Slovenia’s Vlado Kreslin in Milwaukee for ‘Three Other Sisters’
A new work by Kralj and Anderson is also no small thing, and their partnership with Lilly and Ferro is exciting. Three Other Sisters is based on a Montenegrin tale, unrelated to Chekhov’s play, of three sisters in love with a sailor who promised himself to each of them, unbeknownst to the others, then went to sea, never to return. In a mansion on the coast, the sisters wait until death for their Godot.
Kreslin also stands in for the missing sailor. Fragments of text, movement and music are arranged like the stanzas of an epic poem or ballad. Why choose this story? Kralj said, “Because we all deal with yearning.” The creators imagined all the possibilities of the women’s experiences, suspicions, dreams. The spoken texts came from the dancers answering questions in character: What did you do after one year of waiting? Ten years? Twenty?