In the past 15 years of the existence of the World Theater Festival, the audience has had the opportunity to meet some of Europe’s biggest theater names such as Pjotr Fomenko, Lev Dodin, Oscar Koršunovas, Luc Bondy, Stanislas Norday, Arpad Schiling, Pascal Ramberta, Pippo Delbono and Robert Lepage, and this year, despite an additional budget cut, the Festival will host three exceptionally attractive performances by major European and world filmmakers. the season was cut by an additional 20 percent, we did not focus on the number of performances but on their quality. 2019 Calendar to Print It seems important to highlight some of the representative examples of the European World Theater, which point to trends in the contemporary theater. Each of the three distinct performances depicts in their own way one direction of theatrical endeavors to respond to the demands of time. Thus, viewers will be able to see the extremely attractive achievements of two directors – Rau and Serre, whose performances have not yet been present in Croatia, as well as the play by Thomas Ostermeier, which the Zagreb audience expects to appreciate. In any case, the treats are offered to the Zagreb audience in September, said Dubravka Vrgoč, speaker of the Zagreb National Theater and co-founder of the World Theater Festival.
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This year’s 16th World Theater Festival runs from September 15th to 29th, is being opened by the theater star Milo Rau and is presented with the project ‘Five light pieces’ produced by Belgian art center CAMPO. After that, on September 21st, the performance of ‘Macbetta’, a Italian attraction directed by Alessandra Serre, will be performed by Sardinia Teatro on Sardinian Dialect. The festival ends on September 28 and 29 with the performance of ‘Rikard III’ directed by almost home-made director, famous Thomas Ostermeier, and performed by his master theater, Berlin Schaubuhne.
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Milo Rau studied sociology, Germanism and romance in Paris, Zurich and Berlin, among others, Pierre Bourdieu and, in addition to directing, he was involved in journalism. Ten years ago, he founded the International Institute of Political Murder (IIPM), a theatrical and film production house, which soon became known for political theater, that is, plays based on documentary material and the reconstruction of true stories. Many of his plays have been included in the programs of some of the biggest national and international festivals, such as the Avignon Festival, the Berlin Theater Theater and the Kunstenfestivala in Brussels, and ‘Five Easy Peaces’ triumphed over last year’s MESS in Sarajevo when it won the Grand Prix, and Milo Rau’s Golden Laurel wreath for Best Director.
His theatrical work can be divided into three levels. On the first Rau he deals with multimedia adaptations, that is, the “scrambling-reconstructions” of historical or social conflicts. 2019 Calendar to Print For example, in the 2011 Hate Radio show, according to Ivica Buljan, Co-Head of the Festival, Rau focused on the role of RTLM in the Rwandan Genocide in 1994. In the 2009 The Last Days of the Ceausescus theatrical-film project he publicly criticized the Romanian dictator married couple Ceausescu, and disagreed with the question of the revolution. And in the play ‘Breivik’s Statement’ he was dealing with the topic of xenophobia.