THEATER AS A WAY OF HEALING
23–27th of May, 2003.
The Festival and Conference “Theater as a Way of Healing” brought together international artists and theorists who deal with the issues of recovery from and transformation of difficult experiences using theatrical techniques.
These issues are extremely important for our country in this period, but modern history suggests they are not to be long forgotten internationally. The most important questions of the festival-conference are as follows: what is the role and power of theater and art in research related to healing and reconciliation? What is the power of art in dealing with crimes committed in our name? In which way can we heal the “wounds” made during the past period in our region? What are the experiences of people and artists from other countries?
Rituals and shamanistic practices are the origins of theater. Knowledge of the cosmos, stars, medicinal herbs and healing ceremonies preceded modern medicine. Art and even theater as we know it today is separated from everyday life as well as modern medicine. Our world is characterized by the separation of the functions of different fields of knowledge and art, but also the tendency to reunite or permeate them in some way. Contemporary theater is increasingly taking on the role of spiritual disciplines, and its healing power is becoming more and more obvious. In a way, we are returning to the beginning.– Jadranka Anđelić
THEATER AS A WAY OF HEALING
With this Festival, we marked the beginning of the work of the DAH Theater Research Center in our new space, at Marulićeva 8, in Belgrade.
23 May, Friday
10:00-14:00, REX Cultural centre, Taiko Rhythms, Rita Superbi, Italy- Drumming Workshop
12:00, Dah Theatre Research Center (Maruliceva 8) – OPENING OF THE FESTIVAL AND OF THE SPACE + cocktails
17:00, BITEF Theatre, Peru, Argentina & U.S.A.: Theater, Memory & Resistance by Roberto Gutierrez Varea (Argentina/ USA) – Lecture and video presentation
21:05, National Theatre, Maps of Forbidden Remembrance, 7 STAGES (USA) and DAH Theatre – Performance
24 May, Saturday
10:00-14:00, REX Cultural centre Taiko Rhythms, Rita Superbi, Italy Drumming Workshop
17:00-19:00, Dah Theatre Research Centre (Maruliceva 8) KALI, Vesna Tokin, Beograd – Video
Healing Power of Theatre, Sejo Djulic, Mostar Youth Theatre, BIH – Lecture and video presentation
20:00, Bitef Theatre Mbira Song, Stella Chiweshe, Zimbabwe – Concert
25 May, Sunday
17:00, Dah Theatre Research Centre (Maruliceva 8), Psycho Drama Terapeuthic Techniques or/and Creative Form by Vladimir Miloševic, and Zoram Djuric, Serbia – Presentation
20:00, Dah Theatre Research Centre (Maruliceva 8), Inner Mandala, Dah Theatre, Beograd – Lecture /Performance
26 May, Monday
10:00-14:00, REX Cultural Centre, Taiko Rhythms, Rita Superbi, Italy – Drumming Workshop
17:00-19:00, Dah Theatre Research Center (Maruliceva 8), Colour of Time – Claudia Bernardi / Argentina Healing From Governmental Abuse- Installation
Buddhist View by Tanja Popovic, Naropa University of Buddhistic Studies, USA – Lecture
20:00, Bitef Theatre Chronics, The Song of the Goat Theatre, Poland – Performance
20:00, Museum of African Art, Meeting with Stella Chiweshe (Zimbabwe) – Meeting with artists
27 May, Tuesday
10:00-13:00, REX Cultural centre Taiko Rhythms, Drumming Workshop, Rita Superbi, Italy – Drumming Workshop
13:00, Čubura Park, TAIKO Druming workshop presentation – Outdoor Concert
17:00, Dah Theatre Research Center (Maruliceva 8) Bread Stories, KPM Ogledalo, Novi Sad – Presentation of the work with the people with special needs
20:00, REX Cultural Centre, White Women From the West, Kathy Randels, ARTSPOT Production, SAD – Performance
This Festival is dedicated to Lena Ekhem.
background art by – Caludia Bernardi