The National Theatre launches, for the first time in Romania, a live national and international streaming of some of the most sought after performances included in the Festival program: MEIN KAMPF, production of the Cluj-Napoca National Theatre (the performance that opens the festival), THE STAR WITHOUT A NAME, production of the "Nicolae Bălcescu" European Cultural Center for UNESCO, as well as of the production BISONS. URBAN FABLE #2, from the "Radu Stanca" National Theatre in Sibiu. The live transmission will be broadcast in five big Romanian cities (Bucureşti, Braşov, Constanţa, Piteşti, Timişoara), but also abroad, thanks to a first time partnership with the Romanian Cultural Institute, which will facilitate the viewing of these performances within the quarters of RCI Wien, RCI London and the "Mihai Eminescu" National Theatre in Chişinău.
Cluj-Napoca National Theatre organizes the 5th edition of its annual festival INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS IN CLUJ, the purpose of which is to promote international dialogue through theatre, to initiate and establish cultural collaborations in a national and international context. This year's edition will take place from 6-11 October 2015.
Numerous international theatre festival directors will be attending, from countries such as Italy, Portugal, Spain, Israel, Germany and Turkey. Together with them, important representatives of Romanian culture will participate at this edition's performances and debates.
The audiences can see productions from Cluj-Napoca National Theatre, "Radu Stanca" National Theatre in Sibiu, The Hungarian State Theatre in Cluj and "Aureliu Manea" Theatre in Turda.
The 5th edition of the INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS IN CLUJ, entitled Our Europe, opens the Cluj theatre to the great questions concerning the common socio-cultural heritage of today's European countries, through the constructive confrontations of young actors and directors with the generation of experienced Romanian artists. Trying constantly to redefine itself in the 20th and 21st centuries, the art of theatre has always mirrored Europe's identity problems, as well as the latent answers of the quotidian multiculturalism.
Therefore, this year's festival invites you to celebrate the young spirit and discover the artistic diversity under the sign of our common Europe.
Matei Rotaru received the Award for best actor for his role in THE EMIGRANTS by Slawomir Mrožek, and Tudor Lucanu received the Award for best director, for the same production of the Cluj-Napoca National Theatre but also for the production YOU ARE AN ANIMAL, VISKOVITZ! from the "Anton Pann" Theatre in Rîmnicu Vâlcea.
Cluj-Napoca National Theatre organizes on Wednesday, 30 September, 11:00 a.m., in the foyer on the 2nd floor, THE PRESS CONFERENCE regarding the 5th edition of INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS IN CLUJ / OUR EUROPE, which will take place from 6-11 October.
The International Meetings in Cluj represents an annual festival included in the "Priority: Romania" Program and aims at promoting international dialogue through theatre, initiating and accomplishing national and international cultural collaborations.
The conference will be attended by Mihai Măniuțiu - the Artistic and Executive Director of the National Theatre and Ștefana Pop-Curșeu - Artistic Director of the National Theatre.