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13 Dec 2018 For the first time at NTB: 50 Seconds ... a condensed lifetime!
For the first time at NTB: 50 Seconds ... a condensed lifetime!

Daniel Oltean, DIICOT prosecutor and theatrologist, has offered UNITER, for the Best Romanian Play of the Year 2017, and, on this occasion, the National Theatre of Bucharest, the Romanian play capable of igniting a special interest. Its title is 50 Seconds, and the premiere takes place on December 13th and 14th, 2018 at the Black Box Hall, directed by Eugen Gyemant. With a simple, nervous and piercing phrase, with a glance that looks beyond the palpable and the daily life, 50 Seconds captures the conflict of ideas, the tantrum to understand one’s own existential accidents when they occur. Two men are being examined during an investigation. One killed his mother, wants to confess and end as soon as possible, the other wants to know the truth, or the real perpetrator, or the circumstances that led to the abominable deed. The two men are studying and investigating each other, although only one has the legal right to do it. The result is unpredictable! ... The author-prosecutor is the one who investigates, with care, the turmoil of the being in front of him, then the psychologist tormented by his own questions, then the playwright who puts them into words. The answer is unexpected! Daniel Oltean, born in 1974 in Targu Mures, is a graduate of law and philosophy, drama and dramatic writing. A special author. With a unique professional path. Since 1996, he has been a DIICOT prosecutor in Targu Mures. He was playwright for “The Stone” by Marius von Mayenburg, directed by Theodor-Cristian Popescu, and for "Offline" directed by Laurentiu Blaga (2018 Targu Mures National Theatre), as well as a performance consultant (“Triple Point”, directed by Bogdan (Coordinated by Stefan Peca, directed by Ovidiu Caita, Studio Theater, Targu Mures, 2016) and co-author of the dramatic text for the show "The Mutants". The intricate game that takes place predominantly in the surprising maize of the mind is embodied by the actors: Alexandru Voicu (son), Lucian Iftime (criminal prosecutor) and Diana Dumbrava (mother). Scenography: Mara Nicola. Original Music: Alexei Turcan. Director Eugen Gyemant, at his first NTB enactment, invites you to discover yourselves in one of these characters; or, in turn, in all three ... On the stages of Bucharest theatres and across the country, starting with 2008, Gyemant has successfully enacted a number of important texts, such as Look Back in Anger by John Osborne (Best Director Award, Comedy Cares about the Youth, 2008), The Golden Calf by Ilf and Petrov, ArCuB, 2011 Bullets over Lipscani by Woody Allen, 2012 (award for best director at the International Marathon of Independent Theatre - Bucharest Fringe 2012), Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, Godot Cafe Theater, 2012, The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh, Theater Act, 2015 (Best Performance at the Undercloud 2016 Theatre Festival, awarded at the Martin McDonagh International Festival in Perm, Russia, as well as at the International Festival ArtOkraina in St. Petersburg), many other performances, the most recent ones being Leonce and Lena by Georg Büchner, Unteatru and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kessey, at Sfantu Gheorghe, 2018. The show 50 Seconds shall premiere on December 13th and 14th at the Black Box Hall from 8.00 p.m. The next performance is scheduled for Wednesday, December 19th, 2018.   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 

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14 Dec 2018 The Icon - Faith and Tradition
The Icon - Faith and Tradition

On Friday, December 14th, 2018, from 1.00 p.m., the opening of the national exhibition "The Icon - Faith and Tradition" takes place in the Media Centre (Intercontinental wing) of the "I.L. Caragiale" National Theatre (icons on glass and wood), organised by the National Heritage Institute subordinated to the Ministry of Culture and National Identity, in partnership with NTB. The fourth edition of the project is part of the National Multiannual Programme for the Revival of Traditional Crafts and the Promotion of Artistic Creativity, initiated by the National Heritage Institute since 2000, and aims to promote the traditional working techniques of icons, as well as contemporary icon craftsmen. The exhibition, which shall be open until January 15th, 2019, aims to provide the audience, on Christmas Eve, with an image of a traditional artistic craft. The works exhibited belong to popular creators from all corners of the country. The exhibition shall display icons on wood and glass from all over the country, worked in the field of folk art tradition - working techniques, procedures, materials, ornaments, thematic symbols - according to popular belief and our habits. Partners in this project are: the I.L. Caragiale National Theatre of Bucharest, the County Centre for the Preservation and Promotion of Traditional Culture Iasi and the National Museum Complex "Moldova" Iasi - the Ethnographic Museum of Moldova. The exhibition shall be open daily from 10.00 to 18.00, except for Mondays. Public access to the Media Hall Foyer is permitted through 2 Nicolae Bălcescu Blvd. From January 22nd to February 15th, 2019, a selection of works from the exhibition shall be moved to Iasi and exhibited at the National Museum Complex "Moldova" Iasi - the Ethnographic Museum of Moldova.   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 

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18 Dec 2018 People- Aurelian Andreescu Tribute
People- Aurelian Andreescu Tribute

The City Hall of Bucharest, through ARCUB - the Cultural Centre of Bucharest, organizes, on December 18th, 2018, from 7.00 p.m., in the Studio Hall of the National Theatre of Bucharest, the musical show People - Aurelian Andreescu Tribute in memory of one of the most valuable and most appreciated Romanian performers, who left behind many hits listened to nowadays with pleasure by all age categories. The concept belongs to the artist Aurelian Temisan, who argues his choice as follows: "100 years since the Great Union, celebrating the centenary, I chose among the great Romanian artists, one that, through simplicity, elegance, voice and songs, places Romania even better on the map of the countries with a strong love for their own traditions. The concert raises to the level of rank and celebrates the artist's existence and voice, the one who shall "be forever on earth" through the musical legacy left behind, transposing the viewers for a few dozens of minutes into a visual and auditory world of the one who was Aurelian Andreescu ". With the celebration of this remarkable figure, the event aims to bring the real Romanian music into the limelight and to the audience of its lovers, drawing attention to the values ​​that feed us spiritually. The show, whose amphitryon shall be Aurelian Temisan, is prepared by George Natsis, re-orchestrator of the entire sound material, and by Vlad Popescu, the band leader and orchestra's drummer, the spectators being prepared many surprises, along with special guests.   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 

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