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05 Sep 2016 New season at NTB!
New season at NTB!

As of 20 September, the National Theatre of Bucharest greets you to a new season packed with cultural events!   The 2016-2017 season of the "I.L. Caragiale" National Theatre of Bucharest is opening with The Dinner Game, the highly successful French comedy of Francis Veber enacted by Ion Caramitru. One of the most beloved shows of the theatre, seen by tens of thousands of Romanians, shall have two representations, on 20 and 21 September 2016, as of 8.00 p.m., on the Grand Stage. And because we find ourselves in the Shakespeare Year, and the protagonist of The Tempest, created by the Bulgarian Alexander Morfov with NTB actors, is Ion Caramitru, appointed by the British Council - Shakespeare Ambassador in Romania, we must recall that on 1 and 2 October, as of 7.30 p.m., you are expected to witness a surprising Tempest, as only the magicians of the stage know how to stir. Many other beloved shows return to the theatre bill, starting with 20 September: The Suicide, Little Hell, Anonymous Venetian, The Idol and Ion Anapoda, Sentimental Tectonics, A Midsummer Night’s Dream etc. Alongside the shows already enjoying the audience’s attention, among which we shall also recall the premiere closing the 2015-2016 season, Medea, My Mother by Ivan Dobcev, the first artistic collaboration from a broader programme, following the NETA Festival, which took place at NTB in last year’s fall, many other reportorial projects, as well as invitations to numerous festivals prove a rich and attractive repertoire, with elitist values and cornerstone creations. The new season brings back to the billboard the name of the Georgian David Doiashvili, and not only for an evening. He is the director who offered us, in the opening of the NETA Festival, a dreamy performance, with Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Invited at the Bucharest National Theatre to enact King Lear by W. Shakespeare, the ambitious artist, who imposed worldwide the name of Georgian theatre, opted for a young cast, with Mihai Constantin in the spotlight. The premiere is scheduled for the end of this year, in the Grand Hall. In October, the play by Radu F. Alexandru The Light at the End of the Tunnel shall première in the Black Box Hall. Directed by Mircea Cornişteanu, actors Monica Davidescu / Iuliana Moise, Constantin Cotimanis, Alexandra Poiană and Dragoş Stemate make a date with you and a highly topical satire. Towards the end of the month of October, premiering in the Studio Hall, the third enactment by renowned Bulgarian artist Alexander Morfov on the NTB stages is about to be launched. After The Visit and The Tempest, a new challenge: No Man’s Land by Danis Tanović (maybe you have seen the Oscar awarded film for best foreign movie in 2001!). In the cast of his new enactment, you shall encounter young and very young performers of the Romanian stage, alongside well-known actors of the Bucharest National Theatre. In the Black Box Hall, director Felix Alexa is going into rehearsals, with a text by Eugène Labiche, The Lourcine Street Affair, starring Marius Manole, Istvan Teglas, Mihai Calotă, Raluca Aprodu, Victor Ţăpeanu. Until the end of the year, two other new shows are scheduled to come into the limelight. At the Studio Hall, we shall encounter the play by Matei Vişniec, Old Clown Wanted, directed by Ion Caramitru, starring three of the youngest actors of the troupe: Petre Ancuţa, Emilian Mârnea, Forin Călbăjos. Under the dramatic auspices of the text, we do not doubt that the three musical comedians shall continue their competition in this sensitive area, between drama and music, which brought them enthusiastic applause, in ActOrchestra and Magic National. Within the framework of the 9G Programme at NTB, at its third edition and hosted by the Small Hall, the season is starting with two new titles: We Are the Last Five, after Samuel Beckett, directed by Dragoş Alexandru Mușoiu and The Girl Soldier by Mihaela Michailov, directed by Silvia Roman. For the NTB actors, the following months shall abound in tours and festivals. On 17 September, L᾽Om Dada, directed by Gigi Căciuleanu and The Lesson, directed by Horaţiu Mălăele, participate in the Reunion of National Theatres of Chişinău (13-21 September). The festival in Sfântu Gheorghe is featuring on 17 September No Matter How Hard We Tried, directed by Radu Afrim. On 22 September, The Memory of Water, directed by Erwin Șimșensohn, shall be on the stage of the Brăila Festival. From 24 to 29 September, Gigi Căciuleanu’s show L’Om DaDa shall be enacted in Paris, London and Brussels. On 27 September – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, directed by Bobi Pricop, participates in the Festival of Oradea, and on 11 October, in Iaşi. Tania Popa plays on 8 October The Girl from the Rainbow at the SOLO Festival from Moscow. Magic National starts the series of tours, the first being in Cluj on 10 October, followed by Bacău, on 21 October. Three of the NTB shows participate from 21 to 30 October in the National Theatre Festival: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, after a novel by Mark Haddon, No Matter How Hard We Tried by Dorota Masłowska and L᾽Om Dada by Gigi Căciuleanu. NTB is hosting a representation of the National Theatre of Bratislava, on 29 September, with The Shepherd’s Wife by Ivan Stodola, an unconventional enactment of a classical title of Slovak dramaturgy, with characters which seem to have been drawn from ancient tragedy. At the Small Hall, from 29 September to 15 November, you can admire the exhibition of Andy Warhol, a famous artist with Slovak roots. Both events are organised in collaboration with the Slovak Embassy in Bucharest, on the occasion of the first Slovak Presidency to the Council of the European Union. Also on 29 September, in the Media Hall, as of 6.00 p.m., the cultural and humanitarian association "Memory and Hope" invites the audience to a first encounter. The new exhibition hall of NTB facing the Carol Blvd. shall host in the period 10-20 September the third edition of the International Photography Festival Bucharest Photoest, with special guests from Morocco, France and Italy. Under the auspices of the Architecture Triennial East-Centric – second Drifting edition, from 16 September - 9 October, a series of events shall be hosted by the Media Hall (conferences), shows (Small Hall), as well as exhibitions in the theatre foyers, at the Studio and Media Hall. And in the current season, the Sunday matinees shall invite the smallest theatre spectators to act in the shows of the National Theatre for Children, and the Conferences of the National Theatre, dedicated to a mature audience, shall have as guests personalities of the Romanian cultural and scientific life. At the theatre ticket booth, the first tickets of the season have been put up for sale, as well as online, on The halls of the National Theatre of Bucharest, renovated and rehabilitated, are expecting you to discover a new theatre for a new audience! Translated by Simona Nichiteanu

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29 Sep 2016 Andy Warhol exhibition
Andy Warhol exhibition

  For reasons of logistic difficulties still unsolved by the organisers, the opening of the Andy Warhol exhibition initially announced for 29 September 2016 (in the rotunda of the Grand Hall foyer) is postponed for a date to be announced at a later time, which shall however fall into the period up to the end of 2016, when Slovakia holds the presidency of the Council of the European Union.

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24 Sep 2016 The new season of the National Theatre for Children
The new season of the National Theatre for Children

On 24 September and 8 October 2016, two events announcing the new season for children, at NTB! The Empire of Theatre awaits you! The story goes that in the year 6102, the Theatre Emperor shall descend in downtown Bucharest. Together with his cortege, the Emperor shall “rule” the place and transform it into a realm where Theatre will prevail. We thought that we have to wait for a long time. Upon a closer look, we realised that there is a mistake in the wording of the story. We switched the year, looking at it in the mirror and realised that 6102 was in fact 2016. The excitement of the fact that we had no more time to prepare the welcome ceremony made us change our minds and ask the Magician of Stories and his assistants for help. We wrote to him and the answer came quickly: I can, I am a Magician! Then, he got in touch with the Theatre Emperor and thus we could find out about the entire development of the event. On Saturday, 24 September 2016 and Saturday, 8 October 2016, as of 11.00, in the Media Hall, we invite you to two events announcing the opening of the season for the Abracadabra National Theatre for Children. Dear Children, you shall enter the gate of the Empire of Theatre, you shall cross the Enchanted Forest behind the Scenes - where Prince Echo awaits you with a great trial. In order to reach the Stage Empress, you need to get acquainted with the Magician of Movement, but also with Princess Sweet-Talk and Prince Chime. Many surprises await you in the Theatre Empire. Do not forget to come in disguise, as you shall be the protagonists of these events. If the Theatre Emperor cannot be present, we shall elect among you an Emperor and an Empress, which we shall baptise The Curtain. The new season of the National Theatre for Children invites you to become Fairytale Heroes in the Empire of Theatre!   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 

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