BALKAN BORDELLO AWARDED THE BEST SHOW AT NISVILLE JAZZ THEATER FESTIVAL
We are happy to share the news that Qendra Multimedia's show Balkan Bordello, a co-production with La MaMa (USA); Atelie 213 (Serbia) and My Balkans (USA/Serbia) has been awarded the best show at this year’s edition of International Nisville Jazz Theater Festival in Nis, Serbia.
Below please find the full statement of jury members Jocelyn Pook, Nataša Gvozdenović, Igor Burić
“The jury decided that the award for the best show should go to ‘Balkan Bordello’ by Jeton Neziraj, directed by Blerta Neziraj (La MaMa New York in assotiation with Atelje 212, My Balkans and Qendra Multimedia).
This show based on Aeschylus trilogy ‘The Oresteia’ in its dramaturgy also captures the contemporary moment in the history of Europe, especially in the Balkans, where recent wars left serious consequences. The show represents the outstanding work of artists who managed not only to tell the story, but to invite us deep into the world of clashes between parents and children, men and women, mighty and common people, East and West... All the production elements are very well balanced and led by brilliant, truthful acting.”
The show will continue its summer tour in Ohrid Summer Festival (10 August); KotorArt International Festival (12 August) and Wild Beauty Art Festival Zabljak (13 August)