The Sibiu International Theatre Festival announces a partnership with the TikTok platform, which will also mark an absolute world premiere: the first theatre performance broadcast live on TikTok!
It is the production #acedesiguranță@tiktok, directed by Bobi Pricop, text by Ionuț Suciu, a co-production of the "Marin Sorescu" National Theatre of Craiova, the "Andrei Mureșanu" Theatre of Sfântu Gheorghe, the Constanța State Theatre and the Northern Theatre of Satu Mare. The performance is scheduled as part of FITS, in the upstairs hall of the Gong Theatre, and live on TikTok on July 3 at 4 p.m.
The show directed by Bobi Pricop completes a series of five artistic events that will be broadcast live from FITS on the TikTok platform.
The first of these events is the concert of Puerto Candelaria, the event that inaugurates the stage in Sibiu’s Large Square at this FITS edition, on June 24. Coming straight from Medellin, winners of a Latin Grammy, the six will challenge us to dance, including via TikTok, to the music of hits such as Senderito De Amor or Amor y Deudas.
The second show is "Lifelong Friends", a Carré Curieux and Cirque Vivant co-production! (Belgium-France) where the artist Vladimir Couprie and his friend Alba, a beautiful Swiss shepherd dog, will show us live how beautiful and funny the human-animal relationship can be, but also how important non-verbal communication is. The show is broadcast from Habermann Square, on June 26, starting 8:45 p.m.
The third show broadcast live on TikTok from FITS 2022 brings the Colombians from AAINJAA to the stage in Sibiu’s Large Square (but also to the small screens), from 9 p.m., with the show OUKTAPÜNAWAA – an explosion of strong sounds and energy generated by ritual drums. Standing still is not an option!
Probably the most incendiary – literally! - among the five events broadcast live from FITS on TikTok is the Austrian show "Burning Love". Markus Kapeller and Irene Schuberth present a fire show at high altitude: they spin in the air, held by fire bands, with props created especially for this show, all set to exciting musical rhythms.
“We are extremely happy about the partnership with TikTok and we hope that it will become a tradition! At FITS we are constantly concerned with everything new and we make sure that this is reflected in the Festival program. We have a large special section dedicated to young artists and drama schools, we are always looking for new technologies at the service of performing arts and the public. We are a festival with a young soul and keep up with everything that matters to our audience. TikTok is the fastest growing platform, we share common values, so I wish them an enthusiastic "Welcome!" – said Constantin Chiriac, President of FITS and Director General of TNRS.
“At TikTok, we believe that digital experiences should bring joy, fun, connections and support community progress. The partnership with FITS is based on all these things and a series of shared values that, together, we offer to the public. We are all the more happy as this partnership marks a double premiere for the platform, the first dramatic performance, but also the first contemporary circus performance that will be broadcast live, in its entirety, directly from FITS! I look forward to cheering in unison with the TikTok community for the five shows and concerts at FITS!” - Paula Kornaszewska | Head of Operations Central and Eastern Europe, TikTok.