Branislav Bane Jankovic
To speak of Bane Jankovic is to speak of Fenix Theatre, based on the children's poetry of renowned Yugoslav poets
Branislav Bane Jankovic (1936 - 2015)
Puppeteer, actor, musician, set designer, Bane Jankovic had something to say and he knew how to say it, in a highly professional manner and mastering his art to perfection.
To speak of Bane Jankovic is to speak of Teatro Fénix. Part of his theatrical work in the Phoenix Theatre is based on the children's poetry of well-known Yugoslav poets. For this reason he was awarded the Outstanding Contribution to the Popularisation of Children's Literature Award (Novi Sad, 1985). Bane Jankovic was a multifaceted professional, on the one hand an actor and puppeteer, on the other hand a musician and stage designer. Every appearance on stage, every appearance on television, every performance of the Phoenix Theatre became a unique and unrepeatable creation. Bane also participated in the founding of the exceptional Children's Spaces that were opened in seven of the most important national theatres in Serbia. During the war in Yugoslavia (1991-1999) he worked as an Ambassador of Theatre Art for refugee children in collaboration with the Serbian Red Cross.
Branislav Bane Jankovic, actor and puppeteer, set designer and musician, was a creator, author and director of several series in the television studios in NoviSad, Pristina, Sarajevo. In the period since 1979, when he acquired the status of Free Artist of Serbia, Bane Jankovic, together with Mima Jankovic, performed up to 4,000 performances in more than 900 cities in Serbia and the rest of the world, covering about 1.7 million kilometres. Their shows have been seen by more than 1,000,000 spectators in large metropolises, cities, towns and villages. In 1991, in Nis, Serbia, the biography "Mima and Bane, a life" by Timosenko Milosavljevic was published, covering his professional career and honouring the dignity of a life dedicated to the acting profession. In 1999, he moved to Spain, where he continued his artistic work until the end of his life in the same company that adapted his name, calling itself Teatro Pho.
Branislav Bane Jankovic Outstanding National Artist
In recognition of his dedication and commitment, Bane Jankovic received in 1991 the honorary award of Outstanding National Artist for his artistic and social work.
Bane Jankovic was involved in multidisciplinary experimentation.
In Maya-Marja Jankovic's What Happened to the Greek Gods? Bane developed the main link and union between the audience and the play that presents the eternal dilemma about universal existence, within the present day in which we are immersed.