On 13 January, the title year of the European Capital of Culture will officially commence in Novi Sad, within the programme arch Doček, with which the citizens of Novi Sad and their guests sailed into 2022. As a unique celebration in Europe, Doček combines two arts, two alphabets, two New Years, two days, two measures of time, thus Doček 7530 will bring a kind of celebration that pushes the boundaries and puts Novi Sad at the centre of European cultural life.
The central event – the opening ceremony of the European Capital of Culture is scheduled for 13 January, when at 8:22 p.m. (20:22) play ‘Zeniteum :: 2022’ by the director Dragan Živadinov will be performed, on one of the city’s most important boulevards, Mihajlo Pupin Boulevard, in front of Banovina Palace, which will celebrate the great names of Serbian science – Mileva Marić Einstein and Milutin Milanković. The audience will be able to watch the opening ceremony in a live broadcast on the second channel of the Radio Television of Serbia, and the first channel of the Radio Television of Vojvodina, as well as on https://novisad2022.rs/en/home-3/ website.
The ceremony of declaring Novi Sad the capital of culture will be held in the Serbian National Theatre, while the viewers will only be able to follow it from their homes, in a live broadcast on the second channel of the Radio Television of Serbia, and the first channel of the Radio Television of Vojvodina from 6 p.m., as well as on https://novisad2022.rs/en/home-3/ website.
The opening ceremony will also be marked by the unique exhibition ‘Time and Universe’ at Studio M Hall, as well as by the concerts across the city.