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The German Theatre to play with Humans. For Sale at the "Days of cultural strongholds in Transylvania and Banat". The first performance will take place in Cluj-Napoca

11 May 2023

"Days of the cultural strongholds of Transylvania and Banat" is a cultural initiative that aims to mutually promote common cultural values in Cluj-Napoca, Timisoara and Brasov, through research and documentation of the history and specific cultural strongholds of three urban centers in Transylvania and Banat, the valorization in the form of a photo-documentary exhibition of the history and specific cultural strongholds of Cluj-Napoca, Timisoara and Brasov, as well as the design and public presentation of a cultural and artistic program specific to the three cultural strongholds of Transylvania and Banat. The project is co-financed by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund, in phase I/2023, implemented by the Reduta Cultural Centre Brasov.

Through the conception and public presentation of a cultural and artistic programme specific to the three cultural strongholds of Transylvania and Banat, each partner proposes an activity representative for the specificity of its activity: the Ethnographic Museum of Transylvania Cluj-Napoca a photo-documentary exhibition and an educational ethnographic workshop, the German State Theatre Timișoara a theatre performance and an educational theatre workshop, and the Reduta Cultural Centre Brasov a ballet performance and an educational ballet workshop. The cultural programme (exhibition opening, theatre performance and dance performance) and educational workshops will be presented to the public in all three project cities.

Thus, the first performance of the German Theatre in this project will take place on Saturday, 13 May 2023, 19.00, Ethnographic Museum of Transylvania in Cluj Napoca. TGST will perform People. For Sale, the second collaboration of director Carmen Lidia Vidu with TGST.

The show People. For Sale is a documentary theatre project, which, like Jurnal de România. Timisoara, brings together film, theatre and photography.While official propaganda warns of the "abysses" of the free world, the biggest human trafficking of the 20th century is probably taking place in Romania. People. For Sale exposes the trade in ethnic Germans from communist Romania, who between 1969 and 1989 were sold to the Federal Republic of Germany. It is a show about the disappearance of a community, the efforts its members make to leave the hostile environment in which they live and the demonization of their desire to dare to dream of their future in a freer and more citizen-friendly state.

Performers: Ioana Iacob, Oana Vidoni, Daniela Török, Alexandru Mihăescu, Harald Weisz, Robert Bogdanov-Schein

Directed by Carmen Lidia Vidu (guest); Multimedia: Cristina Baciu (guest); Costumes and set design: Ioana Popescu; Dramaturgy: Rudolf Herbert; Live video and music: Ovidiu Zimcea; Illustrations: Gabriela Schinderman (guest); Assistant Director: Richard Hladik; Make-up: Bojita Ilici; Technical direction: Adrian Georgescu.

Video appearances: Heinz Günther Hüsch, Stelian Octavian Andronic, Johann Schaas, Germina Nagâț, Mădălin Hodor, Hanni Hüsch, Cornel Hüsch

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