TITO WAS NOT HERE. PERFORMING YUGOSLAVIA IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Elisabeth Desta (*1983), theater researcher and cultural manager, was born in Freiburg in the south of Germany. Studied theater science, comparative literature and french at the University of Leipzig and the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris. Her major fields of study were postcolonial theory, history of National Socialism, forms of testimony after Holocaust and genocide, memory politics and culture of remembrance. She worked as part of the artistic direction of the MS Dockville Kunstcamp and collaborated in the public relations of the “Landesarbeitsgemeinschaft politisch-kulturelle Bildung Sachsen e.V.” As well she worked in many theaterproductions at the Freiburger Stadttheater, Städtische Bühnen Köln and the Schauspiel Leipzig. In her work as a cultural manager in Pristina, Kosovo she produced projects connected to the past.
Ivana Vaseva was born in 1988 in Skopje, Macedonia. She studied German Language and Literature at the Faculty of Philology “Blaze Koneski” in Skopje. During her studies she was active at the NGO Society for Macedonian-German friendship and cooperation in Skopje and worked on different culture projects. She took also part of the program Theodor Heuss Kolleg where she developed an own project – workshops with Roma and Macedonian youth for mutual understanding. She is now working as a Robert Bosch culture manager at the literature house Cologne, and made a project “Hotspot Macedonia”- a literature-music performance and a photo exhibition.
Juliane Rahn (*1984), dramaturge and cultural manager. Born in Stendal, Germany. Studied dramaturgy, German and Slavonic philology at the Universities in Munich (Germany) and Cracow (Poland). Thesis about discourses of the European „East“ in German speaking theater in the 18th and 19th century. Director’s assistant and internee in the field of dramaturgy and literary management at the Theater der Altmark in Stendal, at the Deutsches Theater in Berlin and at the stückgut Musik- und Bühnenverlag (publisher’s house) in Munich. During her studies dramaturge and actress in Munich’s independent theater scene and at the Bavarian Theater Academy August Everding in Munich. Several stays and study trips in Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe. Since 2011 living and working as a fellow of Robert Bosch Stiftung as a cultural manager in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Ksenija Cockova was born in 1979 in Skopje, Macedonia. She studied German Language and Literature on the University Ss. “Cyril and Methodius” in Skopje and graduated in 2002. She is one of the founders of the Center for Drama Arts T-House and the Cultural Center CK, Skopje. 2008/2009 she was a scholar in the Robert Bosch Fondation´s program “Cultural Menager from SEE in Germany” and worked in the Cultural Center E-Werk Freiburg. Today she is working as literature translator and cultural manager on different projects in Macedonia and Germany. Into Macedonian she has translated among others works from Bernhard Schlink, Urs Widmer, Robert Walser, Siegfried Lenz, Christoph Hein and Friedrich Dürrenmatt.
Nita Hasani was born in 1988 in Pristina, Kosovo. She studied German Language and Literature at the University of Pristina. She worked at the Multimedia Centre for visual arts in Pristina, where she help organizing different cultural projects as the international poetry festival “POLIP”, the workshop for musicians and moviemakers with shortfilm- live-music “Live film scoring” and the international theatre conference “PLAYgrounds between facts and fiction”. Since October 2011 Nita Hasani is a fellow of the program “Cultural manager from SOE” of the Robert Bosch Foundation. She is now working at the Alte Feuerwache Mannheim as a Robert Bosch cultural manager.
ORGANIZED IN COOPERATION WITH NEVID TEATAR
Nevid Teatar is a theatre group from Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina founded in 2009 and realizing cultural events focused on creating and supporting non-conventional artistic approaches in general and performative actions in particular.
Cooperation partners in Kosovo and Macedonia:
Center for Drama Arts (CDA) T-HOUSE / Skopje and Qendra Multimedia / Prishtina