Having premiered at the International Theatre Festival Divadelná Nitra 2013, the Parallel Lives productions are now filling up their calendars with travels to renowned European festivals:
Reflex at the festivals in Torun and Strasbourg
The Hungarian production Reflex directed by Daniel D. Kovács, produced by Budapest-based Sputnik Shipping Company, has been invited to participate at the festivals Kontakt in Torun and Premiéres in Strasbourg.The audiences of these renowned international theatre festivals will have a chance to see the production about the persecution of a young female psychiatrist in the 1950s on 26 May 2014 (Torun) and on 7 and 8 June 2014 (Strasbourg).We are very happy for our Hungarian colleagues and share the joy of their international success.
Typography Majuscule (Performing Archives) at the festival in Athens
Another Parallel Lives production has been invited to a prestigious festival.Typography Majuscule (Performing Archives) is on the programme of the very first edition of the Transitions 1. Balkans: Contemporary Art Festival of the Independent Balkan Scene, organised by the Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens; it is scheduled for 15 March 2014.The festival seeks to present progressive contemporary art of the Balkan countries which have recently undergone substantial economic and political changes.
Do you think that to take seven – eight years old children to the exhibition “for adults”, with serious, even tragic content – seems to be risky? And more over to take blind children to such an exhibition – is pretty madness?
Blunder! Weak sighted and blind children from project A Tulip for You felt on exhibition of painter Oľga Bartošíková, installed nowadays in House of Arts in Bratislava – like a fish water.
The whole exhibition was introduced to children by author herself. Passing from one painting to the other children got the answer to their questions straight “from the first hand”. Some questions were really charming and even took painter by surprise: “How can that man smoke as his face is packed in plastic foil?” or “May I ask you, how you could manage all this great work?”
Within the international co-production project Parallel Lives – 20th Century through the Eyes of Secret Police, the International Theatre Festival Divadelná Nitra 2013 presented six productions: from The Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania and from Slovakia.
Two exhibitions, organized within the International Theatre Festival project Parallel Lives Plus were accessible to 20th October. The first one was the re-installation of the exhibition named Top Secret by Nation’s Memory Institute, which was opened at 19th September, in the areas of Nitra Museum. The exhibition describes the origin, structure, staffing and operation of the State Security (ŠtB) in Slovakia in 1945 – 1989.
The Festival opened with great success at the big hall of the Andrej Bagar Theatre in Nitra with the original French production Suite No. 1 “ABC” for 22 performers and the conductor of the Encyclopedia of Speech project, and attended by Mr. Marek Maďarič, Minister of Culture of the Slovak Republic.
Divadelná Nitra will present their international and world premieres. The stories of a psychiatrist, young rebel, secretly ordained priest, dissident or bricklayer – true stories of people whose lives definitely changed due to the communist regime, will be brought on stage at the Divadelná Nitra,
Spectators will have a chance to see 13 unique works from the Czech Republic, Croatia, France, Hungary, Germany, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, as well as Slovakia.
Real stories of real people with their real protagonists up there on the stage. One of the peak moments of the main festival programme of the Divadelná Nitra, taking place between 27 September and 2 October 2013, will be the Slovenian production entitled 25,671.
Past traumas, as well as moral boundaries will be explored on the festival stages of the Divadelná Nitra 2013 in Slovak productions. The biggest theatre festival in Slovakia will take place from 27 September to 2 October in Nitra and its main programme will feature four interesting domestic works.