The German State Theatre Timisoara (GSTT) is participating in the International Theater Festival “Interferențe” with the performance “The Fuchsiad” based on Urmuz, a theatrical installation imagined by Helmut Stürmer, assisted by Silviu Purcărete,
Tuesday, the 29th of November 2016, at 17 o’clock.
In the Great Hall of the National Theatre Cluj-Napoca.
The fifth edition of the International Theater Festival “Interferențe” is organized by the Hungarian State Theater in Cluj, between the 24th of November and the 4th of December 2016, this edition’s theme being “Foreigner’s Odyssey”. Gábor Tompa, director and selector for the festival, declares that “the notion of foreigner is important because the migration phenomenon took unexpected amplitude in the last half of the century.” This edition will be hosting 20 companies from 14 countries, the audience having the possibility to view shows by important companies from round the world, as well as experimental productions.
The performance “The Fuchsiad” is at its third festival attendance, having participated in the Romanian Comedy Festival – festCO and the National Theatre Festival. “The Fuchsiad”, “the heroic-erotic musical poem” of Urmuz is a theatrical installation imagined by Helmut Stürmer and assisted by Silviu Purcărete. The soundtrack for the show is composed by Vasile Șirli, set design is by Helmut Stürmer, and costumes by Corina Grămoșteanu.
About this show, Helmut Stürmer declared: “Teodor Fuchs, our main character, truly existed. He was a commenting piano player for mute films and was probably imagining himself as a famous composer. Urmuz met him and it seems he recognized himself. Urmuz’s Fuschsiad is no more and no less to me than the artist’s condition. Our Fuchs, once a child prodigy and then a genius artist fails tragically, funny, sublime, poetic, he falls to the stars. «The Fuchsiad», reading between the lines and images, becomes a eulogy to failure.”
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Photo: Image from “The Fuchsiad”, GSTT production. The photograph can be used in mass-media and promotional goals, including in electronic media.