FESTIVALS AND MEETINGS
The DAH Theater creates festivals and meetings as a place for exchange between local and international artists, experts, managers and community, on specific topics.
This 3rd edition of the festival is inspired by Martin Niemoller’s poem “First they came” hoping to connect artists and human rights activists with each other, and with the wider community. Topic is Standing up for another is a fight for ourselves, emphasising empathy and compassion, bringing humanity back to the forefront before personal (selfish) needs, glorified in our times of radical individuality. The program includes theatre productions, workshops, installations, concerts, talks, films, as well as creation of an original mural. Artists and activists are coming from Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Brazil, Denmark, Germany, Holland, Kosovo, Norway, Italy, Serbia, and the USA.
The Prologue to the “Arts and Human Rights” festival marks the International Human Rights Day, while the Festival itself takes place in June 2023. With guests from Iran, Russia, Israel and USA we will contemplate one of the world’s
burning questions: What can art and activism do regarding human rights violations today?
ARTS AND HUMAN RIGHTS 2022
From 24 to 27 February in Belgrade, we present the second edition of the Festival which is designed as a platform for generating and promoting ideas that push to the forefront and put in a meaningful relationship arts and human rights.
BRIDGING THE CENTURIES 2021
DAH Theater celebrates its 30th anniversary from June 23 – 27, with the programme of our performances, talks, performative lectures and concerts. Exclusively, the production of Odin Theater by and with Roberta Carreri
is invited to close the event.
ARTS AND HUMAN RIGHTS 2020
The Festival is imagined as a platform for generating and presenting ideas that push to the forefront and put in a meaningful relationship arts and human rights. The program consists of performances, theater productions, films, installations, workshops, artists, activists, and audience debates and meetings. A special segment of the Festival is a conference, “Art in Challenging Contexts from Gender Equality Perspective.”
BEING / BECOMING 2016
Festival and conference for the 25th anniversary of DAH Theater, from June 30 to July 3, 2016. The festival and conference are composed of examples of enduring artistic collectives, discussed through performances, circle-discussion, lectures, workshops, and plays- including the participation of eminent artists and professors and their thoughts on the endurance of modern theater art
PASSING THE FLAME
Festival and conference for the 20th anniversary of DAH theater, from the 11th to the 18th of June, 2011.
“Passing the Flame” is the name of this festival-conference, on the theme of knowledge on theater art, the meeting of generations, the importance of endurance in culture, and on passing the experience and learning which exists only in the moment of performance- but must be noted, passed to others, and saved for the future.
BE IN BELGRADE 2005
Symposium with the Balkan Express Network at DAH Theater Research Center, from the 15th to the 17th of March, 2005; on the theme of ‘the position of theater in regional changes,’ part of the 19th Plenary Meeting in Belgrade. The symposium gathered performers, directors, producers, managers, and the springs of cultural politics from all of Southeast Europe- Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, and Serbia- along with Slovenia, Turkey, Italy, and France.
FORUM FOR INDEPENDENT THEATER
Conference on “CONTEMPORARY PERFORMANCE ART AND CULTURAL / MEDIA POLITICS IN SERBIA” from the 5th to the 11th of December, in The Cultural Center Belgrade (in cooperation with the Association of Independent Theaters- ANET.)
The conference gathered artists and experts in the field of performance art, to discuss the status of contemporary non-institutional theater in Serbia. The program included a workshop from the Buto Theater, led by Katsuro Kan of Japan.
With support from the Secretariat of Culture in Belgrade, in cooperation with the Cultural Center Belgrade and Belgrade Drama Theater.
THEATER AS A WAY OF HEALING 2003
Festival and conference on ‘theater as healing,’ composed of international groups of artists and theoreticians who work on the questions of healing and transformation of difficult experiences through the techniques of theater.
What is the role and power of theater and art in researching the processes of recovery and reconciliation? How powerful is art in facing evil that is done in our names? What are the ways of healing from ‘wounds’ gained in the troubles times of our region?
International festival at Bitef Theater, from the 16-22th December (with cooperation with the Association of Independent Theaters- ANET). Performances, workshops, presentations, round-tables, all with the motto of “cross dissolve of
theater styles, generations, media, and artists with different theater experiences.” On the program: Eddie Ladd, Jill Greenhalgh (Great Britain), Helen Varley Jamieson (New Zealand), the Association of Independent Theaters of
Siberia (Russia), Theatre Kopergietery (Belgium), Guy Wiliiams, British National Association for Drama, Theater Kasis (Netherlands) and DAH Theatar, Omen theater, Ister theater, Blue Theater, Theater Project of Objective Drama,
ERG Status dance theater, Swan Theater and Mirror Theater. With support from the European Cultural Foundation.
ENDURANCE AND TRANSFORMATION
International theater symposium and festival to mark 10 years of work for DAH Theater. Realized with support from the National Theater and Cultural Center REX of Belgrade.
Alongside theater performances and work presentations, the round-table will gather eminent local and foreign artists, who will exchange thoughts on the title theme as well as the actual cultural situations in Europe, the USA, and Israel.
Theater symposium and perfroming art festival dedicated to on work with youth. Part of the program Play Against Violence of the European Cultural Foundation, with the Association of Independent Theaters- ANET.)
STRATEGIES OF SURVIVAL 1999
The festival presented performances by members of the Association of Independent Theaters, from September 22 to 26. On September 27, a panel discussion was held at the Bitef Theater with the theme “Different aspects of the work and existence of the independent theater scene in Belgrade.” The round table with Eugenio Barba on “Survival Strategies” was held in Atelje 212- marking the beginning of the newly established Association of Independent Theaters-ANET (Ister Theater, DAH Theater, Blue Theater, Omen Theater, ErgStatus, Swan Theater).
INTERNATIONAL THEATER WORKSHOPS MEETING
Belgrade, October 7 – 20, 1996 in cooperation with the Cinema REX Cultural Center. Workshops and performances from Japan, Poland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Serbia.
ART SAVES LIFE
1993 AND 1994
Festival and meeting of the theater network NATASHA Project- in cooperation with Sava Center, Belgrade. With guests from Belgium, The Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Sweden.