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   20 june 2019

   ANA-MARIA BOCHEAN

Right on FITS! The French Institute in Romania moves its summer residence to Sibiu!

The French Institute in Romania will be in Sibiu in the period of June 19-24 in order to be closer to its public and the French guests of the 26th edition of FITS – Sibiu International Theatre Festival. This year is truly special, the Romania-France Season 2019 brings into focus an important French presence: 17 famous theatre companies and over 70 Francophone key-moments dedicated to the performing arts.

The temporary summer residence of the French Institute will be Maison de la Gastronomie (16 Cetății street). On Thursday, June 20, we will open the doors for the general public with a Francophone apéro from 3.00 PM to 6.00 PM and we will discover the universe of Culturethèque, the digital media library of French institutes around the world, a network that is present in over 120 countries. This will be followed by the interaction with the first e-learning platform in Romania dedicated to learning the French language and to the improvement of spelling, in partnership with Frantastique.

On Thursday, Friday and Saturday (June 20-23), children and adults are expected to assume the role of investigators while the team of the French Institute will animate the parlor game «Unusual Suspects». The teams of detectives will get ready to catch the thief by analyzing behaviours and debating cliches and appearances that can sometimes be deceiving.

Next, after a long national tour of promoting French studies in 19 cities for 2400 pupils and students, the Caravan of Studies in France will make one last, brief stop in Sibiu, after a trip of 4500 km completed in 30 days. This is an opportunity to take part in our daily workshops organized alongside the representatives of Club Francophone d’Affaires de Sibiu and to work on correlating the choice of a Francophone path with the perspectives of a successful career in the context of an increasingly interconnected economic environment!

Saturday, June 22, between 11.00 AM and 12.00 PM, the French artists of « Plasticiens volants » will discuss street art and the art of transforming the public space and of generously creating new universes.
Also on Saturday, as part of the Summer school organized by Association d’amitié « Ille et Vilaine - Sibiu », there will be three escape game workshops, dedicated to the students of Colegiul Tehnic Cibinium. The game « Panic at the library » wants to playfully alert the young generation regarding the preconceived notions in the field of science. Based on their capacity of observation and their critical spirit, the participants will work in teams to debunk a series of misconceptions spread by a group called the « Obscurantists ».

We look forward to our convivial meeting to discover together the French presence and the activities of the French Institute in Romania at #FITS2019!
A bientôt! See you in Sibiu!

      © Sebastian Marcovici

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