There were two dance pieces on the main programme of the 57th BITEF, one from Serbia, one a co-production from Belgium and Burkina Faso.
Nina Rajić Kranjac stages a bold, nuanced and partially open-air six-hour production of Tony Kushner’s modern American classic
Talented young director Tamara Kostrešević helms an engaging new production of one of Tena Štivičić’s early plays.
Mario Banushi’s impressionistic, wordless performance about mourning rituals and the grieving process shows great promise.
Engrossing, dynamic staging of Karl Ove Knausgård’s novel directed by Ivica Buljan for SNG Drama Ljubljana.
Moving and impactful production of George Orwell’s dystopian novel by director Igor Mendjisky for the National Theatre of Kosovo.
Ivan Cerović’s well-performed if problematic production of a text by Velimir Lukić in which puppets come to life at the Serbian National Theatre.
Gender is central to Grzegorz Jarzyna’s reimagining of Shakespeare’s comedy for Zagreb Youth Theatre.
Captivatingly written and performed exploration of communities and crisis, written by Katarina Morano and directed by Źiga Divjak for SNG Drama Ljubljana.
Jovana Tomić directs a bittersweet, at times provocative reworking of Ferdinand Bruckner’s play about a group of disaffected, sexually entangled young people at the Yugoslav Drama Theatre.