“Nušićijada” is a collage dedicated to the great festival of Serbian literature Branislav Nušić. Program of events including plays, concerts of classical, traditional, electro, rock, blues and ethnic music, performances, exhibitions, interactive workshops and others.
This year: five years of renewed festival, 150 years after the birth Branislav Nušić
Accompanying program: The most massive reading of Nušić in history.
Street is the most vivid scene of Nušićijada, mirror off its atmosphere and its spirit. Marched through the streets small and large parade, and to her is exposed, played, danced and sing. Street merges all scenes Nušićijada on to her all bits of this festival collage become one.
Nušićijada breathes new life into every corner of Ivanjica, and the special sparkle to the big stage of Ivanjica House of Culture. On wooden planks of scene to which inhabitants of Ivanjica are proud, because it can accommodate the demanding theatrical performances during the festival days, stamped dozens of great actors, giving the audience the necessary dose of laughter with the help of Nušić and Nušić comedy. In addition to nurturing theater and movie and reminds of the importance of humor, this scene nurtures and oratory and recalls the importance somewhat forgotten nice speach.
Nušićijada tends to provide to her audience the highest quality content in every fraction of a collage of the festival. The same is with music and concerts that attract the highest number of visitors. Artists performing in the main arena, center situated on Ivanjica town square, as well as topics concerts, are carefully selected and adjusted with the theme of the festival. This way you will in Ivanjica during Nušićijada find yourself popular musicians, but often in quite unique compositions and unexpected genre combinations.
Nušićijada be drawn into every pore of Ivanjica town. Increasing numbers of all different kinds of places acquires its characteristics and the festival days wear bright clothes, and gets a new role, crawling with life and attracts even those who did not know that at those places will ever set foot.
About Branislav Nušić
Branislav Nušić (8/20 October 1864 — 19 January 1938) was a Serbian novelist, playwright, satirist, essayist and founder of modern rhetoric in Serbia. His father Djordje Nuša was a well known grain merchant of Cincar (Aromanian or Vlach) origin who lost his wealth shortly after his son’s birth and was forced to move the family to Smederevo where young Alkibijad attended elementary school and first two grades of boarding school. During his teens, Nuša moved back to Belgrade where he graduated from boarding school. He was born Alkibijad Nuša, but upon turning 18 years of age, he legally changed his name to Branislav Nušić. In 1884, he graduated from the University of Belgrade’s Law School. During his studies, he also spent a year in Graz, Austria-Hungary.
Nušić is more celebrated as a playwright than as a novelist. He is more prolific in historical drama and comedy. Of his plays, the most popular are Protekcija (“The Pull”), Običan čovek (“An Ordinary Man”), Iza Božijih ledja (Behind God’s Back), Prince of Semberia, Pučina (“The High Sea”), Hadži Loja and Rastko Nemanjić. Through his plays, Nušić presented Serbian society and the mentality of the middle class in small towns and counties. He brought to the stage not only the retailers, canton captains, semi-educated officers, and current and former ministers’ wives, but also formerly distinguished and overly ambitious householders, their decadent sons, failed students, distinguished daughters of marriageable age, and greedy upstarts. All-in-all he depicted the Serbian middle class and its morality, which managed to survive despite all the political and social reforms, newly formed educational system and cultural institutions. He also paid special attention to the social conditions of their origins, as they started out with unrealizable desires and insatiable appetites, the distorted family and marital relationships, misunderstandings and intolerance between fathers and sons, unfaithful husbands and wives, officers’ ignorance and corruption and unreal political ambitions. Nušić thus became not only a playwright, observer and interpreter of his time, but also an analyst of Serbian society and its mentality at a specific historical period.