The main programme of the 23rd edition of the Divadelná Nitra International Theatre Festival concluded on Monday night with the best Czech theatre production of the last year –Golden Sixties or Paul J. Diary,produced by Prague’s Theatre on the Balustrade and directed by award-winning stage director Jan Mikulášek.During the five-day theatrical marathon, the Festival brought its spectators 5 extraordinary productions from Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Germany, Slovenia, and 5 interesting stage pieces from Slovakia.All of the performances had high attendance and harvested great applause.
Top European and Slovak productions will meet under one roof at the 23rd edition of the Divadelná Nitra International Theatre Festival, taking place from today, 26 September to 1 October 2014. Creators from six countries will raise the question Art, what for?, which is the motto of this year’s Festival, doing so through their theatrical statements.
Curious about what you will see at the 23rd edition of the Divadelná Nitra International Theatre Festival from 26 September to 1 October?
Praised by some, hated by others, yet always closely followed and always sold out. That, too, is Herbert Fritsch, famous actor and director of the Berlin-based Volksbühne – the most important theatre of the era of the reunited Germany. On 26 September, his comic opera Untitled No. 1 // Opera by Herbert Fritsch will open the upcoming Divadelná Nitra International Theatre Festival 2014. Festival audience will see its international premiere.
The second world war and one Nazi officer, the economic crisis and Marxist philosophy, the beloved Europe and its wounds incurred during the past century, religious intolerance and three martyrs, as well as moral decline and a crime, will be the subjects of Slovak productions presented to the visitors to the Divadelná Nitra International Theatre Festival taking place from 26 September to 1 October 2014.
How many actors can fit in one superhuman sofa on stage?How many kilometres of cables are necessary for one production?And how many lights will illuminate the headliner of this year’s Divadelná Nitra International Theatre Festival taking place between 26 September and 1 October 2014. Various curiosities are hidden behind the curtain of the 23rd edition.
A spectacular world classic under a theatre tent, an impressive stage adaptation of a cult film, a surprising and hilarious “cosmic” opera for both children and parents, contemporary dance about equality, but also differences between men and women, as well as documentary theatre about a major case will be brought to the stages of the Divadelná Nitra International Theatre Festival in form of the productions of its new programme section – Festival Plus.
A geyser of theatrical imagination, a crazy funhouse of the forgetful Europe, an intimate report about one decade, a story from both hell and purgatory, as well as a cry into the lights of the glowing capitalism will be brought to the scene of the Divadelná Nitra International Festival taking place from 26 September to 1 October 2014.The motto of the 23rd edition will be Art, What For? and it will add a dose of provocativeness and innovativeness to the programme.
In 2014 we are bringing the question Art, what for?. There may be those in whom it inspires deep thinking, others might find it provocative, while yet others even irritating. As for us, it inspires in us the effort to elicit public discourse dealing with a serious present-day issue, namely the position of art in the life of man and society.