At the initiative of the ‘Novi Sad 2021’ Foundation, and in cooperation with the Cultural Centre of Novi Sad and ‘Visoko C’ Artist Association, the youngest citizens of Novi Sad will have a chance to enjoy seven theatre plays that will be performed in the ‘Egység’ chateau, located in Anton Čehov Street no. 4 every Sunday from 10 a.m. and from 11:30 a.m. until 11 June.
Inter-sector cooperation is one of the pillars of the ‘Novi Sad 2021 – European Capital of Culture’ project. In order to meet this requirement, the ‘Novi Sad 2021’ Foundation, in cooperation with the Cultural Centre of Novi Sad, representative of a public cultural institution, and ‘Visoko C’ Artist Association, as representative of private, i.e. non-institutional organisation, prepared the programme for the youngest citizens.
The ‘Egység’ chateau, former shooting gallery, is currently repurposed for cultural events and will host seven theatre plays for children, two of which are premieres, from 23 April until 11 June. Children will enjoy plays, or more precisely, children operas with acting, dance, singing, and music such as ‘Snow White’, ‘Little Red Riding Hood”, ‘Bear’s Wedding’, ‘Hedgehog’s House’, and ‘Stories from a Farm’. Moreover, there will be two premieres: ‘Cinterella’ and Mozart’s ‘Bastien und Bastienne’,
Repertoire (each play will be performed two times, once at 10 a.m. and second time at 11.30 a.m.)
23 April P. Krstić – ‘Snow White’
30 April P. Jovanović – ‘Little Red Riding Hood’
07 May Z. Jovanović – ‘Bear’s Wedding’ and ‘Hedgehog’s House’
14 May P. Krstić – ‘Snow White’
21 May Z. Jovanović – ‘Stories from a Farm’
28 May P. Jovanović – ‘Little Red Riding Hood’
04 June E. Poldini – ‘Cinterella’ (premiere)
11 June W.A. Mozart – ‘Bastien und Bastienne’ (premiere)
More information available at the Facebook page of the’Visoko C’. The ‘Novi Sad 2021’ Foundation met several other requirements with this project. Namely, the ‘Egység’ chateau is outside the city centre, and this is another step towards decentralisation of cultural events, i.e. towards moving cultural events from the city centre, where most of them have been organised so far. Furthermore, organisation of the programme for children shows unity through multiculturalism, which is a translation of the name ‘Egység’, because this is a joint goal in terms of culture and raising cultural awareness in children. Operas for children, which are part of the repertoire, are a great opportunity for children to see their fairy-tales in a different light. After 1980s, when permanent repertoire of the Serbian National Theatre included the ‘Woodland Queen’ opera for children, written in 1920 by Franjo Stefanović from Petrovaradin, this will be first performance of children operas in Novi Sad.