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The Borrowed Memories – Greeting and Seeing off
DAH Theatre Research Centre, Serbia

20.00 / SNT, Chamber Stage / Tuesday / 3rd July 2012
Networking Memories Project

Directed by Sanja Krsmanović Tasić and Aleksandra Urošević
Cast: Sonja Mladenov, Predrag Kotur, Slobodan Roksandić, Milica Stefanović
I part - Greeting
Text: Jeton Neziraj and Aleksandra Urošević
II part – Seeing off
Dramaturgy: Sanja Krsmanović Tasić, the texts of actors and research participants
Set design: Ivana Lovre

Duration: 75 minutes

The Networking Memories project is aimed at researching the memories of ex-Yugoslav era in the younger generation which has never really lived in it – that is the reason why, although strong, these memories and emotions are actually borrowed (from parents, family, school, the media...).

As an outcome of such distinctive work, a theatre play was created from artefacts and stories of the participants. The project has already been realised in Priština and Sarajevo, and after Belgrade, its final stage will take place in Rome and Trentino this autumn.

The group targeted by the Networking Memories project are the young (born between 1983 and 1990), who have any kind of a memory of objects, events, public appearances, everyday life in ex-Yugoslavia, political events and more or less anything they have heard from the older generations and which they can relate to personally. The actors who participate in the play also belong to this age group. The project bearer in Serbia is the DAH Theatre Research Centre.

The DAH Theatre was founded by directors Jadranka Anđelić and Dijana Milošević in 1991 out of the need for profound experimental work. Actress Maja Mitić joined the group from the very beginning, while actress Sanja Krsmanović Tasić has been its member since 1993. At the same time the DAH Theatre extended its activities by establishing the DAH Theatre Research Centre whose programme includes workshops, lectures, seminars, guest performances and festivals. In the past twenty years, the DAH Theatre has created and produced over twenty plays including co-productions.