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IIC 2014 - The Paths of Freedom

 


THE INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS IN CLUJ


4th edition
THE PATHS OF FREEDOM

The fourth edition of the International Meetings in Cluj, having the theme The Paths of Freedom, took place between 8-12 October 2014. The program comprised nine productions of the Cluj-Napoca National Theatre, a guest performance, debates and round table debates, book launches, as well as the first edition of the Awards of the Cluj-Napoca National Theatre, celebrating the activity of the artistic team and of the stage technicians of the theatre.   
 

The event presented two premieres, The Extraterrestrial Clowns, script and directing Eli Simon and Mein Kampf by George Tabori, director Alexandru Dabija, together with the performances Swing by Vava Ştefănescu; As you like it based on William Shakespeare, director Uray Peter; Amalia takes a deep breath by Alina Nelega, director Tudor Lucanu; The spectator sentenced to death by Matei Vişniec, director Răzvan Mureşan; How to explain the history of Communism to mental patients by Matei Vişniec, director Mona Marian; The Moebius Strip by Robert Cohen, director Răzvan Mureşan; The Cherry Orchard by A.P. Chekhov, director Roberto Bacci. Our guest performance was Don Quijote based on Cervantes, director Mihai Măniuţiu, a production of the "Liviu Rebreanu" Company from the Târgu-Mureş National Theatre.
 

The debates focused on the following topics: Dance theatre and the Romanian public (debate moderated by Dan C. Mihăilescu, with the participation of Péter Uray and Vavei Ştefănescu); Literature and totalitarianism, epic and aesthetic. Debates, questions, polemics in the 3rd millennium (round table moderated by Ruxandra Cesereanu, with the participation of Ion Vianu, Angelo Mitchievici, Liviu Antonesei, Marius Oprea, Virgiliu Ţârău, Doru Radosav, Cosmin Budeanca, Ion Bogdan Lefter); Face vs. mask: in search of identity (debate with Robert Cohen and Eli Simon); The classical theatre on the contemporary stage (debate with Cătălin Ştefănescu, Roberto Bacci and Stefano Geraci).


During the book launches the following titles were presented: Janovics - creatorul Hollywood-ului transilvan / Janovics - az erdélyi Hollywood megteremtője / JANOVICS - the creator of the Transylvanian Hollywood by Zakariás Erzsébet, editor: Andreea Iacob, translators: Krisztina Julianna Czégényi, Andreea Iacob, Eugen Wohl, Adriana Stan, Mária Kovács, Tracus Arte Publishing House, Bucharest, 2014; Lettre internationale Romanian edition/summer 2014 (no. 90); The literary citadel (magazine), the complete collection in an anastatic edition; the bipolar volume "Caragiale in his time" by Camil Petrescu - The trial of "comrade Camil" by Ion Vartic; On theatre by Tadeusz Kantor, selection, preface and notes: Krzysztof Pleśniarowicz, translator: Sabra Daici.

 

The event gathered over 60 guests from Romania, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Poland, Portugal, France, Italy, USA, Hungary, Great Britain. 


This year’s edition of the INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS IN CLUJ was substantially subsidized by the Cluj-Napoca City Hall and Local Council and it supports the candidacy of the city of Cluj-Napoca to the title of European Cultural Capital in 2021. The 2014 edition of the meetings was organized in partnership with the Ministry of Culture and had as traditional partner the Transylvania Bank. The Romanian Cultural Institute and the Theatre Union of Romania (UNITER) were also our partners.


The sponsors of this year’s edition were: The Romanian Commercial Bank, Deloitte, Company Jolly, Match Point, Class Shoe, Company Aegon Romania, Restaurant Baracca, Floarea Ta, Mario Dance Atelier.


Our partners were: Transilvania Bank, Conexio Association, Carrefour, Transylvania International Book Festival, Cluj Business Women Association, Rotary Club Cluj-Napoca Samvs, Hotel Hampton by Hilton, Hotel Royal Classic.


The official car of the festival was offered by Compexit Trading.


Our media partners were: Zile şi Nopţi, Radio România Cultural, Clujul de buzunar, Făclia de Cluj, Thevents, welcome2cluj, cluj.com, Infotrafic, Ziua de Cluj, Evenimente in Cluj, inoras.ro, Cluj Life, Niştebrand, Clujulcultural.ro,  Art Act Magazine, orasulcluj.ro.
 

 


THE PROGRAM OF THE EVENT


Wednesday, 8 Octomber 2014

"Euphorion" Studio, 6.00 PM

Performance: SWING by Vava Ştefănescu

 

Main stage, 8:00 PM

Official opening

Performance: AS YOU LIKE IT  by W. Shakespeare, director Péter Uray




Thursday, 9 Octombrer 2014

Foyer, 2nd Floor, 11:00 AM

Debate Dance theatre and the Romanian public moderated by Dan C. Mihăilescu, with Péter Uray and Vava Ştefănescu

 

"Euphorion" Studio, 4:00 PM

Performance: Amalia takes a deep breatH by Alina Nelega, director Tudor Lucanu

 

Studio "Art Club", 6:00 PM

Performance: The spectator sentenced to death by Matei Vişniec, director Răzvan Mureșan

 

Main stage, 8:00 PM

Performance: Don Quijote by Cervantes Saavedra, director Mihai Măniuţiu, a production of the Târgu-Mureş National Theatre 

 


Friday, 10 October 2014

Foyer, 2nd Floor, 11:00 AM

Round table: Literature and totalitarianism, epic and aesthetic. Debates, questions, polemics in the 3rd millennium, moderator Ruxandra Cesereanu

 

"Euphorion" Studio,  5:00 PM

Performance: How to explain the history of communism to mental patients by Matei Vişniec, director Mona Marian

 

Main stage, 7:00 PM

Award ceremony: The Awards of the Cluj-Napoca National Theatre

 


Saturday, 11 October 2014

Foyer, 2nd Floor, 11:00 AM

Debate: Face vs. mask: in search of identity with Robert Cohen and Eli Simon

  

Book fair, Unirii Square, 3:00 PM

Book and magazine launches

Within the Transylvania International Book Festival

  

"Euphorion" Studio, 5:00 PM

Performance: The Moebius Strip by Robert Cohen, director Răzvan Mureșan

 

Main stage, 8.00 PM

Performance: The Cherry Orchard by A.P. Chekhov, director Roberto Bacci

 


Sunday, 12 October 2014

Foyer, 2nd Floor, 11:00 AM

Debate: The classical theatre on the contemporary stage with Cătălin Ştefănescu, Roberto Bacci and Stefano Geraci

 

 "Art Club" Studio, 4:00 PM

Performance: The spectator sentenced to death by Matei Vişniec, director Răzvan Mureşan

 

Main stage, 8:00 PM

Premiere of the performance Mein Kampf by George Tabori, director Alexandru Dabija - PREMIERE