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UNITER Awards Gala 2018 07 May 2018
On Monday, 7th May 2018, from 8.00 p.m., Alba Carolina Citadel, Alba Iulia In the Year of the Centenary, the Uniter Awards Gala arrives in Alba Iulia, in the Alba Carolina Citadel. The show shall take place on 7th May 2018, starting with 8.00 p.m., in a pavilion located on the esplanade between the Archiepiscopal Cathedral and the Roman-Catholic Church, especially built for this event, for the emblematic heritage of the Alba Carolina Citadel to also be the „scenery” of the Uniter Awards Gala. In Alba Iulia, a theatre for a day shall be erected! We invite you to get to know the artists participating in this year’s edition of the Gala. As of today, on and on the official Facebook page, the Uniter Gala expects you with news, interviews, video testimonials, supporters, the audience’s vote, thoughts about the Centenary. In order to know the artists better, the audience is invited to see the nominated shows as well. We are preparing, together, for the Gala show on 7th May, from 8.00 p.m. When we shall encounter the artists, when we shall join them in the moments of announcing the winners, wherever he/she may be, he/she can watch, live, the show on the channels: TVR1, Radio Romania Cultural and livestreaming on, taken over from the official Facebook page. The Uniter Awards Gala stops in Alba Iulia through the joint efforts of UNITER – producer; the Mayor’s Office of Alba Iulia City, the Alba County Council and the „Prichindel” Puppet Theatre – co-organisers; the Ministry of Culture and National Identity – donor; the Romanian Television – co-producer.   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu
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Lysistrata, Performed by the Greeks, on the NTB Stage with Two Representations 27 April 2018
On Friday, 27th April and Friday, 4th May 2018, from 7.30 p.m., in the Studio Hall of NTB, the theatre company of the Greek Cultural Association of Romania – Nostos, in collaboration with the "I.L. Caragiale" National Theatre of Bucharest and under the auspices of the Hellenic Republic Embassy to Bucharest presents Lysistrata by Aristophanes, translated by Giannis Varveris. The direction of the show is signed by Afroditi Ioannidou, choreography by Amalia Strinopoulou. Score: Pantelis Terezakis, stage design: Afroditi Ioannidou and Amalia Strinopoulou. Afroditi Ioannidou, director of the show "Lysistrata" performs the role of the priestess Lysimaha. Afroditi Ioannidou has been an actress of the Northern Greece State Theatre for 35 years. She has performed many lead roles and in the last years she dedicated herself to teaching the art of the actor and direction. She has been collaborating with Nostos since its very foundation. Through her knowledge and experience, she has successfully led the Nostos theatre team with exceptional results. The lead roles of the play are performed by actors of the Nostos theatre company, who have acted in all its shows over the last three years. Nostos has been founded and active in Bucharest since the year 2015. During all this period, it presented two plays at the National Theatre of Bucharest, The Free Besieged by Dionysios Solomos and The Trojan Women by Euripides. It participated in the Caleido Festival with the work of I. Kambanellis Nameless Story and is now presenting Lysistrata by Aristophanes. The ageless comedy by Aristophanes shows the writer’s admiration and respect towards the female sex, in contrast with the general perception of the society of the time, who wanted the woman to be limited to the household, marriage and maternal duties. Through the character Lysistrata, Aristophanes presents the contrasts of feminine psychology, rendering the woman attractive and efficient. She is delicate and at the same time dynamic, submissive and indignant, romantic and realistic, astute and pragmatic. Endowed with these features, Lysistrata realizes how absurd war is. Consequently, she concocts a clever way of blackmailing men, in order to coerce them to put an end to war and return to their homes and families. She urges women – Athenian and Spartan – to abstinence and makes them swear that they shall no longer give in to men until after the capitulation and the signature of the peace treaty. What an implacable dilemma for men!... But the weapon of love is invincible! By the end of the 75 minutes of show, you shall find out how the tricky situation has been solved. Translation and surtitles in Romanian are provided by Giorgos Papadopoulos.     Tickets are available at the Box Office of the National Theatre of Bucharest, as well as online, on   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu
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