Leeds School of Arts
Leeds Beckett at Sibiu International Festival, Romania
This year has seen the 26th edition of this event, which is now one of the largest and most diverse festivals in Europe.
Leeds Beckett and Professor Noel Witts have been partners of the festival for many years and this year brought "Page 127", a creation by Maria Popova of Performing Arts. This performance/installation runs for 45 minutes in which the performer interacts with suspended sheets of paper and a hypnotic score based on the sound created. It played at the start of the Sibiu Festival and was given a review in the festival magazine which talked of “ a true installation of movement......the body's movements become daring in a slow process". Maria will go on to collaborate with a Romanian artist and continue her contacts made at this extraordinary festival, which consists of 540 events played in 73 different venues - the street, churches, theatre spaces, found ex-industrial spaces, and on one occasion a tramcar. Sibiu was joint European Capital of Culture in 2007, and hosted the EU Summit on Europe Day in 2019.