The ELITES ended the Divadelná Nitra Theatre Festival 2017 with more than 6000 viewers altogether

Standing ovations and star actors from the Threatre Company of the Slovak National Theatre ended the 26th international festival Divadelná Nitra on Tuesday evening with one of the most capturing plays – the ELITES. Irony and satire characterized the play about the creation of a powerful class that even today rule Slovakia. Directed by Jiří Havelka, it also covers the topics of #memory, #truth and #democracy.

The world-renowned director from Slovakia will open Divadelná Nitra 2017

25 years ago he left Slovakia to go to the USA and became one of the most successful contemporary theatre creators in the world. For the first time Slovak spectators have the opportunity to get acquainted with a production of Pavel Líška, born in Skalice, at the up-coming Divadelná Nitra 2017. The International Theatre Festival Divadelná Nitra 2017, which will be held during September 22 - 26, will enter its 26th edition with the theme #FUNDAMENTALS. The main attention will be paid to the core values of the human life and society.  

Divadelná Nitra will tell about the last people, who live in Chernobyl, on it’s stages

The visit to the Chernobyl zone has become a tourist attraction. But beyond the tourist footpaths, there is a real story of the elderly married couple, who has been living in isolation from civilization for thirty years already, surrounded by ubiquitous radiation, in a non-existent village, where they were both born and which they haven‘t left even after the nuclear disaster. This almost unbelievable story will be presented in the main programme of Divadelná Nitra by the production ZVIZDAL [Chernobyl so far, so close] produced by the Belgian company BERLIN. 

One Gesture won a prestigious prize, it will be presented also on Divadelná Nitra

One of the ten most important Polish theatre productions from 2016 – ONE GESTURE, directed by Wojtek Ziemilski from the Warsaw Teatr Nowy, which disclosed to spectators the fascinating world of the sign language, has achieved the prestigious ZKB PATRONAGE PRIZE on the closing award ceremony of the festival Zürcher Theater Spektakel. On September 25 ONE GESTURE will be also presented on the International Theatre Festival Divadelná Nitra 2017!

Divadelná Nitra 2017 will welcome 12 young European critics from the V4 countries

The selection of top Slovak theatres, the most provocative Czech production after November '89, the unique performance of the Czech-Greek duo, one of the ten most important Polish performances of the year - the winner of the main prize of Zurich International Festival, as well as the Hungarian film, which achieved prizes at many foreign festivals. The V4 countries have traditionally been the strong core of the main and accompanying programme at Divadelná Nitra. Even during the upcoming 26th edition, which will take place in September 22 - 26, 2017, we won’t miss those most intriguing productions from our neighbours‘ current theatre season. And within the frame of the educational programme, young critics from Central and Eastern Europe will express their opinions about the modern situation in the cultural medium. The theme of the festival: #FUNDAMENTALS.

What can you find out about the world with a help of the language of deaf? One Gesture will show you

The world, which differs from the world of French, English and German. World, in which words are not enough. The unique production of the main festival’s programme ONE GESTURE from Polish Teatr Nowy will show such world to the spectators of Divadelná Nitra.

Slovak productions at Divadelná Nitra to speak of the ruling caste as well as a mythical thug

The 26th annual edition of International Theatre Festival Divadelná Nitra will be held from 22 to 26 September 2017. Slovak theatre makers will approach the Festival audiences with the themes of female soldiers on the front line, of war and peace; Dostoyevsky’s anti-heroes and the meaning of life; of an honest thug, and law and justice; of the ruling caste, and democracy and the truth; as well as of miracles and faith. 

Most significant producions of current Slovak season in main programme of Divadelná Nitra!

Divadelná Nitra has also invited Slovak productions. This year's curator of the Slovak programme, a dramaturge of the Košice Theatre Thália  Miklós Forgács, and his colleague, a director József Czajlik, have mapped interesting productions, which appeared in the current Slovak season.

Divadelná Nitra will enter the 26th edition with the theme #FUNDAMENTALS. Tickets in sale!

Compromise or amorality, survival or collaboration, homeland or abroad, common sense or miracle? What are the core values of human life and society? Commercialization, globalization, individualism win the main prize? How are traditions, culture and nature ranked in our list of core values?

The International Theatre Festival Divadelná Nitra 2017, which will be held during September 22 - 26, will enter its 26th edition with the theme #FUNDAMENTALS. 

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