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Captain Henry Morgan and his cheerful pirate group last night succeeded again to seduce numerous foreign and local audience, mostly families with children, who had a chance to enjoy an interactive play “Morgan’s treasure“ which was directed by Petra B. Blašković. The audience was led by canon of Dvigrad, Denis Brižić, who is champion of the Croatian National Theatre in Rijeka, and had the opportunity to see the ruins of the town Dvigrad climbing up to the basilica, where the show was held. The inspiration for the event is a legend which says that it was precisely in the medieval Dvigrad where captain Henry Morgan, a treacherous pirate hid his treasure. To the cheerful pirate party full of music, dance and pirate melodies could be joined by guests themselves, and it is the interaction with the audience what makes the perfomances of Istra Inspirit specific. In the treasure hunt participated all visitors, but the treasure was gained by only one visitor with the correct map which led to the treasure, precisely the truffle products of the producer named Zigante. However, the show tells that the real treasure lies in ourselves and has a bigger value than the material (treasure).

Henry Morgan was embodied by Antonio Jakupčević, academic actor from Osijek, while his pirates successfully revived Dominik Karakašić,  Šandor Slacki, Frano Novljan, Elena Orlić, Petra B. Blašković, Dean Gotal and Samuel Augustiny. On the sound of the pirate song reminded us ‘pirates – musicians': Andrej Pezić, Samanta Stell, Anka Kovač Augustiny, Nataša Dragun and versatile Miroslav Cerovac, Sedina Cerovac and Kristijan Dellabernardina. Other roes that illustrate medieval atmosphere of the Dvigrad belong to Zoja Poropat, Jasna Petković and Denis Brižić who was using native chakavian dialect and managed to evoke the Middle Ages of Istria. For mask and makeup is credited Ivna Škoro, and for the authentic pirate costumes Kristina Nefat and Marina Štemberg.

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Photo: Nevio Doz – Udruga Format

Bozicna cestitka Inspirit-eng

Bucolaj by chef Robert Perić

6 EGGS for health

250 g of SUGAR for a lot of love

180 g of OIL for a bit of passion

1 kg of FLOUR for good fun


A PINCH OF SALT for a joke


A BIT OF BRANDY for a lot of joy

VANILLA SUGAR as „the cherry on the cake“…


Mix together all ingredients, knead the dough and leave it to rise.  Shape the risen dough into rolls to a size that can be rolled around the palm of the hand.  Shape the dough into rings and leave it to rise a bit more.  Bake in an oven at 180 degrees until the dough is golden brown.  Remove from the heat, allow to cool a little, then the baked pastries can be dipped into the brandy and sprinkled with sugar.

Et, voila!

How was it for us at the Days of communication festival/conference


At the Lone hotel in the City of Rovinj 16 -18 of April was reserved for the Days of communication. Great event. Third in a row, and event that brings together successful creatives, speakers, and PR company representatives. It was crazy, you could see a lot of branded cars around the hotel, high heals, and some All Stars, some suits and ties and some casuals:)

Anyway, everybody was ready to move some mountains and have several hours of creativity training! In the name of Istra Inspirit, there was us – Daria, Martina and Ivana, with some backup (Tihana). We were there to learn something new, get some experiences, meet new people!

IMG_20150418_134155Philip Thomas, the legend of Lions Festival had a talk on the importance of creativity. The only thing you really need to remember from his lecture was:



Indeed, it seemed as if everything that was said after him, had this three things in its basis. We soon realized which way are the lecturers taking us: creativity and emotion. But, can it be THAT simple? Thinking about the Days of creativity, the title of this article just popped out on its own. Is it easy to trasfer the emotion? To arouse it in people/audience?

David Muhlenfeld from The Martin Agency had something to say about that. He really did put a spell on us all.  Everybody got in love with him:)  He got on the stage with his guitar and took over. As if it was his own concert:) He was, we might even say, the only one, or one of the few, to actually SHOW what he does, and how he does it. In front of our eyes, he acted as if he was on a meeting, getting his idea out, and we were the client. And of course – we all loved it:) With every new song he played, it was more and more obvious how much is music really important for this industry. Think about it!


Everything that contains music, hits you emotionally first, and then much slowly gets to your brain. The rationality comes with a delay. Conclusion – emotion again! It was all about emotion!



Alison Jackson delighted us with her ideas on the disappearance of authenticity in the modern world, using the example of her work. She uses dubbler to fake photos of rich and famous as being taken by paparazzi or regular photographers. It really makes you wonder what is it that you can actually trust these days… Specially if we talk about comercials, adds, marketing, or media world in general.

But, we must say, Per Nilsson surprised us the most. The king and global director of public relations from Volvo Trucks, reminded us of one of the best comercials ever seen:

Saturday was also full. Full of emotion, collaboration and technology. :) But, we waited for the star! Ivana said: ”If he just looks the way I saw in internet, he got me:) ”. And of course, David Shing does not disappoint! The Digital Prophet from AOL showed us just how people who are into communication, marketing and promotion, LIVE what they work for – and he used himself as an example!


His talk was an explosion of bright thoughts, short, pointing out the important, not losing to many time, or stalling, sweet-talking, straight forward! Everything that needs to be said about the Connected Human, as he called us, was said in his turbo-one-hour-lecture!

All in all, the lectures were inspiring, creative, with a great dose of humor. But, that’s how you know intelligence, right? It often goes along with humor. The lecturers showed great love for their work, knowledge and capacity. They instructed us to be – COURAGEOUS, to take risks! To try and be different, more special, to make mistakes, to set ourselves apart from the crowd! Creativity does not always come spontaneously. It takes time, experience to get courage to be spontaneous! But with a lot of work, good team, and good energy, it can be done!

We enjoyed our time at Lone hotel. And it needs to be mentioned – the food was delicious!

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We were specially impressed by the positive energy and the availability of the lecturers. You could talk to them, ask questions and even get coffee with some.   :) They really showed us they are the experts in what they do. Communication and sharing! The important thing, the main message was: Creativity matters! 

Untill the next Days of communication – (don’t for)get creative! 1 slika

  Daria Zulim   Daria Zulim – Uskoro magistra kroatistike i project manager za EU projekte. Kreativka, plesačica, model, volonter, lektor, član udruge mladih sVrha. Pozitivka, društvena, zabavna, iskrena.



Dvigrad – the small town that inspired Istra Inspirit or ‘Piretes of the Caribbean’ in Istrian way


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Istra Inspirit acting crew on rehearsal. Author: Ivan Cvek


It’s Wednesday, 25th of August 2014. After many of the rainy days we had in this weird unexpected summer season, the sunshine has finaly found its way to us.:) You just wanted to lay down and finally start a vacation! But, this strange word ‘vacation’ is something Inspirit team is not really familiar with. :) We were still working, preparing for our newest event – Morgan’s treause in Dvigrad.

Are all the costumes here? When does the makeup sart? Do we have enough oil for the torches? Is everybody here?  Where will we hide the treasure, and where the maps?


It was crazy:) Among the pile of questions slowly rising in our heads, we did not even notice that Saša’s table started to have the ”post-it-colour”. Those were the names of the guests who booked their tickets. We had to start counting, cause the places were limited. Yup, it was true, the show was sold out. Just like that! In matter of minutes, hours, just one day of not looking and you have a table full of bookings. :) Everything was clear – the pirates conquered our audience before they even started:)


Second time performing in Dvigrad. Author: David Meden


Antonio Jakupčević as Morgan. Autor: David Meden

And really, Morgan’s treasure turned out to be the fastest sold event of the season. Aaand – an event people still talk about months later, with the same excitement we started dancing and singing with, while letting the pirates take us away. It was awsome:) The audience clapping and singing:) It was worth doing a musical – it gets people going:) We were so proud, going in our minds through all things we’ve been through trying to put this together, fighting the rain and the logistics:) At this moment we knew we revived one more legend and presented the ruins of a beautiful medieval town in a new way:)


It was Dvigrad’s turn

It all started one rainy autumn day when Inspirt team was getting back from Zagreb, where we had a presentation. We started to talk about Dvigrad and its legends realizing this little town had so much to offer. It had to be Inspirit place:) We started researching, networking and talking to everyone who could get this story and be related to it. A big help and encouragement came to us from the Općina Kanfanar and its chief Sandro Jurman, who carried the same idea about Dvigrad as we did:) They were with us 100% , all the way. They recognized this opportunity as chance to promote their municipality and as a chance for valorization of their tangible and intangible heritage. But not just that – it was a way to get more tourists, and more people in this unknown place.

Together we got this Inspirit story up and included the little ones form Kanfanar kindergarten, letting them feel the pirate passion themselves, and also the folklore group ”Dvigrad’‘ who performed some traditional dances before the actors came to the scene. They showed us some dances which were danced before the plague ruined this town. Having our great art-director Petra Blašković again, we had no doubts this story will get big. We could finally see the final product:). Her imagination and knowledge proved once again her greatness:)

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Denis Brižić playing the priest and Dvigrad ruins in the back. Author: Andrea Robezzati


Why is Morgan special?

In the third year of our existence, we still revive the legends and stories through our Inspirit events, and for the end of the season we wanted to do a step further, something that will elevate this story on a complitely new level. Morgan’s treasure had to be that – something different. And it was – the first INSPIRIT MUSICAL  in which original music took the spotlight. We are not talking about a Brodway musical, but an Istrian themed interactive show, done in Inspirit way, that made people sing with us:) 

”What will we do with the drunken sailor? What will we do with the drunken sailor? What will we do with the drunken sailor early in the morning?”

And so this show included fire-eaters, breakdance dancers and parkour artists, and musicians! We did not let the audience be passive; our pirates turned them into their fellow crew-man and asked them to dance and sing, play games and in the end – even find the treasure by themselves! Many surprises in the show triggered different reactions; from getting empathy for the turbulent life of Henry Morgan to getting really surprised when the actors jumped over their dinner tables, playing in their – what would usualy be – ‘audience zone’. There is no audience zone and no stage in Inspirit – the whole world is a stage:) Of course, we cannot forget the one true pirate dinner – a menu created for this purpose, which fitted perfectly into the story.


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Good mood. Author: Ivan Cvek


Today, when the new season is so close, we still laugh remembering the faces of our audience, while going through beautifly reviewed events. We are satisfied! :) We revived another legend, another forgotten place got its new role. And you? Do you want to know how do the ‘‘Pirates of the Caribbean” look when done in Istrian way? See you this year on Morgan’s treasure!!!


Pirates looking for the treasure. Author: David Meden


If you wish to join us in 2015 on Morgan’s treasure, klick


and you can reserve or book your tickets :)!


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