Honour for Darina Kárová

On 8 January 2019 in Bratislava,President Andrej Kiska awarded highest national honours for the final time in office. These were conferred onto 30 personalities – 15 women and 15 men. Among these was Darina Kárová, who was awarded the Order of Ľudovít Štúr I. Class for outstanding merits in developing the field of culture and performing arts and for promoting the good name of Slovakia abroad.

She believes that engaged theatre, being an island of free communication, has the potential to transform society. However, this must also be backedby the generalsocial atmosphere, by “consensus that art and culture are integral to human life.”

The name of Darina Kárová isassociatedwiththe theatre festival Divadelná Nitra, where she serves as director, dramaturge and head manager. For the third decade now, her efforts have sustained an ongoing cultural miracle in Slovakia: an original event that enjoys an international standing, exceptional guests, thankful audiences and a circle of associates passionate about theatre.

In the mid-1990s, she and her fellow artists stood up resolutely in protest against the wilfulness of state power. She co-founded the Open Forum Save the Culture, which was conducive to the political transformation that occurred during the 1998 fall elections.


We are honoured to have known You and Your work…

It is with deep sadness and regret that we have learned of yesterday’s passing of director Eimuntas Nekrošius from the MENO FORTAS Theatre in Vilnius, Lithuania. 

Take a look at the festival

By the performance of Batacchio presented by Prague ensemble La Putyka, on October 3, 2018, the 27th International Theatre Festival Divadelná Nitra was finished.

Six days full of theatre performances, discussions, workshops, concerts and exhibitions, and especially a number of inspiring meetings, took place within the theme "RE" - as a prefix for AGAIN, ANEW, ANSWER.

He sacrificed relationships and created a sensation. My Struggle opens Divadelná Nitra

One of the most significant Polish theatre companies TR Warszawa and their spectacular production My Struggle in two weeks – on Friday, September 28th – opens the International Theatre Festival Divadelná Nitra 2018. The production is created by the well-known Polish director Michał Borczuch. When his Apocalypse opened Divadelná Nitra Festival three years ago, both critics and audience admitted that it was a tremendous success.

My Struggleis a theatre adaptation of autobiographical best-selling series of the Norwegian author Karel Ove Knausgård Min Kamp.Borczuch with the theatre company Warszawa transformedsix volumes and about 3,600 book pages into a magnificent production, which belongs to one of the most valued and disputable piece of work of the season in Poland.

Night will bring the wild energy of the dark street to Divadelná Nitra

Three performers, one DJ, twilight and dozens of tires. All this is waiting for spectators who will visit the unique performance Night of the Portuguese company Circolando. The International Theatre Festival Divadelná Nitra 2018 will offer this production on Sunday, September 30, in the Great Hall of the Andrej Bagar Theatre in Nitra.

The management of the festival attributed the term REality to the production Night. Divadelná Nitra Festival has chosen the RE concept as the thematic game with the prefixes and syllables.

Hungarian Acacia is full of irony, Divadelná Nitra welcomes the REaction

An extraordinarily humorous piece – a spoofery grasp of everyday political marketing – will be presented by 5 Hungarian Performers, including a leading duo Kristóf Kelemen and Bence György Pálinkás, at the International Festival Divadelná Nitra 2018. With production Hungarian Acacia they will be presented for the first time at the festival, which will start on September 28 and will be held till October 3 this year.

The very idea that started the creation of the production is reaction to political development in Hungary, but also a deep probe into the myths of Hungarian society. Divadelná Nitra Festival, as part of the thematic game with the prefixes and syllables of the RE concept, connected the production Hungarian Acacia with the same thematic term REaction. 

Divadelná Nitra welcomes artists from the Czech Republic in the project Republic 100

Even the 50th anniversary of the occupation of Czechoslovakia by the Warsaw Pact troops is one of the anniversaries that have accumulated this year. The invasion of troops under the Soviet command was masked by the claim of fraternal help against the planned "counter-revolution". However, it interrupted the revival process of Prague Spring, whose avant-garde was also presented by Czech and Slovak theatreandthe flowering of all forms of the theatre throughout the country.

While the memories of August 21, 1968, and the obscene years of normalization that followed evoke bitter feelings, the 100th anniversary of the establishment of a common Czechoslovak Republic should be a reason for celebration. This is why the International Festival Divadelná Nitra 2018 will offer a complete presentation of Czechtheatreas well as film in its programme.

The star from Lebanon will explore the boundaries of REality at Divadelná Nitra

With a help of his artistic work Rabih Mroué crosses the boundaries of theatre potentiality. A dedicated Lebanese artist, who lives and creates in Berlin, will show his production in Slovakia for the first time. At the International Theatre Festival Divadelná Nitra 2018, which is held from September 28 till October 3. 

Right at the beginning two productions created by Mroué were chosen for the programme of the festival. Firstly, the artist will present his documentary performance Sand in the Eyes, and then he will introduce the production 
33 RPM and a Few Seconds, which he created with his artistic and life partner Lina Saneh.

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