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Belgrade Heartbeat

Belgrade Heartbeat Belgrade Heartbeat Anja Foerschner Marta Jovanović, Ljubav, performance at the Residence of the Swiss Embassy, Belgrade, Serbia, June 20, 2016. he declaration of Slovenia to leave the Yugoslav federation on June 25, 1991, set in motion a series of conflicts, protests, displacements, and mass executions that would dominate the Balkans for the next eight years. The ensuing refugee crisis turned out to be the worst in European history since the end of World War II. The people who fled their homes during the Bosnian wars between 1992 and 1995 alone numbered 2.7 million. The war grew out of century-old ethnic and religious convictions, intensified by the artificial unification of the region under the construct of Yugoslavia. This historical event finds resonance in the present day, as thousands of refugees from war-torn countries hope to find a better life along their strenuous and often dangerous trek north. The Balkans served as one of the main routes until it was shut down in March 2016, leaving millions of people stranded at its southern end. It is impossible to disentangle the numerous threads of political, historical, religious, ethnic, and cultural claims that are at the bottom of the countless conflicts that http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art MIT Press

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Publisher
MIT Press
Copyright
© 2017 Performing Arts Journal, Inc.
ISSN
1520-281X
eISSN
1537-9477
DOI
10.1162/PAJJ_a_00350
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Abstract

Belgrade Heartbeat Anja Foerschner Marta Jovanović, Ljubav, performance at the Residence of the Swiss Embassy, Belgrade, Serbia, June 20, 2016. he declaration of Slovenia to leave the Yugoslav federation on June 25, 1991, set in motion a series of conflicts, protests, displacements, and mass executions that would dominate the Balkans for the next eight years. The ensuing refugee crisis turned out to be the worst in European history since the end of World War II. The people who fled their homes during the Bosnian wars between 1992 and 1995 alone numbered 2.7 million. The war grew out of century-old ethnic and religious convictions, intensified by the artificial unification of the region under the construct of Yugoslavia. This historical event finds resonance in the present day, as thousands of refugees from war-torn countries hope to find a better life along their strenuous and often dangerous trek north. The Balkans served as one of the main routes until it was shut down in March 2016, leaving millions of people stranded at its southern end. It is impossible to disentangle the numerous threads of political, historical, religious, ethnic, and cultural claims that are at the bottom of the countless conflicts that

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PAJ: A Journal of Performance and ArtMIT Press

Published: Jan 1, 2017

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