This was a personal response the members of the extraordinary Meeting Ground workshop in Sibiu, Rumania, that brought together theatre makers from England, Algeria, the Gaza Strip, Serbia and Rumania. May 2002.

The theme of our host, The Sibiu International Theatre Festival, was bridges.

And I must acknowledge immediately that this was no idle thematic decision. Sibiu, in its generous offer of total support to this project, immediately put into practise its philosophy. The warmth, passion and freedom to explore without hinderance, which all involved offered , was itself the bridge that made possible our extraordinary meeting. The beauty of the town and its people released for us the opportunity to discover and celebrate our own beauty. Thank you.

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