Our theatre commemorates the legacy of the Hungarian poet, Kányádi Sándor with a production based on his childhood stories and poems. The production premieres on 30th October at 8 p.m. in the Chamber Hall.
Kányádi Sándor, who was born 90 years ago and passed away last year, was a prominent Transilvanian poet.The production wishes to draw our attention to the elementary simplicity which characterises the genre of poetry. According to a well-known anecdote, a village schoolboy when asked, defined poem as something “that has to be told.”
Kányádi wanted to rescue poems from the pages of books, he wanted to sing them, to speak them, to voice them, to tell them – to someone. Hearing the child’s words, Kányádi felt as if he had been “brushed by a breeze coming from the beginning of time.” Of course! “A poem is something that has to be told.” Homer knew it. The child knows it. How could we have forgotten it?