Saturday 24 October 2020, 5pm Serbia Time and 4pm Irish time
Online Forum for Dialogue co-hosted by Dah Theatre, Belgrade, Serbia and Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality, Dublin, Ireland
Online Forum for Discussion
Open to the Public
Moderator: Jadranka Andjelić, Dah Theatre, Serbia
Speakers: Dijana Milošević, Dah Theatre, Serbia; John Scott, John Scott Dance; Ray Yeates, Dublin City Arts Office; Jenny MacDonald, Desert Fish Productions
Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality, Dublin, Ireland and Dah Theatre Research Centre, Belgrade, Serbia are delighted to co-host a joint event linking two unique festivals across Europe – the Dublin Arts and Human Rights festival running from the 16 to the 25 October 2020 and the Serbia Festival of Arts and Human Rights running from the 23 to the 28 October 2020. This event, titled The Artist Speaks: Festivals Across Borders Creative Conversations in Ireland and Serbia, is a cross-border creative conversation exploring links between the arts and human rights and why artists create work linked to human rights. The event features discussions with artists from Serbia and Ireland.
Dijana Milošević Biography
Dijana Milošević is a theatre director, co-founder and artistic director of DAH Theatre
In Belgrade, Serbia, the first theatre laboratory in her country. In addition to directing socially engaged theatre works of a high aesthetic quality, Dijana has worked on issues of violence against women with the activist group ‘Women in Black’, performing stories of women from Kosovo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia and Croatia. Dijana runs the International Institute for Actors and Directors, writes articles about theatre, gives lectures and workshops and tours with her company worldwide. In 1992, Dijana co-founded ANET (The Association of Independent Theatre Groups in Belgrade) and the Natasha Project, an international theatre network. She collaborates with Acting Together on the World Stage, Theatre Without Borders and The Magdalena Project, an international network of women in contemporary theatre.
DAH Theatre is an experimental Serbian theatre group founded in 1991 by Jadranka Anđelić and Dijana Milošević, who had originally performed on the streets of Belgrade to protest against the government’s acts of aggression. It produces politically driven, movement- oriented works. In 2003 DAH Theatre enlarged its activities by founding DAH Theatre Research Centre (DTRC) to deliver an ongoing program of workshops, lectures, seminars, guest performances and festivals. The work of the Centre is aimed towards a constant exchange of knowledge, experience and ideas amongst artists and participants from various theatrical and national traditions.
Dah Theatre, Serbia
DAH Theatre is an independent, professional theatre company founded in 1991 in Belgrade, Serbia. It is a contemporary artistic collective that examines social issues built on the principle of social action and excellence in arts production and projects. The important objective is bringing the young people closer to modern theatre expression and arts related to theatre. In addition to conducting their own theatre research, DAH Theatre is also dedicated to a permanent exchange of knowledge, experience and opinions among artists and theatre professionals of different national and theatre traditions. With more than 45 theatre productions, ten European and twenty international collaborations and thirteen organized festivals, DAH Theatre is one of the most enduring and successful theatre companies in the region. We are members of many national and international theatre networks and we are collaborating with the most prestigious universities from all over the world. In 2016 the first book about DAH Theatre was published “DAH Theatre, A Sourcebook” – published by Lexington Books. THE DAH Theatre is included in the book The Twenty-First Century Performance Reader, published by Routledge, 2019.
John Scott’s company, originally called Irish Modern Dance Theatre, was founded in 1991. The Dublin-based ensemble mixes virtuoso Irish and international dancers with African and Middle Eastern refugees and torture survivors. Scott has pioneered dance in Ireland, a country known more for its literary traditions and text based drama. His work is witty, theatrical with startling imagery and addresses ideas of diversity, love, metaphysics.