Passing the Flame
Festival and Conference
June 11 – 18, 2011
In June 2011 DAH Theatre (founded by Jadranka Anđelic and Dijana Milosević) is celebrating a significant jubilee – 20 years since its founding. DAH
Theatre is the only professional theatre group in Serbia that has been existing for 19 years.
Passing of Flame
Festival and Conference
11 – 18. 06. 2011.
In June 2011 DAH Theatre (founded by Jadranka Anđelic and Dijana
Milosević) is celebrating a significant jubilee – 20 years since its founding. DAH
Theatre is the only professional theatre group in Serbia that has been existing for 19
In 1993 DAH Theatre Research Centre was formed, out of need to widen the
theatre's impact and be able to act nationally and internationally. During all these
years, the Centre has realized many projects, performances, tours, Festivals,
workshops, Master classes. DAH Theatre with its performances and different
activities tours around the world and also promotes many important artists and
theoreticians from the performing arts field.
In our culture one of the main issues is one of continuity and endurance.
Thus we consider that the fact, that a certain artistic concept/artistic organization,
can last and inspire many new generations with their work and art, is an important
Passing of Flame – Festival and Conference is a project that will both
symbolically and concretely confirm the importance of the long life of an artistic
group in our culture and wider.
Passing of Flame is a project that consists of both a Festival and a
Conference, whose main themes are passing of knowledge in the field of theater,
the meeting of different generations, the importance of endurance and continuation
in the culture of one country, and how can knowledge, in an art form that exists only
in the moment of the realization of a performance, be documented, passed on to
another and preserved for the future.
The artists that are invited present the most important artists from the
generation of the great theater Masters of our time: Eugenio Barba and
Odin Teatret (Denmark), Yuyachkani (Peru), JillGreenghalgh (Wales),
Rena Mirecka (Poland); Gennadi Bogdanov (Russia). These are artists
and groups that have marked the XX century with their artistic work
and whose impact is still evident in the XXI century. Many of these
artists were part of the famous BITEF festival in our city, thus
connecting our roots and the Festival that has been existing for more
than 40 years.
The second generation is the generation of artists to whom, by work and
existence, DAH Theater belongs to. These are groups and artists that continue
on the work and teachings of the great masters, and present a bridge between
them and the future generations. They also leave an important impact on the
theater scene of today and with their innovative work open new possibilities in
this artistic field: 7 Stages Theatre (USA), Teatar Labor (Germany), Teatret OM
(Denmark), Violeta Luna (Mexico), Plavo pozoriste (Serbia), Grenland Free
Teatar (Norway), Tricklock Theatre (USA), project Brazil (Brazil).
7 Stages Theatre Violeta Luna, Secos Y Mojados
The third generation are artists and groups that directly or indirectly
present a generation that is a continuation of our generation, and is
already very present on the world theater scene, a generation open for
an experiment and something new and different: ArtsSpot Production
(USA), Prodigal Theatre (UK), Fragment Teatar (Switzerland) and
Ansambl Miraz (Serbia).
Beside the presentation of the performances of these artists and groups the
other important segment of this project is the Conference that will progress in two
– Dialogues -conversations between artists that belong to the generation of
Masters and Serbian leading artists and theoreticians.
– Cumulative reflections-in the form of round table discussions between artists
from our country and abroad.
The third part of this meeting consists of workshops that will be led by
two famous artists representing the direct continuation of the tradition
of J. Grotowski (Rena Mirecka) and the tradition of Meyerhold(Gennadi
Bogdanov).The workshops will last for seven days.
The forth segment of this project is the presentation of projects that
deal with theatre and boundary fields: theatre and activism, theatre and
the building of peace, theatre and spiritual practices, theatre and social
change etc. In the form of presentations, films, book presentations we
will discuss how effective theatre can be in other fields.
The fifth, optional part of the Festival and Meeting will be the tenth
edition of DAH Theatre's International School for Actors and
Directors, and will be led by Dijana Milosevic,co-founder and director of
DAH Theatre, Maja Mitic, founding member and actress, and Sanja
Krsmanovic Tasic, core member and actress. This intensive course will
be two weeks long.
The Festival,Conference and Presentations will take place in
Belgrade from 11-18 June 2011. Workshops will continue for one
week more 20 – 26 June. DAH Theatre's International School will
continue for the next two weeks, from June 28 – July 9 2011.
Prodigal Theatre Tricklock Theatre