Recitals at Mill Hill

SKLONIŠTE (Shelter)

Sarajevo, 1996. The city is under siege. Sniper fire kills civilians every day. The citizens of Sarajevo run to avoid being shot.  They run for one thing: shelter. Sklonište (shelter) was spray-painted throughout Sarajevo to guide its citizens to underground shelters. The siege lasted 1,425 days.

An alternative reflection on the longest siege in modern warfare – 13,952 were killed. Expect the surreal, the tragic and the humour of a people determined to survive.

“Sklonište pays respectful homage to the people of Sarajevo, a timely reminder of how the horrors of war impact on innocent civilians. An excellent musical recital, Dermot Dunne’s discordant accordion playing lent a disturbing sense of immediacy. It’s discordant soundtrack, ever truly evoked a strong response.”  – The Irish Examiner

 

Combining the experiences and motivations of international aid-workers and the surrealism of war; Sklonište premiered at the Dublin Tiger Fringe Festival 2015 with accordionist, Dermot Dunne (Ireland), original music/concept Ailís Ní Ríain (England/Ireland), photography by Jim Marshall (Scotland/Sarajevo), stories from Sarajevan citizens plus contributions from Patrick Ketch (Ireland), Elma Serdarevic, Amar Custovic, Amira Medunjanin and Elma Jucovic (Bosnia).

 


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