Lujzika is gone. She had previously disappeared from the public eye, since her fading vision initially made it difficult to learn new roles, while later making it impossible for her to take the stage. But she still belonged to the theatre, to the Cluj company, where the art that was so specific to her developed and was perfected. She was among those who connected great generations, for whom doing theatre proved to be a true vocation. To offer something important to the audience, to share the act of recognition with those who - as she herself said – breathed together with the actor during a performance. This was her aesthetic, as we would say today, but even today we do not mean anything other by it than a personal, meaningful and vital way of relating to the world and to God.
Breath means, in a more antiquated sense, the outpouring of the soul - yes, the outpouring of souls, of a multitude of souls, and a communion with them, a mysterious encounter, but all the more real, more palpable.
On August 31, the departmental awards of the Hungarian Academy of Arts were presented. András Csíky, the honorific member of the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj, received the Theatrical Arts Department’s award.
The Hungarian Academy of Arts praised actor András Csíky in the following manner within the release they issued: “András Csiky is a retired artist of the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj, and one of the most prominent Hungarian actors in Transylvania, in the second half of the 20th century. He is an iconic figure of Hungarian theatre acting, who has achieved a great deal not only with his artistic work, but also with his leadership skills in order to keep alive and maintain the high level of quality of Hungarian language acting in Transylvania, for the recognition of which he receives the Theatrical Arts Award of the Hungarian Academy of Arts.”
Congratulations to the award recipient!