Transcending art forms, culture transcending into society. The theme of the 30. International Theatre Festival Divadelná Nitra will be reflected in the main programme as well as a rich line-up of accompanying events. Over six festival days running from 1 to 6 October, it will offer theatre, discussions, concerts, programme for children and youngsters, standup comedy, and guided tours.
From children’s puppet theatre to a punk music gig. Different nooks and crannies of Nitra will come alive with culture and socio-political debate. During the first week of October, festival visitors and locals will have a chance to experience a host of events brought to town by ITF Divadelná Nitra and its partners. “The accompanying programme is a space dedicated to nonprofessional and student theatre, local creators, institutions and partners, bands, discussions, non-theatrical art forms, and an array of other activities that will animate Svätoplukovo námestie and various space around Nitra,” explains accompanying programme dramaturge Miro Zwiefelhofer, continuing: “Nonetheless, this is the second time we organise it in the peculiar atmosphere of anti-pandemic measures. Above all, we wish to offer visitors an as pleasant as possible combination of spectator comfort, cultural enjoyment, and safety. Adjusting anti-pandemic measures will, of course, depend entirely on which level of the pandemic traffic light system our district is categorised.”
The accompanying programme will not forget the festival’s 30. anniversary, commemorated on Sunday, October 3, with a theory event titled Transcending Divadelná Nitra 1992 – 2021 joined by the authors a prepared eponymous jubilee publication. Creators can be encountered in morning Artists talks in the foyer of the Andrej Bagar Theatre. Also prepared is a Large Public Debate titled Presahy / Transcendencies about the festival theme featuring special guests, streamed online by Denník N and moderated by Oliver Rehák in the Andrej Bagar Theatre’s Studio on Monday, October 4.
photo (ITF Divadelná Nitra 2018): Collavino