The program of the 4th edition of the INTERFERENCES International Theatre Festival, organized biannually by the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj, has just been announced. Twenty-one companies from fourteen countries have been invited to the theatre event which runs November 26 - December 7, 2014. The motto of this year's Festival is "stories of the body". The theme speaks about how we, as humans, are often preoccupied by our own ephemerality, housed in bodies which have over the years been worshipped, glorified, dishonored, destroyed, imprisoned, or liberated, said Gábor Tompa, artistic director of the Festival.
During the twelve days of INTERFERENCES, the Cluj audience will have the chance to watch shows from internationally renowned performers such as Thomas Ostermeier, Declan Donnellan, William Kentridge, Josef Nadj and Pippo Delbono. Both Jaram Lee from South-Korea and András Urbán from Subotica, Serbia, who were favorites with the audience and the critics at INTERFERENCES 2012, will be particpating again as well. The Festival will also host Lux Boreal, a contemporary dance company from Mexico, Teatr ZAR, the partner theatre of Poland's Grotowski Institute, and the Habima National Theatre of Israel, another returning guest.
Several side-events will contribute to making the Festivalprogram more colourful. Discussions with invited artists andperformance projections will take place daily at TIFF House, and there will be book presentations, exhibition openings and concerts at several new venues. This year, the Off-program will offer invited performances as well; these will be presented at the Paintbrush Factory. For more details, please consult thefull program of the Festival.
The main financial support for INTERFERENCES 2014 is given by the Ministry of Culture, the Mayor's Office and theCity Council of Cluj. The chief sponsor is MOL Romania. The event is also supported by the Union of the Theatres of Europe, the Romanian Cultural Institute, UNITER, the Bethlen Gábor Fund, Energobit and OTP Bank Romania.Other partners include the Department of Interethnic Relations, OTP Bank Hungary, TIFF House, the Paintbrush Factory, Tranzit House, Fine Arts Museum, International Art Gallery Angels, Casino City Cultural Centre, the Hungarian Theatre Institute of the Theatre and Television Department of Babes-Bolyai University, IATC - International Association of Theatre Critics, the British Council, Goethe Zentrum | Deutsches Kulturzentrum Klausenburg, Institut Français Cluj, and Toyota.
A reduced-price ticket package called INTERFERENCES Grand, good for the 8 Main Hall performances of the Festival, may be purchased online at www.biletmaster.ro TheINTERF