CURRENT PERFORMANCES

For Your Own Good (2020)

A performance for both children and adults, part of the EU Children’s Rights Project, ‘Rights4Kids,’ 2018-2020. The goal of this project is to raise awareness of children’s and young people’s rights. 

Dancing Trees (2020)

A dance-theater performance in open space, in cooperation with the Institute for Artistic Dance (Belgrade). A poetic representation to underscore the importance of protecting trees Involve eight dancers and music by Ivana Stefanović.

The Conundrum of Revolutions (2018)

Rosa Luxembourg – ‘Red Rosa’ is an inspiration for revolt, against everything inhuman, violent, and exploitative, still today when revolt is not readily visible. Rosa presents us with the question- where is rebellion, is it possible?

DADA’s Women – A Possible Exhibition (2017)

A theater-installation about DADAism and the movement’s male and female artists. DADA was conceived in light of the First World War, out of the necessity to oppose conflict and violence.

 25 Glasses of Wine (2016)

A lecture-performance featuring DAH Theater’s director, using autobiographical texts to discuss the work of a theater troupe and their adventures in the historical-political context of ‘a country which no longer exists.’

Perchance to Dream! (2016)

What happens when the character from “Dreams and Obstacles” starts spinning, and lands in a new performance- “Perchance to Dream!”?

PAST PERFORMANCES

Previously blue (2015)

A poetic summit about the mysteries of disaster, resilience and beauty. A co-production between Dah Theater, 7 Stages Theater (from Atlanta USA) and the ensemble of Antarsia Cafe (from Chicago, USA.)

The Shivering of the Rose (2014)

A performance about the artistic cooperation and creative process between actors and directors, on the theme of missing persons. A reflection on the strength and fragility of remembrance, the meaning of ‘missing,’ and the possibility of transformation. 

The Presence of Absence (2013)

Part of the project ‘The Power of Remembrance,’ about the post-traumatic remembrance, saved by the members of a family in which one or more has gone missing and disappeared from their closest environment.

Dreams and Obstacles (2012)

An experiment in form, a blend of autobiographical performance and work-demonstration on the theme of the ‘becoming’ of the artist, following the development of her dream and its gradual realization on the stage.

Tender, tender, tenderly (2011)

A performance and concert by DAH Theater, in collaboration with music group the Secondhanders, on the theme of nostalgia and its influence on the cultural scene of the former Yugoslavia.

The Nastasijević Code (2010)

DAH Theater’s performance about the famous Nastasijević family and the spiritual heritage they left in Serbian culture. The performance illuminates the artistic and cultural milieu of inter-war Serbia, projecting a strong artistic vision in the process.

Two grannies, four cats, and a scooter (2009)

Long-term DAH Theater actresses Sanja Krsmanović Tasić and Maja Mitić in their soulful and warm way, through the language of theater and art, send a message to children and their parents the beauty of relations with animals and growing up with pets in the house- as well as its importance in developing responsibility and care for another being, the capacity to love, mourn, rejoice…

Crossing the Line (2009)

“Crossing the Line” is based on texts from the book “Women’s Side of War,” published in 2007 by the activist group Women in Black. The book is a compilation of authentic testimonies from women who survived the wars of the former Yugoslavia, between 1991-1999.

In Search of the City (2007)

A performance on the ruins of a library on Kosančićev street. DAH’s idea was to illumine the ‘hidden walls,’ and hidden history- in order to make them transparent and in that way transform the city and its inhabitants. 

Guide Through an Alternative History of Belgrade (2006)

As part of the program of their fifth International School for Actors and Directors, DAH Theater realized the mobile performance- ‘Guide Through an Alternative History of Belgrade.’

The Story of Tea (2006)

The central theme of the performance is the train that will finally take three sisters to the place of their dreams- Moscow, or missed opportunities and  gambled chances, inspired and provoked by the other important themes of DAH Theater’s ‘three sisters.’

In/visible City (2005)

A performance in the city bus system, and on-going project, ‘In/visible City’ is meant to render visible both the cultural richness of ethnic diversity and the multi-ethnic structure of Serbian cities.

Alice and Kafka are Dead / Long Live the Rosenbergs (2005)

How to solve a problem like that of Ethel Rosenberg’s? Or Alice’s in Wonderland? Both were condemned to death, one in a fairytale, one in real life. Historic trials and great literary events meet in this co-production, in order to see what these two stories of the death penalty may have in common.

Cirque Macabre (2002)

Using the form of an obscure circus, this performance deals with the theme of violence. The characters that perform the “circus acts” are artists/visionaries who marked our times, performing a dark tango with their prosecutors.

Dancing With Darkness (2002)

In DAH Theater’s first solo performance, Sanja Krsmanović Tasić expands through the theme of dealing with loss and its reasoning in a previous performance (“The Helen Keller Case”) to the meaning of loss in general: the loss of senses, the loss of a country, the loss of perceiving reality in a generally accepted way, the loss of identity.

Inner Mandala (2002)

Lecture-performance by actress Maja Mitić, in which she discusses the healing power of theater, featuring parts of all the  performances in which she has played from 1991 to now (2002). 

Maps of Forbidden Remembrance (2001)

A co-production between DAH Theater and 7 Stages Theater of Atlanta, USA. The theme of this performance is emigration, one of the burning topics in Yugoslavia today. Is it possible for artists to create outside of their home-country? What are the consequences of that decision?

Documents of Times (1999)

Performance created during the NATO bombardment of Yugoslavia, May-June 1999. A testament of reality dissolving in front of us, the impossibility of capturing a certain moment, and the need for a different kind of record.

Travelers (1999)

An on-going project- a concert-performance on the question of ‘why do people leave the country in which they were born?’ through the lenses of different cultures.

Angels in the Cities (1998)

An open-space performance in the city- the DAH angels arrive for a ritual cleansing- searching the city for places in need of cleansing from their history.

The Helen Keller Case (1998)

A story about the need for communication, the need to touch an other- told through moments of the biography of Helen Keller, a famous deaf and blind American author and advocate for human rights. Meeting across different times, imaginary and historical persons dance with darkness, casting their hopeful gazes toward the coming century. 

Angel’s Memories (1996)

An open-air performance adapted to the time and space in which it is played. Three actors impersonating angels strive to contact the public on the street, casting a glance back on the 20th century.

The Legend about the End of the World (1995)

Performance on the theme of trying to create a life on top of ruins- through the views of three women, who break the archtypical role for their differing cultures.

Zenith (1994)

“Zenith – the history of an inspiration ” is the story of the fate of artist Ljubomir Micic and the avant-garde at the beginning of the 20th century. 

This Babylonian Confusion (1992)

This performance was determined by the pressures on an artist as a human being in dark times. Featuring anti-war poems of Bertolt Brecht.

 The Gifts from Our Ancestors (1992)

Based on excerpts from Momčilo Nastasijević, the founder of ‘magical realism’ in Serbian literature. The performance synthesizes contemporary theater with the specific roots of Serbian culture.