The Association of Artists “Visoko C” was founded in 2015.
The goals of this association are:
- project work (operas, pieces with singing, operas for children, musicals)
- organizing concerts;
- educating citizens, especially children and youth, about the importance of art;
- organizing literary, artistic and other festivities accompanied by music;
- organizing classes in acting, singing, summer courses, camps, etc.
The main goal of the association is to spread our and foreign music culture. Spreading a musical song is not an easy task. We try to guide and introduce the audience to something that they do not have the opportunity to hear and see often, through an educational and fun character.
The Association of Artists “Visoko C” has more than 500 performances behind it. We performed opera for children throughout our country, as well as in the region (Bijeljina, Banja Luka). We participated in the international opera festivals “Operaria” in Novi Sad and “KotorArt” in Kotor in 2019.
In 2018, the association received significant support from the Novi Sad 2021 Foundation during the realization of two operas for children: “Bash Celik” and “Magic Flute”. In 2017, the City Administration for Culture of the City of Novi Sad co-financed the opera for children “Cinderella”, and in 2019 two operas for children: “Puss in Boots” and “The Goat’s Ears of the Emperor Trojan”.
Since 2016, thanks to the selfless support of the Cultural Center of Novi Sad and the Foundation “Novi Sad 2021”, we perform at the Cultural Station “Eđšeg”, where we regularly perform our plays. We have also achieved excellent cooperation with the “Vuk Karadzic” theater in Belgrade, where we have been performing with great pleasure since 2016.
After the break due to the epidemic of the COVID-19 virus, we continued our work – this time creating original works by Marija and Branislav Cvijić, which very quickly found their way into the repertoire of the Association of Artists “High C”. The operas in question are The Cricket and the Ant, Chardak Neither In Heaven Nor On Earth, Easter Story and Hansel And Gretel. These plays have already been performed with great success. It is important to mention that since 2020 we have been regular guests at the “Čukarica” Cultural Center, with whom we have achieved great cooperation. In addition to performing in Belgrade, we continued our entertaining and educational work on the stages of Obrenovac, Zrenjanin, Subotica, Inđija, Ruma and many others.
In 2021, we started a music-stage school that received about twenty members – children whom we very carefully introduce to the world of Opera, giving them and passing on our experiences regarding acting, singing, stage movement and everything that makes a stage artist. We achieved great success because in the past two years, children have participated with us in the plays: Cinderella, Snow White, Puss in Boots. This year, the students of our music and stage school independently performed the children’s opera Bees In Trouble, otherwise an adapted version of the opera Dana The Bee. New performances and projects of the association are also planned, of which we would single out the performance at the summer festival “Ravanelijus” in Cuprija, whose guests we are for the third year in a row, we are proud to be invited again to the festivals “Kotorart” (Kotor) and “Wild Beauty Art” (Žabljak) – and we are looking forward to it and the new season, in which new projects such as: The Three Little Pigs and The Tortoise and the Hare should be born, shows that should make the youngest happy.
Performing operas for children is a necessity in raising children. Building musical taste in the youngest is very important and defines later affinities towards music. The possibility of children’s participation in children’s operas contributes to the development of creativity and strengthening of personality. Children’s operas should be part of the permanent repertoire of every theater.
The arrival of children in the theater and the upgrade of turning, watching and participating in plays into a “need” is something we should all strive for because we will direct them towards true values, towards preserving the culture, which is the backbone of any organized society.