Announcing the Festival

City Municipality of Zvezdara and Festival Council proudly announce 16th Children‘s theatre festival POZORIŠTE ZVEZDARIŠTE, which will be held from 20th to 26th of November 2019. year, under the slogan „KNOW IT ALL“.
This year we start even before the official beginning! We will begin with a word for the new generations, which will be creating theatre for children and youngsters in the future.

On Tuesday, 19th of November, from 11 till 13 o‘clock in Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade will be held a lecture named „A look into contemporary praxis of theatre for children and young audience“. A lecture is for young artists, students of art academies and professionals in scene arts for young audiences, as a result of long term cooperation with Assitej Serbia, with support from Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Department for management and theatre, radio and culture production.

Officially we start on World Children‘s Day: on Wednesday, 20th of November at 10,30 AM on the big scene of „Vuk“ theatre, the festival will be opened by Miloš Ignjatović, president of Festival Council and president of City Municipality of Zvezdara.
Children choir „Kolibri“ conducted by Ljiljana Ranđelović will perform several children songs written by Ljubivoje Ršumović, in his honor, because he‘s the winner of this year‘s prize A STAR AMONG THE STARS, which the Festival Council gives for a permanent contribution to developing of children theatre.

In the Competition section of 16th Zvezdarište 13 performances from Serbia, Bosnia, and Herzegovina, Croatia and Lithuania, choosed by selector Željko Hubač will be performed, and there are, like every year, two juries which will decide about festival awards: Expert and Children´s jury.

Members of Expert jury of 16th Zvezdarište are Aleksandra Glovacki, dramaturge and theatre critic, Bojana Lazić, theatre director and Stefan Bundalo, an actor.

Members of Children’s jury will be girls and boys, 8 – 13 years old, participants of the 4th generation of the “Little theatre experts” group.

We still develop a partnership with Association for developing theatre for children and young ASSITEJ SERBIA, through organizing three events as parts of the accompanying festival programme:

  • Lecture “A look into contemporary praxis of theatre for children and young audience” in Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade (Tuesday, 19th November from 11 AM till 13 PM)
  • The encounter of ASSITEJ members from region in which will participate theatre authors from North Macedonia, Croatia, and Serbia (Thursday, 21st of November, from 14 PM, Multimedia room – “Vuk” theatre)
  • Promotion of new collection of short drama texts „Stories from a small break – Saint Sava stories“ (Friday, 22nd of November, from 11.00 AM, Multimedia room – “Vuk” theatre)

In 16th Zvezdarište, through both competitive and accompanying programme, we mark important jubilees: 30 years from the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and 30 years of work of “Creative Center” publisher, which is a partner and friend of the Festival from the beginning. Both Zvezdarište and “Creative Center” continuously work on promotion and improvement of children’s right to the culture, and other human rights, offering them quality content and the possibility to hear their voice too, worrying for culture to be available to every child, encouraging the development of their creative and critical thinking.

Zvezdarište‘s host is “Vuk” theatre, yet besides “Vuk” performances, lectures, meetings, and workshops will be held in the Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Puppet theatre “Pinocchio” and “Pan Theatre” too. Tickets for all performances are free.

With many interesting, clever, exciting happenings and joy – we expect you!

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