The city of Sibiu (Romania) is preparing to start work on building a new theatre for the community, and it is an excellent opportunity to also think about the future of theatre and the arts in the ever-changing world.
In an effort to bring young creative minds from around the world to Sibiu during this exciting time, Sibiu International Theatre Festival will be launching a research laboratory to create a knowledge platform where ideas, thoughts and hypothesis flow freely and lead to more questions, new solutions and challenging of status quo - be it in new technologies, new forms of theatre, new ways of engaging with audiences etc.
The laboratory will kick off during the Sibiu International Theatre Festival (June 9-18, 2017) with a workshop “Simplicity is Very Sophisticated” facilitated by the scenographer Jean-Guy Lecat in English. While giving an opportunity to participants to work on specific creative challenges, this workshop will allow to take off the ground an important programming component of the future new theatre – THE SIBIU CREATIVE LABORATORY.
The participants of the workshop will work on ideas and solutions focused on transforming two existing spaces in Sibiu into performance venues. One, a former communist factory, is already being used by the festival every now and then and could develop further into an interesting and flexible open space with a capacity to accommodate non-conventional, highly transformative technically shows. The other is an abandoned space owned by the Lucian Blaga University Sibiu that could be utilized by the students and faculty of the Letters and Theatre Department.
At the end of the workshop session the participants will present their projects and the best idea will be awarded with a prize of 1000 euro.
THE SIBIU CREATIVE LABORATORY will also start publishing a series of affordable books/e-books for students and young professionals based on the results of the LABORATORY’S projects. (DESCRIPTION)
WHO CAN APPLY?
Early career professionals (experience level 0 to 5 years) in the field of architecture and scenography. The workshop will be held in English.
HOW CAN I APPLY?
If you would like to be part of the workshop, please send us your updated CV and a short letter of application to firstname.lastname@example.org outlining your interest and motivation to be part of this initiative.
Please send your applications before May, 15 2017. The final list of 15 participants will be made public on May 17, 2017.
DATE & TIME
9 – 18 June, 2017
TRAVEL & ACCOMODATION
Sibiu International Theatre Festivals will cover accommodation for the participants.
Hotel Împăratul Romanilor Sibiu
Sibiu International Theatre Festival, the most important theatre and performing arts festival in Romania, sustains a creative dialogue at a European and international level. The Festival proposes itself to promote artistic creation of the highest quality, by presenting only the most representative performances of the moment, in order to identify valuable landmarks at a national, European and international level.
The festival is structured in 16 spectacular sections: Theatre Performances, Contemporary Dance Performances, Street Performances, Circus Shows, Theatre and Concerts in Churches and Historic Sites, Music of the World, Flamenco Performances, Meetings of Theatre Art Schools and Academies, The Visual Arts Platform, Play-Reading Performances and Radio Theatre, Special Conferences and Lectures, Book Launches, Film Theatre, Specialized Workshops, Sibiu Performing Arts Market.
Sibiu International Theatre Festival is proud to be a leading performing arts platform that brings quality works to a wide range of audiences. More than 450 carefully selected performances/events, in 67 venues, during 10 days, for 650,000 people who get to experience the creative side of life. The festival’s goal is the active growth of a community through culture by strengthening cultural interactions between various groups within the cultural community and the general audience.