For nearly three decades, Association Divadelná Nitra has collected documents and materials on its eponymous festival and other projects. Over time this has created an ‘informal’ but precious archive, which we processed in the first phase of the project Open Archives of Divadelná Nitra (research – reflection – research). Over the past three years, we have mapped existing documents and artefacts, processed them in the form of research and records, and offered them to the professional public.
Today Association Divadelná Nitra presents the second phase of the project.
Diverse and unique data, thousands of documentary materials – listings, photographs, video recordings and texts of productions performed during the 29th year International Theatre Festival Divadelná Nitra are also available in ENGLISH. We are expanding our online presence to be even more international and global.
The archive currently contains more than 398 productions in the main programme of the festival, including more than 700 texts about productions and directors, almost 300 scripts, more than 5,500 photographs of the productions, more than 260 photographs of the directors who were guests at the festival, and approximately 250 video recordings. Many documents are unique, and you will not find them anywhere else in Slovakia. From today, most of these documents and information are available on the website www.dnarchivy.sk in two language versions. Other forms, such as videos recordings and scripts, are prepared for study purposes at the association’s headquarters.
We believe that our archive will become an essential source of information for students and teachers of universities and high schools in the field of performing arts, as well as other cultural and social disciplines. Moreover, it will represent an important basis for the work of theatre critics and historians in research and artistic reflection, but also a unique inspiration for theatre artists in Slovakia as well as in the foreign countries after making the English version available.
For more information, please visit: http://dnarchivy.sk/en/home-en/.
The implementation of the project Open Archives of Divadelná Nitra was supported by the FPU (Fond na podporu umenia – Slovak Arts Council) from public sources as the project’s leading partner.