The 8th Interferences International Theatre Festival of Cluj ended on Sunday, November 27, with performances by Collectif A from Paris and the Luxembourg National Theatre - Ensemble Modern.

During the eleven days of the event, Cluj audiences were able to enjoy performances by a total of fourteen companies from eleven countries. Following the previous 2020 online edition of the festival, this time the programme included companies from France, Germany, Romania, Hungary, Ukraine, Serbia, Luxembourg, Portugal, Slovenia, Switzerland and South Korea.

The central theme of this year's festival was Fear / Hope, which sought to launch a dialogue on the events and life experiences that have shaken our world and our daily lives over the past two years through performances by major artists and companies of contemporary world theatre.

The 8th edition of the Interferences International Theatre Festival is nearing its end in Cluj-Napoca. Over the past eight days, in line with the festival's theme, audiences have been able to encounter possible theatrical representations of fear and hope through performances that seek to understand and interpret contemporary events through the medium of theatre. Continuing with this year's theme, the final days of the festival will feature works by directors such as Diana Mititelu, Stéphane Braunschweig, Gábor Tompa, Astrid Bas and Heiner Geobbels.
In the coming days, the 8th Interferences International Theatre Festival will present such defining works of dramatic literature as Eugène Ionesco's Macbett, Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot and István Örkény's tragicomedy The Tóth Family, as well as András Urbán's In the Name of the Lord and Christoph Marthaler's Aucune Idée. Among the directors of the following days' performances are such renowned artists as András Urbán, Silviu Purcărete, Gábor Tompa, Christoph Marthaler and Attila Vidnyánszky.
 The official opening of the 8th Interferences International Theatre Festival will take place on Thursday, November 17, at 6 pm in the upstairs foyer of the theatre, which will be followed by two exhibition openings at the same location. The first is Eternal Yorick - Life Book Csaba Antal, an exhibition of set and costume designer Csaba Antal's life work, about whom Georges Banu said: "...Csaba Antal belongs to a family of artists who believe in the power of theatre to create the world. And this exhibition confirms it beyond any doubt."
The official opening of the 8th edition of the Interferences International Theatre Festival, organised by the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj, will take place on Thursday, November 17, at 6 pm in the Upstairs Foyer of the theatre. The 11-day festival will feature 14 companies from 11 countries around the world.
The program of the biennial Interferences International Theatre Festival organized by the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj is now available. Fourteen companies from nine countries will be invited to Cluj-Napoca for the eighth edition of the festival, which will take place between November 17-27. This year's edition is entitled Fear / Hope.

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