Novi Sad became the European Capital of Culture – Culture

Tonight, at a solemn ceremony at the Serbian National Theater, Novi Sad received the title of European Capital of Culture, as the first city to succeed in front of the candidate country for the European Union.

“This is a great moment. This is a big moment for all of us. We in Novi Sad and throughout Serbia, as well as throughout Europe, share a lot. We share our history, our values, our culture and we share our destiny. Novi Sad is the epicenter of European culture, “said, among other things, the head of the European Union delegation to Serbia, Emanuel Ziofre, who last night handed a plaque to Novi Sad Mayor Milos Vucevic, making Novi Sad the official European Capital of Culture.

The mayor of Novi Sad reminded that few people believed six years ago that Novi Sad would win in Brussels and win the candidacy for this prestigious title.

“There are few who gave us a chance, even though they knew that this city was created on the foundations of European values, that they live here and are understood. The whole of Europe will see what it looks like when the award comes in the right hands, when it comes to the right city. From the title of European Capital of Culture, we have created our chance to show ourselves, to prove that we are valuable, to incorporate it into the new value system on which we will continue to build our Novi Sad, “said Milos Vucevic and thanked the citizens of Novi Sad.

The ceremony at the Serbian National Theater was also attended by the Prime Minister of Serbia, Ana Brnabić, who emphasized in her address that “there is no city that deserves more and has greater potential than Novi Sad to raise the flag of youth and culture.”

Nemanja Milenković, director of the Foundation “Novi Sad – European Capital of Culture”, addressed the audience as the host, high officials from Europe, representatives of cities that were European Capitals of Culture.

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“Culture originated from the Latin word colere, which means to nurture, cultivate, cultivate, utopia is in ancient Greek, in the figurative sense of the determinant of a good place. When you stand in one place these two different words, with two different languages, which form one of the foundations of European cultural heritage, you can say only one possible name of the city in Serbian, Hungarian, Slovak, Ruthenian and other European languages: Novi Sad. And only when this city inherited culture, it was both Serbian Athens and the European Capital of Culture “, Milenković pointed out, among other things.

The program performed at the Serbian National Theater was directed by Aleksandar Nikolić, who pointed out that “when you have one city as a template for a play, you have a unique challenge to put on the stage for centuries.” The entire artistic team, together with Boris Kovač and the New Ritual Ensemble, the EPC Accordion Quartet and the percussionist ensemble dRumble, as well as the soloists, certainly managed to portray the centuries of Novi Sad in an artistic way.


Source: Dnevni list Danas by www.danas.rs.

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