The performances presented by the National Theatre of Greece and the Stanislavsky Electrotheatre of Moscow closed the 6th edition of the Interferences International Theatre Festival in Cluj.
Spanning over a period of nine days, Cluj audiences had the chance to view 16 productions put forth by creators of 13 countries. This year, the biennial event was the host of Russian, Greek, Israeli, Polish, Serbian, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Austrian, German and Belgian theatre companies. The central theme of the festival’s 6th edition was war, on the occasion of the 100 year anniversary since the end of World War I, the guest performances addressing and reflecting on various conflicts by using the methods and language of theatre.
The festival’s performances gained great popularity among Cluj audiences. The highest level of interest was exhibited for the Theatre-Festival Baltic House’s production of Macbeth, as well as for Elvira, staged by the Piccolo Teatro di Milano. The additional programs of the festival - book launches, discussions, exhibitions and concerts - also attracted a large number of visitors to the TIFF House, the Tranzit House and the Charlie Pub.
Gábor Tompa, the festival’s director stressed that, in a world divided by ideology, the theatre could provide a space for encounters and dialogue – which was also the ultimate goal of this year’s Interferences Festival.