The search for people gone missing in wars and modern conflicts has taken a major historical importance over the past few decades. A major figure in the theatre and performing arts in the Balkans and Sarajevo, director Haris Pašović offers a multimedia installation that combines dramatic performance, visual arts, and … More

Roses for Anne Teresa / Football Stories

“Special Award for Best Choreography” International Theatre Festival MES Sarajevo 2011 The show is dedicated to Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, a choreographer and her master-piece “Rosas danst Rosas” Haris Pašović considers “Rosas danst Rosas” as the most feminine piece of art he has ever seen. 28 years after its premiere, … More

A Century of Peace After The Century of Wars

East West Center Sarajevo is producing a multimedia peace spectacle “The Century of Peace after the Century of Wars” that will take place on June 28th 2014 and commemorate the beginning of the First World War at the Sarajevo assassination spot. Through live music, theatre, dance, live music, video, architecture … More

The Conquest of Happiness

★★★★ – Financial Times, UK ★★★★ – Independent, UK ★★★★ – Belfast Telegraph, Northern Ireland, UK East West Center, Bosnia – Herzegovina, Prime Cut Productions Northern Ireland and Mladinsko Theatre, Slovenia present THE CONQUEST OF HAPPINESS The Conquest of Happiness is a unique theatre event that had its world premiere at the UK … More

Sarajevo Red Line

“The 20th century began in Sarajevo with the Sarajevo Assassination and it ended there – with the siege of Sarajevo. “ – Susan Sontag Sarajevo Red Line According to the data gathered by the Sarajevo-based Research and Documentation Center, 11,541 persons were killed during the 1992-1996 siege of Sarajevo. This death … More

Songs of Water, Bread and Love

Danijel Žontar SONGS OF WATER, BREAD AND LOVE Concert for piano and voice It happens very exceptionally that new pieces of classical music appear Bosnia and Herzegovina.  Danijel Žontar has composed an exceptional concert. Deeply inspired, he delved into the complex structure that begins from authentic Balkan songs and develops … More

The Society of Spectacle

The Society of Spectacle was awarded at The 30th International Theatre Festival Brcko 2013 for: ⎨The Best Director⎬ ⎨The Best Young Actress⎬ ⎨The Best Young Actor⎬ ⎨The Best Music⎬ The Society of Spectacle Who are we in a modern world? Guy Debord, a famous French political philosopher, described our world … More

East West in Istanbul – June 1 – 6, 2013

East West Center is invited to participate at the 4th Intercultural Art Dialogues Festival in Beyoglu, Istanbul from June 1 – 6, 2013 with two of our projects: Photo exhibiton of Sarajevo Red Line “Sarajevo Red Line” was a monumental memorial event, one of those that mark the cultural history … More

Edinburgh International Culture Summit 2012

Haris Pasovic, artistic leader of East West Center delivered a speech at the opening of The Summit during Edinburgh International Festival from Aug 10 – 16, 2012. The Summit was a lively mix of plenary sessions and private policy discussions, bringing together Culture Ministers with prominent artists, thinkers and others … More

Europe Today

“Europe Today is a kind of Gesamtkunstwerk featuring live music, video projection, theatre, literature and dance” ✭✭✭✭ Financial Times UK “…Spectacular!” – Headline in Dnevni Avaz Sarajevo, most influential daily newspaper in Bosnia and Herzegovina In this biggest coproduction in the South East Europe in years, the East West Theatre … More


“Hamlet by Haris Pasovic is one of the largest co-productions the Balkans have seen for 20 years.” – The Guardian “Visually striking with colourful costumes and mystical music performed live on stage.” -Reuters “Standing ovations for masterful directing” -Gloria, Serbia Some of the finest artists in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, … More

Class Enemy

“Pašović’s ‘Class Enemy’ is tour de force” -Jonathan Mills, director of Edinburgh International Festival on BBC “….Possibly the best play in a decade of my theatre reviewing…” -The Flying Inkpot, Singapore “Explosive kinetic energy”-The New York Times ✭✭✭✭✭ No. 1 Pick of The Year, The Flying Inkpot, Singapore Best Play … More

Football, Football

In a suburb of Naples, a group of young people plays football together every night. They dream about better (football) life. Some of them come from the immigrant families from all over the world, some are unemployed Italians – all of them the scugnizzi (a term used for the Neapolitan … More


Faustian bargain and the democratisation of evil Robots, more conscious than humans, and humans less emotional than machines are the characters of this daring interpretation of FAUST. Set in the foreseeable future and based on texts by Emil Cioran, Bertrand Russell, Christopher Marlowe, Bill Joy, Werener Heisenberg and Haris Pašović, … More


OUR STORY Yesterday’s friends have turned into today’s enemies. It happened in Sarajevo in 1992. It happened many times in history. Why would two friends – a professor and his student – two scientists who belong to the greatest scientists humankind has ever had, why would two magnificent intellects become … More


They are a power couple. Both of them are beautifully looking, with the sophisticated style. They are successful, glamorous and irresistibly sexy. The life of Nora and Torvald Helmer seems to be a model of a happy marriage at the beginning of 21st century. Torvald Helmer is a rising star … More


The everyday dynamics of Sarajevo sometimes looks chaotic, sometimes dramatic, and, at times, illuminating. The never-ending streams of daily life, politics, culture, different religions and atheism, sports and of the death that is so ubiquitous in the cemeteries merged, in the city landscape, with its neighbourhoods. When it celebrates life, … More

Ugly Duckling

Andersen’s fairy tale “The Ugly Duckling” reffers to us all, pointing to a ubiquitous problem that arises as a challenge to the youngest members of our society’s most vulnerable period in their development. Non acceptance of “different” is a serious phenomenon that affects all segments of our society. This beautiful … More