My life wildly revolves around theatre, around watching performances, writing about them, recommending them or not. I have developed a knowledgeable perception which can understand a lot and if there’s nothing to be understood to realize that asap.
But even I don’t get sent very often to performances which are not in Serbian, English or German.
So, why on earth would I recommend a theatre in Belgrade?!
Because it’s dance.
Years after the festival started its international life, the theatre was founded by the same group of people, with an idea to spread the spirit of new theatre tendencies. It has grown into a kind of off-stage, a place open for all sorts of theatre expressions most of which are not strictly verbal and, more often than not, are completely based on motion and music. It is alternative in its setting as well: based in the city centre, in a reconstructed evangelist church, it is at least worth seeing from the outside.
The theatre club – Bitef Art Café – is yet another story. It hosts some of the best gigs in town: jazz sessions, karaoke competitions, new bands’ concerts, slam evenings (photo), cabaret performances, and much more.
Theatre in Belgrade could sound a bit crazy but trust me on this one – you won’t regret it.