The sixth edition of the International Meetings in Cluj, dedicated to the Search for the Author, brought together, in the same tent of the Transylvania International Book Festival, authors, translators and editors for whom drama, poetry and critical analysis orbit around a shared love for the Art of Theatre. Anca and Mihai Măniuțiu, Ion Pop, Ștefana and Ioan Pop-Curșeu initiated a delicate and evocative dialogue with such important authors like Robert Cohen or Tristan Tzara, at the same time turning towards their own creations, as they were themselves, as authors, read by the subtle readers who know how to find pleasure in reading.
The following books have been launched:
- Bzzap!, by Robert Cohen, translated by Eugen Wohl, Cluj-Napoca, Casa Cărții de Știință, 2016;
- Seven Dada Manifestos, Lampisteries, Approximate Man, by Tristan Tzara, translated by Ion Pop, Iași, Polirom, 2016;
- Directorial Poetics, by Anca Măniuțiu, Cluj-Napoca, Casa Cărții de Știință, 2016;
- You, by Mihai Măniuțiu, Bucharest, Tracus Arte Publishing House, 2016;
- Studia UBB Dramatica, "Dada>100, Art/Life/Museum, Dadaism and Performing Arts", 1/2016, homage volume Dada Centenary, Cluj University Press, 2016.
We would like to thank the partners of Cluj-Napoca National Theatre for this beautiful collaboration and we would like to congratulate the authors of the fourth edtion of Transylvania International Book Festival:
Alessandro Baricco (Italy) - Grand Prize of TIBF 2016 for his world renowned works.
Mircea Cărtărescu (Romania) -"Book of the Year - Romania novel of the third millennium"Prize for the novel Solenoid
Andrei Codrescu (USA) - "Life as a poem" Prize for his entire activity as a poet
Franco Moretti (Italy) - "Mundus Comparationis" Prize, for his work as a world renowned comparatist and literary theoretician.
Ana Blandiana (Romania) - "Great Transylvanian Writers" Prize
Adam Puslojić (Serbia) - "Honorary citizen of Romanian Literature" Prize for his translations into Serbian and Croatian. Awarded by "Octavian Goga" County Library Cluj
Mario Bojórquez (Mexico) - "Literature without borders" Prize for his poetic and essayistic works.
Alí Calderón (Mexico) - "Literature without borders" Prize for his poetic and essayistic works.
Mite Stefoski (Macedonia) - "Literature without borders" Prize for his poetic and essayistic works.
Josef Straka (Czech Republic) - "Literature without borders" Prize for his poetic and essayistic works.
Étienne Verhasselt (Belgium) - "The Magic of literature" Prize for the volume Lost Steps
Gabriela Lungu (Romania) - "Romanian language demonstration" Prize for translating Alessandro Baricco
Adrian Popescu (Romania) - "Romanian language demonstration" Prize for translating Alessandro Baricco
Doru Radosav (Romania) - "Open libraries" Prize for his dedication to Books.
Mircia Dumitrescu (Romania) - "Alexandru Căprariu - people in the service of books" Prize for his original contributions to Romanian book graphics.
Ruxandra Cesereanu (Romania) - Excellence Prize for her constant support of the festival.
The Association Cluj-Napoca 2021 - European Capital of Culture. Executive team: Florin Moroşanu (President), Rariţa Zbranca, István Szakáts, Tudor Giurgiu, Ştefania Robu, Miana Domide, Andi Daiszler, Ştefan Teișanu (Executive Manager) - " The cultural Cluj of tomorrow" Prize.
"A strong community is a community of valuable people" is the slogan of the Feminine Excellence Gala organized this year in May in Cluj-Napoca by the Business Women Association in Cluj (AFA). Within the 4th edition of this event, eight Cluj ladies have been honored for excellence in their professional fields, for their high competence and passion in undertaking their projects, thus becoming an inspiration for all of us.
The first award of the gala represented a great honor for the Cluj-Napoca National Theatre, as it was given to Ștefana Pop-Curșeu, our artistic director, for her remarkable achievements as a cultural manager.
"Atipic Beauty", a moving fashion event, reaching its 9th edition this year, has returned to Cluj. The event took place on June 21st, at the Casion Urban Culture Centre, in the "Simion Bărnuțiu" Central Park.
12 wheelchair-bound girls, alongside city notabilities, participated in this event which aims to raise public awareness about disabled persons and to remove the barriers between them and society. The purpose of the event was to raise funds for the purchase of 12 wheelchairs destined for the participants in the previous evenings.
"Atipic Beauty" was initiated by Magda Coman, the president of the Open Your Heart Association, who worked as a professional model and is currently bound to a wheelchair, as a result of an accident.
The event was organized by the Open Your Heart Association together with our trusted partner, Wens Travel. Cluj-Napoca National Theatre joined the event through the active participation of its artistic director Stefana Pop-Curșeu, who, this year, accompanied one of the beautiful disabled girls on the runway. Congratulations to the organizers for this heartfelt event!
Starting this year, the International Meetings in Cluj have a new traditional partner ready for long-term theatrical journeys. We are referring to the WENS Travel travel agency and its manager, Mrs. Mihaela Călușer.
Mrs. Mihaela Călușer's involvement in the community is well-known to the citizens of Cluj, as she is a member of the Business Women Association of Cluj and is involved in constantly innovative human and social projects, attentive to the needs of those around her, a person with creative ideas and high quality results, constantly concerned with increasing the level of education through the involvement of Wens Travel in theatre, music and film.