Association Divadelná Nitra together with its partners announce an open call for young theatre critics from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Ukraine, Moldova, Belorussia, Armenia and Slovakia to take part in theV4@THEATRE CRITICS RESIDENCY 2017.

SAVE THE DATE: Divadelná Nitra 2017!

Freedom. Piece. Justice. Tolerance. Sympathy. Home. Identity. Tradition. Faith. Roots. Which of these values are essential for You, the most significant one? Which values shouldn’t be forgotten and which shouldn’t be neglected by us? These are questions, which will be raised during the festival Divadelná Nitra. 

The jubilee 25th Divadelná Nitra ended successfully. It has been visited by 8500 spectators

The jubilee 25th year of the biggest international theatre festival in Slovakia has ended on Wednesday night with French staging Suddenly the Night which came to Divadelná Nitra from the prestigious festival in Avignon. During the 6 days long theatre festival, the audience could see the total of 16 performances – 6 exceptional stagings from Czech Republic, Germany, France, Poland, Sweden, Iraq and Ukraine, 5 interesting works from Slovakia and 1 within the Festival Plus division.


Are you curious what will you see during the 25th jubilee year of the International Festival Divadelná Nitra from September 23 till September 28, 2016? 11 stagings from 7 countries on 4 Festival stages in the course of 6-days long theatre festival in the main program.

Divadelná Nitra will engage into its program the children of the Iraqi refugees

Their life in Iraq was threatened by war. They have decided to flee, and havefound a new home in Slovakia. 149 Christians from Assyria have moved right to Nitra and its surroundings in March this year. And the International Festival Divadelná Nitra, which will be held from 23rd to 28th September 2016, has invited them to join its program.

The jubilee Divadelná Nitra is getting started in a few days!

The productions of the 25th jubilee year of the International Festival Divadelná Nitra will talk about meeting of East and West, about a search for home, about the loneliness of contemporary man, about the heritage of the past and about conscience, but also about joy brought by art. The top European and Slovak theatres will meet in one town already from 23rd to 28th September, 2016. The spectators will be able to see during the 6-days of theatre holiday as much as 16 high-quality theatre performances on 4 Festival stages, as well as 60 events within the accompanying programme in the streets of Nitra and in various cultural institutions. The main Festival programme will offer 11 productions of renowned creators as well as new stars from the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Poland, Sweden, Iraq, Ukraine and Slovakia and one production within the Festival Plus. The creators from 7 countries will ask, through the unique theatre testimonies, the question Ode to Joy? which is the motto of this year´s Festival, with the subtitle(past – present – future).  

Rich accompanying program of Festival: Choose from Migrant rhapsody or extra-terrestrial gardening

Migrant rhapsody, extra-terrestrial gardening, live statues of Europe, public living room or multimedia installations in shop windows. The International Festival Divadelná Nitra, which will be held during September 23-28, 2016, will once again deliver a rich accompanying program. It will take place in various spots in Nitra – on a pedestrian mall, in the synagogue, in the library, in the gallery, on the open-air stages, on a parking lot and in the shop windows. The main activity place will be the already traditionally different square in front of the Andrej Bagar Theatre; it will be transformed into an art space as well as a pleasant relaxation zone. There will be more than 60 street performances, exhibitions, film screenings, concerts, workshops, discussions and various creative activities for parents with children under the title The Zone of Joy. The theme of the Festival: The Ode to Joy? will be heard also in music performances and in the art created specifically for the Festival.   

The artists of the V4 countries will report at Divadelná Nitra about the new Europe

Top Slovak actors, the best Czech production of the year, an Oscar-awarded Hungarian film, exceptional Polish underground, internationally appraised Ukrainian political cabaret. Already for a quarter of a century, the biggest international theatre festival in Slovakia, Divadelná Nitra, brings to its stage the top art of the V4-countries. The jubilee 25th year, held during September 23–28, 2016, will not miss on the hottest themes of our neighbors presented by famous personalities of theatre, art or film. And it will be reflected by young critics from both Middle and Eastern Europe. The theme of the Festival: Ode to Joy? (past – present – future).

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