Part concert, part theatre, and part film score for a film that will never be made, Miss Jugoslavia and The Barefoot Orchestra is a composed theatre work inspired by Bosak’s musician father, and his extraordinary defection story, which took place between the former Jugoslavia and Belgium in 1958.
Story telling beyond words, bold, moving, funny, Miss Jugoslavia and The Barefoot Orchestra is also a celebration of the chaos that leads to finding oneself inarticulate in a foreign land.
Tania Bosak presents her first major work, which started in 1991, when her nationality changed overnight! Themes include; political and social secrecy, censorship, interrogation, escape, unruly balkan-jazz music, and espionage through concert practice.
Miss Jugoslavia and The Barefoot Orchestra has become a culmination of Bosak’s obsession with her families secret stories, as well as her rich and diverse career spanning 25-years, as a musician, actor, director, producer, and comedian.
The Barefoot Orchestra features the wildly talented musical team: Tania Bosak, Phil Bywater, Jon Delaney, Aviva Endean, Anita Hustas, Justin Marshall, Kynan Robinson and Dan Witton.
Composer: Tania Bosak Musical Director: Adam Simmons Director: Margaret Cameron Projection Design: Martyn Coutts Lighting Design: Gina Gascoigne Set & Sound Design: Nara Demasson
Miss Jugoslavia and The Barefoot Orchestra
fortyfive downstairs, 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Season: 30 October – 10 November 2013
Bookings: (03) 9662 9966 or online at: www.fortyfivedownstairs.com
For more information, visit: www.taniabosak.com for details.
Image: by Jeff Busby