The Campus of the University of Prishtina has been carrying Prishtina’s spirit since the University was founded. Located in the centre of the city, the Campus is a massive open space filled with grass which is walked upon by thousands of young people every day. The Campus is home to some of the most important buildings of Prishtina: the National Library of Kosovo is the most exciting architectural design to be seen in the city; the National Gallery of Kosovo is the most important window to international art scene while the unfinished Orthodox “Saint Saviour” Church provides the perfect controversy to inspire the artists in creating their temple of belief.
The performance space in Belgrade for Baushtellë will be the Belgrade Fortress-Kalemegdan! The Belgrade Fortress is the core and the oldest section of the urban area of Belgrade. It consists of the old citadel (Upper and Lower Town) and Kalemegdan Park (Large and Little Kalemegdan) on the confluence of the River Sava and Danube, in an urban area of modern Belgrade. For centuries the city population was concentrated only within the walls of the fortress, and thus the history of the fortress until recent centuries, represented the history of Belgrade itself. The first record of the city was in 3rd century BC as "Singidunum" by the Celtic tribe of Scordisci, who had defeated Thracian and Dacian tribes that previously lived in and around the fort.
Baushtellë is thrilled that its artists will have the chance to perform their art in the amazing ancient setting of the Belgrade Fortress. Besides its significance of being the symbol of Belgrade, Kalemegdan is characterized by its natural scenography, which will be great in the context of emerging the traditional and modern artistic tendencies.
Our performance in Zurich will take place in the Fraumünster Church. It is the perfect building for our performance in Zurich due to the fact that it is a building of belief, a landmark of Zurich and has a very interesting history. The Fraumünster Church is located in the heart of Zurich, on the shore of river Limmat. It is a huge building built in the 16th Century that had central importance during the religious conflicts between the Protestants and Catholics in the 17th Century. It survived all these religious riots, even though it faced the threat of being totally destroyed. Nowadays, it is a landmark of Zurich and can be found in most of Zurich’s postcards.
Considering that all the artworks will provide an answer to the question “What do you believe in?”, the church will be providing the most inspiring of settings for the artists to express themselves and accomplish their performances.