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.
The international project Parallel Lives – 20th Century through the Eyes of Secret Police whose world premiere was presented to spectators during last year's edition of the International Theatre Festival Divadelná Nitra, continues its European tour.From 19 to 22 June 2014, six productions from six countries which based on real stories of real people show the practices of secret police forces of communist regimes, will be presented at the stages of the Dresden State Theatre.
It was great experience for all of involved. More than 40 m long wall above the school playground was step by step covered with charming birds, castles, blocks of houses, trees, ships, flowers. Children mingled with adult voluntaries in creative teams. Unseeing with seeing, adults with children.