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24 May 2018 NTB Inaugurates the New Amphitheatre
NTB Inaugurates the New Amphitheatre

  In the warm season, NTB invites you to its new Amphitheatre, on the roof of the Grand Hall The summer season brings to the Capital’s landscape a new outdoor playground, which shall bear the name Amphitheatre, located on theroof of the”I.L. Caragiale” National Theatre, at the highest level of the building, above the terrace offering a unique panorama of the Bucharest centre. The new Amphitheatre shall host, beside the shows from the current and future NTB repertoire, adapted to the conditions of this new space, also representations of other institutions interested in renting this space. The new stage can offer a unique framework for varied artistic manifestations, appropriate for the warm season, from May to October: theatre plays, recitals, concerts, fashion shows, jazz evenings, one woman and one man show etc. Not lastly, within the framework of the programme "Open Doors to Everyone", NTB actors are invited to propose projects especially dedicated to this space, which shall function in the summer season. With a capacity of 299 seats, arranged on seat rows in steps, the new Amphitheatre has the following features: The structure is located at the altitude +24.50 m / wing A1. At the same altitude, the following spaces are located: - The actual ”Hall”, with a surface of de 431,56 sqm; - 5 fitting rooms (93,33 sqm); - The foyer and space for the actors’ regrouping (103,22 sqm) ; - The technical booths for lights and sound (17,40 sqm) The performance space has a surface of approximately 230 sqm. The space has a wood imitation floor, practical from an acoustic point of view and more appropriate for the artistic act, covered with a stage carpet. There is no surmounted stage, but traversables can be installed. The space does not have an attic, nor backstage: the scenery can only be fastened through counterweights. The reflectors for the stage lighting are located under a metal semi-cylindrical canopy with a diameter of 2m, located circularly above the acting space. The Amphitheatre launch shall be hosted on the evening of 24th May 2018, when the guests to the event shall be able to try out the possibilities of the new NTB acting space, which opens the gates for the spectators at night, for a first summer season, which we wish to be as manifold as possible.   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu    Photo gallery

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18 Apr 2018 Project Contest. 9G at NTB – Fifth Edition
Project Contest. 9G at NTB – Fifth Edition

The “I.L. Caragiale” National Theatre of Bucharest, through the “Ion Sava” Centre for Theatre Research and Creation, is launching the fifth edition of the 9G programme at NTB (New Generation), dedicated to young playwrights, graduates of relevant faculties, aged 35 or under, who are not employed in theatre institutions. The programme has been launched in January 2014, while 19 projects have been selected to date, 15 of which are included in the permanent repertoire of the Small Hall, within the 9G Season at NTB. 9G at NTB takes place in the Small Hall, space exclusively intended for young artists. 9G at NTB. Procedure: - The “I.L. Caragiale” National Theatre of Bucharest and the “Ion Sava” Centre for Theatre Research and Creation provide the premises for the preparation of the show, in the Small Hall or one of the rehearsal halls of the theatre, for a period of three weeks (of which one week on the stage of the Small Hall). Depending on the theatre’s rehearsal schedule and the availability of halls (rehearsal halls, foyers etc.) or the complexity of the proposed project, the time necessary for the preparation of the show can be prolonged. - NTB provides the technical facilities of the Small Hall, the costume stock, the scenery stock, the props, the theatre’s workshops, without making any additional investment in connection with the production of the show, but also the theatre’s logistical support and counselling. - The shows resulting from the selected projects shall have 3 free representations, with free entrance, without payment of copyright or related fees. - Following the performances with audience, and with the consent of the NTB artistic board, the show can be included in a season (with the possibility of contract prolongation) in the repertoire of the Small Hall, in the 9G Season at NTB, requiring minimal investments in production and payment of copyrights, according to the recipe of the representation, payment collection and promotion. Terms of participation in the project pre-selection: - The team proposing the project must consist of independent artists, graduates of relevant faculties, aged 35 or under. - There is no type of requirement or restriction related to the enlisted texts (classical and contemporary dramaturgy) or to the kind of proposed aesthetics, but the show concept focused on the art of the actor represents an advantage. Projects shall be sent per e-mail to the address: 9glatnb2018@gmail.com. They shall comprise (according to the attached form): the directorial concept of the show (maximum 2 pages); the cast, and the resumes of the team members. (Links with recordings of previous shows of the team members may be added or recorded performances can be sent as transfers). Furthermore, the technical requirements of the project shall be listed in detail. The play, the adaptation for the stage, the script (any text underlying the project) must be attached in a separate document. - The space of the Small Hall shall be used according to the attached outline (Italian stage).   Projects shall be enlisted starting from 18th April 2018 until 12th May 2018, whereas by mid-May (the date shall be set according to the number of registered projects), the shortlisted titles and teams shall be announced. Following a discussion with the teams, the projects shall be selected which shall go into rehearsals in the first stage of the 9G programme (according to the regulation). Documents in romanian: Fisa de inscriere 9G - 2018 Sala Mica - schita      

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15 May 2018 Second Degree Sculpture exhibition
Second Degree Sculpture exhibition

The Exhibition Second Degree Sculpture @ the I.L. Caragiale National Theatre of Bucharest An Event by The Contemporaries, signed by Mircea Roman and Aurel Vlad   On Tuesday, 15th May 2018, from 6:30 p.m., the Rotunda of the Ion Luca Caragiale National Theatre of Bucharest shall host the opening and launch of the catalogue to the exhibition Second Degree Sculpture, bringing into the fore two sculptors, some of the major Romanian artists, Mircea Roman and Aurel Vlad, organisers: the Contemporaries Cultural Project and NTB, co-organiser the Romanian Cultural Institute.  Open to the public for four months, at the 0 km of Bucharest, the exhibition reconciles two artistic representations of Power with a high level of expressiveness. Second Degree Sculpture is organised in the spirit of the acknowledgement of Romanian values, of personalities registering performance on the cultural field and representing Romania with excellence at the most important manifestations of international culture. In the opening, Ion Caramitru, director general of NTB, Adriana Popescu, director for communication and international relations at NTB and Maria Pașc, Contemporaries Project, shall take the floor. This exhibition event is achieved with the support of Apulum – the Porcelain Factory Alba Iulia, Dedeman, Titan Mar, the Sâmburești Domains and Aqua Carpatica. The exhibition Second Degree Sculpture shall be open to the public until 10th September 2018 and can be visited daily from 2.00 – 7.00 p.m., except for Mondays. The audience’s access to the exhibition Rotunda is made through the entrance to the NTB Small Hall, from Carol Blvd. Entrance is free. The Contemporaries Cultural Project is initiated and developed by the Făuritori Association, which aims at capitalizing contemporary Romanian culture, by favouring the creative act, approached from a unitary perspective with the creator. The project is aimed at the organisation and support of artistic and socio-cultural activities, for educating the audience’s aesthetic sensibility.   About the exhibiting artists: Mircea Roman (born 1958, Băiuț, Maramureș). In 1984, he graduated from the courses of the Ion Andreescu Fine Arts Academy of Cluj, sculpture department. Awards and distinctions: 1988 – Atelier 35 Award Bucharest; 1992 – Grand Prize of the Osaka Triennial for Sculpture; 1993/1994 - Delphine Studio scholarship, London; 2000 – decorated with the National Order Christian Service to the rank of Officer; 2008 – Gold Medal of the Visual Artists’ Union of the Republic of Moldova. He is a member of the Visual Artists’ Union of Romania and since 2016 president of the sculpture branch of the Visual Artists’ Union of Romania. In 2017, he received the Award of the Visual Artists’ Union of Romania for Sculpture. Aurel Vlad (born 1954, Galați). In 1984, he graduated from the Nicolae Grigorescu Fine Arts Institute, sculpture department. Since 2005, he has been a PhD in Fine Arts and university professor at the National Arts University of Bucharest. Awards and distinctions: 1986 - Dimitrie Paciurea scholarship; 1990 – Award for Sculpture of the Visual Artists’ Union of Romania; 1998 – Grand Prize of the Bucharest Municipality Salon; 2000 – National Merit Order to the rank of Commander; 2002 - Ion Andreescu Award of the Romanian Academy for sculpture; 2003 – Third Prize of the International Sculpture Symposium of Fuente Palmera, Spain; 2009 – Constantin Brâncuși Grand Prize, Painting Biennial, Sculpture, Arad; 2010 - Constantin Brâncuși Grand Prize - Painting Biennial, Sculpture, Timișoara; 2011 – Excellence Diploma and Cultural Prize of the George Apostu Cultural Centre, Bacău; 2014 – Award for excellence in art, offered by the Visual Artists’ Union of Romania; 2016 - Constantin Brâncuși Prize, awarded by M.L.N.R. and the Romanian Academy. Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 

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