•  Meetings of the Theatre Arts Schools and Academies
 Romania
Universitatea „Babeş-Bolyai” Cluj-Napoca, Facultatea de Teatru și Televiziune
THE CHERRY ORCHARD
by A. P. Cehov
Directed by: Bronwyn Tweddle (School of English, Film, Theatre & Media Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, Noua Zeelandă), Filip Odangiu, Sinkó Ferenc
Scenography: collective creation
Cast: Crişan Melania, Mărneanu Lucia, Sabău Andrei, Vanci Alexandra, Filip Cătălin, Rotar Paula, Bîndiu Eduard, Papp Andrea, Oncu Valentin, Brătfălean Vera, Păcurar Teodora

The Cherry Orchard is the result of the collaboration with the director Bronwyn Tweddle, (School Of English, Film, Theatre & Media Studies, New Zeeland). The director’ aim was to explore a well-known text, that is traditionally seen as belonging to the psychological theatre, through the methods of the physical theatre. The group’s work was focused, from the beginning, on the investigation of the nonverbal signs, on the movements and gestures indicated in Csekhov’s text.  As the director Bronwyn Tweddle has stated, the choise to use physical theatre approaches as a starting point, rather than psychological techniques, aimed to reduce the risk of young students defining their characters too narrowly, according to their own life experience, which is considerably shorter than that of many of the characters they are playing. By generating numerous variations on each gesture in Chekhov’s play, we were able to investigate what each says about the character, and learn why it is in the script.

Performance presented in Romanian with English subtitles.

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