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DAH Theatre

DAH Theatre was formed in June 1991 as the first theatrical laboratory in Yugoslavia. It is an independent company concerned with the development of contemporary theatre. By its experimental work the theatre stimulates the potential of artists and individuals to contribute to the society in transition. In 1993 DAH Theatre expanded its activities by forming the Theatre Research Centre. The latter hosts workshops, lectures, seminars, guest performances and festivals. The work of the Centre is aimed towards a constant exchange of knowledge, experience and ideas among artists and participants from various theatrical and national traditions.
Author: Yuliana Yankova

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Cirque Macabre

Production / Performance,
2002
Using the form of an obscure circus, this performance deals with the theme of violence. The characters who perform the "circus acts" are artists/visionaries who marked our times and who perform a dark tango with their prosecutors.

Dancing with Darkness

Production / Performance,
2002
DAH Theatre´s first solo performance. Actress Sanja Krsmanovic Tasic deals with the meaning of loss in general: the loss of senses, the loss of a country, the loss of perceiving reality in a generally accepted way, the loss of identity.

Inner Mandala

Production / Performance,
2002
Lecture/demonstration in which the actress Maja Mitic talks about the healing power of theatre, showing excerpts from the performances she took part since 1991. Her focus is on the question "How far can or should one´s personal responsibility extend for injusticies one did not commit?"

Singing Body, Dancing Voice

Production / Performance,
2001
A working process demonstration. By passing through the roles and characters that lived through her body and voice in the last nine years, Sanja Krsmanovic Tasic explains her path of actress-shaman of DAH Theatre. The latter is a place where she discovers a space for artistic, spiritual and professional development and challenge, a place to express her opinions and beliefs about the surrounding reality, history and life itself.

Maps of Forbidden Remembrance

Production / Performance,
2001
Co-production of DAH Theatre and 7 Stages Theatre (Atlanta, USA). This is a story depicting the connection between progress, artist´s personality and sources of strength in dark times. A story about immigration, a burning issue in Yugoslavia.

Documents of Time

Production / Performance,
1999
Created in Belgrade In May and June 1999 while NATO was bombing Yugoslavia. It is the testimony of reality dissolving in front of us. The piece represents the impossibility to capture a time and seeks to fulfill a need for a different kind of record and witness.

Travellers

Production / Performance,
1999
A music performance exploring the theme "Why do people leave their native countries" through an encounter of different cultures.

Flame on the Bottom of the Sea

Production / Performance,
1998
A working process demonstration. DAH Theatre´s actress Maja Mitic, who is part of the group from the very beginning, demonstrates the basic elements of her creations and how her way of work developed over the past ten years.

The Helen Keller Case

Production / Performance,
1998
The life of American deaf-blind writer and human rights activist Helen Keller is the context in which an exploration of communication takes place. The actors dance with the darkness and find their own inner look on love.

Angels in the Cities

Production / Performance,
1998
An outdoor performance where the Angels of DAH Theatre return to a specific city site in order to cleanse it of its history.

Angel´s Memories

Production / Performance,
1996
An outdoor performance designed to change under the influence of the time and space in which it is played. Three actors as angels engage in contact with the audience while looking back on the 20th century.

The Legend about the End of the World

Production / Performance,
1995
A performance exploring the question "How to build a life on the ruins?"

Zenith

Production / Performance,
1994
The history of an artistic Passion (based on the life of Lj.Mitzich

This Babylonian Confusion

Production / Performance,
1993
Based on anti-war poems by B.Brecht

The Gifts From Our Ancestors

Production / Performance,
1992
Based on work by "magic realist" writer M.Nastasijevic

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