The English language April issue of the professional journal of the National Theatre in Budapest, Szcenárium, has again been composed for the guests of MITEM (Madách International Theatre Meeting) this year. We think it is timely on this, the sixth occasion of the meeting that more space be devoted to the hosts, to ourselves. So we present you the masterpiece of Hungarian dramatic literature, translated into 33 languages, the author of which, Imre Madách, is the eponym of the event and a new production of which by director Attila Vidnyánszky is to be featured in the festival as well.
Odin Teatret is 55 years old - A Dictionary of Theatre Anthropology: The Secret Art of the Performer
Elsa Kvamme’s documentary L’Art de l’impossible deals with the unique story of Eugenio Barba, who came to Norway as an immigrant before anyone had heard the word ”pizza”.
His Snowshow is rated as a classic of the 20th century. When asked how difficult it is to carry on one's shoulders the burden of world-wide fame, Slava usually answers that the difficult part is not so much to carry it, as to keep it there.
Hot from the studio - An exhibition by the Department of Scenography, Rippl-Rónai Faculty of Arts, Kaposvár University
Students in the Department of Scenography are returning exhibitors at the MITEM Festival. This year, they are presenting compositions made in the Autumn semester of the 2018–2019 academic year which focus first and foremost on visual design.
The exhibition of photographs by Silviu Purcărete was organized for the first time in 2015 in the entrance hall to the Bucharest National Theatre on the occasion of the opening of the Romanian National Theatre Festival (RNTF). In the photographs, Purcărete, who as a theatre director has traveled the world, invites us to join him for a journey. He shares moments he has captured, stories caught in a single gesture, explosive energies, and the tense energy of past and present side by side.