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A Breath of a Life Time

A short film produced by the DAH Theatre, premiered at
the award ceremony
"Jelena Šantic"


Watch video excerpts from the performances

Tender, Tender, Tenderly

The NastasijeviŠ Code

Crossing the Line

In Search of the City

The Story of Tea

In/visible City

Cirque Macabre




28. oktobar 2015.

DAH Theatre has dedicated 10 years to the search for peacebuilding and bridging of different cultures, nationalities and groups through the project In/Visible City.

This project, an innovative and inspiring approach to connecting differences (through an interactive play performed inside a city bus connecting culturally different parts of the city) has continuously grown in the past decade connecting cities inside Serbia, but also spreading the idea of tolerance throughout Europe.

This year, we are celebrating our 10th anniversary and therefore have decided to, once again, abridge the differences and promote peacebuilding and tolerance. But we cannot do it without you!

Read about the project, watch short movie and donate!

In/Visible City 10 years!



PREMIERS in August 21st and 22nd, 2015
20h at DAH Theatre

A poetic summit on the mysteries of disaster,
resilience and beauty

DAH Theatre, Belgrade, Serbia
7 Stages, Atlanta, USA
CafÚ Antarsia, Chicago, USA



This campaign aims to draw attention to a lack of workspace for DAH Theatre, and provide the theatre with a permanent solution, thus allowing it to resume the diverse activities and programs it has been carrying out for no less than 24 years.
Through the campaign, DAH theatre hopes to gather both donators and authorities from the Government and the Belgrade City Administration, with a purpose to achieve joint realization of a project of civilian and public partnership in Serbia.

From its founding in 1991, DAH Theatre had been operating in different workspaces, including Sava Centre, Cultural Centre Stari Grad, Cinema Rex, Cultural Centre of Belgrade and many other. Since 2003, it's been seated in the facilities of elementary school "Kralj Petar II Karadjordjevic" in 8 Maruliceva St., in Belgrade's municipality of Vracar. The theatre adapted this space to accommodate its needs, and was thereby supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia and the City of Belgrade.

Bearing in mind that the current solution is not a permanent one, due to school management's intention to use these facilities for its requirements, the goal of the campaign A House for DAH is to find facilities adequate for the work and professional improvement of members of DAH Theatre, further development of theatre's activities in local community and an even better program.

Realization of the project A House for DAH would not only allow the theatre group to continue to exist as a unique cultural phenomenon in Serbia, but it would also support a large number of artists, professionals from all fields of culture, students, children and youth, volunteers - both from Serbia and worldwide - who have been DAH Theatre's members or associates, and who intend to continue the collaboration.

The campaign is to be launched in June, and we will continue to inform you of its development.


Maja Mitic, one of the founding members and production director of DAHTheatre will hold a workshop in ?Palermo together with esteemed theatre artists and performers, so don't miss this fabulous opportunity to perfect your craft in ??Italy!

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Regional Women’s Peace Meeting
DAH Theatre and Women in Black

Artistic-activist and educational meeting

April 11th-13th, 2014

Dah Theatre and Women in Black, from the beginning of their inception (1991), have worked together on aesthetic formation of the anti-patriarchal resistance. This meeting will continue the practice of working together, cooperation, mutual support of activist-art collectives engaged in artistic expressions of resistance to war, war crimes, violations of women’s rights and all human rights.



DAH Theatre with performance "Presence of Absence" and Dijana MiloševiŠ as a teaching artist at the 15th Annual La MaMa Umbria International Theatre Symposium


DAH Theatre Institute

DAH Theatre Research Centre
MaruliŠeva 8, Belgrade


An approach where directors, actors and dancers indulge in a creative process of physical and vocal training, creating material, and experience how to, through the process of montage, build a performance. Work of the Institute is intended for practicing professionals and those moving towards this.



 Olivera SimiŠ and Dijana MiloševiŠ
“Enacting Justice: The Role of Dah Theatre Company in Transitional Justice Processes in Serbia and Beyond”

Olivera SimiŠ, Peter Rush (eds.)
The Arts of Transitional Justice: Culture, Activism and Memory After Atrocity
, (Springer, New York, 2013)
pp. 99-113.


Olivera SimiŠ, “Pillar of Shame“: Civil Society, UN Accountability and Genocide in Srebrenica”, inOliveraSimiŠ, Zala VolŔiŠ, (eds.), Transitional Justice and Civil Society in the Balkans, (Springer, New York, 2013),pp. 181-199.

Olivera Simic, “Memorial Culture in the former Yugoslavia: Mothers of Srebrenica and the destruction of artifacts by the ICTY” in Peter Rush and Olivera Simic (eds.), The Art of Transitional Justice: Culture, Activism and Memory after Atrocity (Springer, 2013), pp.155-173.


Presence of Absence

The perfromance is part of the project
The Power of Remembrance




Artists of different  disciplines (including theatre, performing arts, dance, media arts, music, and writing) groups, collectives and single artists and cultural workers from all sectors from all over the world are invited to apply.

We welcome great diversity in our applicants’ nationality, age, and discipline.
Applications are open to individuals or interdisciplinary teams.



Current Projects


DAH Theatre in collaboration with Group 484
is working on a project
FOCUS - For Culture in Serbia

The Power of Remembrance project

The project consists of research, music installation and performance Presence of Absence

Read about...

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre and Cynthia Cohen: First, Peace

... On the international front, she cites Serbia’s DAH Teatar and Peru’s four-decade-old Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani as prime examples of theatrical peace-building....

The new UNESCO book has been published:
Intercultural competences: Conceptual and Operational Framework, UNESCO, Paris, 2013

The editor chose DAH Theatre as one of the illustrative examples of intercultural dialogue -page 34

Read about the performance
Crossing the Line

Media Education CenterCrossing the Line and
about the award
"Jelena ŠantiŠ" Dah Theatre received

Daily newspaper DANAS,
author Zlatko PakoviŠ

Listen to an interview
with Dijana MiloševiŠ, the director of Dah Teatar and Cynthia Cohen on BBC Radio

Listen to an interview
with Dijana Milosevic as a part
of the League of Professional Theatre Women international awards program, New York.

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Books about DAH Theatre

Acting Together: Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflict: Volume I: Resistance and Reconciliation in Regions of Violence

Acting Together: Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflict: Volume II: Building Just and Inclusive Communities

Theatre and Performance in Eastern Europe:
The Changing Scene

Art and Upheaval:
Artists on the World's Frontlines





Dah Theatre Research Centre

MaruliŠeva 8, Beograd