On Saturday, December 17, the awards of the Artistic Council of the theatre were presented on the occasion of the 230th anniversary of the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj. The awards ceremony also included the presentation of the prizes postponed due to the pandemic.
List of the laureates:
Vlad Mugur Award: András Rancz for the visual design of A Doll's House
Vlad Mugur Award: Helmut Stürmer - for the set design of Lulu
Vlad Mugur Award: Attila Vidnyánszky, Jr. - for his direction of Romeo and Juliet
Vlad Mugur Award: Lia Manțoc - for her costume design for Macbett
Technical Award: lighting technician Romeo Groza
The Miklós Bánffy Award was established in 1992, on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the founding of the theatre, by the artistic council of the institution, which decides each year by secret ballot on the outstanding artistic achievements of the previous season.
The Vlad Mugur Prize was established in 2006 by the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj in recognition of the work of artists who are not members of the Cluj company.
In recent years, the following artists have been awarded the prize by the Artistic Council: Mihai Măniuțiu, director (2006), Carmencita Brojboiu, set and costume designer (2007), Vava Ștefănescu, choreographer (2008), Silviu Purcărete, director (2009), Vasile Șirli, composer (2009), Ilona Varga-Járó, mask designer (2009), Andrei Șerban, director (2010), Matthias Langhoff, director (2011), Robert Woodruff, director (2012), Kinga Mezei, director (2013), András Urbán, director (2014), Helmut Stürmer, set designer (2015), Martin Chocholoušek, set designer (2016), Yuri Kordonsky, director (2017), Adrian Sitaru (2018).
The official award ceremony for the Miklós Bánffy Award will take place at a later date, as will the panel discussions related to the Vlad Mugur Award.
Our heartfelt congratulations to all the award recipients!