Knox to host Serbian theater company

From the Peoria Journal Star:

An internationally acclaimed theater company, DAH Teatar of Serbia, will present a series of free, public events during a four-day residency, Oct. 11-14 at Knox College, Galesburg.

The residency will include two performances of “Crossing the Line,” a play that will be performed nationally by DAH Teatar this fall. The play is based on women’s stories of violence and loss, courage and endurance during the civil war in the former Yugoslavia.

Named after a Serbian word “dah,” that can mean breath or soul, DAH Teatar was created by a group of women in Belgrade in 1991, at the same time as the brutal ethnic conflicts that accompanied the break-up of Yugoslavia. Directors Jadranka Andelic and Dijana Milosevic explain that they founded the theatre company to confront a central question: “What is the role and meaning of theatre… in times of darkness, violence and human suffering?”…..

DAH has performed throughout Europe, the United States, New Zealand and Australia. The residency at Knox is one of several taking place this fall through a consortium of colleges and professional theatre companies that have cooperated to bring DAH Teatar to the United States.