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   2 June 2014

   Adrian Tibu

Discover light as never before!

The 21st edition of the International Theatre Festival in Sibiu brings one of the most impressive exhibition constructions for the first time in Romania, this construction being dedicated to the interactive play with light and colors: “Luminarium Mirazozo”.  

„Luminarium Mirazozo” is an inflatable structure, which was designed to offer the public an extra-sensorial experience. Built in the fashion of a labyrinth, with spiral-shaped passages which unite five domes similar to the shapes encountered in the bazaars of Iran, an inflatable little city which will reign over the Small Square in Sibiu, 48 meters in length and 27 meters wide. “Mirazozo” inspires by the beauty of its natural geometry and through the Islamic and gothic architecture. The diversity of colors and the intensity of light within the exhibition are created naturally by the light which passes through the translucent vinyl coating. The installation creates a unique experience, meditative, in which the limits between reality and perception are superposed on the ambient soundtrack created by David Bickley.

The exhibition of the British from the Architects of the Air is open to the public between June 6 and June 9, between 12 noon and 9 p.m., the entrance being free of charge. Visitors will receive a map at the entrance and they will be asked to take their shoes off before passing through the gate. Once inside the construction, visitors may chose to walk freely or simply rest looking at the playing lights produced in accordance with the weather and the light outside, on the sides built as a mix of engineering and contemporary design. Built in 2010 “Luminarium Mirazozo” was presented in over 40 cities around the world, among which Sydney, Beirut, Los Angeles, Prague or Budapest.

Thirty young people were trained to ensure the success of this project. This year, they are part of the group of 200 volunteers which were selected in Sibiu together with a group of international volunteers from Japan, Poland, South Korea, Great Britain, France, Finland and Turkey.

The International Theatre Festival in Sibiu probably represents the most complex annual festival in Romania, being acknowledged internationally as the third most important performing arts festival in Europe as extent and dimensions, after the International Festival in Edinburgh (Great Britain) and the Festival in Avignon (France). This year’s edition of the Festival targets to continue the tradition of the cultural offer at the highest level. For ten days, the city of Sibiu transforms into a huge stage with artists from all over the world who will be presenting performances in 66 venues. The 21st edition of the International Theatre Festival will take place between June 6 and June 15, 2014. 

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