Diderot’s Nephew or Blood Is Thicker Than Water is a live-art/dance performance in which we attempt to tell the story based on the synopsis for a perfect philosophy play, Socrate’s Death, by Denis Diderot. The synopsis itself was never elaborated into a play by the famous dramatic writer and philosopher. Performance is made in the form of a serious dance mock-heroic in which five performers/choreographers, going through different performative models, set up a multilayered performative, narrative and interpretative system filled by extreme emotional and physical situations. The performance was made in relation to a fixed thematic outline but the working out of the theme rests on personal authorial contributions of the performers. The act of performing is characterized by structured situational improvisation.
direction: Goran Sergej Pristaš
dramaturgy: Ivana Sajko
set design: Goran Petercol
music: Helge Hinteregger
performers: Nikolina Pristaš, Pravdan Devlahović, Aleksandra Janeva / Ana Kreitmeyer, Tomislav Medak