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Selection of performances and structure of the FNT 32

21 September 2022

For the 32nd edition of the National Theatre Festival, two productions of the "I.L. Caragiale" National Theatre in Bucharest have been selected: Fathers and Sons by Brian Friel, dramatization based on Turgheniev's novel, translated and directed by Vlad Massaci, set design by Adrian Damian, costumes by Luiza Enescu, scenic movement by Florin Fieroiu, lighting design by Cristian Șimon, video design by Constantin Șimon and The Seagull by A.P. Chekhov, translated by Raluca Rădulescu, directed by Eugen Jebeleanu, set design by Velica Panduru, director of photography Marius Panduru, music by Rèmi Billardon. The FNT 2022 curators' argument - Mihaela Michailov, Oana Cristea Grigorescu, Călin Ciobotari. The curatorial team of FNT 2022 has selected for this edition exclusively shows produced in the previous season, 2021-2022. From 1 June to 1 September 2022, we screened over 100 performances from across the country, physically and online, proposed by state and independent theatres, to which we added international performances. UNITER invited theatres to submit two proposals for viewing (outnumbered in some cases). Of course, we also included the shows that each curator had seen over the past season, even if they were not proposed by the theatres. The concept of the festival Fragile Borders. Fluid Histories, announced after the acceptance of the curatorial mandate, guided us in structuring the program that follows relevant approaches and aesthetic trends in the Romanian theatre of today. The two categories of the program propose performances and performative discourses that invite possible interpretations of the concept, without it becoming an exclusive criterion. We thought it was important to extend the interest in theatre performances in general to the area of performative approaches, in order to respond to a variety of spectacular proposals that are becoming more and more specifically articulated. The National Theatre Festival is produced by the UNITER Association - The Romanian Theatre Union. Co-producer: Bucharest City Hall through ARCUB – The Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Bucharest. FNT is a cultural project funded by the Ministry of Culture. Partner: The Romanian Cultural Institute. More details on: www.fnt.ro    

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