If you enjoy going to the theatre or watching contemporary circus performances, you are going to love this event: FEST Outdoor 2019. A big part of FEST-FDR 2019, is going to take place between June 13th and 18th, in front of the National Theatre in Timisoara. Here’s what you should know about this series of events.

 

What is FEST-FDR?

FEST-FDR is one of the biggest festivals in Romania and the biggest in Timisora. This year, the festival will reach its 24th edition.

The festival traditionally has 2 sections:

  • FEST: a series of free outdoor performances performed by international artists; these performances go beyond the patterns of traditional theatre, combining contemporary circus with music and visual effects.
  • FDR (“festivalul dramaturgiei romanesti”): showcases the most representative Romanian plays.

 

FEST-FDR Outdoor 2019

The 2019 edition of FEST-FDR will be split in two series of events, with the “FDR” festival taking place in the autumn of 2019 and the “FEST” taking place in June, between 13th and 18th.

What to expect from this June’s festival? Expect very visible events happening in front of the Timisoara National Theatre: complex artistic performances that combine elements of theatre, circus, music and entertaining visual effects. Here’s an overview of the events:

 

On Thursday 13th and Friday 14th, starting 10 PM, you will be able to enjoy the play “Station” by Spanish company Voala, an “aerial ballet” company that will take dancing to the next level (quite literally).

On Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th, starting 10 PM, Timisoara will reunite by Italian company eVenti Verticali, who have also delighted us last year during FEST-FDR. EVenti Verticali will perform their show Quadro on a vertical stage, over 25m high.

QUadro Pisa 2017 from eVenti Verticali on Vimeo.

 

On Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th, also starting 10 PM, we will be entertained by Polish company Kto Theatre and their show “The Fragrance of Time”, a show that has been performed all over the world.

All the world’s a stage, let’s enjoy it together!

 

*Main article image via Teatrul National Timisoara