Traditional Ethnographic Characters

The Rusa

The Rusa is supposed to represent a horse. It brings health and fertiliy to horses and other animals. The Rusa is animated by two boys, the third and fourth assume the roles of the drover and picker. They wear masks or paint their faces. They take the Rusa go from door to door, selling things. During that time, the Rusa plays tricks, jumps around, bites people, and throws itself to on ground, while the drover controls it with a whip. The employees of the Secondary School for Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences and members of the Town Hall can be found in the Rusas today, among them also the Director of the school, Rajko Fajt.