Mockery inflicts wounds. Regardless of whether we are mocked or whether we mock ourselves. What does it mean to get a promotion? Are we promoted because of our merits, or because we are useful to someone, somewhere? When we are promoted, we often fall. The fall inflicts a wound. Some people stay on their feet. We envy them. Mockery is often envy. When we are mocked, we react. We get confused and fall. Panama. How much easier it is to tear down a country than to build it up. Endre Ady, writing about a country in 1899, says that "in the future map of that country there will be a white spot in its place, with the inscription: it was a country, but it was embezzled." How many embezzled human lives are there in an embezzled country? What can we do with our embezzled lives? What happens to a person who suddenly wakes up and realises that what they dream of is possible? What happens to a person who is led to believe that great things are waiting for them? What happens to a small person whose dreams become embezzled? What happens to us when our faith can be embezzled for money and recognition? Many periods of transitions for a single lifetime. Ideologies change, the how, the definitions. The language of power shifts with it. There was a time when, after revolutions, intellectuals used to think that they were the ones writing the language of power. There are times when the intelligentsia does not speak any language. The language of money is no longer a question of power. Money speaks to everyone and goes to only a few. We want greatness, if only we could try to figure something out about the acts of flying and falling. Ágnes Kali
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Union des Théâtres de l'Europe gathered, in the last 3 decades, some of the most important European theatres and artists. Through festivals, exhibitions, exchanges, masterclasses, cooperation projects, the UTE help create a continuous flow between West and East, between generations, between tradition and innovation. Our celebration is inspired by this rich history. With the help of the Interferences International Theatre Festival, we wish to remember some of the best performances presented at past editions of the UTE festival and look forward to new horizons.