NETA – New European Theatre Action
New European Theatre Action - NETA is a cultural association placed in Ljubljana. It has been active since 2004 with the purpose of developing international NETA network.
The President of NETA Association is Blagoja Stefanovski, the former Minister of culture in Macedonia, its Secretary General is Damir Domitrović, director of Ex Ponto Festival, its Honorary President is prof. Branislav Mićunović, the actual Minister of Culture, Media and Sport of Montenegro.
Executive Committee, Board of Theatres and Board for Festivals are formal bodies through which NETA network develops and realizes planned activities and aims.
NETA organises a festival every second year, which takes place in different NETA network members. Since its beginnings NETA Festival was already organised in following cities: Podgorica (ME) 2005, Sankt Petersburg (RU), 2007, Trieste (IT), Nova Gorica and Koper (SI), 2009, Ljubljana (SI), 2011, Vratsa (BG), 2013. In 2015 NETA Festival will be organised in Bucharest (RO).
Besides the Festivals NETA association regularly produces international co-productions. Until now three co-productions were realized: THE LEXICON OF THE MYTHOLOGY OF FORMER YUGOSLAVIA (Directed by: Oliver Frljić , Premiere: 16.9.2011), Based on the motifs of the novel My Name Is Red by O. Pamuk: RED (Directed by: Martin Kočovski, Premiere: 22.9.2010), Ljubomir Đurković: CASSANDRA (Directed by: Slobodan Milatović, Premiere: 15.9.2009).
NETA network combines the endeavour and aims in the field of performing arts with different forms of theatre exchange and festival cooperation, it encourages cultural cooperation in European countries – exchange of performances, artists, technical crew, co-productions, improving of professional staff, organisation of all forms of theatrical education, publishing, development of theatre and cultural space of the widest communications and binding theatre, film, artistic and other cultural renowned institutions from all over Europe and also wider.
One of main projects on which we are focusing in this moment is NETA ART TV. The idea about organisation and activities of NETA ART Television was set as spontaneous need of theatre art and wider cultural field (film, visual arts...) to gain its real international space, at first through internet television and later also through cable television in 19 European countries.
NETA ART TV will address theatre and festival lovers and later also wider cultural field who with great enthusiasm follow and attend cultural beats, hosting performances from all over Europe. The main idea is also more intense binding of cultural European field with tourism and business.