After "89: Wall comes down in Big Apple
11 November 2009
“The ‘autumn of nations’, as the 1989 revolutions have been nicknamed, that led to the collapse of communism in Central and Eastern Europe, is the subject of a huge festival in New York,” reports Cotidianul. Organised by the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in association with various European cultural organisations, “Performing Revolution in Central and Eastern Europe”, or PerfRevolution for short, kicked off on 6 November to run to 20 March 2010. Artists have been invited from a number of ex-communist countries, including the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Poland, ex-Yugoslavia, Romania and Hungary. The focus, adds the Romanian daily, is on ways in which the performing arts tried, and sometimes succeeded, in circumventing communist censorship.