Ersan Mondtag first time at Bitef

This year’s 51st Bitef will be held from September 22nd to September 30th in Belgrade. In the main programme, in the repertoire will be seven achievements of some of the most important theatre artists of today. Particular attention should be paid to the participation of Ersan Mondtag, possibly leading rising star of German theatre, who will be presented to the Belgrade audience with two plays. Additional charm to Mondtag’s arrival in Belgrade is the fact that this is his first appearance at a major international festival, which further gains importance to Bitef, affirming the Berlin director of Turkish origin.

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Economy of China: Comrade Deng’s Fruits

Text: Žikica Milošević

Mao has gone and the country was deep inside a Cultural Revolution, poor and disenchanted with the Party. Deng Xiaoping took the steering wheel and made the moves. He was the architect of the new thinking which completely changed the face of the country, and the planet. Instead of the countless military-looking citizens with little red books riding bicycles, now we have China as a most dynamic economy, the world leader and an economic miracle never seen before.

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Ljiljana Smajlović, Nedeljnik columnist and former President of the Journalists’ Association of Serbia: Government strong, press weak

While the tabloids’ brutal vulgarity is disgusting, the hypocrisy of our self-proclaimed „quality press“ is unforgivable

Text: Žikica Milošević

Ljiljana Smajlović was for a long time Editor-in-Chief of the oldest newspaper in Serbia, Politika. After a long career, she does not hesitate to speak her mind openly and with clear attitude.

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Red and gold – The ancient civilisation takes over once again

Text: Žikica Milošević

The Chinese culture and civilisation could be one of the oldest and richest in the world. It gave birth to many ideas unknown in the West, which we “discovered” there centuries later. China is one of the Four Ancient Civilisations (alongside Babylon, India and Egypt) and its distance, isolation and different philosophy made it exotic for many generations. Now with increased globalisation and modernisation, China manages to blend the novelties and traditions in a successful manner.

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Prologue of the 51st Bitef – Quizula! The performance of the famous British theatre troupe Forsd Enterteinment announces the Bitef

Bitef in 2017, 51st in a row, will be held from September 22 to September 30 in Belgrade. Within the main programme, there will be seven shows, but they will last for more than forty hours. This fact itself points to the main aesthetic determinant of this year’s festival, a long-term performance or “durational performances.”

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