The programme of the biannual Interferences International Theatre Festival, organised by the Hungarian State Theatre of Cluj, is now public. Fourteen companies from nine countries will be invited to Cluj for the 8th edition of the meeting, which will take place between 17–27 November. The subtitle of this year’s edition of the festival: Fear / Hope.
With its performances and complementary programmes, the eleven-day festival aims to launch a dialogue on the events and feelings that have shaken up our world and our daily lives over the past two years, through the performances of major artists and companies of contemporary world theatre.
During the eleven days of the event, Cluj audiences can enjoy performances by renowned international and national artists such as Christoph Marthaler, Heiner Goebbels, József Nagy, Silviu Purcărete, Andrei Șerban, Attila Vidnyánszky, Gábor Tompa, András Urbán, Jihye Park, Attila Vidnyánszky Jr., Diana Mititelu, and Catinca Drăgănescu.
For the first time, one of the most important directors of our time, Swiss director Christoph Marthaler, will come to Cluj: his production of Aucune Idée (No Idea) will be performed twice in the main hall of the Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne. Also taking part in Interferences for the first time is the Odéon—Théâtre de l’Europe from Paris, who will be presenting Days of Joy, a production by the theatre’s artistic director Stéphane Braunschweig. Returning for the fourth time is Jaram Lee from South Korea, who is very popular in Cluj—this time performing a Pansori version of The Old Man and the Sea. Heiner Goebbels, who last took part in Interferences in 2012 with Max Black, will bring his concert-theatre performance Freedom of Action to the 8th Interferences Festival.