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Artistes de theatre yougoslaves BOURASSA ANDRE G

Une collègue me fait parvenir ce mot d'un ami sur la situation des
artistes yougoslaves. Il n'est pas dans les politiques de Queatre de
sortir du champ théâtral proprement dit car cela nous mènerait dans toutes
les directions. De lus, il y a parmi vous des gens d'une tremtaine de
pays, dont plusieurs subissent aussi des pressions politiques, voire
militaires, de toutes sortes. Mais le texte ici soumis est fait surtout de
réflexion, de doutes et d'hypothèses. Peut-être p'ourrez-vous continuer à
dialoguer avec cet homme de théâtre, Dagan Klaic, et contribuer à faire
surgir un peu de lumière sur ce conflit en ces jours des Pâques
chrétiennes et juives. Le texte est en anglais.
Amitiés, André G. Bourassa
> J'ai reçu ce texte d'un ami yougoslave installé à Amsterdam. J'ai pensé
> qu'il méritait peut être d'être mis sur Queatre. Dragan Klaic est d'accord.
> Cela donne une autre vision des choses.. Celle-ci s'ajoute à la déclaration
> de l'Association des artistes   de théâtre yougoslaves
> qui a été diffusée il y a quelques jours.  
> >Reply-To: <balakla@worldonline.nl>
> >From: "Bala/Klaic" <balakla@worldonline.nl>
> >
> >A Bridge Too Far
> >
> >The Petrovaradin bridge was destroyed this morning at 5 am. My wife woke me
> >up with the news she just heard on the BBC radio. I thought it was the
> >newer railway/highway bridge but when I finally succeeded to phone to Novi
> >Sad in the evening, I heard it was the old metal bridge connecting the
> >center with Petrovaradin and the old fortress above, on the other side of
> >Danube. Why that bridge? It was build in haste in the winter of 1944-45 by
> >the German POWs under the supervision of the Red Army engineers and a
> >railway line was added to renew the connection with Belgrade, 80 km south.
> >So in my childhood, with each train passing the ramp would go down and the
> >traffic would pile up on both sides. It wasn't that much traffic. I
> >remember the uneasiness I felt every time crossing the bridge even in the
> >day time: the wooden planks of the side board got lose and rotten and one
> >could see the water underneath. I feared I'll step in the void and even
> >sink into Danube, little as I was. In the early sixties, a new bridge was
> >built 2 km down the river and the railway track was displaced too. The old
> >bridge got a face lift and served all these years as a busy connection, a
> >way to enter straight into the center of Novi Sad from the Srem side. In
> >the years before I had a  driver's license I was crossing it often on foot
> >in the sunset, going to the fortress for a stroll or to some of the inns on
> >the Petrovaradin side with wild Gypsy music -  only to return in the small
> >hours, admiring the dawn above the city.
> >
> >Ugly as it was, this bridge was part of my childhood and adolescence.
> >The consequence of the bombing is that windows are broken in that part of
> >town and  there is no running water around, even the large hospital on the
> >nearby hills of Fruska  Gora, some 900 beds, is without water. This is not
> >making the awful lot of Kosovo Albanians easier. It is not  prompting the
> >brave  Novi Sad citizens to start an uprising against Milosevic. Of course
> >not, Milosevic is stronger than ever and as popular as he was in 1988-89.
> >Moreover, many  decent Serbs will hate NATO, W. Europe, USA for the next 50
> >years and the self-destructive, obsessive ideology of Serbian nationalism
> >has been fed richly by this past week's attacks and has seen all its
> >favorite myths reinforced with new arguments and examples.  If only NATO
> >bombed Milosevic's fleet in the Adriatic in September 1991 when it started
> >pounding Dubrovnik, well before Vukovar and the horrors of Bosnia &
> >Herzegovina, the ongoing Balkan war could have been stopped at an early
> >stage. If only  a fraction of 1% of what NATO is spending in this campaign
> >now has been spent instead to  support the emerging forces of the civil
> >society and the independent media  Serbia would have a different future.
> >
> >A military escalation wont halt the ethnic cleansing in Kosovo nor speed up
> >the return of the refugees. This senseless violence should  stop at once.
> >The politicians and generals have committed  great errors in judgment. They
> >should call further bombings off and step aside for a while. How about a
> >conference with 50 Balkan scholars from the Western and Eastern  Europe
> >getting together and using their collective knowledge to envisage some sort
> >of future without war and terror, to restart a dialogue. The politicians
> >can in the meantime vote budgets for the humanitarian aid much needed in
> >the region and entrust the generals to implement it. We know how good they
> >can be at it.
> >
> >Dragan Klaic
> >
> >
> > 
> >Dr D Klaic is Professor of University of Amsterdam and Director of Theater
> >Instituut Nederland. 
> >
> >e mail: dragank@tin.nl 
> >