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Ballet of the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb
Choreographed and directed by: Leo Mujić
Music: Ludwig van Beethoven, Sergei Rachmaninov
Miroslav Krleža’s most famous drama, The Glembays, first premiered in 1929 in the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb, and was an instant success, becoming one of the most performed Krleža’s dramas, both locally and internationally. The ballet production of The Glembays represents a big challenge for the choreographer and his assistants.
The story begins with the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Glembay Bank, in the palace of old Glembay, the head of the family. The entire family reunites after a long time, including the estranged son Leone, who cannot resist sarcastically narrating the family’s history. When the fears of the family approaching bankruptcy are confirmed, in frenzied scenes that follow in a mad tempo, all of the long hidden secrets, adulteries, insanity and deceit come out, and everything ends in blood.
After attending Belgrade’s Ballet School Lujo Davičo, Leo Mujić graduated from L’Ecole-atelier Rudra Béjart in Lausanne and immediately started performing as a very successful soloist in famous European dance theatres. Dedicating himself to choreography, he worked in big European and Croatian ballet theatres. For the ballet of the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb, he choreographed The Silence of My Murmur, as well as the extremely popular ballet Anna Karenina.