JoakimInterFest will be the 7th till the 15th of October in the Knjaževsko–srpski teatar from City of Kragujevac.
The Festival is named after Joakim Vujic (1772-1847), First Serbian Court Theater Director in Kragujevac 1835/36.
Knjaževsko-srpski teatar the regular host of Festival, organizer is the Direction of Festival and sponsor City of Kragujevac.
Director of the Direction of Festival is Dragan Jakovljevic.
Selector of the Festival is named by Direction of Festival for the period of four years.
The Jury (3-5 members) is appointed by the Direction of Festival.
REVELATION OF CONTEMPORANEITY
Selection of this years performances, coming from different cultural, social and political environments, give a new light on relation between drama inheritance and tradition, each in its own way. They are asking essential questions and research the relation between individual and history and the world in an acceptable and contemporary lucid way. Having no intention of embellishing past, they evaluate and critically consider on giving an authentic interpretation of a modern artist in a best possible way.
Dragan Jakovljevic, Selector
Jury of the 5th JoakimInterFest consisted of Boro Draskovic (Chairman), Dragana Boskovic and Slavko Milanovic had seen all plays and unanimously decided:
That the Joakim’s award for the best female character role goes to Mediha Musliovic for the role of Miss Julie in August Strindberg’s drama of the same name, directed by Gradimir Gojer, performed by National Theatre from Sarajevo. The award is given for interpretation of intimate theatre, complex relations between woman and man.
Joakim’s award for the best male character role jury gave to Anastas Popdimitrov for the role of Roman Hludov in Dreaming Of Escape based on Mikhail Bulgakov’s play, directed by Nikolai Poljakov, performed by Dramatic-puppet Theatre from Vratsa, Bulgaria. The award is given for affecting interpretation of human destiny in revolution.
And to Toni Mihajlovski for the role of Jeronimo in play Red Magic, based on Michel de Ghelderode’s work, directed by Vladimir Milicin (Anton Panov, Strumica, Macedonia). The award is given for versatile interpretation of complicated acting score.
Joakim’s award for music goes to Andres Mariano Ortega for the music in Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Zoltan Puskas, performed by Ujvideki Szinhaz Theatre from Novi Sad. The music as if it is not written in the musical staff but in the bodies of the actors which are performing.
Joakim’s award for visual identity goes to the play All about Love, directed by Aleksey Kuzhelney, performed by Ukraine theatre Suzirya.
Joakim’s special award Jury gave to the play I Try to Fly by Gianfranco Berardi, Compagnia Berardi-Casolari, Teatro Stabile di Calabria, Festival Internazionale Castel dei Mondi, Associazione Musicale Auditorium (Rome, Italy) for aesthetic emotion, pure and joyful that wascaused in cheerful audience.
Joakim’s award for the best director goes to Ivana Vujic for directining researching of the road towards poetics of new objecitvity through all ellements of scenic expression in play Pioneers in Ingolstadt, based on Marieluise Flaisser, performed by Knjazevsko-srpski Theatre from Kragujevac.
Joakim’s award for the best play is given to the Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Zoltan Puskas, performed by Ujvideki Szinhaz from Novi Sad. In this play the magic of Midsummer Night’s Dream was realized without words through myriad forms of movement: hearty rhythm and energy.
Audience award with an average rating of unbelievable 9,94, got the play I Try to Fly performed by Berardi-Casolari Italian Troup from Calabria, second best play according to audience is Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream performed by Ujvideki szinhaz from Novi Sad, with average rating 9,70, and the third place with average rating 9,40 is the play The Tale of Ivan vs. Ivan performed by Talk Is Free theatre from Barrie, Canada, directed by Sasha Lukac.
FIVE YEARS OF JOAKIMINTERFEST
Proclaiming the idea Kragujevac Teatropolis, Knjazevsko-srpski theatre and Direction of JoakimFest, iniciated foundation of JoakimInterFest (International Small Scene Theatre Festival) in 2006, with the idea to represent every year some of the essential theatrical values connected with research and inovative tematic.
JoakimInterFest is held every year from October 7th to 15th on scenes of Knjazevsko-srpski Theatre and other places in Kragujevac Teatropolis. Selector of the festival is Dragan Jakovljevic.
At the previous Festivals (including the fifth one coming) participated theatres from 19 countries (Russia, USA, Great Britain, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Poland, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbian Republic Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, Ukraine and Canada) and was performed 61 play.
In a very short time JoakimInterFest becomes Festival of a special meaning for Serbia, and according to number of participants from world theatrical centers one of the prestigious Festivals in central Europe.
Sponsors of Festival are Ministry of Culture Republic of Serbia and the City of Kragujevac.
Repertoire of the 5th JoakimInterFest is composed of performances of different genres and director’s poetics, based mostly on classic plays of classic drama writers in contemporary theatrical interpretation. Whether they are basics, literal specimen, or only an inspiration for inventive director’s imagination or an extremely unconventional theatrical approach, performances testify to marvelous esthetic energy.
Selection of this year’s performances, coming from different cultural, social and political environments, give a new light on relation between drama inheritance and tradition, each in its own way. They are asking essential questions and research the relation between individual and history and the world in an acceptable and contemporary lucid way. Having no intention of embellishing past, they evaluate and critically consider on giving an authentic interpretation of a modern artist in a best possible way.
In an exceptional profusion of themes and diversity of ideas, attempting to search for a new interpretation of theatrical expressions in works of Shakespeare, Bulgakov, Strindberg and Gogol, and some younger, but nonetheless important authors like Marieluise Fleisser, Michel de Ghelderode, Mircea Stefanescu, Alexander Olsen, performed in a new director’s and acting tonality, we will dream another Joakim’s dream in Kragujevac Teatropolis, becoming and staying a part of Europe and the world in these hard times. Our friends from Macedonia, Romania, Bulgaria, Italy, Ukraine, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Russia and Serbia will help us with this, like they did previous years.