International Blind and Visually Impaired Theatre Festival

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Country and Region CroatiaGrad Zagreb
Type of Festival Drama
Location of Festival Zagreb, Grad Zagreb, Croatia
Festival Contact Information

International Blind and Visually Impaired Thetare Festival
Dramski studio slijepih i slabovidnih "NOVI ZIVOT"
Senoina 32
10000 Zagreb
Croatia
Phone: (385) 14-812-502, or (385) 14-812-066
Fax: (385) 14-840-091
Email: teatar-slijepih@zg.htnet.hr

Festival Description

The theatrical company of the blind and visually impaired New life performed its first theatricals precisely on 21 March 1948. The audience of the town of Zagreb showed great enthusiasm for the acting of the blind performers and such reaction stimulated the Group to continue its activity, thus becoming the first blind theatrical company in Europe. New Life staged the plays by the most famous national and foreign playwrights. In the last five years, the Group has focused on the Theatre of the Absurd and surrealism. By giving about 60 performances a year, plus one or two opening nights, New Life was placed on top of the Croatian amateurism. However, rather a long time ago, New Life's quality of presenting spectacle indicated beforehand that another professional Zagreb theatrical company was forthcoming. Touring all over Europe became a habit of the Group; for quite a long time, the invitations to come and visit the United States of America and Australia have been an option for the future which New Life is seriously taking into consideration.

Festival Dates October 2011
Festival Links

http://www.novizivot.hr/bit.html
http://www.croatianworld.net/CROWNframes.htm?
http://www.croatianworld.net/Letters/4997.htm

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