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14 Sep 2018 The National Theatre of Bucharest starts the season with all the halls included in the game
The National Theatre of Bucharest starts the season with all the halls included in the game

The 2018-2019 season is the first after the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the "IL Caragiale" National Theatre of Bucharest, which opens its doors by inviting the audience to all 7 halls with a wide range of events, both theatrical, as well as from the "paratheatrical" category. The official premiere of Loose Knit by the American Theresa Rebeck, opens at the Black Box Hall the series of new enactments. Staged within the "Open Doors to Everyone" Programme, Loose Knit is "one of the smartest comedies of manners," as the New York Times called it. A play that is rife with witty, sarcastic and incredibly entertaining dialogues. A show with generous scores, where you shall encounter Irina Cojar, Costina Cheyrouze, Lamia Beligan, Bringsa Mircea, Raluca Petra, Tomi Cristin and Marius Bodochi, in a project coordinated by Ion Caramitru. The next premiere of the season, Romeo and Juliet, in the dramatic vision and direction of Yuri Kordonski, shall take place at the Studio Hall (in a configuration of the arena type) on September 29 and 30, 2018. The show promises a surprise both for spectators who expect a classical enactment of the Shakespearean masterpiece and for the "fans" of the Russian director, who shall discover him in a completely different posture than the one known in the performances so far directed in the Bucharest theatres. Romeo and Juliet are two contemporary lovers, and the show will undoubtedly be an event that all theatre lovers receptive to non-conformist artistic approaches shall appreciate. One of the most spectacular productions of NTB, The Tempest after Shakespeare, directed by Alexander Morfov, with Ion Caramitru in one of the key roles of Shakespearean Dramaturgy - Prospero - can be seen again at NTB's Grand Hall in the spectacular scenography of the Bulgarian Nikola Toromanov. And here, the stage sets are back home after crossing the 12,000-kilometers round trip, and after three performances in Beijing in front of nearly 3,000 spectators, at an International Theatre Festival organized by Beijing People's Art Theatre. In the different stages of preparation, there are two major productions: Nae Caranfil’s Mute parrot, after his own script, a seductive and thrilling text about the most important mission of an almost forgotten spy. The scenography is signed by Dragoş Buhagiar, and the premiere is announced at the Studio Hall in the beginning of this winter. The other enactment, Forest of the Hanged is a stage dramatization of Liviu Rebreanu's famous novel by Radu Afrim, and he shall bring the stage text to the Grand Hall in the scenography by Vanda Sturdza, a project whereby NTB enters the Centenary series of celebrations. At the 4th edition of the Romanian National Theatre Reunion, which takes place in the time frame 19-30 September in Kishinev, the National Theatre of Bucharest shall present on Friday, September 21, 2018, the show The Letter - after "A Lost Letter" by IL Caragiale , directed by Horaţiu Mălăele. Entering the circuit of the NTB's performance halls, the open-air Amphitheatre on the roof, inaugurated in June this year, offers audiences in early autumn and season the opportunity to enjoy a series of concerts held by well-known performers and bands, whose schedule can be found on the NTB website. The first concerts have already been held since September 8 and shall continue until the end of the month, as long as the weather forecast is on our side! The reopening of the exhibition season at NTB was marked by the opening, on September 11, 2018, of a large group exhibition where, in the Rotonda, in the foyer of the Small Hall of NTB, works were exhibited by 19 artists with the specialties of tapestry, printmaking, fashion and textile object under the generic title Textile Arts Days, Bucharest, 2nd edition, 2018. The exhibition shall remain open until October 11, 2018. We are waiting for you in the theatre halls, in the foyers with unusual exhibitions, as well as at the highest level of the building, in the Amphitheatre, at the micro-concert season of September 2018.   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu  

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08 Oct 2018 Latifa Laâbissi: Self portrait camouflage
Latifa Laâbissi: Self portrait camouflage

Private event hosted by the National Theatre of Bucharest. The organiser is exclusively liable for the quality and content of this event! Show presented in partnership with the French Institute of Bucharest & 4Culture, within eXplore Festival 2018, with the support of TEATROSKOP, a programme launched by the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France.   In a white, blank space, an intensely lit human body. Silhouette unprotected by any garment, without the possibility to escape the gaze. Dancer. Woman. Of Arab origin. From France. Inventing a character and an entire plethora of „others”, people different from us, Latifa Laâbissi exposes and recomposes the factory of politics – with its social, sexual and cultural boundaries. Concept and “performance”: Latifa Laâbissi Scenography: Nadia Lauro Dramaturgy: Christophe Wavelet Sound creation: Olivier Renouf Light creation: Yannick Fouassier Figures: Latifa Laâbissi& Nadia Lauro Creation 2006 Production : 391 France Coproduction: “Live shows” – Pompidou Centre, Paris Creation residency: National Choreography Centre from Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon Rehearsal residency: National Centre for Contemporary Dance of Angers Details here     Latifa Laabissi is a performer dancer and choreographer; she is an associate artist at CCN2 – The National Choreography Centre of Grenoble and Triangle – “Dancing City of Rennes” Her creations include: “As Long as We Have Drunkenness”, 2016 / “Sleep Walking Screen”, 2012 / “The Side of Rite”, 2012 / “Loredreamsong”, 2010 / “Self Portrait Camouflage”, 2006. Since 2011, she is an artistic director of the programme “Savage Extension”, artistic and pedagogic project in the rural area, Bretagne. In 2016, she has been dedicated a monography published in co-edition at “Aubervilliers Laboratories” and“Les presses du reel” Publishing. The show is scheduled for Monday, 8th October 2018, from 8.00 p.m. and lasts for 60 minutes.   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 

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25 Jun 2018 Dramaturgy Contest
Dramaturgy Contest

The „Ion Sava” Centre for Theatrical Research and Creation within the „I.L. Caragiale” National Theatre announces a dramaturgy contest for the unfinished play of Mihail Sebastian, The Island* (the text can be downloaded in pdf format from The interested ones must propose a continuation of the two acts written by the author. The award for the winning text (ending of the play) amounts to 2000 euros. Furthermore, it shall become a part of a show enacted in the 2018 – 2019 season, on one of the stages of the National Theatre of Bucharest. The recording of the texts shall be performed in “motto” system, appearing on the first page of each text, the same motto being also noted on a separate sealed envelope, containing the author’s personal data. Plays in electronic format are accepted (saved on a CD). The CD containing the play registered in the contest shall be accompanied by a sealed envelope featuring the author’s identification data.                                              The texts can be sent to the address: „I.L. Caragiale” National Theatre of Bucharest 2 Nicolae Bălcescu Blvd., postal code 010051, district 1, Bucharest, until 30th September 2018, with the remark Dramaturgy contest!   Document in romanian: Insula, actul I   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 

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