‘Love at First Bash’

Love at first bash’ sounds rather violent, doesn’t it? Well, it might be, but not in the extreme way one might think, really, it’s more along the lines of a cute romantic story – oh, no, that doesn’t sound right – a tragic phoenix rising from the ashes – no, no, that’s not it either – oh, I don’t know how to define it, but, maybe – ah, yes, yes, that should do… …a fairytale-esque telling of the unusual life of an extraordinarily lucky person, and the meet-cute with their significant other, in a Paris like no other (neither in name, nor place) 

Authors: Sofija Beljin Ivanić, Sergej Božinović, Svetlana Videnov  

Sergej Božinović
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Sergej Božinović

Sergej Božinović is a third-year student of Scandinavian languages, literature and culture at the Faculty of Philology of the University of Belgrade. His passions include languages, music and being a big nerd in general. Him taking up English at a very young age ignited his love for languages and now he is obsessed with learning every single one. Thus, he has particapated in international activites and language camps (for example International Village – SLOVAKIA). He is fascinated with the connection between language and music. Similar to his quest to learn every language, he is on a mission to collect, and even learn, every instrument. So far he is best at guitar but can almost hold his own on the piano, mandolin or violin. He is an unrelenting optimist and people lover, always certain that the world is good and full of love

Svetlana Videnov
  • ‘Love at First Bash’ ​ play performer

Svetlana Videnov

Svetlana Videnov, born on July 17, 1999, in Smederevo (Serbia), graduated from the elementary school “Dositej Obradović” in Smederevo. As a student in elementary school, she showed interest in creative writing and participated in numerous literary competitions. In 2013, she participated in a competition organized by the Cultural Heritage of the City of Smederevo (sr. Kulturno nasleđe grada Smedereva) on the topic of the 5th of June tragedy that happened in Smederevo in 1941 and won second place. She graduated from the Department of philology at the Gimnazija high school in Smederevo and is currently studying Swedish at the Department of Scandinavian Studies at the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade. From 2018 to 2020 she taught English through an online platform and is currently volunteering as a PR Manager at the student organization Erasmus Student Network BelUPgrade.

‘A Night by the Fire’

A trial is taking place in a courtroom between brothers May and Might of whom both feel like their human rights were endangered. The accused Might and the plaintiff May, whose charges the judge Must listens to and and who also obliges them to speak truthfully, develop many arguments. The final decision – who is right and who is wrong, belongs to the jury and that is how the case is closed.

Synopsis: Mina Dimitrijević

Roles: Mina Dimitrijević, Luka Stojićević, Petar Jocković, Sofija Beljin Ivanić. Anđela Miloradović, Jana Švarc, Vanja Gajić   

Mina Dimitrijević
  • ‘A Night by the Fire’ play performer

Mina Dimitrijević

Mina Dimitrijević, student of Comparative literature and literary theory on Faculty of Philology, University in Belgrade. She is on her second year of studies and until now has published two poems in a high school magazine ,,Razvitak” and has gotten into the final selection of poetry in Fanzin Šraf 2020. anthology. As seen, poetry is her passion, but beside that she has a potential of coming up with creative ideas. In 2019. she participated in a project ,,Cube II” which works on showing how human rights can be endangered in an interesting way. Beside that linguistics and science behind the world of spoken words interests her which we can see in a high-school graduation paper “Cultural and linguistic stereotypes among high school students” written in 2019. 

Luka Stojićević
  • ‘A Night by the Fire’ play performer

Luka Stojićević

Luka Stojićević, student of German language, literature and culture on Faculty of Philology at University of Belgrade. He is on his first year of studies. Before studies, he participated in Serbian version of „Got Talent“ and has taken part twice in the national competition in ethno singing, organised by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development. Because of that, he is very much interested in the influence of music on our lives and language-learning. He is currently volunteering at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, teaching students basics of the German language, where he is trying to connect lyrics with the every-day language and help his students see the similarities between the languages they have already learnt and German. His free time is occupied with books, series, piano, singing and linguistics.

Anđela Miloradović
  • ‘A Night by the Fire’ play performer

Anđela Miloradović

Anđela Miloradović, student of the Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade. She is on her first year of studies and is focused on the language, culture and literature of Romania. She was a part of the AFS organization for students’ exchange, where she both hosted and participated in exchange sessions. Her interests also lie in music and combining languages and music; she has found many opportunities for her passions to grow with performing and preserving ethnic Romanian music that is present in her culture. She has performed her modern versions of traditional songs at the Romanian embassy’s ball, in many Romanian universities.  

Vanja Gajić
  • ‘A Night by the Fire’ play performer

Vanja Gajić

Vanja Gajić, student of Turkish language, literature and culture on Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade. She is on her first year of studies and has never participated in extracurricular activities until now, but her wish is to volunteer at Turkey, to see and feel the language and culture from a different perspective. She’s passionate about languages in general, English being her first love, but later on she decided that the Turkish language was the right choice for her. Other interests of hers are reading, singing, linguistics… Also, Marvel and Harry Potter are the stories she grew up with and they will always release the child in her and make her heart beat faster.

Sofija Beljin Ivanić
  • ‘A Night by the Fire’ play performer

Sofija Beljin Ivanić

Sofija Beljin Ivanić is a first-year student of the German language, literature and culture at the Faculty of Philology of the University of Belgrade. She has been speaking German, alongside Serbian and Hungarian, since she could speak; and she decided to take up English when she was three years old, and has been in love with languages ever since. She has, also, been a proud bookworm ever since she could read, which contributed to her love of many things, which include, but are not limited to – anthropology, human rights, culture, history, activism, science and all the shapes and sizes of art. In her free time, she reads the things that interest her, enjoys nature in all its splendor, is acn outspoken activist against any and all forms of discrimination and human-made ecologial disasters and hangs out with her friends – all in a pandemic appropriate manner. This all has led to her being at this University and participating in as many extracurricular activities as possible, so as to explore the world and all its wonders – even if that may be only virtually, for now. 

Petar Jocković
  • ‘A Night by the Fire’ play performer

Petar Jocković

Biography coming soon…

Jana Švarc
  • ‘A Night by the Fire’ play performer

Jana Švarc

Biography coming soon…

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4 Comments

  1. Teacher Jana’s smile during this session speaks volumes of how proud she must be of her students’ work!

  2. Great work! Congratulations to all, teacher Jana for having such brilliant students, and the students on their imagination and ability to transfer it into words. Maybe some day in the future, when these creative young people become renowned writers or scriptwriters, we will be bragging that we had the chance to listen to their early works.

  3. Truly amazing! The idea of organizing something like this was just splendid….Not only the knowledge level left me speechless, but students’ pronunciation as well! The ability to engage the teachers as listeners was guarantied. When talent and desire towards development come together, great success can be achieved. Must be lovely to have so great students!

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