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Sâmbătă, 7 octombrie, ora 11:00, Studio Euphorion

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Friday, 6 October, 6pm, The Museum of Art, Tonitza Hall

Free entrance (based on availability)

Adaptation based on The Chekhov Machinery by Matei Vișniec

Director: Cătălin Bocîrnea

Cast: Alex Popa, Irina Sibef, Radu Dogaru, Nicole Burlacu, Cosmin Stănilă

The performance is adapted from M. Vișniec's text The Chekhov Machinery, and tries to answer the question concerning the creator's alienation within death-preceding loneliness, a loneliness the author of imaginary, but possible worlds can bear only by letting himself be „haunted" by his own written, expressed and assumed characters. In Mr. Vișniec's text, Anton Pavlovici reaches this solipsist conception, which the theatre adaptation tries to further express.

 This performance enabled us to answer another question that torments theatre science, one regarding the way in which Chekhov could or should be played nowadays. Our team considered that Chekhov must be analyzed and played because he's still an author that could lead to reconstructing the analysis of ardent human experiences, inevitably connected to the ultimate natural denouement, which is death. The performance exhibits the search of empathy, of human feelings, in an unlaboured track of analysis of emotional effusions. It's not a search for personality or for characters, but a pure search for human feelings in a Pirandellian context.


In partnership with ClujShorts IFF.

Free entrance (based on availability). 

4 October 2017, 10 pm, Studio Euphorion.


Short film screenings (experimental film)

An introduction by Ioan Pop-Curșeu (president of the ClujShorts International Film Festival jury).


„Extreme Evenings" displays a series of selected short films, which competed or were even awarded in recent editions of the ClujShorts IFF international film festival. The chosen experimental movies are illustrative not only of contemporary trends of film experimentation within the frame imposed by the short genre, but also of a constant propensity towards exploring the extremes, and confronting the limits: human, structural, systemic limits, limits of the real and the virtual, limits of life and of artistic experience.


Ioan Pop-Curșeu