Mima Jankovic has created several TV series and has more than 5,000 performances as an actress, playwright and director in more than 1,500 cities
Mima Jankovic is a theatre artist (actress, director and playwright) born in the former Yugoslavia, today Serbia. Her professional trajectory draws the map of what has been and what is within her concept of "theatre of synthesis". She has written and directed 48 plays in her prolific career. Mima Jankovic created several series for the national television of the former Yugoslavia, performed more than 5,000 performances as an actress, playwright and director in more than 1,500 cities around the world and has received more than 30 national and international awards for her artistic work.
Founder of Teatro Pho (Teatro Fénix)
In 1974 she founded, together with Bane Jankovic, Teatro Pho under the name Teatro Fénix (Phoenix Theatre), a company that participated in 53 national and international festivals and gained great recognition in the country. Teatro Fénix (Teatro Pho in Spain) was born as the first independent theatre company within the communist regime of the former Yugoslavia, in a permanent search for freedom of thought and artistic expression.
Outstanding National Artist
In 1991 she was awarded the honorary award of Outstanding National Artist of Yugoslavia for her artistic and social work in recognition of her dedication and commitment throughout her professional career. Mima directed 68 shows for the National Theatres and the accredited state puppet theatres of ex-Yugoslavia, and participated in the founding of the unique Children's Theatres that opened in seven of the most important national theatres in Serbia. During the war in Yugoslavia (1991-1999) she worked as an Ambassador of Theatre Art for refugee children in collaboration with the Serbian Red Cross, for which her company received the "Silver Seal" award. In 1996/97 she was appointed General Director of the National Puppet Theatre in Nis, Serbia.
In 2010 Mima wrote her first play in Spanish entitled "Algo que quería ser alguien", and directed it through Teatro Pho. The play premiered that same year at the Teatro Principal in Castellón and from 2012 she began to highlight her work in Spain with the creation and direction of plays such as "Words of Love" (Teatro Pho & Synergic Art Hub, 2012), "El carnaval de los animales" (Teatro Pho, 2013). In 2014 Mima Jankovic was chosen to direct the staging of "Il Casanova" by Johan de Meij, an ambitious artistic innovation project promoted by the Instituto Valenciano de Cultura de la Generalitat Valenciana. In 2016, he proposed a multidisciplinary performance experiment entitled "Infinito", produced by Teatro Pho and Diputación de Castellón, with the participation of more than 15 guest artists, whose individual careers stand out in each of their fields. In 2018, a new phase begins in the development of an ambitious project called "Etude #0", seeking to overcome the limits of stage language and performance with a single actor, using technological resources with the collaboration of Santi Vilanova, Manel Brancal and Toni Jodar.
She currently carries out experimental projects, directs multidisciplinary and transmedia artistic shows, and collaborates with different platforms and theatre collectives. Mima is constantly working on her concept of "theatre of synthesis".