International Theatre Festival "Demoludy" (Międzynarodowy Festiwal Teatralny “Demoludy”)

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Country and Region PolandWarminsko-Mazurskie
Type of Festival Drama
Location of Festival Olsztyn, Warminsko-Mazurskie, Poland
Festival Contact Information

Międzynarodowy Festiwal Teatralny “Demoludy”
10-118 Olsztyn, Poland
1 Maja 4
Phone: (48) 89 5273915
Fax: (48) 89 5218705

Festival Description

The idea of our festival is to create a space for multicultural dialog among East European countries. The past and our heritage serves as a symbolic point where we should begin to rethink our identity. After political transgression theaters from former socialist block countries started to function separately they lost contact. DEMOLUDY Festival offers a good occasion to see what we’re all doing now and what we can offer each other. It is also an opportunity to gain awareness that we’re all not closed societies but communities of people living among the ruins of western civilization. Forgetting about political games we could learn how to talk, and how to communicate through art that is beyond all stereotypes and historical resentments.

The name of our festival is self-ironic gesture free of resentments. We’re open for all generations. Word “demoludy”, which was formerly treated as pejorative name of citizens of former socialist block countries, we use as a gesture of resistance against mass culture.

Festival Dates October 17 - 22, 2011
Festival Links

Festival Events:

Programming 2010:
  • The entire program is available at the festival web site at


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Practical Info:

Participant’s information 2010:
  • Applicants
    • The festival extends an invitation to theatres from the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary to Olsztyn.
  • Programming
    • DEMOLUDY not only encounters the theatre from a country, it also explores its wider culture. Every year our festival is accompanied by exhibitions (in Olsztyn, Polish viewers could see works by the Russian controversial photographers ‘Blue Noses’), concerts, performative readings and meetings with artists.
  • Applications
    • For those who would like to participate artistically in our annual holiday we have good news - we will hold a contest for the visual identification of the Festival. For details visit our website:


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