Serena in X-tremis drives the main character and the audience to extremes. Serena, a singer from the miserable world of the metro underground, in her desire for self-realization, signs a Faustian contract that will have strange consequences. During her life, which could be the life of any one of us, she experiences the dizzying joy of success and of being a media star, and the quick vanishing and unmasking of the world of illusions. According to the authors, the Faustian contract of our age is connected to success. Success is a huge burden, especially for the young, who are searching for their own way, identity, and development. Success is a retroactive excuse for everything. It suspends our moral sensitivity, since victory covers, explains and justifies everything.
The project, which originated at a workshop in 2011, has been developed into a concert-performance directed by István Albu and performed by the unique line-up of the actors’ band, Loose Neckties Society.
Transylvania State Philharmonic invites all the music lovers to six special concerts during the Month of Young Musicians, in which young artists will perform treasures of classical music such as all Johannes Brahms’s symphonies, Franz Liszt's Les préludes, symphonies and concerts composed by Richard Strauss, Dmitri Shostakovich, Bohuslav Martinů, Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Schubert. Enjoy classical music under the performance of the most talented young artists!
A project by András Visky and Robert Woodruff
Caravaggio: a contemporary artist of the most unbearable type possible. Excessively talented and furthemore, unable to lie, he finds "on the one hand, on the other hand" equivocations quite difficult. He is not very interested in money. Although he receives the biggest honorariums, he squanders (meaning, shares) everything in the company of the doubtful figures of the Ortaccio, from among whom he chooses his models for his holiest paitings.