Octavian Saiu in dialogue with Adelheid Feilcke, Joachim Umlauf, Dana Alexandra Scherle, Medana Weident and Hunor Horvath
30 Years of Romanian-German Friendship: Art and Culture, a Bridge between Nations, Sibiu International Theater Festival and other Succes Stories
Adelheid Feilcke is since 2016 the programme director of DW-Europe. Before that she led, among others, also at Deutsche Welle, the department of International Relations and the Culture editorial board, being also in charge of the cooperation between DW and the Beethoven Festival of Bonn. She studied Cultural Anthropology, majoring in Music, and Cultural Management and she is an expert in South-Eastern European issues. Adelheid Feilcke is the promoter of a “Europe united in diversity”. As an impassioned amateur violinist she is well acquainted with incongruity and she is interested in anything new.
Dr. Joachim Umlauf este directorul Institutului Goethe din România și Republica Moldova. Anterior a fost director al Institutelor Goethe din Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Paris, Marseille și Lyon. Predă la numeroase universități (Sorbonne Nouvelle, Universitatea București, Universitatea Metz Lorraine, etc.) și publică în mod regulat pe teme culturale și politice. În 2022 a publicat „Dictionnaire des relations culturelles franco-allemandes après 1945”, iar cea mai recentă publicație a sa este „Im Schatten der Versöhnung” (cu Nicole Colin) la editura Steidl (2018).
Dana Alexandra Scherle was born in Sibiu, where she discovered her passion for journalism at the age of 15, during high-school, when she was working at the youth section of the German language newspaper Hermannstädter Zeitung. She studied German and English language and literature at the Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf, while at the same time collaborating with the Westdeutsche Zeitung and the Romanian radio programme of the international broadcasting station Deutsche Welle – especially in the cultural domain. After completing her journalistic training at Deutsche Welle Bonn and Berlin, she worked, among others, at the German and English programme, as well as in the coordination domain of the European Department. Since February 2020 she is in charge of the Romanian editorial board.
Medana Weident is a Romanian-born German journalist. During the three decades of activity as editor at Deutsche Welle she took part in various cultural events in Romania and Germany, among which the Sibiu International Theatre Festival, the Bucharest National Theatre Festival, the George Enescu International Festival, the Wagner Festival of Bayreuth, the Ruhrfestspiele of Recklinghausen, the Shakespeare Festival of Neuss or the Beethovenfest of Bonn. Medana Weident has thus set out to build bridges between the two cultures. Interested in classical music, theatre, literature, but also political and social issues, the German journalist published articles in various magazines and volumes in German and Romanian.
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