REZ Theatre & FFRIK! Festival goes virtually on Web 2.0

Without much glamour and in a very short time, a new theatre has been built – REZ theatre. It's the first Croatian theatre and first Croatian organisation in Second Life. Second life is a virtual 3D world on the internet where everyone can join, create its own personality and in principle create his own parallel, virutal world.

5th FFRIK! international festival of francophone theatre will be held in Zagreb from 5 – 12 May 2008. This year FFRIK! is presenting three foreign performances and one Croatian. Four very interesting plays will tackle some important problems of society today, such as identites of nations and individuals. Companies from Algeria, Belgium, Rwanda, Japan, South Korea, France and Croatia are participating this year. Performances will be held in Histrion House and Cultural Centre Tresnjevka, and the off programme in Cultural Centre Maksimir. Tickets can be bought via online system from 15 April 2008.

Along with the main performative part of the program there are numerous accompanying programs, including film screenings (Ariane Mnouchkine, Accrorap hip-hop collective), dance workshops (Contemporary dance and Hip-hop by Rayddine Bouhadja), photography exhibition (Dunes in the city by Anne Dessertine), roundtables, etc.

About Association REZ
Member of ANETH- association for the promotion of contemporary theatre and theatre writing as well EMYAN – Euro-Med Young Artists Network.
Association for the promotion of culture and art REZ has been founded in 2005 in order to promote intercultural dialogue through performing arts. In the last three years, Association has produced three FFRIK! international theatre festivals that gathered performing arts from four continents. The festival is primarily focused on the theme of cultural diversity. In 2007 REZ has also coproduced the world's first Festival of experiences. It was a multidisciplinary festival about Paris and it gathered over 100 performing and visual artists during two weeks. The basis of the project was a photo exhibition of our associate member Boris Surija and his team Odo' ja. REZ has also produced two plays- Tabataba by B.M. Koltes (Croatian premiere) and Marlen by young Croatian writer Martina Ocic. Tabataba is part of a two-year project of performing this text on the streets, in forgotten places. The first phase gathered Croatian and Moroccan artists. REZ also tries to involve and promote internationally young Croatia artists, so it initiated a project Fabrique en Croatie/Made in Croatia. Each year 2-3 plays of playwrights under the age of 30 will be translated into French and promoted internationally. REZ is a member of ANETH and its activities have received UNESCO label. For 2008, amongst other projects, REZ is preparing a project of cooperation with Algerian artists.

FFRIK! on YouTube

For more info about the programme of the FFRIK! Festival just click:

Visit REZ Theatre virtually in Second Life: secondlife/REZ-Theatre

(Source: REZ Theatre)