Ivan Medenica, BITEF Artistic Director and Selector
“Bitef wants to save what can be saved, because it was never just an artistic review, but rather also a platform for the social struggle in favour of progressive values, and those are today the most basic, human values: normalcy, goodness, love.”
17-26 September 2019, Belgrade
The second donor dinner of the Bitef Festival was held at Hotel Square Nine, with the support of friends of the I&F McCann Group. The...
The 52nd Bitef was officially opened under the slogan "The World Without Men". Before the opening ceremony of the festival, in the foyer of the...
13-22 Sept. 2018
Ivan Medenica, Bitef Artistic Director and Selector
“The task of this year’s BITEF is to reconcile us with the fact that we are living in a troublingly dangerous world, to prompt us to ask whether and how theatre and art can counteract that, and to jolt us out of our aesthetic prejudices.”
Ivan Medenica, Artistic Director Of BITEF
“Opening Bitef with none other than the play Mount Olympus, which is currently one of the most famous in the world, truly reaffirms what Bitef is and its grandeur in every sense of the word.”
9 & 15.11.2017
Double laureate was the play Hilarious darkness directed by Dušan David Pařízek
American theatre director and playwright Robert Wilson opened the 50th Bitef at Belgrade’s National Theatre, comparing this Belgrade festival with the core that reflects...
H.E. German Ambassador Axel Dittmann organised a reception at his ambassadorial residence to honour the 50th BITEF and the 28th Congress of the International...
Ivan Medenica, Artistic Director and Curator of the Bitef Festival
BITEF Festival marks this year its 50th anniversary
Guy Weizman, Choreographer
Dance has always been the best kept secret for liberation. By liberating the body, the magic of dance permeates and opens room for debate on important issues, thereby pushing back certain borders within society. This is exactly what Netherlands-based international dance company Club Guy & Roni, led by Israeli artist Guy Weizman, has been doing since it was founded in 2002