Besides the basic meaning, it is…
firstly: the nickname of the Hungarian poet/writer Dezső Kosztolányi
secondly: Desiré’s Tram – a successful series of cultural events in Kosztolányi Dezső Theatre in Subotica, presenting national and international contemporary artists since 2006
thirdly: our long-cherished desire, an international regional contemporary theatre festival organised by the Dezső Kosztolányi Theatre in Subotica/Serbia. It presents progressive, in its artistic expression and content innovative art. It shows Subotica and the festival programme in the contexts of their European identity, without putting aside the stereotyped fact that it happens right on the border line between the Balkans and Europe, in a multi-ethnic environment. Since the Dezső Kosztolányi Theatre is a Hungarian-language theatre, in selecting the productions, special attention is devoted to the ones coming from Hungary. The festival was named after the artistic nickname of Dezső Kosztolányi who was one of the most exciting, most European representative of the 20th century Hungarian literature. Desiré Central Station is a new, central, cultural platform, where the centre is not the capital city. It has the aim to grow into a regional centre of contemporary arts and theatre, and last but not least, it flirts with the state’s cultural decentralisation principle.
Discussions, exhibition, presentations, workshop, film screening
• 18 November 2023, 4 pm - Alexander Lifka Art Cinema
Screening of documentary VITIĆ DANCES directed by Boris Bakal (Shadow Casters)
Post-screening Q&A session with Boris Bakal & Szabolcs Tolnai.
The screening of Vitić Dances at the Desiré Festival is a premiere screening in Serbia.
• 18-19 November 2023, 4-7 pm - Association “Klara and Rosa”
DESIGN FOR THE FUTURE - exhibition of works by students of stage architecture, technique and design (Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, Faculty of Technical Sciences in Novi Sad) Guided tour: 19 November 2023, 4 pm
• 19 November 2023, 5:30 pm - Foundation “Danilo Kiš”
How to fund cultural projects within the framework of Creative Europe - Culture?
Presentation by Bojan Milosavljević and Milica Rašković, the project managers of Desk Serbia
• 21 November 2023, 10 am - 1 pm & 2 pm - 5 pm - Hungarian Cultural Centre “Népkör”
Workshop with Adrienn Hód / Hodworks / Unusual Symptoms
Supported by Goethe-Institut
• 17-26 November 2023
Student workshop on critical viewing: Towards the pleasure of interpretation
In Hungarian and Serbian language.
Due to great interest, the performance THE POETICS OF SILENCE, directed by András Urbán, will be played two times on November 17: 6:30 pm and 9:30 pm.
The performance "WOYZECK" announced for 17 November, is canceled due to injury. Purchased tickets can be returned to the box office of the Kosztolányi Theatre. (Opening hours: 10 am - 1 pm & 6 pm - 8 pm on weekdays; 10 am - 1 pm on Saturday)