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International Street Theatre Festival started on Thursday in Bucharest



The International Street Theatre Festival started on Thursday in Bucharest, a Municipality release informes.

From Thursday through Sunday, the Unirii (Union) Square, University Square and Cismigiu Park in the downtown, the city's historical centre and central boulevards of Bucharest host parades of spectacular machinery, giant dolls, accompanied by fireworks and improvisation events. Some 230 actors from nine countries are expected to participate.

This year's edition will continue the tradition of extreme shows combining dance and acrobatic elements, overhang installations, outdoor concerts and parades inspired by fairy tales.

It is the 6th edition of the festival styled 'B-FIT in the Street!', with the participation of specialized street theatre companies from Romania, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Great Britain, Slovakia, Belgium, Italy, and Australia.

The festival's high spots include the Aquatique Show International's water light show on Dambovita River, near Unirii Square; an original representation of Hamlet by the Shakespeare's Globe Company; the surreal show of Mirror Family; spectacles of French Transe Express company; Divas giant dolls, providing colour and entertainment across the downtown; and the Celestial Carillon troupe, which will project impressive light games on the city's sky.