BITEI 2023 International Festival Festival of Stage Arts inaugurated in Moldovan capital
09:58 | 27.05.2023 Category: Culture
Chisinau, 27 May /MOLDPRES/ - The 13th edition of the International Festival of Stage Arts (Biennial of the Eugene Ionesco National Theatre – BITEI) titled, Chisinau. Ideal Place for Dating, held in Chisinau on 26 May – 4 June, was inaugurated at the headquarters of the Eugene Ionesco National Theatre on 26 May.
The event is organized by the Culture Ministry, under the High Patronage of President Maia Sandu and the government of Moldova, with the support of the Chisinau city hall.
In the beginning of the event, the director of the host institution, and of the festival, Petru Vutcarau, said that the schedule of the 13th of the BITEI Festival would include plays by 20 theatre companies, music and dance, with plays on stage and in open air, from China, South Korea, Georgia, Japan, Italy, Poland, Romania, Spain, Ukraine and Moldova. Workshops, discussions and news conferences with the participation of famous personalities in the stage arts field (stage managers, theatre critics, editors of specialized publications) will be held within the Festival. The events will be hosted the Eugene Ionesco National Theatre, Mihai Eminescu National Theatre, the Nameless Theatre and the Maria Biesu National Opera and Ballet Theatre.
According to Vutcarau, the last issue of BITEI took place in 2016. ‘’The current edition of the BITEI festival is dedicated exclusively to the project on Moldova’s accession to the European Union, launched by President Maia Sandu. The BITEI Festival firmly supports this initiative and I want to believe that, through this cultural act, we will contribute to the carrying out of this project as well. Moldova wants to be officially recognized as full-fledged member of the European Union and it was not by accident that we chose the title, Chisinau. Ideal Place for Dating,’’ Petru Vutcarau stressed.
The festival was opened with the premiere of the play, The Government Inspector, by Nikolai Gogol, stage management of Petru Vutcarau.