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FEMART Festival 11th Edition

BURN YOUR FEAR

Burn your fear away! Allow newness, courage and love to be born.
Courage is a prerequisite to overcome fear. We were taught to be silent for too long, and now it is time to dare to speak. We will speak out and burn our fear away bravely and with love at the 11th edition of the FemArt Festival.

On May 15-21, 2023 and every other day, we will speak out on behalf of women whose voices are not heard, and on behalf of girls who dare to dream. We have so much to say through theater shows, panel discussions, exhibitions, conferences, performances, workshops, through songs and dance.

ARTISTS AND ACTIVISTS

Events

Program

Day 1 – 15.05.2023

OPENING OF THE FESTIVAL PREMIERE FOR FEMART THEATER PERFORMANCE “FEFU AND HER FRIENDS” / KOSOVA

Author: Jules Aaron, Maria Irene Fornes Director: Arlinda Morina – Liki Physical master: Robert Nuha Actors: Aurita Agushi, Zhaneta Xhemajli, Qendresa Kajtazi, Donikë Ahmeti, Kaltrinë Zeneli, Blerta Gubetini, Dora Xhemajli Assistant director: Sidarta Krasniqi Costume designer: Yllka Brada Production Assistant: Elira Lluka Production: Artpolis - Art and Community Center
20:00 - 21:00
Menza Ramiz Sadiku, Prishtina

AFTER PARTY AND COCTAILS

DJ MARINA MIMOZA / BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
22:00 - 23:00
Menza Ramiz Sadiku, Prishtina

Day 2 – 16.05.2023

THEATER PERFORMANCE “JOGGING” / LEBANON

Text, conception, performer: Hanane Hajj Ali Dramaturgy: Abdullah Alkafri Mise en scène: Éric Deniaud Lights: Sarmad Louis, Rayyan Nihawi Sound: Wael Kodeih Costumes: Kalabsha, Louloua Abdel-Baki Co-production: Arab Funds For Arts and Culture
18:00 - 19:30
Oda Theatre, Prishtina

THEATER PERFORMANCE “FIVE KINDS OF SILENCE” / SLOVENIA

Author: Shelagh Stephenson Translator: Irena Duša Draž Director: Maša Pelko Performing: Ivana Percan Kodarin, Anuša Kodelja, Marjuta Slamič Dramaturg: Tereza Gregorič Choreographer and Assistant to Director: Klemen Janežič Language Consultant: Anja Pišot Set Designer: Sara Slivnik Costume Designer: Tina Bonča Composer: Mateja Starič Light Designer: Uroš Gorjanc Expert Counsellors: Tanja Pipan, Maja Plaz, Jasna Podreka, Polona Selič – Zupančič
20:00 - 21:30
National Theater of Kosova, Prishtina

THEATER PERFORMANCE “SOBER” / KOSOVA

Author: Duncan MacMillan Director: Butrint Pasha Actors: Zhaneta Xhemajli, Shpetim Selmani, Kumrije Hoxha, Kaltrina Zeneli, Blerta Gubetini, Edlir Gashi, Blend Sadiku, Zana Berisha, Altin Vraniqi Choreographer: Robert Nuha Composer: Adhurim Grezda Costumes and Scenography: Alma Krasniqi Lighting: Mursel Bekteshi Translation: Brezar Xërxa Technical assistant: Elira Lluka Makeup: Myrvete Tahiri and Flori Hasani Photo: Esad Duraki Production: Artpolis – Art and Community Center
22:00 - 00:15
Dispensary near QKMF, Prishtina

Day 3 – 17.05.2023

DOCUMENTARY AND PANEL DISCUSSION “BIBA MAY – NO MORE” / KOSOVA

Written and Produced: Shqipe Malushi Executive Producer and Artistic Direction: Zana Hoxha Director: Arlinda Morina Contributing Director: Burim Haliti, Mahiema Anand, Arzana Pireci, and Jeton Pireci Director of Photography: Michael Stoeger War footage and video clips: Nafis Lokvica Editing: Berat Kryeziu and Arlinda Morina Makeup and Costume Design: Ganimete Sava Drone: Visar Selimi Music and Original Song: Memli Kelmendi Vocalist: Klea Dina Music selection and Voiceover: Samer Agolli Colors: Rron Ismajli Design: Arbër Matoshi
17:00 - 19:00
7Arte, Mitrovica

CONCERT BY SOLI KAPADIA / INDIA

19:00 – 20:00
7Arte, Mitrovica

THEATER PERFORMANCE AND PANEL DISCUSSION “OLYMPE ET MOI” / FRANCE

Director and Writer: Patrick Mons Actress: Veronique Ataly Sound design: Aldo Gilbert Choregraphy: Dominique Vallée Costumes: Fanny Mandonnet
19:00 – 21:00
Dodona Theater, Prishtina

CONCERT BY LA CHICA / FRANCE, VENEZUELA

21:00 - 22:00
National Theater of Kosova, Prishtina

Day 4 – 18.05.2023

CONFERENCE “BURN YOUR FEAR: A CONFERENCE ON COURAGEOUS LIVING” / KOSOVA

Panel discussion: “Beyond prejudice: Empowering Women to Overcome Stereotypes in Art and Cultural Decision-Making” Panel discussion: “Peace and Security: Overcoming Fear and Building Resilient Communities” Panel discussion: “Breaking Stigma: Mental Health and Wellbeing in Challenging Times”
10:00 - 13:00
National Library of Kosova, Prishtina

WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP WITH PATRICK MONS / FRANCE
17:00 - 19:00
Dodona Theater, Prishtina

EXHIBITION “STATUS” / KOSOVA

Artist: Mimozë Sahiti Curator: Albert Heta
19:00 - 21:00
Boxing Club, Prishtina

THEATER PERFORMANCE “WOMEN” / KOSOVA

Director: Nastazja Domaradzka Actresses: Edona Reshitaj, Gresa Pallaska, Lumnije Sopi, Sheqerie Buqaj, Shengyl Ismaili, Xhejlane Godanci Written by: Agnesa Mehanolli, Brikena Sopi, Ulpiana Maloku Dramaturgical consultant: Doruntina Basha Scenographer: Rudina Xhaferi Costume designer: Yllka Brada Lighting: Lucia Sanchez Roldan Composer: Rona Berisha Castrioti Choreographer: Behije Murtezi Assistant director: Xheraldina Krasniqi Dramaturgical assistant: Zoga Çeta Çitaku Production: National Theater of Kosova
20:00 - 21:00
Theater “Muharrem Qena”, Mitrovica

THEATER PERFORMANCE “GIRLS”/ SERBIA

Co-authors and performers: Jelena Cvetković, Sara Gajović, Anđela Memet, Adrijana Mulic, Ana Ninković, Sara Ostojić, Ana Petrov, Milena Perić, Milena Šibalić, Lena Vujović Direction and dramaturgy: Milena Bogavac Original Music: Bojana Vunturišević Choreography and stage movement: Đorđe Živadinović Grgur Costume designer: Aleksandar Kovačević Expert associates: Adriana Zaharijević, Nađa Duhaček, Marija Ratković, Maja Maksimović, Jelena Memet Light design: Milan Janevski Sound design: Ivan Mirković and Jugoslav Hadžić Organization, executive production and assistance in directing: Kristina Anđelković, Katarina Srdanović Production Director: Vojkan Arsić
21:00 - 22:00
Dodona Theater, Prishtina

Day 5 – 19.05.2023

THEATER PERFORMANCE “DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA” / KOSOVA

Author: John Patrick Shanley Director: Ana Bateva Actors: Liridona Shehu, Alban Krasniqi General Director: Burim Mustafa Artistic Director: Fatos Berisha Composer: Stefan Zdraevski Stage Manager: Mahir Musliu Follow-up technician: Fikrim Menekshe Tone: Flamur Krasniqi Wardrobe: Vjollca Hoxhaj Makeup artist: Canan CIbo Prop: Arben Rashkaj
19:00 - 20:10
Dodona Theater, Prishtina

THEATER PERFORMANCE AND PANEL DISCUSSION “OLYMPE ET MOI” / FRANCE

Director and Writer: Patrick Mons Actress: Veronique Ataly Sound design: Aldo Gilbert Choregraphy: Dominique Vallée Costumes: Fanny Mandonnet
19:00 - 21:00
City Museum, Mitrovica

THEATER PERFORMANCE “WOMAN AND LIFE”/ POLAND

Author: Malina Prześluga Director: Piotr Łukaszczyk Actors: Anna Błaut, Anna Kozłowska, Ewelina Paszke-Lowitzsch, Katarzyna Pietruska, Jolanta Solarz-Szwed, Magdalena Taranta, Krzysztof Boczkowski, Albert Pyśk, Dominik Smaruj, Chrystian Talik Choreography: Marta Wołowiec Set design and costumes: Mateusz Stępniak Graphic design: Marta Frej Video: Filip Wierzbicki Music and musical setting: Filip Zawada, Albert Pyśk Vocal preparation: Agnieszka Bogdan Stage manager: Elżbieta Kozak Lightning: Janusz Kaźmierski Sound: Maciej Duszyński Projections: Agnieszka Piesiewicz, Piotr Postemski
21:00 - 22:30
Oda Theater, Prishtina

FEMART MITROVICA CLOSING CONCERT / KOSOVA ÁTARAXIA (MITROVICA ROCK SCHOOL)

Vocals: Emira Kurti Keys: Esra Zhilivoda Guitar: Era Deva Guitar: Naida Dolaku Drums: Erina Aliqkaj Bass Guitar: Benjamin Mehmedi
21:00 – 21:30
City Museum, Mitrovica

ANISA & ERHAN

Anisa Suhodolli Mujka, Erhan Mujka
21:30 – 22:30
City Museum, Mitrovica

Day 6 – 20.05.2023

FILM “KA ME KALU” / BELGIUM

Director: Flonja Kodheli Written by: Flonja Kodheli, Leenda Mamosa Cast: Serge Hologne, Flonja Kodheli, Mathilde Rault, Ilire Vinca, Denis Laujol, Sebastian Moradillos, Zenel Laci, Thibaut Wauthelet. Camera: Virginie Surdej Editing: Damien Keyeux Sound: Paul Heymans, Corinne Dubien, Olivier Struye, Antoine Petit, Etienne Carton. Producer: Sebastian Schelenz Costumes: Jackye Fauconnier Decor: Maude Piette Production: Velvet Films
17:00-18:00
Kino Armata, Prishtina

FILM AND PANEL DISCUSSION “VERA DREAMS OF THE SEA” / KOSOVA

Director: Kaltrina Krasniqi Author: Doruntina Basha Actors: Teuta Ajdini, Alketa Sylaj, Astrit Kabashi, Refet Abazi Produced by: Isstra Creative Factory (Kosovo) & Vera Films (Kosovo) Co-produced by: Dream Factory (North Macedonia), Papadhimitri Film Production (Albania) Producer: Shkumbin Istrefi Co-producers: Ognen Antov, Klajdi Papadhimitri, Kaltrina Krasniqi Cinematography by: Sevdije Kastrati Editing by: Vladimir Pavlovski, Kaltrina Krasniqi Production design by: Burim Arifi, Blendina Xhema Costumes by: Albulena Borovci Make-up by: Fiona Abdullahu Music by: Petrit Çeku, Genc Salihu 1st Assistant director: Mjellma Istrefi Sound by: Igor Popovski, Darko Spasovski Production manager: Fis Cahani
18:00 - 20:30
Kino Armata

THEATER PERFORMANCE “MOLLY” / KOSOVA

Director: Sibel Abdiu (based on Brian Friel) Actors: Verona Koxha, Afrim Muçaj, Bujar Ahmeti Composer: Albin Sopa Visual Artist: Lulzim Luigji Bejta Stage Manager: Nazmije Krasniqi
20:00 - 21:15
National Theater of Kosova, Prishtina

DRAG SHOW VAV - VIBRATE AUTHENTIC VICTORY / KOSOVA

Performers: Vanessa Sins, Agatha Bones, Victoria Owns
22:00 - 23:00
Servis Fantazia

Day 7 – 21.05.2023

THEATER PERFORMANCE “SUPERFLUOUS MAN – OBLOMOV” / ISRAEL

Artistic Director: Yehezkel Lazarov Producers: Yu Jingyi, David Galil Cast: Adam Gabay, Shirah Naor, Vladimir Friedman, Alon Barel, Bar Sade, Eduard Shprochman Lighting designer: Yair Vardi Video designer: Ran Slavin Sound designer: Eyal Jedidjah Assistant director: Ira Orlov Executive producer: Omer Boulanger Cohen
19:00 – 20:30
Oda Theater, Prishtina

CLOSING CONCERT – RINA KAÇINARI TRIO / AUSTRIA, KOSOVA, SPAIN

Cello and vocals: Rina Kaçinari Cello and vocals: Carles Muñoz Camarero Drums and percussion: Jörg Mikula Special Guests: Women's Choir “OKARINA”
21:00 - 22:00
National Theater of Kosova, Prishtina
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