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26 Jun 2019 ERIAC Presents
ERIAC Presents "Roma Armee" in Bucharest

The ERIAC will present at the IL Caragiale National Theatre of Bucharest (NTB), on Wednesday, June 26th, 2019, the play Roma Armee, produced by the Maxim Gorki Theatreof Berlin. This is the first time that "Roma Armee" will be presented in Romania. The show directed by the famous Yael Ronen is based on the original idea of Sandra and Simonida Selimovic. The play is the voice of Roma who are subject to multiple and intersected discrimination - Roma women, Roma young people and LGBTIQ Roma, depicting the beauty of multiple faces of diversity, but also the intensity of inner drama. Producer Yael Ronen, from Israel, promotes a powerful theatre, marked by black humour in the context of contemporary historical conflicts. She is currently working in Berlin at the "Maxim Gorki" Theatre and is considered internationally as one of the most interesting personalities of the theatre of her generation. As a director, as well as a playwright, she earned the Europe for Theatrical Realities Prize at the 16th edition of her prestigious awards, as well as the Austrian Nestroy Award for two of her plays. The cast of this show features exciting artistic personalities with a rich and varied artistic activity. Sandra Selimovic (the face of the billboard) is an actress, a director and a singer. Born in 1981 in Serbia, she migrated at the age of five with her family from Serbia to Vienna. Here, she  made her debut in 1994 and was remarked on the independent theatre stages. She performs mainly at the Dschungel Youth Theatre in Vienna and the former Theatre of the Moment. She is also a champion of women's empowerment within the Roma community, determined to combat anti-Roma discrimination. In 2010, along with her sister, Simonida Selimovic, actress and rapper, she founded Romano Svato, the first feminist and professional rhetorical theatre association. Another interesting figure is Mihaela Dragan, born in 1986, actress and playwright. She works in Bucharest and Berlin, and in 2014 she founded the Giuvlipen theatre company, in collaboration with other Roma, a "revolutionary theatre", according to Reuters. In 2015, she starred in "Aferim," the film by Radu Jude who won the Silver Bear for directing at the Berlin International Film Festival, and in 2017 she was the lead character of the short film "Black Magic" directed by Fanny Ardant. She is currently working in Berlin at the Maxim Gorki Theatre. Also Mehmet Ateşçi, a graduate of the Zurich Art Academy, is, since 2013, actor of the Gorki Theater, cast by well-known directors in numerous productions. Hamze Bytyci works mainly in Berlin, being attracted to acting, direction and pedagogy. He manages the online broadcast transmitter Radio Corel and organizes international film summer schools under the label Balkan Onions. In 2012, he developed his own interactive performance format with Hilton Room 437, devoted to social and political issues. Riah May Knight, singer, songwriter and actress from Sussex, England. She has written and starred in institutions such as The Brighton Dome and Roundhouse in London, Notre Dame and Houses of Parliament for the last ten years. Lindy Larsson, born in Sweden, studying at Stockholm College of Acting, plays on some of the major theatres in Sweden and together with director Charlotte Engelkes has created some shows. In parallel with theatrical activity, he plays in the orchestra Lindy & Bon Bon Band. About the last two, Berliner Zeitung writes: "Riah May Knight, the Romanian blonde who lives in England, and Lindy Larsson, a Roma from Sweden, play a duet with which they could easily win the Eurovison contest! And when Mehmet Ateşçi joins them, the hearts of the crowd are melting. " Orit Nahmias appeared in various theatre productions in Israel, then on Schaubühne, and in 2015 he joins the Gorki ensemble where he plays several parts, most of them in performances by Yael Ronen. Roma Armee is a powerful story, revealing the impact of stereotypes, but also the struggle to overcome them. The show communicates passionately, genuinely and intensely the realities of the Roma. With stage design and costumes created by the famous Roma artists Delaine and Damian Le Bas, "Roma Armee" is an inspirational example of the utmost artistic quality. Strategically set in Romania, the country with the largest number of Roma, the event aims at promoting the autonomous voices of the members of the Roma community, especially those who are subject to multiple and intersected discrimination. At a time when neo-fascism threatens Europe, a group of actors initiates a Roma army for the purpose of self-defense. The actors are Roma, Romnja and travelling Roma from Austria, Serbia, Germany, Kosovo, Romania, England and Sweden. They are also gadjii in Berlin of Israeli-German-Turkish origin - which means that the Roma Army is supranational, diverse and feminist. Explaining the past and present injustices of the Roma throughout Europe, the Roma Army starts the process of self-reflection and self-empowerment, initiating a revolution that provides for a peaceful, inclusive and respectful future for all Europeans. The Rome Armee show is produced by the Maxim Gorki Theatre, organized by the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIAC), and will be presented at the IL Caragiale National Theatreof Bucharest, at the Grand Hall, on June 26th, 2019, at 8.00 p.m. The show will be titled in Romanian. Public access is allowed from 18.45, because at 19.00 in the hall of the Great Hall, short greetings from organizers (IERAC) and host (TNB) will be announced. The event takes place with the support of the Open Society Foundations: Arts Exchange, Youth Exchange, Human Rights Initiative, Public Health Programme and the Goethe Institute of Romania. Tickets are available at the NTB Box Office (in the Grand Hall lobby), as well as online on www.mystage.ro.   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu  

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21 Jun 2019 TNB has two shows at the
TNB has two shows at the "Myths of the Citadel" Festival

Two of the premieres of the current season, from the National Theatreof Bucharest - an institution with a multifaceted cultural vocation - will be seen in Constanta, at the "Myths of the Citadel" International Theatre Festival, this year at the 4th edition . NTB was invited to present the concert Saftita ("Balkanic Project by Marius Mihalache") on June 21st, 2019, at 9.30 p.m. in Ovidiu Square and Once Upon a Time in Romania, a pantomime show directed by Dragos Huluba, to be performed on the stage of the "Oleg Danovski" National Opera and Ballet Theatre on June 25th, 2019 from7.00 p.m. Săftița by Marius Mihalache is a project performed with Marius Mihalache Band, endorsed by the "IL Caragiale" National Theatre at the beginning of 2018, being included in its permanent repertoire, within the Programme NTB Paratheatrical Music. The show was recently awarded at the UNITER Awards Gala with a Special Prize. The ingenious combination of the Balkan spirit and the Romanian soul, Saftitaof the great performer and composer Marius Mihalache is a multifaceted mirror, in which love, longing and waiting are found. Anyone in the audience can resonate by recognizing oneself in one of ... the show's characters! Those who approach you to the fascinating musical realm making the revelation possible are: Marius Mihalache - surnamed by a Romanian chronicler "Paganini of the dulcimer" - and his tremendously gifted team mates: Arabela Nicolau (vocal), Lorin Mihalache (drums), Marius Gagiu (flute, caval), Nicu Baran (bass). Once Upon a Time in Romania is an emotion-packed story, with average people in exceptional situations. A show where words mingle with pantomime, step, music and the exquisite gag. An engaging, challenging, humorous and nostalgic show about who we were during these 100 years, what love, laughter, grief were like. And maybe an answer to the questions of the youngest of us. Once Upon a Time in Romania ... and recounting this, four wonderful actors: Ileana Olteanu, Eduard Adam, Violeta Huluba, Dragos Huluba. At the previous edition of the Festival, NTB was present with another show popular with the audience, Magic National.   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 

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25 Dec 2019 Swan Lake 2019
Swan Lake 2019

Private event hosted by the National Theatre of Bucharest. The organiser is exclusively liable for the quality and content of this event! For the lovers of classical dance, the artistic year 2019 in Romania commences with an irresistible event: the most famous ballet of all times, performed by an emblematic company of the legendary Russian-Ukrainian ballet school. In November / December 2019, the National Theatre of Bucharest, the Romanian National Opera in Timisoara, Iasi, Cluj and other cities of Romania, the artists of the Municipal Opera and Ballet Theatre in Kiev, reunited in the most valuable choreographic formula of the institution, will perform Swan Lake and The Nutcracker on Piotr Ilici Tchaikovsky's music. The performances are created by choreographer Valerii Kovtun, after the classical choreography of Marius Petipa. Luxurious, the production features about 40 ballet dancers in spectacular costumes. The soloists of the show will be the first ballet dancers Olga Golitsa, Oxana Bondarenko (Odette / Odile) and Denis Nedak, Fedir Zarodyschev (Siegfried). Olga Golitsa graduated from the choreographic college in the capital of Ukraine, becoming, thanks to the talent, the mastery, the expressiveness of her performances, which immediately conquered the confidence of colleagues and choreographers, the first soloist of the Ukrainian National Opera "T. Schevchenko '' in Kiev. With an impressive portfolio of lead roles, she danced in extensive tours in Japan, England, Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, USA. "It is a privilege to dance in Timişoara, Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Iaşi, the reputation of the cultural cities and its audience is well-known to me, and Swan Lake is one of the most wonderful performances and the role that I always dance with pleasure and emotion," the artist confessed. Denis Nedak, first soloist of the National Opera of the Ukraine "Taras Shevchenko" in Kiev, opera singer of the Vienna Opera. His career debut took place at the National Opera, the artist being the winner of the prestigious S.Lifar International Contest, 2002 and 2004. First soloist of the National Opera in Kiev. Since 2015, he is guest soloist to the American Ballet Theatre and the Vienna State Opera. Born in Odessa. He graduated from the Odessa State Choreography School in 2002. He graduated from the Dance Academy Sergei Lifar in Kiev in 2003. During the Academy, he was invited to dance at the National Opera in Kiev, where he performed Romeo's role in Romeo and Juliet and the Prince role in The Nutcracker. After graduation, Denis Nedak joined the National Ballet of Ukraine and in 2008 he became a soloist. His repertoire includes: Solor in ''La Bayadère'', Basil in ''Don Quixote'', the Prince in ''Sleeping Beauty'', Prince Siegfried in The Swan Lake, Albrecht in ''Giselle'', Jose and Escamilio in ''Carmen'', Jean de Brienne in ''Raymonda'', Conrad in ''Le Corsaire'', the Prince in ''The Nutcracker'' and Krass in ''Spartacus''. He participates in numerous international festivals and is regularly invited at the Nureyev Festival in Kazan, Russia. In 2014, Nedak made his debut with ABT Dancing as Solor in La Bayadère. His repertoire with the Company includes also Prince Désiré in "Sleeping Beauty." He danced worldwide in Russia, France, Italy, Germany, Japan, Switzerland, France, England, Australia. Famous worldwide, the ballet ensemble of the Kiev Municipal Theatre was founded in 1980 by the famous choreographer of the former USSR, Vahtang Vronskii. It was then called the Classical Ballet of Kiev, and between 1989 and 2005, the ensemble was led by the great master of Ukrainian ballet Valerii Covtun (1944-2005 ), winner of the Vatlav Nejinsky Award of the French Academy of Dance, artist of the people in the USSR. From 2005 to 2012, the ballet master of the corps was Victor Litvinov.A Since 2012, the artistic director of the Kiev Municipal Ballet is Tatyana Borovik, former first ballerina of the National Opera in Kyiv. In 1990, the Kiev Classical Ballet participated in the greatest dance festival in India and in 1991, it took the stage of the George Enescu Festival in Bucharest. Tours: Japan, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, Romania, Canada.   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 

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