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Livestreamed on this page 09:45 CEST Saturday 1 October and Sunday 2 October (Belgrade, UTC+2) / 8:45am BST (London) / 07:45 UTC / 3:45am EDT (New York.

Belgrade, Serbia
Saturday 1 October - Sunday 2 October 2016

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BITEF and Cultural Diplomacy: Theatre Festivals and Geopolitics

Saturday 1 October - Sunday 2 October 2016



The Conference BITEF and Cultural Diplomacy: Theatre Festivals and Geopolitics livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Saturday 1 October and Sunday 2 October from Belgrade, Serbia. In Twitter, follow @howlroundtv@Biteffestival, and use #howlround#bitef

The conference is a collaborative project of the BITEF Festival and UNESCO Chair in Cultural Policy and Management of the University of Arts in Belgrade, Serbia.

Livestream Schedule:

Saturday 1 October

09:30 CEST (Belgrade, UTC+2) / 8:30 a.m. BST (London) / 07:30 UTC / 3:30 a.m. EDT (New York) 

  • Minister of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia, Vladan Vukosavljević
  • Rector of the University of Arts in Belgrade, Zoran Erić
  • Director of Atelje 212, Branimir Brstina
  • Serbian UNESCO Commission, Goran Milašinović

Mira Trailović, Inspiration and Role-Model - 50 Years
09:45 CEST (Belgrade, UTC+2) / 8:45am BST (London) / 07:45 UTC / 3:45am EDT (New York)
Presented by Milena Dragićević Šešić (Serbia).

BITEF and Cultural Diplomacy: A View to the Future
10:15 CEST (Belgrade, UTC+2) / 9:15 a.m. BST (London) / 08:15 UTC / 4:15 a.m. EDT (New York)
Presented by Ivan Medenica (Serbia).



BITEF and its Meaning for Theatre in the Soviet Union and Russia
10:25 CEST (Belgrade, UTC+2) / 9:25 a.m. BST (London) / 08:25 UTC / 4:25 a.m. EDT (New York)
Presented by Mikhail Shvydkoy (Russia).

Hugo de Greef (Belgium)
10:55 CEST (Belgrade, UTC+2) / 9:55 a.m. BST (London) / 08:55 UTC / 4:55 a.m. EDT (New York)



Performing Arts and Geopolitical Challenges // semi-plenary panel
11:45-13:15 CEST (Belgrade, UTC+2) / 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. BST (London
) / 09:45-11:15 UTC / 5:45 a.m.-7:15 a.m. EDT (New York)


  • Chair: Ksenija Radulović (Serbia)
  • Participants: Aleksandra Jovićević (Italy/Serbia), Anja Suša (Serbia), Barbara Orel (Slovenia), Radivoje Dinulović (Serbia), David Diamond (USA), Vlado Milchin (Macedonia)



Culture & Diplomacy (in English) // semi-plenary panel
14:00-15:30 CEST (Belgrade, UTC+2) / 1pm-2:30 p.m. BST (London) / 12:00-1:30 UTC / 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m. EDT (New York)

  • Chair: Jonathan Vickery (United Kingdom)
  • Participants: Pawel Potoroczyn (Poland), Mike van Graan (South Africa), Borka Pavićević (Serbia), Darko Lukić (Croatia)



Bottom-Up Cultural Diplomacy
16:00-17:30 CEST (Belgrade, UTC+2) / 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m. BST (London) / 2:00-3:30 UTC / 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. EDT (New York)

  • Chair: Ljiljana Rogač Mijatović (Serbia)
  • Participants: Jonatan Stanczak (Palestine), Daniela Urem (Croatia), Biljana Tanurovska Kjulavkovski (Macedonia), Marijana Cvetković (Serbia)



Sunday 2 October

Are We Multicultural, Transcultural, Pluralist, or just Internationalist? Culture, Mobility, and Political Ideology
09:30-10:30 CEST (Belgrade, UTC+2) / 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. BST (London) / 07:30-08:30 UTC / 3:30 a.m.-4:30 a.m. EDT (New York) 
Chair:  Vida Ognjenović (Serbia), Jonathan Vickery (United Kingdom).



Cultural Diplomacy from Below: Artistic Projects with Refugees and Migrants
10:30-11:15 CEST (Belgrade, UTC+2) / 9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m. BST (London) / 08:30-09:15 UTC / 4:30 a.m.-5:15 a.m. EDT (New York) 
Presented by 
Monika Mokre (Austria)



Performing Arts Festivals in the Time of Changing Geopolitics
11:45-13:15 CEST (Belgrade, UTC+2) / 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. BST (London) / 09:45-11:15 UTC / 5:45 a.m.-7:15 a.m. EDT (New York)

  • Chair: Biljana Tanurovska Kjulavkovski (Macedonia)
  • Participants: Ivana Stefanović (Serbia), Dijana Milošević (Serbia), Jovanka Višekruna Janković (Serbia); Diana Kržanić Tepavac (Serbia)



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