Theater

4th New Europe International Festival: Love

4th edition of the New Europe International Festival: Love September - December 2023

Can we still talk about love? Do we even know what love is? Stretched between Saint Paul’s Song of Songs and its more radical version penned by Paul B. Preciado, we still design universal fantasies which are then quickly elevated into binding standards. We keep defining something that eludes both definition and attempts at monetization. We sell love, but have no idea how to awaken it in another person.

Maybe it’s high time we finally redefine love? Recast it to include unfulfillment, rejection, revulsion, pharmacopornography, sexual hell, violence, and erotic flowers of evil, so nihilistic and yet so alluring? And then draw pleasure from this force so unreasonable, unromantic, carnal, destructive, redeeming, and liberating?

A strange thing it is, to desire something that straddles boundaries, but remains ceaselessly elusive. 

Love is all you need? But what does that even mean?
 

Taking a stand against the increasingly ephemeral and festival-centric character of cultural life, we chose an ongoing formula for our event, which will run from September to December. We want to avoid framing our shows as fleeting, transient events, but want to turn them into a consistent practice of meeting with important theater artists from Europe and all over the globe.

Join us as we experience, discover, and confront a rich variety of perspectives, as well as engage in debate and conversation.

The curators of the 
4th New Europe International Festival: Love include: Olga Drygas, Piotr Gruszczyński, and Karolina Ochab.

Festival program:

September 14–15, 2023 Fuck me Marina Otero
September 16–17, 2023 Love me Marina Otero
October 13–14, 2023 Seek Bromance Samira Elagoz
November 17–18, 2023 2020:Obscene Alexandra Bachzetsis
December 15–16, 2023 A Plot/A Scandal Ligia Lewis

Tickets: 60/40 PLN
Two-show passes for Marina Otero: 100/60 PLN (available only in the theater ticket office)

Funding for the festival has been provided by the City of Warsaw.

Partners: Instituto Cervantes, Goethe Institut

Past events

  • A PLOT / A SCANDAL

    Theater

    15.12–16.12.2023

    A PLOT / A SCANDAL

    Ligia Lewis | CANCELLED

  • 2020: OBSCENE

    Theater

    17.11–18.11.2023

    2020: OBSCENE

    Alexandra Bachzetsis | 4th New Europe International Festival: Love

  • SEEK BROMANCE

    Theater

    13.10–14.10.2023

    SEEK BROMANCE

    Samira Elagoz | 4th New Europe International Festival: Love

  • Love Me | 4th New Europe International Festival: Love

    Theater

    16.09–17.09.2023

    Love Me | 4th New Europe International Festival: Love

    Marina Otero, Martín Flores Cárdenas

  • Fuck Me

    Theater / Dance

    14.09–15.09.2023

    Fuck Me

    Marina Otero | 4th New Europe International Festival: Love

Other cycles

Calendar

May 26

Three Episodes of the Family Life

Markus Öhrn
38. Dni Sztuki Współczesnej / Białostocki Ośrodek Kultury, Białystok
Sold out

Winter Light

Ingmar Bergman | Tomasz Fryzeł
Theater
Audio Description
Ukrainian subtitles

May 27

Sold out

Winter Light

Ingmar Bergman | Tomasz Fryzeł
Theater
Polish subtitles
Polish Sign Language

May 31

Metamorphosis

Grzegorz Jaremko
Theater
Polish subtitles

June 01

Metamorphosis

Grzegorz Jaremko
Theater
Audio Description
English subtitles

June 02

Metamorphosis

Grzegorz Jaremko
Theater
Ukrainian subtitles

June 05

Elizabeth Costello | J.M. Coetzee

Krzysztof Warlikowski
Athens Epidaurus Festival, Ateny (Grecja)

June 06

Elizabeth Costello | J.M. Coetzee

Krzysztof Warlikowski
Athens Epidaurus Festival, Ateny (Grecja)

Języki przyszłości/Future Tongues

Ania Nowak
Theater / Dance

June 07

Elizabeth Costello | J.M. Coetzee

Krzysztof Warlikowski
Athens Epidaurus Festival, Ateny (Grecja)

Języki przyszłości/Future Tongues

Ania Nowak
Theater / Dance

June 08

Języki przyszłości/Future Tongues

Ania Nowak
Theater / Dance

June 11

Phobia

Divadelná Nitra, Bratysława (Słowacja)

Returning to Reims

Katarzyna Kalwat
Theater
English subtitles

June 12

Returning to Reims

Katarzyna Kalwat
Theater
Ukrainian subtitles

June 13

Returning to Reims

Katarzyna Kalwat
Theater
Polish subtitles
Polish Sign Language

June 16

The Talking Car

Agnieszka Polska
Wiener Festwochen, Wiedeń (Austria)

Phobia

Slovensko mladinsko gledališče, Ljubljana (Słowenia)

June 17

The Talking Car

Agnieszka Polska
Wiener Festwochen, Wiedeń (Austria)

June 18

The Talking Car

Agnieszka Polska
Wiener Festwochen, Wiedeń (Austria)
Sold out

Angels in America

Krzysztof Warlikowski
Theater

June 19

Sold out

Angels in America

Krzysztof Warlikowski
Theater

June 22

Sold out

Angels in America

Krzysztof Warlikowski
Theater

June 23

Sold out

Angels in America

Krzysztof Warlikowski
Theater

June 25

Phobia

Biennale Teatro 2024, Wenecja (Włochy)

June 26

Phobia

Biennale Teatro 2024, Wenecja (Włochy)

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