Mirjana Rukavina: CARMINA

Premiere of documentary film by Mirjana Rukavina.  

On Wednesday, 8 September 2004, the first showing of documentary film CARMINA took place in Multimedia Centre Kibla, space for art KiBela, Ulica kneza Koclja 9, Maribor. Screenplay and direction are the work of the artist Mirjana Rukavina from Maribor. This year we have organised more showings due to the great interest shown by the Maribor public.  

Documentary is about the conductor Karmina Šilec, who has successfully managed the famous choir Carmina Slovenica for the last 15 years. It uncovers the process of shaping the unforgettable choir performances. The film shows how the work of Karmina Šilec is distinguished from the work of her colleagues and which are the mysteries that helped her win numerous awards. There are also opinions of musical experts about the conductor's uniqueness as well as the statements of the women from the chorus about Karmina's charismatic personality.  

The year 2004 has been very successful for Carmina Slovenica and its conductor. The chorus won the favour of Slovene and foreign audience with the adaptation of Jenkinson’s Adiemus, which has fascinated the audience with its music and choreography. In 2004 Karmina Šilec also received a prestigious world award for conductors. The second very important year was 1997, when the group participated at the Golden Gate competition in San Francisco and won the first places in all categories: choral music, contemporary music and folklore.    

About the author:
Mirjana Rukavina (Maribor, 1969), the author of the documentary, finished her studies at the Fine Arts Academy in Vienna in 1997. The media she deals with are: video, video installation, performance and photography. Documentary 'Carmina' (37 minutes) is her latest project. Her works include screenplay and direction. 



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