International network
for contemporary
performing arts

Réseau international
pour les arts du spectacle
contemporains

Rete internazionale
per le arti performative
contemporanee

コンテンポラリー
パフォーミングアーツ
国際ネットワーク

Internationales Netzwerk
für zeitgenössische
darstellende Künste

Международная сеть современного 
исполнительского 
искусства

Red internacional
para las artes escénicas
contemporáneas

Internationaal netwerk
voor hedendaagse
podiumkunsten

თანამედროვე საშემსრულებლო
ხელოვნების
საერთაშორისო ქსელი

Rede internacional
para as artes performativas
contemporâneas

الشبكة الدولية
لفنون الأداء
المعاصرة

Alþjóðlegt
tengslanet
í sviðslistum

Xarxa internacional
d'arts escèniques
contemporànies

Rhwydwaith rhyngwladol
ar gyfer celfyddydau
perfformio cyfoes

Rrjeti ndërkombëtar
për artet skenike
kontemporane

Διεθνές δίκτυο
για σύγχρονες
παραστατικές τέχνες

Međunarodna mreža 
za savremene 
scenske umjetnosti

Mezinárodní síť 
pro současné 
divadelní umění

International netværk
for kontemporær
scenekunst

Internasionale netwerk
vir kontemporêre
uitvoerende kunste

თანამედროვე საშემსრულებლო
ხელოვნების
საერთაშორისო ქსელი

Nemzetközi hálózat
a kortárs
előadóművészetért

國際當代表演藝術網絡

líonra idirnáisiúnta
na taibhealaíona
comhaimseartha

Starptautiskais tīkls
laikmetīgai
skatuves mākslai

Netwerk internazzjonali
għall-arti performattivi
kontemporanji

Międzynarodowa sieć
na rzecz współczesnych sztuk
performatywnych

Internationellt nätverk
för samtida
scenkonst

Međunarodna mreža
savremenih izvođačkih
umetnosti

Международна мрежа
за съвременни
сценични изкуства

Rrjet ndërkombëtar
për arte skenike
bashkëkohore

Міжнародная сетка
сучасных
перфарматыўных мастацтваў

Međunarodna mreža
za suvremene
izvedbene umjetnosti

国际当代表演艺术网络

Rahvusvaheline
kaasaegsete etenduskunstide
võrgustik

현대 공연 예술을 위한 국제 네트워크

Tarptautinis tinklas
šiuolaikinis
scenos menai

Интернационална мрежа
за современа
изведувачка уметност

شبکۀ بین المللی
برای هنرهای نمایشی معاصر

Rețeaua internațională
pentru artele spectacolului
contemporan

Medzinárodná sieť
pre súčasné
scénické umenie

Çağdaş
gösteri sanatları için
uluslararası iletişim ağı

Wed 28.09
08:30-22:30
22

Pre-meeting trip to Novi Sad [FULL]

Meeting point: Pionirski Park (Public parking)

Address: Dragoslava Jovanovica 2, located across the street from the National Assembly.

Join us on this pre-meeting trip to Novi Sad, organised in collaboration with Novi Sad 2022 - European Capital of Culture, one day prior to the IETM Belgrade Plenary Meeting.

This is an all day trip to discover Novi Sad’s vibrant cultural scene.

You will have the chance to learn both about the independent performing arts scene and institutional theatre production.

Important practicalities

Taking part in the pre-meeting trip requires you to arrive in Belgrade on Wednesday 27 September, in order to be able to travel to Novi Sad and be ready to leave the next morning. Don’t forget to bring comfortable shoes and wind/waterproofs. You will also need a rucksack to carry a water bottle and a reusable coffee mug, if you have one.

Please note that eating times may differ from country to country. In Serbia, lunch is usually eaten around 15:00. This being said, we have planned for enough snacks and breaks in case you need to replenish before lunchtime.

Programme
08:30 - 09:30 Departure from Belgrade and travel to Novi Sad
10:00 - 11:00

Visit to Liman Cultural Station & Exchange with the Novi Sad 2022 - European Capital of Culture team

To kick off this pre-meeting trip, we will visit the future Creative District of Novi Sad and discover the cultural offer of the Novi Sad 2022 Capital of Culture programme.

11:00 - 11:30

Networking break

Get to know fellow participants and exchange with our Novi Sad hosts while filling up on some snacks and drinks for an extra energy boost.

11:30 - 13:00 LEGACY [Performance]

A participatory youth theatre performance on the topic of Ecology. 

This performance has been produced as part of the EYEnet 2.0 project (European Youth Engagement Network), with the aim of improving the quality of youth culture, political awareness, critical thinking and the international solidarity of young people.

The project contains one workshop and eight festivals in - Novi Sad (Serbia), Prague (Czech Republic), Sansepolcro (Italy), Maribor-Ptuj (Slovenia), Athens (Greece), Toulouse-Clermont Ferrand (France), Berlin (Germany) and Kaunas (Lithuania).

Price: Performance included in the pre-meeting participation fee.

13:30 - 14:30

Meet the independent local scene

Location : Zmaj Jovina 22, Novi Sad

In the afternoon, we will continue to learn more about Novi Sad’s key projects and contexts by meeting with representatives of Šok Zadruga; just a few of the people that make up the city’s independent arts scene.

Šok Zadruga (Shock Cooperative) is a project from the Multimedia Center Led Art. Šok Zadruga is based on an attempt to change the existing pattern of artistic action primarily at a local level - the level of Novi Sad - through a kind of ‘in-vivo’ experiment. With the idea of revitalising the peripheral parts of the city in cooperation and association with culture, sports societies or religious communities, Šok Zadruga - in addition to its parent gallery - founded and built the Shock Gallery chain. The so-called micro galleries promote a new exhibition concept and a new form of cooperation between artists and art associations, and represents an experimental attempt which gives the association and exchange of experiences in the field of contemporary visual art. In that light, The Šok Zadruga redefines the given institutional and disciplinary frameworks, and formulates newer, ‘wilder’ ones with unconventional models of cooperation. The centre is replaced by its periphery, and the basement by its public space. The acute crisis of sociability, thinned social fabric and devastated artistic scenes warns of the urgent need to rehabilitate elementary forms of reciprocity, self-organisation and mutual completion.

14:30 - 16:30  Afternoon break

We will have two hours of free time where you can walk around and discover the city.

16:30 - 18:30

Late Lunch / Early dinner

Location: Pivnica Gusan, Zmaj Jovina 4, Novi Sad

This will be our main meal of the day. Try some of the local cuisine and share a communal moment with the group.

Please ensure you have updated your dietary restrictions on your IETM profile.

19:00 - 20:30

Neoplanta, directed by András Urbán

A production of Újvidéki Színház (Novi Sad Theatre)

Location: Novi Sad Theatre, Jovana Subotica St. No. 3, Novi Sad

Performance in Hungarian with English subtitles.

There is this city, this Újvidék.
Or Novi Sad. Or Neusatz. Or Mlada Loza. Or Neoplanta.This is how Maria Theresa wrote history with her golden pen.
Streets, squares, the Danube, people, peoples, twenty-six nations, explosively growing buildings, dark parks, graffiti, a fashion show of hatred. And the blood. Blood on the asphalt, blood in well-known restaurants and pubs, blood smeared on the ice of the Danube and yoghurt dripping from the windows of the Báni palace.
Neoplanta.
The identity of a city, with spots.

In András Urbán's words, this “is not only about Novi Sad, it is not based only on Végel 's novel which is about History. The production tells a story which offers inspiration for a new space, a space in which people are trying to live. We have an image of this environment as a multicultural one but it is time to face up to that other image which does not have that. We boast about notions, multiculturalism and interculturalism when we need them. But we should also start to speak about the real Novi Sad and there the question arises straightaway: which is the real Novi Sad?”

Duration: 1 hour 30 min

Genre: Theatre

Price: Performance included in the pre-meeting participation fee.

Credits

The production was inspired by the eponymous novel by Végel László and real life.

Concept, direction and sets: András Urbán

Dramaturgy: Gyarmati Kata

Original music: Antal Attila

Costume design: Marina Sremac

Performers: Crnkovity Gabriella, Körösi Istvan, Elor Emina, Huszta Daniel, Ferenc Ägota, Imemet Attila, Krizsän Szilvia, Meszäros Ärpäd, Szilägyi Ägota, Sirmer Zoltan, Pongó Gabor

Director’s associate: Lenärd Robert

Director Assistant: Ferenc Judit

Lighting: Majoros Robert

Sound: Biró Tibor and Lukäcs Attila

Make-up: Agneš Pasti

Stage manager: Biró Alekszandra

Photography: Srdjan Doroški

Production: Újvidéki Színház (Novi Sad Theatre)

Sponsor: Administration for Culture and Education of the City of Novi Sad and NKA

 21:00 - 22:30 Travel back to Belgrade

Price: €25. Includes transportation from Belgrade, performances, light catering and a meal.

The pre-meeting is now full and registrations are now closed. 

Attendance by pre-registration only. Maximum number of participants: 30

19:00-20:20
21

Dr. Ausländer (Made For Germany) [Bitef main programme]

Location: Faculty of Medicine, Institute for Anatomy, amphitheatre - Participants list

Location: Faculty of Medicine, Institute for Anatomy, amphitheatre

Address4, Dr Subotića Starijeg Street, Belgrade | Event Map | Venue Accessibility

Performance in Serbian with English subtitles

The titles of Dr Ausländer (Made for Germany) refer to the central theme of the project by director Bojan Đorđev; mass emigration of Serbian doctors and other medical workers to Germany, in search of a better life and more favourable working conditions.

Duration: 1 hour 20 min

Genre: Theatre

Price: 1600 RSD (13,50 €)

Credits:

  • Dramaturgy: Mina Milošević and Tanja Šljivar Concept Direction: Bojan Đorđev
  • Production: Bitef Theatre and Yugoslav Drama Theatre

How to book?

Tickets are available for purchase through Bitef’s website here.

21:00-23:00
21

A World Without Women [Bitef main programme]

Location: Centre for Cultural Decontamination - Participants list

Location: Centre for Cultural Decontamination

AddressBirčaninova 21, Belgrade | Event Map  | Venue Accessibility

Performance in Serbian with English subtitles.

Coproduced by Bitef and Centre for Cultural Decontamination, A World Without Women is an auteur's project by Maja Pelević and Olga Dimitrijević which examines the representation and the general position of women in Belgrade theatre.

Duration: 2 hours

Price: 1600 RSD (13,50 €)

Credits:

  • Authors: Maja Pelević and Olga Dimitrijević
  • Production: Bitef Theatre and Centre for Cultural Decontamination

How to book?

Tickets are available for purchase through Bitef’s website here.

Thu 29.09
09:00-10:00
20

Associate members meeting

Location: Konferencijski Centar, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana) - Participants list

Location: Konferencijski Centar, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)
09:00-17:00
18

Accreditation and information desk

Location: Lobby, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana) - Participants list

Location: Lobby, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

You are welcome to collect your badge as soon as possible. The first session on Thursday will begin at 12:00.

10:00-13:00
20

Global Connectors Day

Location: Konferencijski Centar, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana) - Participants list

Location: Konferencijski Centar, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

For participants of the IETM Global Connectors programme only.

10:00-12:00
20

Advisory Committee meeting

Location: Maršalov Salon, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana) - Participants list

Location: Maršalov Salon, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

For IETM’s Advisory Committee members only.

11:00-11:55
21

The Stolen Prince and the Lost Princess (Chinese-style stage dance) [Local showcase]

Location: Little Theatre "Duško Radović" - Participants list

Location: Little Theatre "Duško Radović"

Address: Aberdareva St. No 1, 11000 Belgrade | Event Map  | Venue Accessibility

Performance in Serbian with English subtitles.

Once upon a time, there was an ancient custom in which only a boy could inherit the royal throne. This theatrical adaptation of Dan Totheroh’s comic fantasy books follows the story of a boy and a girl of royal descent who are stolen from their families. Will they manage to overcome all obstacles and change this unjust law? And who will be the new emperor?

Duration: 55 min

Genre: Youth theatre

Price: 10 - 12€

Credits:

  • Direction, theatrical adaptation and movement: Branislava Stefanović
  • Assistant direction and choreography: Katarina Ilijašević
  • Set design: Tanja Žiropađa
  • Costume design: Maria Marković Milojev
  • Costume design assistant: Martina Malobović
  • Music: Dragana Jovanović
  • Percussion: Nikola Veličković
  • “Youth Ballet” / Répétiteur: Mila Stijak

Cast:

  • Marijana Vićentijević Badovinac, Goran Balančević, Arsenije Tubić, Ljiljana Peroš, Nenad Radović, Katarina Dimitrijević, Aleksa Jovčić / Filip Stankovski, Nikola Kerkez, Sandra Rodić Janković, Ivana Adžić, Đorđe Kreća
  • Army of the Imperial Court / Chinese Acrobatic Troupe / Big Green Dragon “YOUTH BALLET“
  • Lazar Tirić
  • Una Stepanović
  • Ana Đerković
  • Ana Svorcan

How to book?

Tickets are available for purchase following this link.

12:30-14:30
19

Arts in Rural Areas Group in collaboration with the AREA network

Location: Maršalov Salon, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana) - Participants list

Location: Maršalov Salon, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

Take the opportunity to meet with Cultural Actors in rural areas. Ask them questions, talk about their challenges, understand their experiences in working in non-urban areas and learn from other contexts. Sit back and listen, or help solve the issues we are facing in thinly populated areas.

AREA - Arts in Rural European Areas started as a working group within IETM. In October 2020, it became an independent network that continues to contribute to IETM.

AREA is a new network that supports arts in rural areas by creating exchanges of experiences, researching working methods, and collecting data and resources. It stimulates advocacy on a local, regional, national and European level. AREA includes all disciplines. Members are artists, creators, organisers, policymakers and scientists from all continents.

Moderators

Henk Keizer, AREA Network, Denmark

Jean Vinet, AREA Network, France

Speakers

Aleksandra Miladinović, SKC Markovac, Serbia

Tamás Oláh, Salašarsko pozorište, Serbia

13:00-14:00
18

Who's there?

Location: Lobby, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana) - Participants list

Location: Lobby, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

Our speed-meeting session is back! For those who want a dedicated time to make new connections, this is the most joyful and fun way to start your meeting experience.

Moderator
Bek Berger, New Theatre Institute of Latvia, Latvia

13:30-14:30
19

Sound and Music Theatre Group

Location: Lisabon Bar, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana) - Participants list

Location: Lisabon Bar, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

A regular fixture since 2010, this session gives delegates an insight into what’s happening in the world of music theatre and sonic arts around Europe.

A space for members and non-member participants, who are presenting and producing sound and music theatre, to share information regarding resources, new works, venues and festivals, opportunities, and more.

An open discussion forum prompted by a series of short presentations, the session will also give you an opportunity to learn more about local artists’ practices and approaches to the creation of their work.

Please check the accessibility of the venue here.

Moderator

Josh Armstrong, Cryptic, United Kingdom

Speakers

Ana Vrbaški, Alice in Wonderland, Serbia

Marko Dinjaški, Alice in Wonderland, Serbia

Sanja Krsmanović Tasić, Hleb Teatar, Serbia

Jugoslav Hadžić, Hleb Teatar, Serbia

14:00-15:00
22

Artistic Walk #1 to Magacin

Meeting point: In front of Magacin - Participants list

Meeting point: In front of Magacin

Address : Kraljevića Marka 4-8, Belgrade | Event Map  | Venue Accessibility

This first artistic walk will take participants to Magacin in Kraljevića Marka, an independent cultural centre to discover their self-organised and participative governance model.

Reserve your spot

Attendance by pre-registration only. Maximum number of participants: 20

Guide

Miloš Janjić, Magacin, Serbia

Luka Knežević Strika, Simply Put, Serbia

14:00-15:00
19

Artistic programme unveiled

Location: Sala 6 at MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana) - Participants list

Location: Sala 6 at MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

Join the conversation during this presentation and Q&A on how the programme and features of the Bitef Festival and the showcase of IETM Belgrade have been curated, and what the artistic vision and challenges were.

Speakers

Ivan Medenica, Bitef, Serbia

This session will have live captions in English.

15:00-17:00
22

Teatroskop Regional Collaboration Lab

Location: Konferencijski Centar at MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana) - Participants list

Location: Konferencijski Centar at MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

This session, organised by Teatroskop - South-Eastern European Network for Performing Arts, will provide a space for conversation and exchange between Southeast European and France based professionals. Don't miss this opportunity to meet new regional partners and share your plans regarding the future of touring, capacity building or cooperation projects involving France based artists and professionals with them.

If you want to attend this session, please prepare a two minute presentation of the project you would like to share with Teatroskop and other regional partners. If you are able to join, please email teatroskop@institutfrancais.rs

Moderators

Catherine Faudry, Institut Français, Serbia

Tanja Gavrilović, Teatroskop, Serbia

15:00-16:30
19

Environmental working group

Location: Lisabon Bar, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana) - Participants list

Location: Lisabon Bar, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

We are excited to announce that we will be launching the IETM Environmental Working Group at IETM Belgrade. This group has been long overdue and will aim to push the green transition of the IETM community forward.

This working group will work towards creating a common green code of conduct for IETM and its network, and also reflect on how to make the arts the leading force in environmental processes in society. 

It will also be a space to share the best practices and practical solutions on how to make the performing arts sector more green at all levels. 

Join us for this first session in Belgrade!

Learn more about IETM working groups here.

Moderators

Barna Petryani, Pro Progressione, Hungary

Tímea Kókai-Nagy, Pro Progressione, Hungary

Gry Worre Hallberg, Sisters Hope, Denmark

15:00-17:00
20

Connecting Journeys

Location: First Floor Playground, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana) - Participants list

Location: First Floor Playground, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

For participants of Local Journeys for change participants only.

The working session is aimed at those attending, to connect with other participants of the LJC project, and to share and reflect on all the projects and their development. We'll find the common threads in your various journeys, you'll be able to give and get ideas, and advice on obstacles, and difficulties, learn from each other, and think together about the next steps in your journeys. 

The workshop is facilitated by Anikó Rácz, coach and group facilitator, and art manager based in Budapest, Hungary.

17:00-18:00
19

Dance against Labour - Welcome word & Opening keynote

Location: Main Auditorium, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana) - Participants list

Location: Main Auditorium, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

01:00 - 02:00 AEDT | 00:00 - 01:00 JST/KST | 23:00 - 00:00 SGT | 18:00 - 19:00 EET | 17:00 - 18:00 CEST | 16:00 - 17:00 BST | 11:00 - 12:00 EST | 08:00 - 09:00 PST

Join the live stream via Howlround

Dance as a modern art form emerged at the turn of the twentieth century, against the backdrop of consolidating industrial capitalism.

Just as the body and movement of masses were becoming subjected to the dictate of backbreaking machines, modern dance constituted itself around the choreographic exploration of body and movement, liberated from that machinic coercion.The history of modern dance can thus be read as a dialectical opposite of the transformation of commodified labour. Over the last hundred years, that opposition between the coercive and the liberated has crumbled and transformed by the growing flexibilisation and precarisation of labour relations.

The labouring body is increasingly enjoined to be free and enterprising, while the dancing body is increasingly demanded to show itself labouring to justify its privilege to free artistic exploration.

Our opening keynote will retrace the entwined historical trajectories of dance and labour and speculate on what dance portends for the understanding of the contemporary, algorithmically-commanded, on-demand forms of labour.

Speakers

Tomislav Medak, BADco., Croatia

Ása Richardsdóttir, IETM, Belgium

Ivan Medenica, Bitef Festival, Serbia
 

This session will be captioned and broadcasted online.

18:00-19:00
18

Welcome reception

Location: Lobby, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana) - Participants list

Location: Lobby, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

Come and say hello to old friends and meet new ones as we gather to celebrate the start of IETM Belgrade with a drink.

We look forward to seeing you there!

18:00-21:30
21

Solo [Bitef main programme]

Location: Luka Beograd, Old Matez - Participants list

Location: Luka Beograd, Old Matez

Address: Luka Beograd, Old Matez, 37 Zorza Klemansoa St, Belgrade | Event Map  | Venue Accessibility

Performance in Slovenian with Serbian and English subtitles.

‘Solo’ consists of four performers, though its starting point truly was a solo venture; based on a personal, professional reflection by the director Nina Rajić Kranjac and her position in her line of work and theatrical circumstances in Slovenia.

Duration: 3 hour 30 min

Genre: Theatre

Price: TBA

Credits:

  • Idea, concept and performance: Nina Rajić Kranjac, Nataša Keser, Benjamin Krnetić, Marko Mandić 
  • Production: Nova Pošta (Mladinsko Theatre and Maska)

How to book?

Tickets will be available for purchase through Bitef’s website and respective partners in September.

19:00-20:20
21

Dr. Ausländer (Made For Germany) [Bitef main programme]

Location: Faculty of Medicine, Institute for Anatomy, amphitheatre - Participants list

Location: Faculty of Medicine, Institute for Anatomy, amphitheatre

Address: 4, Dr Subotića Starijeg Street, Belgrade | Event Map | Venue Accessibility

Performance in Serbian with English subtitles

The titles of Dr Ausländer (Made for Germany) refer to the central theme of the project by director Bojan Đorđev; mass emigration of Serbian doctors and other medical workers to Germany, in search of a better life and more favourable working conditions.

Duration: 1 hour 20 min

Genre: Theatre

Price: 1600 RSD (13,50 €)

Credits:

  • Dramaturgy: Mina Milošević and Tanja Šljivar Concept Direction: Bojan Đorđev
  • Production: Bitef Theatre and Yugoslav Drama Theatre

How to book?

Tickets are available for purchase through Bitef’s website here.

21:00-23:00
21

A World Without Women [Bitef main programme]

Location: Centre for Cultural Decontamination - Participants list

Location: Centre for Cultural Decontamination

Address: Birčaninova 21, Belgrade | Event Map  | Venue Accessibility

Performance in Serbian with English subtitles.

Coproduced by Bitef and Centre for Cultural Decontamination, A World Without Women is an auteur's project by Maja Pelević and Olga Dimitrijević which examines the representation and the general position of women in Belgrade theatre.

Duration: 2 hours

Price: 1600 RSD (13,50 €)

Credits:

  • Authors: Maja Pelević and Olga Dimitrijević
  • Production: Bitef Theatre and Centre for Cultural Decontamination

How to book?

Tickets are available for purchase through Bitef’s website here.

22:00-01:00
18

Late-Night meeting point

Location: Lisabon Bar, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana) - Participants list

Location: Lisabon Bar, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

An informal moment to come back together, network, relax with colleagues and friends and meet new faces.

Fri 30.09
09:00-18:00
18

Accreditation and information desk

Location: Lobby, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana) - Participants list

Location: Lobby, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

Collect your badges and ask any questions about the programme or how to get around Belgrade.

10:00-10:45
22

Kolo/slet (коло/слет) morning dance

Location: In front of MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana) - Participants list

Location: In front of MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

During this active morning activity, participants will learn how to dance a traditional folk dance in a non-traditional way. The Kolo is a traditional South Slavic circle dance that also used to be performed in mass events during socialist Yugoslavia.
You will be able to experience it as part of the choreography from Group Neut's contemporary dance performance 'Kolo', taken from their research process and recontextualisation of tradition through social dance.

Facilitators

Đorđe Živadinovic Grgur, Group Neut, Serbia

Jovana Stojić, Group Neut, Serbia

10:30-11:00
20

IETM Info cell

Location: Sala 6, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana) - Participants list

Location: Sala 6, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

Fifteen minutes of valuable information about IETM's recent and upcoming activities and advocacy work, followed by a Q&A.

Speaker

Ása Richardsdóttir, IETM, Belgium
 

This session will have live captions in English.

11:00-12:30
18

Pitchorama

Location: Sala 6, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana) - Participants list

Location: Sala 6, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

The IETM Pitchorama is a session that creates an opportunity to present a project and look for partners by taking part in a live pitching session and Q&A during the IETM Belgrade Plenary Meeting.

Applications to participate in the IETM Pitchorama closed on 8 August 2022.

Moderator

Cathie Boyd, Cryptic, United Kingdom

This session will have live captions in English

12:00-13:00
22

Artistic Walk #2 How can we observe wilderness in the city - and why is it important?

Meeting point: In front of MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana) - Participants list

Meeting point: In front of MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

Urban ecosystems are our most prominent ecosystems. However, we have become so accustomed to only noticing the human made world that our ability to observe nature in cities has severely diminished. At the same time, the health sustainability and climate resilience of our cities depends heavily on the presence and biodiversity of nature. 
How can we connect intimately and work closely with a more-than-human world? How can we step out of the anthropocentric and into the new?
 
Discover daily actions and habits that can help us engage and transform our perception of nature in the cities.

Attendance by pre-registration only. Maximum number of participants: 20

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Guide

Milja Vuković, Environmental activist, Serbia

12:00-13:00
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Who’s there?

Location: Lisabon Bar, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana) - Participants list

Location: Lisabon Bar, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

Were you unable to  make it to the first Who’s there?, or haven’t had enough of it yet? 

We have planned a second speed-meeting moment for those who are ready to discover who else has joined this IETM Belgrade Plenary Meeting.

Moderator
Bek Berger, New Theatre Institute of Latvia, Latvia

13:00-14:00
22

Choir workshop

Location: Lisabon Bar, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana) - Participants list

Location: Lisabon Bar, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

How about singing instead of talking?

During the workshop, you will have an opportunity to explore choral singing as a tool for addressing different social topics, with the emphasis on the topic of intercultural learning. 

Everyone is invited to join, regardless of their singing ability. We will sing together and learn in a fun and relaxing way.

Facilitator
Maja Ćurčić, Art Aparat, Serbia

13:00-15:00
19

Towards feminist dramaturgical thinking [workshop]

Location: Maršalov Salon, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana) - Participants list

Location: Maršalov Salon, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

In this workshop, Ana Dubljević invites us to view (feminist) dramaturgy - not only how it produces a meaning on stage, but also as the common practice of thinking and feeling within the process of creation, organisation, production and dissemination of a performance.

If in our relationship with the audience, we leave the authority of a central viewing point, can the feminist dramaturgical thinking help us to also leave it in the working process, both intentionally and simultaneously? How can we lead processes based on the practices of pleasure and care? How can we lead processes not with efficiency, but through co-existing in disagreement and with those that provide space for uncertainties despite the fear, because they see space as freedom? Can those different processes produce different shows, and if so how? 

Participants are invited to reflect and share examples of their own artistic and cultural practices and map the problems and possibilities of this type of approach.

This session will be based texts from the book by Ana Dubljević - “The Feminist Pornscapes. On Feminist Dramaturgical Thinking in Dance and Performance Practice”

This workshop has a limited capacity of 20 participants. Registrations are first come, first served.

The exact same session will be held on Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October.

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Facilitator

Ana Dubljević, Choreographer / Dramaturge, Serbia

13:00-14:30
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Work & disability in the arts [debate]

Location: Konferencijski Centar, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana) - Participants list

Location: Konferencijski Centar, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

Recent research in the sector has shown that there is a shocking lack of awareness about what it means to work in the arts for professionals with disabilities. 

This discussion will tackle the notions of working conditions, labour and also the idea of working with disability - including the recognition of its unique artistic quality.

Moderator
Filip Pawlak, Artist and Cultural worker - IETM Global Connector 2021-22, Poland

Speakers
Jovana Rakić, Artist and choreographer, Serbia

Mindy Drapsa, Riksteatern, Sweden

Rachel Marks, Relaxed Performance & Disability Access Consultant, Canada

This session will have live captions in English.

13:00-14:30
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Work and (in)stability

Location: Sala 6, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana) - Participants list

Location: Sala 6, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

What are the tools and solutions for creating better working conditions for those in the performing arts sector? What are the current trends in cultural workers’ movements and initiatives around Europe?

This session will start with an analysis of the “project-based” cultural economy and the pressures and transformations it has brought to the field of artistic production. It will also explore different strategies, alliances and articulate the struggles for better working conditions, with a special focus on feminist, self-organised and political movements in the cultural field that have potential for change.

We will also discuss the position of freelancers and independent artists in a post covid context. 
 

Moderator
Marijana Cvetković, STATION Centre For Contemporary Dance, Serbia

Speakers
Danae Theodoridou, Performance Maker and Researcher, Belgium

Jaka Primorac, IRMO- Institute For Development and International Relations, Croatia

Rodrigo Arenas, Artist and researcher - IETM Global Connector 2021-22, Guatemala

Sepehr Sharifzadeh, NH Theater Agency, Iran

This session will have live captions in English.

14:00-15:00
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Advisors Corner

Location: Lobby, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana) - Participants list

Location: Lobby, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

Meet the members of the IETM Advisory Committee in this cosy corner of the daytime meeting space, and ask anything you’ve always wanted to know about our network, its activities, strategies, governance, membership and more.

The IETM Communications and Membership team will also be present to answer any technical questions about the IETM membership and to discuss all the benefits and rights that the membership entitles. They will also be available to talk through the functionalities of the networking and promotional tools of the IETM website, as well as give our members the opportunity to discuss any issues or feedback they may have.

14:30-16:00
19

Connecting around the Globe

Location: Lisabon Bar, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana) - Participants list

Location: Lisabon Bar, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

If you are looking for a wide range of perspectives on major topics prevalent in the performing arts sector, then this session is for you. It will take you through a series of pressing issues that have been the centre of discussion within the IETM Global Connectors group. This is an opportunity to enjoy working with a stimulating group of colleagues from different continents who have similar experiences and interests. 

This will be a participatory session hosted by the IETM Global Connectors.

This session will have live captions in English.

14:30-15:30
22

Artistic Walk #3 Street Gallery

Meeting point: In front of MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana) - Participants list

Meeting point: In front of MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

This Artistic walk will take you on a visit to an important space in Belgrade's artistic landscape. Opened in 2012, the Street Gallery differs from classic galleries, representing a pioneer endeavour of reconstruction and revitalisation of neglected public space into an open art venue. The walk will include a brief introduction to its beginnings and maintenance, but the focus will be on management and its main challenges and approaches when it comes to the "handover" model. 

Attendance by pre-registration only. Maximum number of participants: 20

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Guides

Iva Čukić, Matrijaršija collective Ministry of Space, Serbia

Milica Ivić, Matrijaršija collective Ministry of Space, Serbia
 

16:00-18:00
19

A Priceless Price List

Location: Sala 6, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana) - Participants list

Location: Sala 6, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

How do we charge for our work, and why are there no policies for the evaluation of artistic work in many countries? Using examples from different local contexts, this session will explore specific cases that artists have gathered through institutional or independent initiatives, in order to secure predictable and suitable financial working conditions in the arts.
 

Moderator

Danilo Prnjat, Artist, Serbia

Speakers

Jelena Mijović, Dramaturg and screenwriter, Serbia

Jasna Žmak, SPID - Croatian Screenwriters and Playwrights Guild, Croatia

Cancelled - Amath Sarr, Jotay Culturel - IETM Global Connector 2021-22, Senegal

This session will have live captions in English.

16:00-18:00
19

Body of work — Body diversity and the negative space of the performing act

Location: Maršalov Salon, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana) - Participants list

Location: Maršalov Salon, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

This workshop will address the relationship between the disabled body, contemporary dance and negative space in the performing arts.

Is the disabled body usually seen as a negative space or figure of the performing act, and what is the artistic potential of its position?

How do our performance practices position the disabled body in order to become a figure? How can inclusive practices shift the perception of what creates the artistic form and the negative space in the performing arts?

Participants will create performance materials themselves through the exploration of their body and pushing the boundaries of their imagined, assumed or experienced ‘completeness’.

Facilitator
Marko Pejović, Grupa Hajde Da…, Serbia
 

Attendance by pre-registration only. Maximum number of participants: 20

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16:00-17:30
19

Tracking the History

Location: Konferencijski Centar, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana) - Participants list

Location: Konferencijski Centar, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

How do we treat archiving in the performing arts? How does this process influence the way we interpret the artwork? How does it impact the sector’s working and hiring practices and its capacity? Will it alter the professional skill sets in the sector? How can a process of digitisation be conducted within organisations with limited capacity?

Moreover, will it impact the artistic work itself and its creation process, particularly in dance? 

The session explores the connection between the issue of archiving, digitisation, history and work, in post covid times. 

Moderator

Rok Vevar, Nomad Dance Academy, Slovenia

Speakers

Ricardo Viviani, Bureau Ritter, Germany

Igor Koruga, Choreographer, Dancer, Pedagogue, Dramaturge and dance Advocate, Serbia

This session will have live captions in English.

16:30-18:30
19

Creative Europe Workshop: Insight and In-depth

Location: Lisabon Bar, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana) - Participants list

Location: Lisabon Bar, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

This session offers a general overview of Creative Europe’s objectives and priorities, the requirements to apply and how to increase your chances of success.

  • The first part will begin with an overall introduction to the programme, its priorities, the application process, useful tips, common pitfalls and case examples. 
     
  • The second hour will be a hands-on opportunity to develop your own project idea and to answer the question: “Is this a Creative Europe project?” 

The session is meant for organisations and professionals who have a project in the making and are considering applying for a Creative Europe grant. Those interested in just hearing general information can attend the first part only.

Moderators

Albert Meijer, Creative Europe Desk, the Netherlands

Anastasija Konkina, Creative Europe Desk, Latvia

Dimitrije Tadić, Creative Europe Desk, Serbia

Konstantinos Trakosas, Creative Europe Desk, Greece

Zuzana Duchová, Creative Europe Desk, Slovakia

Speakers

Dubravka Vujinovic, PLAVO Theatre, Serbia

Barna Petrányi, Pro Progressione, Hungary

Tamara Bračič Vidmar, Bunker, Slovenia

17:00-19:20
21

Boy with a suitcase [Local showcase]

Location: Little Theatre "Duško Radović" - Participants list

Location: Little Theatre "Duško Radović"

Address: Aberdareva St. No 1, 11000 Belgrade | Event Map  | Venue Accessibility

Performance in Serbian with English subtitles.

Boy with a Suitcase, written by Mike Kenny, tells the story of Naz, a 12 year old boy who is forced to leave his home and undertake a long and dangerous journey to a ‘promised land’ where his brother lives, in pursuit of a better life. 

In his small suitcase, Naz carries his biggest treasure - bedtime stories told by his parents during his childhood. With the help of these stories and Krysia, a girl he meets along the way, Naz manages to meet with his brother in safety and tell a new story: his own.

Duration: 140 min

Genre: Youth theatre

Price: 10 - 12€

Credits:

  • Direction: Damjan Kecojević
  • Translation: Milica Naumović
  • Playwright: Bojana Lazić
  • Set design: Zorana Petrov
  • Costume design: Maja Mirković
  • Music: Vladimir Pejaković
  • Cast: Mladen Lero, Jelena Ilić, Jovana Cvetković, Jelena Ćuruvija Đurica / VladislavaĐorđević, Dubravka Kovjanić, Nedim Nezirović

How to book?

Tickets are available for purchase following this link.

18:00-21:30
21

Solo [Bitef main programme]

Location: Luka Beograd, Old Matez - Participants list

Location: Luka Beograd, Old Matez

AddressLuka Beograd, Old Matez, 37 Zorza Klemansoa St, Belgrade | Event Map  | Venue Accessibility

Performance in Slovenian with Serbian and English subtitles.

‘Solo’ consists of four performers, though its starting point truly was a solo venture; based on a personal, professional reflection by the director Nina Rajić Kranjac and her position in her line of work and theatrical circumstances in Slovenia.

Duration: 3 hour 30 min

Genre: Theatre

Price: 2000 RSD (17€

Credits:

  • Idea, concept and performance: Nina Rajić Kranjac, Nataša Keser, Benjamin Krnetić, Marko Mandić 
  • Production: Nova Pošta (Mladinsko Theatre and Maska)

How to book?

Tickets are available for purchase through Bitef’s website here.

18:00-19:15
21

Crises [Bitef main programme]

Location: Bitef Theatre - Participants list

Location: Bitef Theatre

Address: Skver Mire Trailović 1, Belgrade | Event Map  | Venue Accessibility

Performance in Serbian with English subtitles.

The performance "Crises" concludes the programme of the festival, whose mission is to promote new names. This performance is deliberately put at the end of the 56th Bitef as it expands the topical frame of the main programme: it tackles not only the social issues related to work but also the philosophical phenomenon of crisis.

Duration: 1 hour 15 min

Genre: Theatre

Price: 2.000 RSD (12-17€)

Credits:

  • Direction: Žiga Divjak
  • Production: Nova Pošta (Mladinsko Theatre and Maska)

How to book?

Tickets are available for purchase through Bitef’s website here.

20:00-21:30
21

Living room — Ersan Mondtag [Local showcase]

Location: Belgrade Drama Theatre - Participants list

Location: Belgrade Drama Theatre

Address: Milesevska St. No.64a, Belgrade | Event Map  | Venue Accessibility

Performance in Serbian with English subtitles.

An auteur project by Ersan Mondtag, one of the most promising young artists of the German and European theatre scenes. Living Room at the Belgrade Drama Theatre is a part of the eponymous project initiated in 2021 in the Belgian theatre NTGent.

The title is a word play which is untranslatable into Serbian – since it is a living room, i.e. sitting room or - literally translated from English - a room for living.

“My international career was launched several years ago, at the 51st Bitef festival, which makes my relationship with Belgrade quite unique and I’m glad to be back. Living Room, the second part of the trilogy The Living, is a story about life. We see an elderly woman who is getting ready for work in her living room. Once the stage rotates, we see a young woman in the same situation. That’s practically the same life over the course of 40 years.”

- Ersan Mondtag

Duration: 90 min

Genre: Theatre

Price: RSD 1.500 (around 13€)

Credits:

  • Authorship, Direction, Set Design and Lighting Design: Ersan Mondtag
  • Co-Author: Tijana Grumić
  • Costume Design: Josa Marx
  • Sound Design: Jonas Grundner-Culemann
  • Consecutive Interpretation: Dušan Nikolić
  • Assistant Director: Jug Đorđević, Jonas Grundner-Culemann
  • Artistic Assistant: Simon Lesemann
  • Cast: Vesna Čipčić, Aleksandra Anja Alač / Iva Ilinčić, Ljubomir Bulajić, Aleksandar Jovanović
  • Organization: Bojana Mišić Drnda
  • Stage Manager and Prompt: Jovana Matić
  • Works of art used in the performance by: „Osvajanje Beograda“, Katarina Ivanović (National Museum in Belgrade), „Moj život po Vazariju“, Olja Ivanjicki (“Olga Olja Ivanjicki” Fund)
  • Our gratitude to Mr. Dejan Đurović
  • Photography: Dragana Udovičić
  • Co-production: Belgrade Drama Theatre and Bitef Theatre

How to book?

Tickets are already available for purchase through the National Theatre of Belgrade’s website here.

20:00-22:00
22

Meet the local artists [Full]

Location: Mezestoran - Participants list

Location: Mezestoran

 Address: Restaurant MezestoranSvetogorska 46, Belgrade

A small group of IETM participants will have the opportunity to exchange with 6 artists, compare realities and discuss artistic practices over a delicious dinner.

This activity is full so we are no longer taking registrations.

Attendance by pre-registration only. Maximum number of participants: 6

21:00-21:50
21

Dancing Trees [Local showcase]

Location: Studentski trg/ Student square  - Participants list

Location: Studentski trg/ Student square 

Address: Studentski trg 16, 11000, Belgrade | Event Map 

Performance in Serbian with an English synopsis distributed beforehand. 

Dancing Trees is a site-specific dance theatre show by the independent theatre troupe and artistic collective DAH Theatre, created in collaboration with the Belgrade Dance Institute. The performance explores the importance of tree preservation. The show consists of seven performers with the original music, and it aims to sensitise the audience and encourage initiatives in defence against excessive tree felling. In addition to the performances in the parks, the project includes talks and a digital platform, webinar and video, as well as other activities that connect art and ecology.

Duration: 50 min

Genre: Site-specific performance

Price: Free

Credits:

  • Direction and Dramaturgy: Dijana Milošević and Jadranka Anđelić 
  • Performers: Vladimir Čubrilo, Đurđija Jelenković, Ivana Milovanović/Đorđe Kocić, Ivan Nikolić, Miona Petrović, Ivana Milenović Popović, Zoran Vasiljević 
  • Texts and sources: Peter Wohlleben „The Hidden Life of Trees“; Diana Beresford Kroeger „To Speak for the Trees“; Hermann Hesse „About Trees“; Manoel Penna “Street Tress”; Affonso Romano Sant’Anna “Arboreal Love”; Miona Petrović “Message to the Trees”; material from internet 
  • Music: Ivana Stefanović
  • Electronic: Dragan Mitrić 
  • Voices: Ivana Milenović Popović, Ivan Nikolić, Neša Paripović, Miona Petrović, Milan Popović, Vid Popović, Aleksandar Vasiljević, Andrija Vasiljević, Zoran Vasiljević 
  • Vocals: Ljubica Damčević 
  • Sound design: Zoran Jerković 
  • Video, projections, mapping: Jelena Rubil 
  • Costume: Ivana Samolov 
  • Object doll: Snežana Arnautović 
  • Light design: Milomir Dimitrijević, Radovan Samolov
  • Organisation and Production: Nataša Novaković, Milica Petrović 
  • Director’s assistants: Rumena Šopova, Ana Bošković 
  • Technical Production: Milomir Dimitrijević, Radovan Samolov 
  • Technical support: Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade 
  • Text recording and technical support: Zoran Vasiljević 
  • Translation from Portuguese: Jovan Tatić and Jadranka Andjelić 
  • Finance: Dragana Živanović
  • Marketing: Ivana Milenović Popović 
  • PR: Tanja Rapp 
  • Social Networks: Aleksandra Atanacković 
  • IT support: Miloš Jovanov (Green Friends) 
  • Photography: Djordje Tomić 
  • Graphic design: škart Film

Realised in collaboration with: Belgrade Dance Institute

Supported by: ITAC – Climate Impact, Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, International Relief Fund of the German Federal Foreign Office, the Goethe Institute, City of Belgrade – Secretary for Culture


How to book?

This performance has free access. No pre-booking needed.

21:00-22:30
21

Love [Bitef main programme]

Location: Luka Beograd, Blue hall - Participants list

Location: Luka Beograd, Blue hall

Address: Luka Beograd, Blue hall, 37 Zorza Klemansoa St, 11000, Belgrade | Event Map  | Venue Accessibility

Performance in Serbian with English subtitles.

"Love", one of the most wanted productions in the world, written and directed by Alexander Zeldin, follows the destinies of several people driven to a homeless shelter by adverse circumstances and loss of home, homeland, or job.

Duration: 1 hour 30 min

Genre: Theatre

Price: 2 250 RSD (around 19€)

Credits:

  • Text and direction: Alexander Zeldin 
  • Production: A Zeldin Company, London, United Kingdom, in coproduction with Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe, Paris, France Original production: National Theatre of Great Britain in co-production with Birmingham Repertory Theatre

How to book?

Tickets are available for purchase through Bitef’s website here.

22:00-01:00
18

Late-Night meeting point

Location: Lisabon bar, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana) - Participants list

Location: Lisabon bar, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

An informal moment to come back together, network, relax with colleagues and friends, and meet new faces.

Sat 01.10
09:00-15:30
18

Accreditation and information desk

Location: Lobby, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana) - Participants list

Location: Lobby, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

Collect your badges and ask any questions about the programme or about how to get around Belgrade.

10:00-10:45
22

Morning moves

Location: In front of MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana) - Participants list

Location: In front of MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

Start your day in the right way with this morning outdoor activity where you will go through a contemporary dance routine, slowly waking up and starting your day with a smile.

Choreographer

Dušan Murić, Choreographer, Serbia

10:30-11:00
20

IETM Info cell

Location: Sala 6, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana) - Participants list

Location: Sala 6, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

Fifteen minutes of valuable information about IETM's recent and upcoming activities and advocacy work, followed by a Q&A.

Speaker

Ása Richardsdóttir, IETM, Belgium

This session will have live captions in English.

11:00-12:00
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‘Your Money or your life!’ by Jelena Vesić [Talk of the day]

Location: Sala 6, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana) - Participants list

Location: Sala 6, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

19:00 - 20:00 AEDT | 18:00 - 19:00 JST/KST | 17:00 - 18:00 SGT | 11:00 - 12:00 EET | 10:00 - 11:00 CEST | 09:00 - 10:00 BST | 05:00 - 06:00 EST | 02:00 - 03:00 PST

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“Today a true artist is only the artist who can say, ‘for everything else, please address my manager’.

In such contrasting, antagonistic, and variable attempts to remove money, labour, and labour relations from the stage of art representation, there are obvious consensual efforts to explain that art cannot be understood as business as usual, as labour or work – but rather as something completely different. At this point, money appears as creative shame. [...]

However, [...] what will we find if we try to get closer to economic reality of ‘workers’ active in the ever expanding ‘world of art’ in all its domains of (self-)critical negations, transformations, excesses, inclusions, and exclusions only to focus on the very moment when projects and collaborations come to life? How does art-as-ideology inhabit speech used on such occasions?”

Vesić, J. (2016, September 29). »Administration of Aesthetics« or: On Underground Currents of Negotiating Artistic Jobs; Between Love and Money, Money and Love. Retrieved from schloss-post.com.

Join us for our Saturday keynote speech, where we will reflect on the discourse around love and money in the arts.

Speakers

Jelena Vesić, Independent Curator, Writer, Editor and Lecturer, Serbia

This session will be captioned and broadcasted online.

12:00-13:00
22

Artistic Walk #4 Graffiti battles

Meeting point: In front of MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana) - Participants list

Meeting point: In front of MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

This walk around the city will follow a recent political dialogue happening on Belgrade’s walls. A dramaturg and a graffiti artist will show how this conversation has generated a massive citizens’ response to right wing rewriting of history.

Attendance by pre-registration only. Maximum number of participants: 20

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Guides
Nikola Pavlović, Street Artist, Serbia

Ognjen Obradović, Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Serbia

Jana Danilović, Serbia
 

12:15-14:15
19

Participatory and Immersive Creation group session

Location: Lisabon Bar, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana) - Participants list

Location: Lisabon Bar, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

The Participatory and Immersive Creation group (PIC) aims to provide a space for IETM members to tackle the central issues we have in creating, presenting and producing this genre of work, through open discussions, experience sharing, and creative exchanges.

On this occasion, participants will engage in an interactive session that will carry the meeting’s main topic of “Work Hard, Live Harder!” through to their experiences and future perspectives. The session will be facilitated by Simón Adinia Hanukai, Artistic Director of Kaimera Productions, and Isadora Bigazzi of Effetto Larsen.

Moderators

Nicky Tsianti, Kaimera Productions, Belgium

Isadora Bigazzi, Effetto Larsen, Italy

Paolo Pezzana, On Srl Impresa Sociale, Italy

Patrizia Cappelletti, On Srl Impresa Sociale, Italy

12:15-13:30
19

Anti-burnout hour

Location: Konferencijski Centar, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana) - Participants list

Location: Konferencijski Centar, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

What are the practical ways to deal with burnout? What tools do we need to do so on a daily basis?

According to a 2021 survey, over two thirds of artists have experienced a burnout at least once in their career. This shows us that it is crucial to be able to understand its causes from an individual perspective, and to recognise the signs early on.

This session will tackle strategies and techniques for burnout prevention and recovery with a certified professional, a graduate in psychology at the University of Belgrade with a masters degree in Counselling Psychology from McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Facilitator
Olivera Živanović, psychologist, Serbia
 

12:30-14:00
19

Feminist leadership

Location: Sala 6, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana) - Participants list

Location: Sala 6, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

How can a position of power influence our ability to make changes? Are we ready to give up the position of power in order to create something democratic, diverse, participative? What are the alternative models of management in culture, and how can feminist theories guide us into finding a new approach?
 

Moderator
Markiza de Sada, Independent curator and Drag Artist, Serbia

Speakers

Isa Köhler, nrw landesbuero tanz, Germany

Ksenija Đurović, Bitef, Serbia

Lisa Marie DiLiberto, Theatre Direct Canada, Canada
 

This session will have live captions in English.

13:30-14:30
20

Advisors Corner

Location: Lobby, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana) - Participants list

Location: Lobby, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

Meet the members of the IETM Advisory Committee in this cosy corner of the daytime meeting space and ask everything you always wanted to know about our network, its activities, strategies, governance, membership and more.

The IETM Communications and Membership team will also be present to answer any technical questions about the IETM membership and to discuss all the benefits and rights that the membership entitles. They will also be available to talk through the functionalities of the networking and promotional tools of the IETM website, as well as give our members the opportunity to discuss any issues or feedback they may have.

14:00-15:30
19

Working in the arts: a safe(r) space?

Location: Konferencijski Centar, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana) - Participants list

Location: Konferencijski Centar, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

How do we lack, experience or fail to create safe(r) spaces when working in the arts? What are the difficult conversations that need to be had, and how do we create an environment of trust in which we can have them? What does it mean to have a concrete appreciation for each other's aspirations, identities and integrity? What are the ideal expressions of safe(r) spaces, and how can we practically create one in our work environment?

This will be a participatory session which will draw from each other’s experience of safe or unsafe spaces while working in the arts.

Moderator
Sedina Fiati, Artist-Producer & Facilitator, Canada
 

14:00-16:00
19

Towards feminist dramaturgical thinking [workshop]

Location: Maršalov Salon, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana) - Participants list

Location: Maršalov Salon, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

In this workshop, Ana Dubljević invites us to view (feminist) dramaturgy - not only how it produces a meaning on stage, but also as the common practice of thinking and feeling within the process of creation, organisation, production and dissemination of a performance.

If in our relationship with the audience, we leave the authority of a central viewing point, can the feminist dramaturgical thinking help us to also leave it in the working process, both intentionally and simultaneously? How can we lead processes based on the practices of pleasure and care? How can we lead processes not with efficiency, but through co-existing in disagreement and with those that provide space for uncertainties despite the fear, because they see space as freedom? Can those different processes produce different shows, and if so how? 

Participants are invited to reflect and share examples of their own artistic and cultural practices and map the problems and possibilities of this type of approach.

This session will be based texts from the book by Ana Dubljević - “The Feminist Pornscapes. On Feminist Dramaturgical Thinking in Dance and Performance Practice”

This workshop has a limited capacity of 20 participants. Registrations are first come, first served.

The exact same session will be held on Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT

Facilitator

Ana Dubljević, Choreographer / Dramaturge, Serbia

14:30-15:30
18

Who's there?

Location: Lisabon Bar, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana) - Participants list

Location: Lisabon Bar, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

One last opportunity for speed-meeting lovers!

Moderator
Bek Berger, New Theatre Institute of Latvia, Latvia

14:30-16:00
19

Art is not alone

Location: Sala 6, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana) - Participants list

Location: Sala 6, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

Labour unions are losing ground in the arts. Less and less artists are becoming members of unions and are rather opting for  self-organising methods. Self organised methods come with their own challenges, and in some regions, being part of a union is not an option. How can we as artists and artistic workers reclaim our position and work on policies for improved labour conditions within our sector? This session will attempt to answer this question, as well as offer participants a comparison of union activities in different local contexts.

 

Moderator

Vida Knežević, Kontekst, Serbia

Speakers

Kasia Wolinska, Choreographer, Germany

Fabiola Fiocco, Arts workers Italia, Italy

This session will have live captions in English.

16:30-18:00
20

Talks & Listens

Location: start in Sala 6, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana) and then spreading in small groups, to other rooms - Participants list

Location: start in Sala 6, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana) and then spreading in small groups, to other rooms

An interactive discussion in which IETM members get to express their views on the role of art in society and the strategies that will help our sector survive and thrive.

Moderated by the members of the IETM Advisory committee.

The introduction of this session will have live captions in English.

17:00-18:30
21

Love [Bitef main programme]

Location: Luka Beograd, Blue hall - Participants list

Location: Luka Beograd, Blue hall

Address: Luka Beograd, Blue hall, 37 Zorza Klemansoa St, 11000, Belgrade | Event Map  | Venue Accessibility

Performance in Serbian with English subtitles.

"Love", one of the most wanted productions in the world, written and directed by Alexander Zeldin, follows the destinies of several people driven to a homeless shelter by adverse circumstances and loss of home, homeland, or job.

Duration: 1 hour 30 min

Genre: Theatre

Price: 2000 RSD (17 €)

Credits:

  • Text and direction: Alexander Zeldin 
  • Production: A Zeldin Company, London, United Kingdom, in coproduction with Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe, Paris, France Original production: National Theatre of Great Britain in co-production with Birmingham Repertory Theatre

How to book?

Tickets are available for purchase through Bitef’s website here.



 

20:00-21:25
21

Right you are, if you think so [Local showcase]

Location: Yugoslav Drama Theatre - Participants list

Location: Yugoslav Drama Theatre

Address: Kralja Milana 50, Belgrade | Event Map  | Venue Accessibility

Performance in Serbian with English subtitles

Who is the mysterious Lady Frola who moved into our neighbourhood? And why doesn’t she live with the son-in-law who visits all the time, or with her daughter who never goes out and no one has ever seen! What secret are they hiding, and what misfortune drove them here from the town where they lived before?
These are the questions that trouble the characters of this play by Pirandello. Having nothing – except emptiness – behind the respectable and important social masks that they wear, they become obsessive and tireless in digging around and analysing other people’s lives, in the firm belief that they can get to the truth.
‘Right you are, if you think so’ is a humorous, cynical and wise play by the Nobel Prize laureate and famous Italian playwright Luigi Pirandello, one of the most important reformers of drama theatre in the 20th century. It contains motifs and ideas that resonate with the times we live in, where truth equals information, and compassion for those closest to us wanes and disappears before the desire for sensation.

Duration: 85 min

Genre: Theatre

Price: 10-12€

Credits:

  • Drama: Luigi Pirandelo
  • Direction: Jagoš Marković
  • Adaptation, Set Design, Music Selection: Jagoš Marković
  • Translation: Jugana Stojanović
  • Costume Design: Bojana Nikitović
  • Vocal Coach: Ljiljana Mrkić Popović
  • Lighting Design: Dejan Draganov
  • Sound Design: Igor Bošković
  • Stage Manager: Dušan Milosavljević
  • Prompter: Ksenija Ćirica

Cast:

  • Lamberto Laudisi: Vojislav Brajović
  • Lady Frola: Jelisaveta Sablić 
  • Mr Ponza: Marko Janketić
  • Lady Ponza: Jelena Trkulja
  • Advisor Agazzi: Branislav Lečić
  • Lady Amalia: Jasmina Avramović/ Nataša Tapušković
  • Dino: Lazar Đukić
  • Lady Sirelli: Vesna Stanković
  • Mr Sirelli: Nenad Jezdić
  • Mayor: Irfan Mensur
  • Lady Cini: Rada Djuričin/ Cvijeta Mesić
  • A waiter in the Agazzi's home: Slobodan Tešić

How to book?

Tickets are available for purchase through Yugoslav Drama Theatre’s website here.

20:00-21:15
21

Crises [Bitef main programme]

Location: Bitef Theatre - Participants list

Location: Bitef Theatre

AddressSkver Mire Trailović 1, Belgrade | Event Map  | Venue Accessibility

Performance in Serbian with English subtitles.

The performance "Crises" concludes the programme of the festival, whose mission is to promote new names. This performance is deliberately put at the end of the 56th Bitef as it expands the topical frame of the main programme: it tackles not only the social issues related to work but also the philosophical phenomenon of crisis.

Duration: 1 hour 15 min

Genre: Theatre

Price: 2000 RSD (17€)

Credits:

  • Direction: Žiga Divjak
  • Production: Nova Pošta (Mladinsko Theatre and Maska)

How to book?

Tickets are available for purchase through Bitef’s website here.

20:00-21:20
21

Cement Beograd [Local showcase]

Location: Belgrade Drama Theatre - Participants list

Location: Belgrade Drama Theatre

Address: Milesevska St. No.64a, Belgrade | Event Map  | Venue Accessibility

Performance in Serbian with English subtitles

Following the performances at the Zagreb Youth Theatre and at the Slovenian National Theatre Drama in Ljubljana, director Sebastijan Horvat is ending the year with Heiner Müller’s Cement at the Belgrade Drama Theatre. 

Cement is a piece about turmoil; from the revolutionary times that it treats, the struggle between the emancipatory aspirations of his characters and their anchoring in the traditional family relationships they grew up in, to the romantic relationship between the main characters, reflecting the impact of social circumstances on the most intimate level. 

This third performance in Belgrade, inspired by the great East German playwright Cement, will be based on an original play by Milan Ramšak Marković, in which the place and time of the story moves to Belgrade in the present day. 

The relationship between trauma, memory and political dementia that we gradually get lost in and the conflict that is encoded in our bodies are just some of the motifs introduced by this last act of a conversation with Heiner Müller.

Duration: 140 min

Genre: Theatre

Price: 1.500 RSD (13€)

Credits:

  • Written by: Milan Ramšak Marković, inspired by Heiner Müller
  • Direction: Sebastijan Horvat 
  • Costume Designer: Belinda Radulović
  • Composer: Drago Ivanuša
  • Choreography and Stage Movement: Ana Dubljević
  • Set Designer, Author of Video materials: Igor Vasiljev
  • Lighting Designer: Aleksandar Čavlek
  • Cast: Milena Župančič, Miodrag Miki Krstović, Bojana Stojković, Emir Ćatović / Milan Zaric, Ivan Zablaćanski, Isidora Simijonović, Marija Pikić, Nedim Nezirović

How to book?

Tickets are already available for purchase through the National Theatre of Belgrade’s website here.

20:30-21:45
21

A Lullaby For Aleksija Rajčić [Local showcase]

Location: National Theatre in Belgrade - Participants list

Location: National Theatre in Belgrade

Address: Francuska 3, Beograd | Event Map  | Venue Accessibility

Performance in Serbian with English subtitles

Aleksija Rajčić, the main heroine of Đorđe Kosić's play, has not had many choices in her life. Like all the other women, she is surrounded by those whose lives represent the model through which hers is expected to function. In a world steeped by the patriarchy, the only thing expected from Aleksija is to keep silent and endure hardships. The only alternative to a life that was predestined for violence and deprived of any choice, happiness or possibility of emancipation, even before it began, is death. 

Through a specific stylistic intervention in which he combines all the supporting characters in a male and female choir, the author of the play singles out Aleksija and her experience, putting them in focus alongside the depersonalised characters of this story, i.e. society, which is the biggest obstacle in this woman’s search for freedom and happiness.

In addition to the formal shaping of the text, the playwright also plays with the language, skillfully depicting the traumatic life story of a woman who, paradoxically, finds a way out of the vicious circle of violence and ultimate freedom in prison.

Duration: 75 min

Genre: Theatre

Price: 1.500-2.000 RSD ( around 12-18€)

Credits

  • Drama: Đorđe Kosić
  • Premiere 30.04.2022. ,,Raša Plaović” stage
  • Directed by: Jug Đorđević
  • Composer: Nevena Glušica
  • Dramaturge: Tijana Grumić
  • Set Design: Andrea Rondović
  • Costume Design: Vеlimirka Damjanović
  • Choreographer: Damjan Kecojević
  • Vocal Coach: Ljiljana Mrkić Popović
  • Associate Ethnomusicologist: Danica Krstić
  • Producer: Jasmina Urošević
  • Stage Manager: Sandra Rokvić
  • Prompter: Danica Stevanović
  • Cast: AleksijaRajčić Vanja Ejdus
  • Choirmasters: Iva Milanović, Novak Radulović
  • Choir: Sara Ristić, Nevena Milošević, Vera Zečević, Danijela Milošević, Mladen Lukić, Goran Milošević
  • Light Operator: Srđan Mićević
  • Make-Up: Marko Dukić
  • Stage crew: Chief Zoran Mirić
  • Sound Operator: Roko Mimica, Dejan Dražić

How to book?

Tickets will be available for purchase through the National Theatre of Belgrade’s website here in September.

21:00-22:30
21

Love [Bitef main programme]

Location: Luka Beograd, Blue hall - Participants list

Location: Luka Beograd, Blue hall

Address: Luka Beograd, Blue hall, 37 Zorza Klemansoa St, 11000, Belgrade | Event Map  | Venue Accessibility

Performance in Serbian with English subtitles.

"Love", one of the most wanted productions in the world, written and directed by Alexander Zeldin, follows the destinies of several people driven to a homeless shelter by adverse circumstances and loss of home, homeland, or job.

Duration: 1 hour 30 min

Genre: Theatre

Price: 2000 RSD (17 €)

Credits:

  • Text and direction: Alexander Zeldin 
  • Production: A Zeldin Company, London, United Kingdom, in coproduction with Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe, Paris, France Original production: National Theatre of Great Britain in co-production with Birmingham Repertory Theatre

How to book?

Tickets are available for purchase through Bitef’s website here.



 

21:00-01:00
18

Closing party

Location: Lisabon bar, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana) - Participants list

Location: Lisabon bar, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

A celebration to mark the closing of what we hope will have been a stimulating plenary meeting in Belgrade.

Sun 02.10
11:00-14:00
18

Farewell brunch

Location: Lisabon bar, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana) - Participants list

Location: Lisabon bar, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

Before we part ways and you begin your journey home, join us for one final moment as we come together over brunch. Don’t forget to save the date for the next IETM meetings in your diary.

19:30-21:00
21

Miss Julie [Local showcase]

Location: Opera & Theatre Madlenianum - Participants list

Location: Opera & Theatre Madlenianum

Address: Glavna 32, Belgrade 11080 | Event Map  | Venue Accessibility

Performance in Serbian and Slovenian with English subtitles

Haris Pasovic, a world-renowned director, whose glittering achievements have been staged in Belgrade theatres, presents August Strindberg’s play Miss Julie at the Madleninum.

Set in contemporary Slovenia, Julie is the daughter of a Slovenian mogul who is no more an aristocrat, but her ancestors were. At the same time, Jean, her servant who comes from Serbia, is a Gastarbeiter (guest worker) who earns a living at her father’s estate. The play explores the class and gender dynamics between the two.

Just like in the play, the story happens during the nightly celebration where alcohol, sleeplessness and a party atmosphere lead to acts of passion between the main two characters, ultimately to their regrets. This concept gives Pasovic a possibility to spotlight the economic inequality that exists between the EU and non-EU citizens.

Sara Dirnbek, who plays Julie, and Mina Pavlica, who plays Jean, bring Miss Julie to life on stage, alongside a sterling ensemble cast, as a contemporary up to date love story.

“Tens of thousands of young Balkans go to the EU for economic reasons and do the hardest physical work there. They are becoming a new social class, the lowest in the European social hierarchy.” 

– Haris Pasovic

Duration: 90 min

Genre: Theatre 

Price: 1400-1700 RSD (12-15€)

Credits:

  • Adaptation and Directing: Haris Pasovic
  • Assisted by: Stefan Gajic, Katarina Jovanovic
  • Dramaturgy: Jelena Paligoric Sinkevic
  • Set Design: Aleksandar Denic
  • Assisted by: Danilo Mladjenovic
  • Costume Design: Irma Saje and Vanja Ciraj Dzudza
  • Assisted by: Visnja Zilic
  • Composer: Marko Grubic
  • Choreographer: Igor Pastor
  • Light Design: Srdjan Jovanovic
  • Sound Design: Dusan Arsikin
  • Stage Manager: Goran Mladenovic
  • Organiser: Vlastimir Repic
  • Performed by: Sara Dirnbek, Strahinja Blazic, Mina Pavlica, Katarina Bradonjic, Nikola Knezevic, Jovan Veljkovic, Filip Stankovski,Sofija Kovacevicand Ksenija Repic

How to book?

Tickets will be available for purchase through Bitef’s website and Madlenianum website here in September.