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

March 05

Sold out

Krum

Krzysztof Warlikowski
Theater / Age 16+
Polish subtitles

March 08

She was a friend of someone else

Gosia Wdowik
Points communs – Théâtre 95, Cergy (Francja)
Sold out

MaMoMi

Iza Chlewińska
Theater / For kids

MaMoMi

Iza Chlewińska
Theater / For kids

March 09

She was a friend of someone else

Gosia Wdowik
Points communs – Théâtre 95, Cergy (Francja)

MaMoMi

Iza Chlewińska
Theater / For kids

MaMoMi

Iza Chlewińska
Theater / For kids

March 10

MaMoMi

Iza Chlewińska
Theater / For kids

MaMoMi

Iza Chlewińska
Theater / For kids

MaMoMi

Iza Chlewińska
Theater / For kids

March 14

Thriller

Paweł Sakowicz, Anna Smolar
Theater

March 15

Cyber Elf

Magda Szpecht
Bazaar Festival, Praga (Czechy)

Thriller

Paweł Sakowicz, Anna Smolar
Theater

March 16

Thriller

Paweł Sakowicz, Anna Smolar
Theater
English subtitles

March 17

Thriller

Paweł Sakowicz, Anna Smolar
Theater

March 24

Expiria

Agnieszka Kryst
Theater / Dance

Expiria

Agnieszka Kryst
Theater / Dance

March 25

Expiria

Agnieszka Kryst
Theater / Dance

April 11

Sold out

PREMIERE Elizabeth Costello | J. M. Coetzee

Krzysztof Warlikowski
Theater

April 12

Sold out

Elizabeth Costello | J. M. Coetzee

Krzysztof Warlikowski
Theater

April 13

Elizabeth Costello | J. M. Coetzee

Krzysztof Warlikowski
Międzynarodowy Festiwal Sztuk Przyjemnych i Nieprzyjemnych

April 14

Elizabeth Costello | J. M. Coetzee

Krzysztof Warlikowski
Theater

April 18

The Talking Car

Agnieszka Polska
deSingel International Arts Centre, Antwerpia (Belgia)

Elizabeth Costello | J. M. Coetzee

Krzysztof Warlikowski
Theater

April 19

The Talking Car

Agnieszka Polska
deSingel International Arts Centre, Antwerpia (Belgia)

Elizabeth Costello | J. M. Coetzee

Krzysztof Warlikowski
Theater

April 20

Elizabeth Costello | J. M. Coetzee

Krzysztof Warlikowski
Theater

April 21

Elizabeth Costello | J. M. Coetzee

Krzysztof Warlikowski
Theater

April 24

Elizabeth Costello | J. M. Coetzee

Krzysztof Warlikowski
Theater

April 25

Cyber Elf

Magda Szpecht
Pawilon, Poznań

Elizabeth Costello | J. M. Coetzee

Krzysztof Warlikowski
Theater

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