Assimilate is a multidisciplinary, interactive performance made in a format of Theatrical adventure game. Performance tackles the topic of assimilation and integration of the diverse people migrating across Europe throughout the centuries till now. Constant ongoing process, obstacles that people are facing create hybrid cultures which are only one colour of the whole spectrum which we call European cultural heritage. Piece is creating a unique experience for the spectator which is a communication of analog, VR(Virtual reality) technologies and fusion of dance and music.



The Artists

Ljubomir Nikolić

The composer identifies cultural heritage as an inexhaustible source of material for reinterpretation at the present time. Communication and interaction, as two important elements that the composer relies upon in his work, are especially reflected in his efforts and work on a relatively new ‘artistic form’ – the theatrical adventure game – as part of an EU project titled Journey to the Beginnings. It is an interactive installation – game – exhibited in museums in Hungary, Serbia, Croatia, and Romania, thanks to a collaboration involving archaeologists (University of Southampton), music archaeologists (Vienna), artistes (Budapest), and IT experts (Zagreb), culminating in a unique AR/VR exhibit, performance, and piece of music. Nikolić’s symphonic work Musica Assoluta (2017) opened the musical segment of the 37thNOMUS festival. Arche, a piece for flute, was performed in Ljubljana (Slovenia) and Trieste (Italy) by Marija Pilipović. Works by Nikolić have also been performed in Europe and America.

Sonja Stojanovid

Contemporary dancer and freelance artist. She finished ballet highschool on a department for classical ballet and currently having BA studies in contemporary dance on Belgrade dance institute. Worked on several EU projects and one of them is production “Someone from home” by artistic director of Silkfluegge dance company, Silke Grabinger on the topic of Danube Germans and belonging to Europe. She also worked with one of the eminent choreographers Jakopo Godani on the reopening of the Museum of contemporary art in Belgrade. Collaborated and worked for several years with Saša Krga and Ljubomir Nikolid on different performances and projects. Aside dancing she is interested in visual arts as well as learning different languages and youth work which she always combine and interpret through dance.


Concept: Sonja Stojanović, Ljubomir Nikolić, Máte Czáko
Director: Máte Czáko
Choreographer: Sonja Stojanović
Dramaturg: Máte Czáko
Composer: Ljubomir Nikolić
Performers: Sonja Stojanović, Zsofia Szász, Vladimir Čubrilo, Máte Czáko
Musicians: Ljubomir Nikolić, Bojan Milinković, Darko Karlečik
Singer: Goran Milošev
Design and implementation of VR application: AR/VR Teech company
3D modeling and animation: Andrej Stojanović
Voice from above: Máte Czáko, Dalibor Stojanović
Sound design: Rade Milinković
Light design: Tila Tóth

Executive producer: Student Cultural Center Novi Sad
Producer: Art Ritam
Co-producers: Tanec Praha, Bakelit Multi Art Center, Occitanie en scene, Le Periscope in the framework on Be SpectACTive!

Artistic collaborators:
Traditional music band: József Árpád Szász, Lőrinc Szász, Mátyás Vajda, Levente Major
Folk dancers/choreographers: Zsófia Szás, David Mikula
Musicologist: Elia Moretti
Singer: Lucie Pakova


Assimilate is a medium scale production of the Be SpectACTive! project. 


Cities of residency:

Novi Sad