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Transitions 1.Balkans: Contemporary Art Festival of the Independent Balkan Scene

March 2014
The OCC is staging a new ‘geopolitical’ festival this year. Entitled Transitions, the event seeks to broaden and deepen the cultural dialogue with societies which have been subject to radical political and economic changes over the last two decades as well as extreme social phenomena. In three festivals over the next three seasons, the OCC will be focusing on the independent and outstandingly dynamic arts scenes in three different areas, each of which occupies a position of central importance on the geopolitical map of today’s world and is home to artists who have set off in search of new forms of collective action and reaction to the ideological impasses of our age. The first Transitions is dedicated to our own geopolitical zone, the Balkans, while the two that follow will focus on Latin America and Central Europe respectively.

For nine days, artists from Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Bulgaria, Rumania and Moldova who have shaken up the international scene in recent years with their radical forms, poetic power and intensely politicized art will transform the OCC into an open platform for artistic dialogue and critical thinking, banishing our current Western stereotypes and revealing the unseen side of the Balkans. Active on the cutting edge between performance, dance, theatre, the visual arts and music, the artists at the Balkan festival were born and raised in the years of Real Socialism, witnessed the violence and chaos of the post-Communist period, and are now living through the derailment of the neo-liberal economic model. The eclectic festival is articulated around issues which acquire especial gravity in dark times: identity crisis, nationalism, immigration and the pressing need to create a powerful and effective civil society.

TRANSITIONS: 1. BALKANS
Artistic Director: Katia Arfara
Curator of Night of Performances & Invasive Species Dinner: Zvonimir Dobrović
Curator of the Music Programme: Christos Carras
Curator of the Theatre, Dance and Performance Programme: Katia Arfara
Scientific oversight of the TkH  (Walking Theory) debate: Ana Vujanović, Bojana CvejićMarta Popivoda
Parallel events coordination: Myrto Lavda
General production direction: Dimitra Dernikou
General technical direction: Lefteris Karabilas
Greek collaborators: Nickolas Panagiotopoulos, Panagiotis Trigas, Afroditi Tsigkoida (Invasive Species Dinner), Argyro Chioti (Damned Be the Traitor of his Homeland!, Just the Beginning), Prodromos Tsinikoris, Gigi Argyropoulou (On Trial Together).



 
 
INCLUDED IN CIRCLE

16 Mar 2014

22:30 Foyer +0
Free admission for ticket holders of at least one Balkans festival performance.


 

MUSIC

Balkans: Closing Party Živa Muzika DJs | Hladni rat! party

16 Mar 2014

21:00 Main Stage
10 €
Concs 5 €


 

THEATRE

Balkans: Just the Beginning Via Negativa

16 Mar 2014

16:00 Upper Stage
Free admission

 

THEATRE

Balkans: Public Debate "Art meets Theory in Collective Action" Walking Theory

15 Mar 2014

19:00 Upper Stage
10 €
Concs 5 €

 

DANCE

Balkans: Sad Sam Lucky Matija Ferlin

15 Mar 2014

21:00 Main Stage
10 €
Concs 5 €


 

THEATRE

Balkans: Typographic Capital Letters Gianina Cărbunariu

14 Mar 2014

Upper Stage
10 €
Concs 5 €

 

THEATRE

Balkans: Som Faves Ivo Dimchev

14 Mar 2014

21:00 Main Stage
10 €
Concs 5 €


 

THEATRE

Balkans: Who is Next? Janez Janša

12 Mar 2014

19:00 Upper Stage
10 €
Concs 5 €


 

MUSIC

Balkans: Hyperion Ensemble

12 Mar 2014

21:00 Main Stage
10 €
Concs 5 €


 

THEATRE

Balkans: On Trial Together-Athens Episode Ana Vujanović & Saša Asentić

10 Mar 2014

21:00 Upper Stage
Free admission

 

THEATRE

Balkans: "The Last Days of the Ceaușescus" Milo Rau & IIPM - International Institute of Political Murder

10 Mar 2014

19:00 Upper Stage
Free admission

 

TALKS & THOUGHTS

Transitions 1.Balkans: Lecture "From the Museum wall to the Facebook wall" Dan Perjovschi

9 Mar 2014

19:00 Main Stage
10 €
Concs 5 €


 

DANCE

Balkans: 1poor and one0 BADco.

9 Mar 2014

20:30 Upper Stage
10 €
Concs 5 €


 

MUSIC

Balkans: Experimental Belgrade

8 Mar 2014

21:00 Main Stage
10 €
Concs 5 €


 

THEATRE

Balkans: A Short History of Crying Sanja Mitrović

8 Mar 2014

19:00 Upper Stage
10 €
Concs 5 €


 

THEATRE

Balkans: Clear History Nicoleta Esinencu

7 Mar 2014

19:00 Main Stage
20 €
Concs 15 €
Those holding tickets for the lecture of Marina Abramovic, can also attend on the same day the "Night of Performances".

 

THEATRE

Balkans: Marina Abramović In conversation with Zvonimir Dobrović: The method and performance practice

7 Mar 2014

21:00 Multiple stages
Only those holding tickets for the lecture of Marina Abramovic, can attend on the same day the Night of Performances in various spaces of the building.
 

THEATRE

Balkans: Night of Performances

5 Mar 2014

20:30 Main Stage
10 €
Concs 5 €


 

THEATRE

Balkans: Damned Be the Traitor of his Homeland! Oliver Frljić

5 Mar 2014

22:00 Restaurant Hytra (6th floor)
35 € | For reservations contact Hytra bar restaurant T.  217 707 1118 & 210 3316767 (18:00-24:00).
 

THEATRE

Balkans: Invasive Species Dinner - If you cannot beat the enemy, eat the enemy