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About the Festival

The REFLEX International Theatre Biennale wishes to become a sustainable renewal of this series of festivals with a broader, more international focus. Its goal is to gather professional award-winning productions from different Central European theatrical cultures within one event and compare them to the pioneering productions of important western theatrical cultures.

The conception of the REFLEX International Theatre Biennale is built on three concentric contexts. First of these is the artistic life of Sfântu Gheorghe. Since the 1960s this small town of the Seclar territory had a significant artistic tradition. With serious support from the local authorities a series of programs meant to strengthen and bring the town's artistic life into a European connection have been organized. Among these the REFLEX International Theatre Biennale is especially important thanks to its country-wide notoriety and international outlook.

Besides its important role in the town's artistic life, the festival is an initiative Hungarian theatre has been lacking for a while. Although many international festivals have been founded throughout the region's countries, establishing their own specific tradition, no event of international interest and European level managed to take root in Hungarian-speaking theatrical circles. With its Central European perspective and highlight agenda the REFLEX festival offers an outlook to Hungarian theatre professionals and accesses contemporary theatrical values currently unavailable within Hungarian theatrical events.

In the European panorama of theatre festivals the REFLEX International Theatre Biennale's uniqueness is given by its area of interest. It intends to be a mainly Central European review within the European theatrical art. Very few of the region's festivals have similar conceptions. Our goal is to establish an event that reviews productions from Central Europe, each awarded by their own cultures, compares the theatrical solutions to similar problems in a region of a unique historical, political and social background and by doing that, to become a representative review of all Eastern and Central European theatre.

The purpose of this second edition of the festival is to take in the contemporary theatrical tendencies, the cutting edge of a present-day European theatre searching for new paths and forms.

The first edition brought eight award-winning shows from five countries: Romania, Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic and from Berlin the world-famous Deutsches Theater's production of Orestie, directed by Michael Thalheimer.

FESTIVAL STAFF

Festival director: Bocsárdi László
Finance manager: Szilágyi-Nagy Sándor
Festival coordinator: Pál Attila
Director's assistant: Veress Ildikó
Off programs: Musát Arnold
Technical manager: Wegroszta László
Project manager (In/between reflex(ions): Bodó A. Ottó
International relations: Veress Ildikó, Gyarmathy-Bencze Bulcsú, Czegő Csongor
Tendering operations: Nagy-Lázár Kincső

Press relations, website: Bartha Réka, Nagy B. Sándor
Publications, website: Czegő Csongor
Press colaborators: Boros Kinga, Köllő Katalin
Project consultant: Nina Tintar
Facebook and web page editor: Kiss Bence
Translations: Tompa Eszter,
Assistants: Erdély Ágnes, Szabó Krisztina, Szepessy Katalin
Guest's administrators: Kovács Zsuzsa,

Graphic conception: Bartha József
Web design: Kispál Attila, Kispál Ágnes
Website programmer: Toró Attila
Television commercials: Kató Zsolt, Bántó Csaba, Bakó Kincső, Dobondi A. Lehel, (Actor: Erdei Gábor)
Radio commercials: (Voice: Szakács László and Kónya Ütő Bence)
Internet administrator:
Gergely László

Production manager: Dálnaki Csanád
Stage crew: Horváth Csaba, Vargha Zsolt, Barabás Szabolcs, Józsi Szabolcs,
Tóth László, Veres János, Barti István, Farkas Csaba, Kecskés István, Lupu János,
Madarász Árpád, Orbán István
Technical supporting: Agócs Tibor and APBT.HU SRL
Security: Pál Csaba