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Chinese plays join Sibiu Intl Theater Festival online

Updated: 2020-06-15 10:47:12

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Poster of the 2020 edition of Sibiu International Theater Festival. [Photo provided to Chinaculture.org]

Like many cultural events moving online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Sibiu International Theater Festival (FITS) has also choosen to go virtual, covering 138 events and artists from 30 countries.

Taking place from June 12 to June 21, the festival will be streamed on its official website (www.sibfest.ro), YouTube and Facebook pages, from 9 am until midnight.

Shakespearean play A Midsummer Night's Dream performed by China's National Centre for the Performing Arts. [Photo provided to Chinaculture.org]

This year marks the second Chinese Season of FITS. The global audiences can watch A Midsummer Night's Dream by the National Centre for the Performing Arts of China, Yue Opera Coriolanus and Du Liniang and The Metamorphosis by Chinese playwright Cao Yu.

"The world's big international events need to continue and during this lonely period, we need art more than ever - whether it is theatre, dance, music, literature - to soothe and empower us to trust the future," Constantin Chiriac, president of FITS, said in his opening address.

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