World Theatre Festival 2006

The great author who marks this festival is Peter Brook. His play „ Sizwie Banzi is dead“ is not nostalgic, but its simplicity and humanity prescribe the Festival ethics and esthetics. Jan Fabre, just like Brook, presents his performance in which he connects his artistic genius with Warhol, Forsythe and the Croatian dancer of great international acclaim, Ivana Jozić. Lev Dodin is a great name in a series of masters that have been for the first time presented in Croatia at ZTF. His original choir signature is unique in world theatre and the play „Moscow choir“, co-authored with Igor Konyayev, is a satirical and melancholic view of the communist ‘50s. Oskaras Koršunovas is this year's winner of the European Award for New Theatre Reality. After Nekrošius and Tuminas, this encounter continues the story of the Lithuanian theater wonder. Finally, subversive and, in artistic sense, persistent and personal adaptation of Genet’s novel „Our Lady of the Flowers“ is directed by Dani Manfredini, an author close to the self-effacing line of Italian theatre already presented at ZTF by the works of Latella and Pippo Delbono.

These directors and their companies continue our common adventure towards a single theatre which erases the expected and breaks the mirror of certainty and uniformity on the way to a theatre of different social and esthetic experience. (Text by Dubravka Vrgoc and Ivica Buljan)

The Festival will take place between 15th and 22nd September.

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