29th International Festival “Sarajevo Winter“ to take place from 7 February to 21 March

30 January 2013

As in previous years, the XXIXth International Sarajevo Winter Festival 2013 will be an encounter of artists from all over the world. The festival will take place from 7 February until 21 March 2013 and will be held under the motto “Art of Touch”. The organiser of the Sarajevo Winter Festival is the International Peace Center in Sarajevo. The guest of honour of the festival is the Republic of Ireland, currently chairing the EU Presidency. Special events of the festival will be dedicated to the European Year of Citizens 2013. Festival Director Ibrahim Spahić introduces the festival (the full article and an interview with Mr Spahić is available in EFA BOOKS 4 “Dialogue”): “The International Festival Sarajevo, known as Sarajevo Winter, is a multimedia urban festival devoted primarily to contemporary work, in which the artists engage in interactive exchanges with audience and critics. It is marked by the intercultural character of Sarajevo itself, and takes place across the city, from old sections in the centre to the modern urban outskirts in such traditional venues as theatres, and film and concert halls, as well as alternative spaces. Sarajevo Winter transforms the life of squares and neighbourhoods by bringing to them cultures from around the world. It creates the conditions for awareness of other people’s culture not only by the artists but by all festival participants. For the last 29 years, Sarajevo Winter has taken place every year without interruption from 7 February to 21 March. Over time, the festival has become a symbol of freedom and creativity because it supports cultural diversity and forms a link between the city and the world.”