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The Bitef Theatre, Serbia

| Saturday, 25th June 2011 | 20.00 / CCNS, Main Hall |

The Bitef Dance Company Members:
Nikola Tomašević, Strahinja Lacković, Luka Lukić, Milica Pisić, Uroš Petronijević, Đorđe Makarević
Musicians: Bojana Račić and Žarko Andrejić
Choreography: Guy Weizman and Roni Haver
Music: Elad Cohen Bonen
Dramaturgy: Veerle van Overloop
Set Design: Ascon de Nijs
Costumes Design: Slavna Martinović
Lights Design: Wil Frikken
Assistant Choreographers: Dunja Jocić and Jorge Morro
Duration: 75 minutes

Alpha Boys
Alpha Boys is based on the play The Language of Walls, originally made for female dancers only. Both choreographies are authored by Guy Weizman and Roni Haver, while the Bitef Theatre’s version includes only male dancers.
Alpha Boys is a story about six young men who spend their days hanging out in a pub dreaming of great success. While waiting for the day of success to come, the group experiences the ‘joys’ of maturing.
The play explores the particularities and energy potentials of male dance, as well as generally accepted clichés associated with masculinity – such as guns and alcohol. Also, the authors look into the concept of what is nowadays labelled metrosexual.
What is the man of the 21st century truly like?
Club Guy and Roni from Holland is a dance company founded by prominent Israeli choreographers Roni Huver and Guy Weizman. The Club gathers dancers from different cultures from all over the world. Their work contributes to creating, developing and defining a modern theatrical expression. By combining pure dance techniques with various theatrical elements, the choreographers create plays which explore movements of a human soul imprisoned in the confinements of body.
Choreographers Guy Weizman and Roni Haver are known to our audiences as the authors of The Language of Walls which premiered at the 40th Bitef, Poetical Disasters performed at the 5th Belgrade Dance Festival and Myrrh and Cinnamon staged at the Bitef Theatre in March 2010.
The Bitef Theatre
Staying true to the leading concept of the Bitef Theatre to encourage and promote new styles and tendencies in theatre, the Bitef Theatre has made a U-turn and profiled its repertoire in two directions: on the one hand pure theatrical expression, embodied in the work of the Bitef Dance Company, and on the other hand, plays which are not necessarily defined in a precise way in regard to genre, but are focusing on the bordering areas between the dramatic, physical, musical and visual theatre. Thus, the Bitef Theatre has opened a space for artistic activity for those artists who seek to go beyond usual theatrical conventions, and create new theatrical expressions and styles.
The foundation of the Bitef Dance Company is a project inspired by a great creative and aesthetical potential inherent in the contemporary dance theatre, as well as a need for Belgrade to finally, for the first time in its theatrical history, have a dance company tied to an institution of culture.
The Company’s work includes classical and contemporary dance training, as well as cooperation with leading domestic and foreign choreographers and directors.
The Bitef Theatre repertoire includes: Fakebook, directed by Jelena Bogavac; Three Sisters, directed by Ivana Vujić, choreographed by Guy Weizman; Carmen in Four Rounds, directed by Isidora Stanišić; The Last Man on Earth, directed by Nikola Zavišić; Myrrh and Cinnamon, choreographed by Guy Weizman; Othello, choreographed by Maša Kolar and Zoran Marković; We Are Many, choreographed by Dalija Aćin; Loved One, choreographed by Kjersti Müller.