October 1st programme
13:00 Zadruga Oktobar
Hop.La!, Belgrade, Serbia
DIALOGUE ABOUT THE POLYPHONIC COMMUNITY
Moderator: Irena Ristić
Participants: Dušan Murić (Stanica), Anja Suša (Bitef), Anđelka Nikolić (Hop.La!),
Milica Ivić (Matrijaršija), Virdžinija Đeković (Ne da/vi/mo Beograd)
Can the social relations be changed by repairing the existing structure within the institutional framework? Is action through self-initiated and self-organised practice the only way towards the constitution of a new social model which places the common above the particular? What are the preconditions for this new model? With reference to the role of Bitef Polyphony and its agents in the context of an exhausted society separated by thick walls, the dialogue aspires to examine the principle underlying contemporary performative practices aiming at the community culture.
Area under Branko ’s Bridge along the river to Cultural Centre Grad
ZID Teatar, Amsterdam The Netherlands, and POD Teatar, Belgrade, Serbia
Theatre TOUR: love and other demons
Concept and direction of Teatartour: Karolina Spajić
Actors of ZID Teatar: Mahmoud Ibrahim and Claribel Rodriguez
In Serbia the project is realised by Čukarica Cultural Centre Community Theatre headed by POD Teatar
Direction and dramaturgy: Tatjana Pajović and Branka Bajić
Support: CM Čukarica
The multicoloured, miscellaneous group of two theatres in the Community and guests takes you on an adventure through Savamala from the area under Branko ‘s Bridge along the river to Cultural Centre Grad, it reveals secrets and ambushes in strange and hidden places, possibilities and impossibilities concerning love. Love, as a universal force which links but can also destroy. The procession, a caravan of movement, words, moments in life… is just a form expressing our belief that every one of us who make this theatre, artists, people around them, old and young, learn together how to bring to new life the need for topics of concern to them and to move further in this exploration worthy of effort and time that were given us (or left to us)… The Theatre Tour is the third project in which ZID Theatre and POD Theatre cooperate within the EU project Caravan Nect and Bitef Polyphony. ZID Theatre address the community theatre, cultural education and participation and is the protagonist of this international project.
At the end of the tour
18:00 Cultural Centre Grad
WE ASK THE WEALTHY ONES
Magicians’ choral rumpus: Children from the Moon
Performers: Children from the Moon
Stage movement: turnabout
Text: You’ll find out
Verse from joint workshops, written/added by škart
Support: Vera Radivojević Home, Bela Crkva + Grupa 484, Belgrade
Production assistance: BTD The Balkan Trust for Democracy and Jelena Šantić Foundation
Magic tricks from school desks, various nooks and crannies, assembled from small lies and even smaller tricks. These collected messy tricks of aprentice magicans and sloppy attempts of singing together of an uninterested and non existant choir are the first steps of collecting secret powers. The questions are: Can we? May we? The space in which children talk about hemselves and comment on the world of adults.
The group škart in collaboration with the Group 484 and the drama pedagogue Ivana Bogićević is for the last ten years conducting field workshops with children all over Serbia. The choir-drama group from Bela crkva has proved itself with readiness to continuously work in different media. The unstoppable program of always new songs written with them and for them is already sung in other village and city schools and Festivals in Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro… Children grow. We go on!
After the performance ASSITEJ dialogues – discussion between young theatre theorists and critics and the audience
Closing 17th Bitef Polyphony 2016
Bitef Polyphony programme realised by: Centre for Drama in Education and Arts CEDEUM (National Centre of IDEA, International Drama/Theatre and Education Association in coproduction with Bitef Theatre)
Concept: Ljubica Beljanski-Ristić
Autor of expanding Bitef Poliphony logo: Dejan Mitić
17th BITEF Polyphony Programme Committee: Igor Koruga, chairman, Boris Čakširan, Diana Kržanić Tepavac, Irena Ristić, Lidija Antonović, Ljubica Beljanski Ristić and Sanja Krsmanović Tasić
CEDEUM President: Sanja Krsmanović Tasić
Programme Support: Bitef Theatre
Programme partner: ASSITEJ Serbia, International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People
Associates: Kristina Mlađenović (coordinator), Iva Grbić (PR and audience), Anastasia Tasić (graphical design), Lidija Antonović ( photography) and Karla Labaš
Volunteers: Marija Božić, Aleksandra Stojanović, Miloš Jovanović, Miljan Ćorović i Jelena Černjanski
Partner institutions / organisations (venues): Cultural Institution “Parobrod” (Kapetan-Mišina 6a), Belgrade Youth Centre (Makedonska 22), Puppet theatre “Pinokio” (Goce Delčeva 1), Cultural Institution “Vuk Stefanović Karadžić” (Bulevar kralja Aleksandra 77a), Cultural Centre REX (Jevrejska 16), Zadruga Oktobar (Strahinjića Bana 33), Cultural Centre Grad (Braće Krsmanović 4).