The Networking Memories project created a durable network between 8 civil society organizations from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Kosovo and Serbia (DAH Theater) aimed to involve citizens in the conception and implementation of joint activities. The NETWORKING MEMORIES project aims to explore the memories of the time of Yugoslavia- among the younger generation who never actually lived in it – that is why these memories and feelings, although strong, are borrowed (from parents, family, school, media…)As a result of this specific work, a kind of MUSEUM OF MEMORY and a theatrical play will be created from the artifacts and stories of the participants. The project was implemented in Pristina, Sarajevo, Belgrade, Rome and Trentino. [2011-2012]
Performance premier on June 30th- at DAH Theater
The play is inspired by the memories of Yugoslavia, the memories of young people who did not actually live in it.
Performers: Predrag Kotur, Sonja Mladenov, Slobodan Roksandić, Milica Stefanović
First Act: YU TUBE
Text and Direction: Aleksandra Urošević
Text Collaboration: Jeton Neziraj
Scenography: Ivana Lovre
From any relationship that has a history, intimacy is inevitably born. Even conflict creates intimacy. With this play, we wonder where that intimacy goes after parting. We take the past as the cause and the present as the consequences. We look at the past from the present perspective. Who knows how many times we conclude – “maybe we ended up with the past but the past did not end with us.” Nostalgia no one can take away, it belongs to everyone.
*quote from the film Magnolia, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
Second Act: FAREWELL
Dramaturgy and co-direction: Sanja Krsmanović Tasić
Actor’s text and research participants: Muhamed Filipović, Georgi Stardelova, The RITAM NEREDA Group, Karl Marx, Marko Raguža, Jetona Neziraja and Sanja Krsmanović Tasić
Four actors go through the ritual of FAREWELL through the characters of Mother Serbia, the Risen Earth who had the sea, the One Who Believes, and the Sacrificed Son. What is it that needs to be sent, in order for the new and different, and maybe – better, to be welcomed? How to get out of the vicious circle of our cursed heritage? Have we sent enough sons and daughters to “fight for our people”, or to some distant country where a better life is possible? It’s time to get ready for happy welmcoings, there were a lot of farewells.
We thank Boris Čakširan, Ivona Tomić, Iva Musović.
MUSEUM OF MEMORY
Opening on April 27 at 7 pm at DAH Theater
Artifacts brought (objects, photographs, objects, etc.) from and in connection with the SFRY period will be exhibited in the Museum of Memories within the project Networking Memories.
As part of the opening, DAH Theater will present a part from the play “Tender, Tender, Tenderly”