Reflections on a range of socio-political issues are within the gene pool of the International Festival Divadelná Nitra. They appear in different forms within the Festival programme.

The aim of the programming is to draw attention to these issues, highlight them and thus convey them clearly to the public.

The focus of the Festival management and team is reflected in the choice of issues, that gives it a distinct ideological direction. Principally, the themes reflect the existential sense of the contemporaries -artists and others engaged in culture.

Individual Festival editions thus highlight such themes as the quest for identity, reconciliation with the past, visions of the future, issues of immigration, integration, poverty, environmental protection, or, in general, depreciation of values.

The leitmotif of each Festival edition, that varies from year to year, is thus a symbolic indicator of the overarching theme of an annual edition, whilst also serving as the common denominator of the themes of individual performative works.

At the same time, the leitmotif is an incentive to search for content or conceptual connections, links between individual components or works within the Festival programme.

The leitmotif is an inspiration for visual solutions, an incentive to play with the meanings of the term.

Imaginary map, a network of mental and communication links is thus created, and the idea is fulfilled of the Festival as a platform for cultural exchange and the advancement of critical thinking.

The subtitle of the International Theatre Festival Divadelná Nitra 2024 is:

nový pohľad / new view

The theme of ITF Divadelná Nitra 2024 nový pohľad/new view reflects the new circumstances of its existence, responds to the current social situation and events abroad. New view on the world around us, on war, ecology, on relations between communities. The theme reflects the new circumstances of its existence, as well as the new societal situation at home and events abroad. The new perspective expresses the need to look with new eyes at ourselves, at the people around us, at what is happening in our country and beyond its borders. A new outlook means rethinking some historical events and our attitudes to current issues in social and political life. A new perspective means addressing issues of environmental protection and marginalised groups. It also means taking the courage to look at things from the other side.

A new way of looking at the world

A new way of looking at life

A new way of looking at history

A new way of looking at war

… ecology

… old age

… immigration

… transition

… family

… life of bees

… old problems

… electromobility

… artificial intelligence

… neighbourhood disputes

… political situation

… dark matter

A new way of looking at the international festival