The 8th ESTIVADES will take place in Marche en Famenne, Belgium from 31st of July to 7th August 2009. This is one of the two official festivals of CIFTA, a Festival of creative drama on a common theme. It has been held every third year since 1988.
The festival is open to the amateur theatre groups who are members of CIFTA and who must give a performance of an original piece based on a given theme. This year the theme is ‘The Tunnel’.
Thirteen groups will participate from Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, France, Monaco and Spain. Two groups will be invited from the CEC region: from Lithuania and Russia.
The groups will perform in two theatres in Marche en Famenne: in the Cultural House (la Maison de la Culture) and in the Old Cinema. They will also perform in the open air theatre of Carmes. At the same time workshops and meetings between theatre groups will take place every day.
This festival is a great opportunity to exchange ideas and friendship between these in CIFTA who are passionate about theater.
ESTIVADES is dedicated to the late Guy Villers: it is orphaned without its father.