Festivals in Focus
Publication Year: 2014
Published by: Central European University Press
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Christopher Maughan and Franco Bianchini
Whilst Dragan Klaic was principally known as a theatre and cultural policy scholar his interest in festivals was long standing. The Belgrade International Theatre Festival (Bitef), which had been founded in 1967, clearly had a big influence upon him. As Michael Coveney writes in his obituary of Dragan: “Bitef became a crucible for...
Festivals is Focus
A Historical Perspective
The origins of today´s festivals can be traced back to ancient feasts and celebrations of a ritual character, as societies and social groups sought to punctuate the flow of ordinary time with special occasions and endow them with meaning as...
Facets of Festivals
Every large European city seems to be sliding from one festival to another all year round. Without any fear of saturation, moreover, and with a belief that for every festival type, sort, concept and theme there is an audience to be found...
Most festivals seek to offer one coherent and condensed programme, but in the world of feature film festivals, where commercial interests tend to prevail and the availability of new productions is large, it is common to introduce several...
The Space of Festivals
This essay considers the spatial dimension of festival activities, both in the city and in the countryside, the variants of the site used and the importance of the spatial context and a festival´s...
Memories to Dragan Klaic
The Polish edition of Mobility of Imagination was the first book by Dragan Klaic published in Poland13, although some of his articles and columns appeared in Polish periodicals and edited books. The modest amount of publications...
Dragan Klaic’s legacy: Europe as a Never Ending Conversation
Before I met Dragan, I edited some of his articles for Culture Europe International. At that time, we were a small team devoted to a quarterly magazine (in French and English) Culture Europe International that was trying to offer readers a...
Dragan Klaic 1950-2011 A Reflection
Rose Fenton and Lucy Neal
It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of Dragan Klaic, a passionate European, a great intellectual force, an inspiring teacher, and a delightful, if at times maddening friend, who...
The Future of European Festivals
Bernard Faivre d’Arcier
Even if we sometimes trace the word ‘festival’ back to its ancient root (calling to mind the traditional events of Bayreuth, Orange and Verona), the idea of the arts festival as we know...
List of European Festival Research Programme Workshops
Index of Names
Notes on Contributors
Page Count: 144
Publication Year: 2014
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