Belgrade International Theatre Festival

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BITEF
БИТЕФ
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BITEF Theatre
BITEF is located in Belgrade
BITEF
BITEF
Location within Belgrade
Former names Belgrade International Theatre Festival
Address Terazije 29/1
Location Stari Grad, Belgrade, Serbia
Coordinates 44°49′05″N 20°28′06″E / 44.818140°N 20.468389°E / 44.818140; 20.468389Coordinates: 44°49′05″N 20°28′06″E / 44.818140°N 20.468389°E / 44.818140; 20.468389
Type Theatre
Opened 1967; 51 years ago (1967)
Website
www.bitef.rs
Location within neighborhood

The Belgrade International Theatre Festival (abbr. BITEF) is a theatre festival that takes place every September annually in Belgrade, Serbia.

History[edit]

Founded in 1967, BITEF has continually followed and supported the latest theatre trends.[1] It has become one of the most significant culture festivals of Serbia.[citation needed]

During the 1960s, the founders of this festival (Mira Trailović, Jovan Ćirilov and their associates) courageously followed tumultuous events in global theatre teeming with avant-garde explorations.[citation needed] In the 1980s, BITEF showed Belgrade the highest reaches of the art of theatre, thus becoming one of the few festivals comprising both experimental forms and significant classic achievements.[citation needed] In spite of political-economic crisis and embargo, in the final decade of the 20th century, BITEF, thanks to the help of international culture centres, government and non-government organizations, managed to keep abreast with the rest of world, through promotion of new theatre trends and ultimate theatre values.

In 1999, BITEF was awarded a Special Prize Premio Europa Per Il Teatro, Taormina arte.[citation needed] BITEF was the first international theatre festival to receive an award from Premio Europa.[citation needed]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "47th BITEF – Belgrade International Theatre Festival". Serbia Incoming magazine. Serbia Incoming magazine. 18 August 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2014. 

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