MASKA PUBLISHED THE FIRST ISSUE OF BCC (Balcan Can Contemporary),
SUPPLEMENT OF MASKA in COOPERATION WITH PARTNER ORGANISATIONS
BCC (Balcan Can Contemporary)
No. 1, October 2010 (scroll down)
No. 2, December 2010 (scroll down)
No. 3, May 2011 (scroll down)
No. 4, October 2011 (scroll down)
No. 5, December 2011 (Scroll down)
NEW ISSUE OF BCC: THE FORWARD ISSUE
“BCC is an international arts information environment, which has the goal to support, connect, present, empower and raise visibility of artists and arts organizations involved in contemporary and innovative performing arts from the Balkans. Giving space to young and emerging as well as established artists who are interested in researching and questioning different models of producing, creating and presenting their work is at the core of our attention.
Each issue of the magazine is the result of cooperation between several arts organizations, practitioners and theorists from across the Balkans. Cooperation and information sharing are the keys to sustainability of the independent arts scene in this region and beyond and we are filling the communication gaps between different stakeholders (be it between performers and their audiences or even between arts organizations in different countries).
(editor Zvonimir Dobrović)
BCC number 5 is about the current cultural (and socio-economic) landscape in a region whose past may seem prone to glorification, even if we may think we know better. Has the future already come when ideologies that we thought past convince us again of their relevance? Especially since we are all
always expecting the future to be slightly better than it ends up being. It was the case twenty years ago,and it will be like that twenty years down the line.
To tell us more about it we have interviewed Vladimir Arsenijević, one of this generation’s most celebrated authors and intellectuals, and one of the co-editors of the already cult book Lexicon of YU Mythology and Oliver Frljić, the theater director who seems to have specialized in all things YU.
Furthermore, one of our editors, Vanja Nikolić gives us an overview of some of the most noted recent theater productions that dealt with the former Yugoslavia on stages across the region.
Our nod to the Yugoslav socialist self-management is a text by Dragana Alfirević and Jasmina Založnikon self-managed artistic gatherings that took place in 2011 under the hospices of several festivals inSlovenia and Serbia. This is followed by a dictionary of terms that define the context of the local artistic scenery today.
Enjoy the reading!
BCC is distributed free in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Slovenia and Serbia.
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Issue edited by Zvonimir Dobrović
International Editorial Board: Draga Alfirević, Una Bauer, Andraž Golc, Ivana Ivković, Janez Janša, Davor Mišković, Nevena Redžić, Milan Vračar, Ana Vujanović, Jasmina Založnik
English Language Editor: Kat Bowman
Art Director: Andre von Ah
Maska, Performing Arts Journal is financially supported by the Slovenian Book Agency.
BCC is financially supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia.
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