Walk of fame

Over time, Sibiu has witnessed and benefited from the extraordinary contribution brought by numerous cultural and artistic personalities of the world. Each of these personalities has a distinct and remarkable story that ties them to this city's destiny and which remains engraved in the heart of the community. Sibiu Walk of Fame is a permanent place of celebration and recognition, a cultural event that pays tribute to excellence in the cultural and artistic fields in Sibiu or related to the city's evolution.

George Banu

George Banu (1943-2023) was a critic and theatre expert born in Romania and settled in Paris in 1973. He studied at the Academy of Drama and Film, Bucharest, in the same generation as director Andr...

Ion Caramitru

Ion Caramitru was one of Romania’s most notable and appreciated theatre and film actors. He was born in 1942. In 1964, he got his degree in Drama at the Bucharest Institute of Theatre and Film “I.L...

Claus Peymann

Claus Peymann is a theatre director born in 1937 in Bremen. Between 1966 and 1969, he was head of drama at Frankfurt’s Theater am Turm (TAT), and in 1970 founded Schaubühne am Halleschen Ufer in Be...

Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt

Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt is one of the most renowned French writers in the world. His books have been translated into 48 languages, and his plays staged in more than 50 countries. He was born in Lyon ...

Krzysztof Warlikowski

Krzysztof Warlikowski is a theatre and opera director born in 1962 in Poland. He is renowned for his nonconformist style of staging both classic and contemporary plays. Starting 2008, he has been t...

Sasha Waltz

Sasha Waltz is among the world’s most appreciated choreographers, dancers, and directors. After graduating from the School of New Dance Development in Amsterdam, she focused on the new post-modern ...

Götz Teutsch

Cellist Götz Teutsch was born in Transylvania in 1941 and is a descendent of Sibiu’s great Teutsch family. A statue of his forebearer, Georg Daniel Teutsch, can be found in the courtyard of the Sib...

Constantin Chiriac

Dear President Chiriac,  This star on Sibiu's Walk of Fame, you’ve earned it, it comes naturally, for all the contribution you have made to the cultural development of the city. Equally important, ...

Evgeny Mironov

Russian theatre and film star, and internationally acclaimed artist, Evgeny Mironov took part in many international theatre projects directed by such stage directors as Peter Stein (Germany), Decla...

Gigi Căciuleanu

Gigi Căciuleanu is renowned all over the world for his career in dancing and choreography. He performed in the companies of Pina Bausch and Maya Plisetskaya, was appointed Knight of the Order of th...

Kazuyoshi Kushida

Kazuyoshi Kushida (born 1942) is an actor, director and artistic manager of the Matsumoto Performing Arts Centre. After studying acting at Haiyu-za, in 1965, he decided to join the theatre company ...

Klaus Maria Brandauer

Klaus Maria Brandauer (born 1943) is an actor, film director and professor at the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna. Internationally famed for acting in both film, and theatre, Klaus Maria Brandauer ...

Joël Pommerat

Joël Pommerat (born 1963) established the Louis Brouillard Company in 1990. He directs only his own plays, trying to create a visual theatre that is, at the same time, intimate and spectacular. He ...

Ariane Mnouchkine

Ariane Mnouchkine born in Boulogne, on 3 March 1939, is the artistic and managing director of the theatre company Théâtre du Soleil, which she founded in 1964 with her friends from ATEP (The Theatr...

Christoph Marthaler

Born in Erlenbach, near Zurich, Christoph Marthaler studied flute and oboe before turning to theatre. Music remains a strong presence in his stagings, not only in the case of the many operas he has...

Declan Donnellan

Declan Donnellan born in 1953, is an English film/stage director and author. He is the co-founder of the theatre company Cheek by Jowl, alongside Nick Ormerod, and associated director of the Nation...

Eimuntas Nekrošius

Eimuntas Nekrošius (1952-2018) graduated from the Lunacharski Theatre Institute in Moscow in 1978. He worked at the National Youth Theatre in Vilnius (1978 – 1979) and at the Kaunas Drama Theatre (...

Eugenio Barba

Eugenio Barba (born 1936) is a leading figure of contemporary theatre. He is a director, theoretician, school creator and founder of the legendary Odin Theatre (1 October 1964). His performances an...

Luk Perceval

Luk Perceval began his theatrical career in 1979 as an actor at the National Theatre in Antwerp, which he left five years later to set up his own independent group, Blauwe Maandag Compagnie. For 14...

Krystian Lupa

Krystian Lupa is a renowned Polish theatre director, stage designer, winner of the European Theatre Award in 2009. Considered a theatre giant, Lupa is ranked alongside major world figures such as: ...

Lev Dodin

Born in 1944 in Siberia, Lev Dodin began studying theatre as a child at the Leningrad Young Viewers’ Theatre. He was admitted to the Leningrad Theatre Institute immediately after graduating high sc...

Marcel Iureș

With an impressive career in theatre and cinema, having graduated from the National University of Theatre and Film, Bucharest, Marcel Iureș is on an upward path in theatre and film. He became known...

Martin Hochmeister

Martin Hochmeister (1740 – 1789) was a Transylvanian Saxon typographer and bookseller from Sibiu who learned the art of presswork in the print shop of Johann Barth in Sibiu. In 1773, he won the imp...

Ohad Naharin

Ohad Naharin (b. 1952) is one of the most important contemporary choreographers of the moment. He was artistic director of Batsheva Dance Company from 1990 to 2018, where his bold vision reinvigora...

Peter Brook

Peter Stephen Paul Brook (1925-2022) was one of the most important theatre and film directors during the second part of the 20th century. He had a significant contribution to the research of theatr...

Nakamura Kanzaburo al XVIII-lea

Nakamura Kanzaburo XVIII (1955-2012) was one of the most popular and talented Japanese actors. Born in May 1955, he made his first stage appearance as Nakamura Kankuro the 5th on April 1959, name w...

Neil LaBute

Neil LaBute (born in 1963) is a director, a screen writer and one of the most controversial and innovative American playwrights. Critics respond to his plays as having a misanthropic tone, Rob Wein...

Phillipe Genty

French puppeteer. Originally trained as a graphic designer, Philippe Genty began his career with a journey during which he discovered puppetry throughout the world. His film, Le Tour du monde des m...

Radu Stanca

Playwright, poet, essayist and theatre director, born in Sebeș on 5 March 1920 and died in Cluj on 26 December 1962. He started writing when he was in school and until 1945 he published lyrics, art...

Hideki Noda

Playwright, director, actor. Born in Nagasaki in 1955, Noda was appointed Artistic Director of Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre in July 2009 and is currently professor at Tama Art University. Noda launch...

Isabelle Huppert

Isabelle Huppert, French actress, has appeared in more than 100 films and numerous productions. She has won many Best Actress Awards: at the Cannes Film Festival for Violette Nozière and The Piano ...

Mikhail Baryshnikov

Mikhail Baryshnikov (b. 1948) is considered one of the greatest dancers of the 20th century, dazzling audiences with his astounding physical and technical skills, and his emotional expressiveness. ...

Peter Sellars

Peter Sellars has gained international renown for his ground-breaking and transformative interpretations of artistic masterpieces and for collaborative projects with an extraordinary range of creat...

Wajdi Mouawad

Wajdi Mouawad spent his childhood in Lebanon, his youth in Canada and today lives in France. A graduate of the National School of Drama in 1991, he pursued adaptations and stagings of contemporary ...

Akram Khan

Constantin Chiriac: „One of the most highly appreciated artists of our times, creator of extremely successful productions including resounding names, such as Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Sylvie Guillem, I...

Denis O’Hare

Constantin Chiriac: „Theatre, film, and TV actor, singer, playwright, award winner and nominee to the most important American prizes, Denis O’Hare is awarded a Star on the Sibiu Walk of Fame for hi...

Helmut Sturmer

Constantin Chiriac: „A scenography designer who has worked in theatre, film, and opera, in Romania, Europe, the USA, Australia, and South America, alongside renowned contemporary directors, Helmut ...

Israel Galvan

Constantin Chiriac: „Hailed by audiences everywhere, honoured with numerous national and international prizes, including National Dance Award UK and New York Bessie Performance Award, invited to th...

Jan Lauwers

Constantin Chiriac: „One of the most provocative figures of European theatre, presenting a performance at the Sibiu International Theatre Festival for the third time, Jan Lauwers is awarded a Star ...

Charlotte Rampling

Constantin Chiriac: „One of the brightest artists of our world, distinguished with dozens of prizes, a model, singer, theatre and film artist is now in Sibiu. Choosing but a few of her films, perfo...

Yoshi Oida

Constantin Chiriac: „Actor, writer, professor, scholar, theatre, opera, and film director, Yoshi Oida is awarded a Star on the Sibiu Walk of Fame for his impressive contribution to performing arts ...

Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota

Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota was born on June 19, 1970, the son of Portuguese actress Teresa Mota and French director and playwright Richard Demarcy. He founded Compagnie des Millefontaines in 1988 and wa...

Maia Morgenstern

One of the best-known and most-appreciated Romanian theatre and film actresses, Maia Morgenstern was born in 1962, in Bucharest, in a Jewish family. She studied at the Theatre and Film Academy, the...

Michael Thalheimer

Michael Thalheimer was born in 1965 near Frankfurt am Main. In 1985, he started studying acting in Bern and worked as an actor at various city theatres in German-speaking countries before showing t...

Pippo Delbono

A complex creator, theatre and film actor, director and author, Pippo Delbono was born in 1959 in Varazze (Italy), and is especially known for his activity in theatre alongside the company bearing ...

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui made his choreographic debut in 1999 with the musical Anonymous Society by Andrew Wale, and since then he has created over 50 choreographic moments that brought him numerous in...

Stan Lai

"The best Chinese language playwright and director in the world.” (BBC) “The preeminent Chinese playwright and stage director of this generation.” (China Daily) “Asia's top theatre director.” (Asia...

Ioan Holender

Ioan Holender was born in Timișoara. He was a student of the Politehnica University of Timișoara and was expelled in his 3rd year of study for participating at the 1956 Timișoara student protests. ...

Alvis Hermanis

Born in 1965 in Riga, Latvia, Alvis Hermanis was recently named among the ten most influential European theatre personalities of the last ten years by DU Magazine, Swiss periodical for arts and cul...

Marie Chouinard

Holder of over thirty prestigious awards in the field of dance, director of the Venice Biennale for Dance in the period 2017-2020, Marie Chouinard receives a star on the Walk of Fame in Sibiu, for ...

Milo Rau

A favorite of the great theater and film festivals in Europe and the world, artistic director of the National Theater in Ghent, and, starting his year, artistic director of the Wiener Festwochen, M...

Katie Mitchell

One of the most complex artistic personalities in the world, who performed over a hundred theater and opera shows at the largest performance institutions in Europe, arrives today on the Sibiu Walk ...

Noa Wertheim

Together we celebrate 30 years of the Sibiu International Theater Festival, 75 years of the State of Israel and 30 years of the Vertigo Dance Company. What a joy to award today, on the Sibiu Walk o...

Tiago Rodrigues

A hero of building bridges between cities, communities and countries, one of the greatest fighters for the force of theater performed in any kind of space, awarded the Europe Prize and countless ot...

María Pagés

One of the most awarded artists in Spain and Europe, creator of artistic dialogues with great artists of the world, such as Mikhail Baryshnikov and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, María Pagés today receives ...

Victor Rebengiuc

Victor Rebengiuc (b. 10 February 1933) is one of the greatest theatre and film Romanian actors. He graduated UNATC “I. L. Caragiale” Bucharest in 1956, class of professor Aura Buzescu and Beate Fre...

Peter Stein

“Mr. Stein – Germany’s biggest postwar directing star, leader of Berlin’s Schaubühne during its glory days of the 1970s and a critically beloved wunderkind turned self-exiled reviler of the German ...

Robert Wilson

Born in Waco, Texas, Robert Wilson is among the world’s foremost theatre and visual artists. His works for the stage unconventionally integrate a wide variety of artistic media, including dance, mo...

Rimas Tuminas

Rimas Tuminas is a director, laureate of the State Prize of the Russian Federation and of the National Prize of Lithuania. Holder of the Order of Friendship. Rimas Tuminas has produced over 25 perf...

Thomas Ostermeier

Thomas Ostermeier was born in 1968 in Soltau. In 1992-96, he studied directing at the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst “Ernst Busch”, Berlin. In 1990-91, he worked as an actor in Einar Schleef’s Faus...

Tim Robbins

Tim Robbins, Artistic Director – The Actors’ Gang ranks among contemporary cinema’s most acclaimed and provocative voices; an Academy Award winning multifaceted talent, who has acted, written, dire...

Silviu Purcărete

Silviu Purcărete, born in Bucharest in 1950, is one of the most famous Romanian theatre directors, having an impressive career that has brought him appreciation beyond the borders of his native cou...

Vasile Șirli

Vasile Șirli is a composer born in Variaș, Romania, living in Paris since 1986. Trained in Timișoara and at the Music Academy of Bucharest, he has dedicated his work to theatre, cinema, dance and s...