One of the most important theatre festivals in Europe, BITEF will be held in Belgrade for the 53rd time, from 17th to 26th September with the theatre performances from Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, France, Brazil and Nigeria.
In an effort to make the festival as accessible as possible to the wider public, this year’s BITEF will see the participation of 34 artists and 12 theatre play in the main repertoire, as well as numerous accompanying programmes and activities.
The 53rd BITEF will showcase new and traditional theatrical performances, book promotions, concerts, thematic conferences and workshops.
The Philosophical Theatre will bring the German writer Norman Ohler, author of the global bestseller “Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich”. Norman Ohler and Srecko Horvat will focus on the destiny of community from fascism to anti-fascism, following the work of this intriguing writer who has explored in detail the shocking connection between Nazism and narcotics.
The Philosophical Theatre is scheduled for September 19th, at 16:00, at the BITEF theatre. Tickets for the event will cost 300 dinars and can be purchased at the Terazije Theatre’s box office or online.
BITEF will also have musical performances, including a concert called B Matinée, to take place on September 22nd, at the Drugstore Club in Belgrade, and which will feature the performance of the No Borders Orchestra.
This project, which combines contemporary classical music with modern music, will showcase the new compositions by five interesting young composers: Darija Andovska from Skopje, Drinor Zimberi from Pristina, Davor Branimir Vince from Zagreb, Daniel Zontar from Sarajevo and Drasko Adzic from Belgrade.
Parallel with the main repertoire, with most performances taking place in the Port of Belgrade, BITEF will also feature a contemporary circus festival, Cirkobalkan. During the nine days, the audiences will be able to see seven circus shows, three masterclasses aimed at professional development, presentations, concerts, performances and round table discussions. The festival programme is designed to present the diversity of the regional and European circus scene.
For more information about BITEF’s programme, please click here.
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