Historische Musikpraxis, 2023, 341–354 (BBHM 42).
This article is a study from the performer’s point of view on transforming a historical narrative or ritual object into a performance on today’s stage. Two case studies are given: Holy Week processions from a confraternity on the Croatian island Hvar transposed into a performance, and the medieval legend of the saints Barlaam and Josaphat in a staged performance by the ensemble Dialogos.