Demeter Calling, a new theatre work by Sanja Mitrović, is a concert performance in which an all-female cast mobilises the power of the singing body to turn attention to the gaps between life as prescribed by others and life as women want it. Stories of women from the last hundred years and from different parts of the world are transformed into songs which question the notion of motherhood as focus of female identity.
The performers, including Sanja Mitrović herself, function as a medium that attunes the voices of sisters from around the world. In the space between the old word and a new one that lies at our feet, they form an unexpected girl band that celebrates female strength, as well as resilience, determination, and courage to speak and sing about their own pain.
New original music by Belgrade-based composer Marija Balubdžić binds together a multitude of individual perspectives. Inspired by music from various Balkan regions, especially female chants and specific rhythms, Balubdžić created glistening electronic pop music.