Shadow Theatre Verba in Romania
The Iasi International Festival for a young audience” in Iasi and “Festivalul Tanar de la Sibiu” in Sibiu.
As part of the tour, the performers of the shadow theater “Verba” were invited as guests of honor at the annual theatrical festival “The Iasi International Theater Festival for a young audience“, which was held at the Luceafarul Theater on October 5-12.
This event has the status of an international one and the 10th time gathered around itself a fairly massive youth audience. The main mission is to unite diverse artists under one roof and to rally them through a cultural-aesthetic dialogue. Organizers want to make this format a tradition and the festival successfully copes with the goal.
Along with the well-known Romanian actors, the audience was delighted with the actors from Britain, Germany, FranceÂ andÂ even Australia.
It was a great honor for the shadow theater to represent our native Ukraine at an event of such high level.
The team performed at the closing of the festival with their new children’s show “The Kingdom of Shadows”.
The audience accepted the artists so warmly and seemed familiar with the creations of the shadow theater “Verba” for a long time.
The indicator was that the smallest spectators sang songs from shadow performances with one voice. During the final traditional selfie, almost all children from the audience ran to the stage to take a picture with the team.
It was a pity to leave such a beautiful cozy city of Iasi, but on October 14 it was necessary to please viewers on another large-scale theatrical action
“FestivalulÂ Tanar de la Sibiu” in the city of Sibiu.
Although these cities are both in Romania,Â butÂ far enough, the road was long. Since the show was morning, it was necessary to make all preparations at night. A little sleepy, but happy group of shadow theater excellently performed at the annual festival and gave a magical mood not only to the audience,Â but also to the organizers, who filled up with words of gratitude each of the actors.
The hall that was in the Sibiu GONG theater, where the Festivalul Tanar de la Sibiu was held, looked more like a mini-cinema, the stage was just for a performance on a small screen, so it was for the first time the “Kingdom of Shadows” show was presented in a format and had no less success.
Speaking about the festival itself, it is quite young and has existed since 2015. The main mission is to show performances exclusively for children and teenagers. The organizers are convinced that now there are quite a few activities that would be instructive for the younger generation.
That’s why the youth section is created, which represents shows that honestly tell adolescents about their problems, and after there are open discussions, interactive conferences, as well as seminars on interpreting what they saw.