In just less than a week, the theater life will burst at the City of Miskolc holding its 3rd SZEM – Festival!
The Hungarian abbreviation of SZEM in English stand for the word EYE.
Place and time where Europe’s young talent show themselves in front of the audience in Miskolc!
Wednesday, February, 3 – Saturday, February, 6. 2016.
1. Déryné street – Miskolc
Tickets available on the spot at the ticket office.
The SZEM (Európai Színművészeti Egyetem) abbreviation stand for European University of Dramatic Art.
The preparations for the 3rd SZEM Festival have had ended with entering a new phase! This year a new artistic director Máté Szabó and organiser Dávid Cseh. On stage will be introducing local and international exciting performances arriving from Paris, Prague and Marosvásárhely.
Insight to the wide variety of programs:
Wednesday, February, 3, 2016.
Starting off with guest theater production at 7 p.m. Sándor Weörös: Psyché – University of Kaposvár, Faculty of the Arts, Kaposvár, Hungary – Chamber Theater
9.30 p.m. Official Opening
10.30 p.m. – Midnight – László Felhőfi-Kiss: Bath Inauguration
Thursday, February, 4, 2016.
10. 30 a.m. – Jens Raschke: Do fish sleep? – University of Theater – Film Arts – Studio Theater
5.30 p.m.- GÓG Theater Faculty of the Prague University – Dramatic and Musical Arts, Prague – Studio Theater
6.15 p.m. – Play House – National School of Decorative Arts, Paris – Chamber Theater
8.15 p.m.- Play House – National School of Decorative Arts, Paris – Chamber Theater
9 p.m. – Artist’s talks … Studio Theater
Friday, February, 5, 2016.
5 p.m. – Zoltán Egressy – University of Art Târgu-Mureş, Târgu-Mureş – Studio Theater – Martonvásárhely
7 p.m. – Eugéne Ioesco: Improvisation – University of Art Târgu-Mureş, Târgu-Mureş – Chamber Theater – Martonvásárhely
8.30 p.m. – Artist’s talks … Chamber Theater
Saturday, February, 6, 2016.
5 p.m. – Charlotte Roos – Juli Zeh: Yellow line – University of Theater and Film Arts, Budapest – Studio Theater
8.30 p.m. – Artist’s talks … Studio Theater
Gathering of Artists Talks with the Audience.
Another interesting program to be kept in mind during the festival …
Every evening after the final performance of each day. These talks will be about the day’s productions, with special emphasis on the artistic work done by the participants. Everyone will get a chance to the share their views. The discussion will be moderated by Hungarian theater critic -Tamás Jászay. The invitation goes out to all the guests to take part in these talks. A fine time to learn more about the practical, aesthetic and philosophical aspects of these exciting performances. Also to get a glimpse into the future of theater arts in Europe! Beginning at 9 p.m. – Studio Theater.
From Shakespeare, Goldoni to Chekhov.
An exhibition of the 1st and 2nd year stenography students
It has become a tradition to hold unique exhibitions as a part of the Theater Festival. Therefore, beside the official programs of this year’s SZEM festival, an indoors exhibition can be visited of the 1st and 2nd year’s scenography MA students, from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts, titled … From Shakespeare, Goldoni to Chekhov. This year’s young artists based their works on Chekhov’s Three Sisters and Cherry Orchard, along with Shakespeare’s classic Comedy of Errors, Goldoni’s Mirandolina. They chose Hungarian theater spaces when designing their sets and they were both directors and dramaturgic of their imagined productions. For the viewers, a young French designer bringing the diploma thesis will arrive from Paris. The exhibition consists of costume, puppet and set designs based on works by Shakespeare, Goldoni and Chekhov with very diverse material, with exciting experiments and interesting use of classic forms. The exhibition will be open throughout the time of the SZEM Festival at the Foyer – Main Stage inside the National Theater – Miskolc. The exhibition will be open until the end of the festival. Place and time: 9 p.m. – Studio Theater.
Here is a link in English language, for those interested to learn more about the National Theater at Miskolc … http://mnsz.hu/szinhaz
Update by Aggie Reiter