Even though this started after the charming idea of those who created the Walk of Fame from Hollywood, the one from Sibiu has a different purpose and it's unique by itself, as well.
It's not a surprise anymore that Sibiu is one of the most beautiful places from Romania where you have a lot of things to do and visit even just in the city, excluding the beautiful mountains that are embracing the city with another series of great touristic attractions.
One of them is called Aleea Celebritățiilor which is a Walk of Fame inspired by the famous one from Hollywood.
Of course, you can't compare the one to the other even though the name is the same and both of them contains a long way full of stars that make your walk even more exciting, their main purposes are completely different and each one of them is amazing in its own way.
The Walk of Fame from Sibiu is located in Parcul Cetăţii (EN: The Park of the Fortress) which is very close to sala Thalia - the first theater created in Romania, and along the walls that represent the fortification of the ancient city.
The Walk of Fame is a pretty new project which was born in 2013, being placed between two fortification walls that are meant to make the celebrities who earn a star on the alley, feel protected and being part of the citadel.
Being started by the director of the International Theater Festival from Sibiu, the first 6 stars were awarded exclusively to filmmakers - Ariane Mnouchkine, Silviu Purcărete, Eugenio Barba, Declan Donnellan, Nakamura Kanzaburo XVII and George Banu.
The 7th star was granded by the famous coregrapher Sasha Waltz who always considered Sibiu a beautiful city she wanted to visit. So when she found out about the Walk of Fame from Sibiu, she refused to see any pictures with the star that will take her name, but to come personally and admire it with her own eyes.
The themes of the stars that are increasing with each passing year are related to: theater shows, dance, street festivals, music, circus, lection, workshops, authors, actors etc, summing up a total of 350 different events.
Every year along with a new edition of the International Theater Festival, a set of 6 new stars are added on the alley, the names of the people who bear the stars, being very carefully picked from the many talented creators who deserve to get rewarded.
After the 6 chosen artists get their stars placed on the Walk of Fame, those are led to the gala where they are rewarded with more prizes and gratitude from their admirers.
Foto: Sebastian Marcovici/Cristian Cojocariu
The main purpose of the Walk of Fame from Sibiu, is of a permanent celebration and gratitude for the creators and artists from Sibiu or for those who are in close connection to the city, the alley being also considered a unique touristic attraction that worth being seen by anyone who visits Sibiu.
Sibiu was always considered the city that conquers everyone but which never gets conquered.
After Walk of Fame was created, the city was declared completely conquered by the stars which are glowing both during the day and at night, that leave a little sparkle to any visitor/tourist who admires them.
2013: Ariane Mnouchkine, Nakamura Kanzaburo XVII, Eugenio Barba, George Banu, Silviu Purcărete, Declan Donnellan;
2014: Martin Hochmeister, Gigi Căciuleanu, Radu Stanca, Krystian Lupa, Peter Brook, Peter Stein, Lev Dodin;
2015: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Joel Pommerat, Eimuntas Nekrosius, Neil LaBute, Kazuyoshi Kushida;
2016: Alvis Hermanis, Victor Rebengiuc, Christoph Marthaler, Tim Robbins, Evgeny Mironov, Thomas Ostermeier, Luk Perceval;
2017: Marcel Iureș, Vasile Șirli, Ohad Naharin, Robert Wilson, Philppe Genty, Rimas Tuminas;
2018: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Wajdi Mouawad, Isabelle Huppert, Ioan Holender, Peter Sellars, Hideki Noda.
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