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31 Mar 2020 NTB Intends to Restructure the Theatrical Season
NTB Intends to Restructure the Theatrical Season

In accordance with the measures arising from the application of Decree no. 195/2020 regarding the establishment of the state of emergency on the Romanian territory, all performances, public manifestations and other activities held within the premises of the I.L. Caragiale National Theatre of Bucharest are suspended for the entire period of the state of emergency.  In view of these legal provisions, the "I.L. Caragiale" National Theatre announces that it will change the usual structure of the season, which supposed its closure in July and August, following, this year, to the extent that the epidemiological context will allow, to schedule shows throughout the summer months - June, July and August. Performances from the theatre's current repertoire, including rescheduled ones, will be performed on the stage of all halls - the Grand Hall, the Studio Hall, the Painting Hall, the Black Box Hall, the Small Hall, the Media Hall - spaces equipped with air conditioning and climate control. We will also reopen the summer outdoor season, at the 300-seat Amphitheatre on the NTB roof, as part of the highly successful programme, Amphitheatre, summer nights, up, on the theatre (theatre, dance, music, film). The theatre’s actors and the technical stage body have been consulted in connection with this proposal, which also involves the reorganization of their private life, the rescheduling of family holidays, travel, and other commitments. The unanimous and joint response was Yes, we perform this summer!, an answer that is a wonderful profession of love for the audience! Dear viewers, we are convinced that you will also answer this call to return to the theatre as soon as possible! We await you with comfortable halls, both with the shows from the current repertoire and with the new premieres, which we are trying to prepare in the meantime.  Until we hear back, we remind you that you can find us online daily, as part of the broadcast programme of the NTB Conferences, which you can consult on the theatre website. You can also access the theatre’s interactive virtual tour. We also undertake the necessary diligence to obtain the agreement of all the authors involved in the performances of the NTB repertoire, for the online broadcast of a number of existing shows in filmed format from our digital archive. So, note the following addresses where you can follow us online: - our youtube channel - https: // - the NTB Facebook page - / - the NTB website,, on a page that is specially created for these online broadcasts Stay home ... for now, and stay healthy!    Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 

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23 Mar 2020 Changes to the schedule of the online broadcast of the NTB Conferences
Changes to the schedule of the online broadcast of the NTB Conferences

The "I.L. Caragiale" National Theatre informs those interested that, as of March 31st, 2020, it will broadcast a single conference daily, (instead of 2, as originally announced), a conference which can be viewed within the same time frame from 2.00 - 6.00 p.m., either from 2.00 or from 4.00 p.m. We respond thus to the notifications of those who have informed us that they do not have 4 hours available daily to view, one after another, the 2 conferences initially scheduled. Therefore, dear spectators, depending on your spare time, you will be able to attend the chosen conference, either from 2pm or 4pm on the same day. The broadcast schedule is displayed on the livestreaming page of NTB. To watch, click on the title of the conference on the respective day or access our Youtube channel atţionalILCaragialeBucureşti   40 Conferences from 2006-2019 As of Monday, March 23rd, 2020, the "ILCaragiale" National Theatre offers for live viewing, on the NTB youtube channel, live recordings of the National Theatre Conferences, held within the NTB - Paratheatrical Programme. Initiated almost eight decades ago by writer Ion Marin Sadoveanu, the National Theatre Conferences have been reintegrated into the current NTB programme since 2006, offering to the audience bi-monthly lectures of some outstanding personalities of the Romanian culture on the most diverse and exciting topics. On our youtube channel, available at TheaterILCaragialeBucureşti, the following 40 conferences, held at the National Theatre between 2006-2019, will be broadcast in live streaming system: Andrei Pleșu: About the Heart - October 22nd, 2006Neagu Djuvara: Actor and Poetry Performer - May 31st, 2009Neagu Djuvara: The 77 Years War - March 12th, 2006Irinel Popescu: Organ Transplantation - An Adventure of the Human Spirit - December 8th, 2013Alexandru Andrieș - Self-Portrait - November 9th, 2014Emil Hurezeanu: Europe, between Growth and Terminal Crisis - January 25th, 2015Cristian Pîrvulescu: Politics - Does It Still Have a Meaning? - February 22nd, 2015PhD Univ. Prof. Alexander Rodewald: The genetic origin of the Romanian people, between myth and reality - April 19th, 2015PhD Prof. Vintilă Mihăilescu: Man and Technology. An anthropological history of the future - May 10th, 2015Matei Vișniec: Theatre and journalism (mutual influences) - January 17th, 2016Vladimir Belis: Half a century in the service of forensic medicine - January 31st, 2016Nora Iuga: Mister Beligan is to Blame for My Becoming a Poet - February 28th, 2016Ion Pop: Tristan Tzara, Dadaism and the Romanian Avant-Garde - March 13th, 2016Lavinia Betea: The Psychology of Communism - March 27th, 2016Pavel Șușara: Constantin Brâncuși or about Sculpture with no History - May 22nd, 2016Dan Dungaciu: The "Perfect Storm" in Europe. Towards a New Understanding Model of the European Crisis - June 5th, 2016Ana Blandiana: The Hourless Clock - November 20th, 2016General Dan Voinea: The Legal Truth about December 1989 - December 18th, 2016General Dan Voinea: The Legal Truth about the Miner Strike of 13 - 15 June 1990 - February 5th, 2017Andrei Pleșu: The Cheerful Caragiale? - March 19th, 2017Lavinia Betea: What To Do With the „Village Fool”? - May 7th, 2017Gigi Căciuleanu: L`Om Gigi - About Dance: Lines, Routes, Signs, Meanings - May 14th, 2017Ștefan Cazimir: Brief History of the Party of Free Change - May 21st, 2017Emil Brumaru: The Feminine Inferno and Brumaru’s Angels - September 24th, 2017Lect. Răzvan Voncu: Three Aromanians: Bolintineanu, Anghel, Vinea - November 12th, 2017Acad. Ioan Aurel Pop - Romanian Culture - between the Latin West and the Byzantine East - November 26th, 2017Silvia Colfescu: Stories from Bucharest – a City with the Calling of Survival - April 29th, 2018Prof. Mihai Zamfir - Unmasking Current Naiveties - May 13th, 2018Armand Goșu: What Does Putin Want? The Agenda of the Kremlin Leader for the New Mandate - May 27th, 2018PhD Prof. Dumitru Borțun: Romania - an enigma, a miracle and a paradox. Tasks for the next generation - November 18th, 2018Ana Blandiana: The Centennial, an Exercise of Exorcism - December 2nd, 2018Sever Voinescu: Paul's Dream: an Intuition about the Future of Europe - December 16th, 2018Cristian Pîrvulescu: Romania at the gates of illiberalism. Is democracy still possible nowadays? - January 27th, 2019Toni Grecu: Let Us Be Joyful Lest We Are Sad - February 24th, 2019Andrei Oișteanu: The Jews of Romania in a European context: similarities and differences - April 7th, 2019Adrian Cioroianu: The Future Is No Longer What It Used to Be - April 21st, 2019Ioan Stanomir: Romania, 1989 / 2019 - a Photograph, after Thirty Years - May 5th, 2019Dan Dungaciu: Europe after the Storm. What do Europeans Really Want? - June 2nd, 2019Marian Voicu: The Romanian Treasure in Moscow - a Historical, Political or International Law Issue? - June 16th, 2019Silvia Colfescu: Sharing Stories with Anamaria Smigelschi - December 8th, 2019 These materials will be aired daily, starting on Monday, March 23rd, 2020, within the time frame 14:00 - 18:00, on the YouTube channel, on our Facebook page and also taken over on the internet page. * We also invite you to access the interactive virtual tour of the "IL Caragiale" National Theatre of Bucharest, available on our website, at Thanks to a web application from which you can enter each of the approximately 310 spherical panoramas and 5 gigapanoramas that present the NTB building and the most interesting NTB spaces, you can visit "virtually" the entire NTB headquarters, from workshops to lobbies, exhibition spaces, halls and stages, being able to view some of the most spectacular stage designs of our shows, as well as videos during rehearsals and other moments of our activity, kept in virtual format. The novelty of this panoramic tour is that it allows an incursion into three different periods in the history of the building: according to the instructions displayed, by clicking on different buttons, you can view the same place from the theatre building as it was before the reconstruction of 2011-2015, as it was in the period of the reconstruction site and as it looks like nowadays. With this approach, the NTB virtual tour acquires the value of exceptional documentary material! We invite you to convince yourself, you will experience baffling surprises! The project of this virtual tour was conceived by the artist Mihai Bodea - Tatulea, graphic designer and camera operator, photographer, with extensive experience in the realization of "new media" projects, as content and concept producer (Digital Gallery Brasov, Romanian Athenaeum, "Dimitrie Gusti" Village Museum, the Romanian Peasant Museum, Cărturesti at ICR, the Danube Delta at Zaragoza 2008, the Brasov History Museum, etc.) We also undertake the necessary diligence to obtain the agreement of all the authors involved in performing the shows from the NTB repertoire, to broadcast online a number of existing shows in recorded format from our digital archive. So, note the following addresses where you can follow us online: - our youtube channel - https: //   TheaterILCaragialeBucureşti - NTB's Facebook page - / - The NTB website,, on a page that will be especially created for these online streamings Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 

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05 Apr 2016 Virtual Tour of a Unique Project
Virtual Tour of a Unique Project

  Starting with the month of April 2016, on the website of the ”I.L. Caragiale” National Theatre, a totally exceptional virtual tour can be accessed, in the form of an interactive documentary film, consisting of 310 panoramas, enabling the navigation of the NTB building, inside and outside, before, during and at the end of the restyling works of the theatre building. The material published on the website further includes the virtual presentation of the sceneries of six performances from the NTB production of the last years: Scourge, The Avalanche, Master Leonida Facing the Reactionaries, Lottery Tickets, The Cherry Orchard, The Visit. The time frame for the creation of the 310 published panoramas (accomplished in the period 2010-2016) has been estimated to over 1500 hours and approximately 30.000 separate photographs have been used. The high-resolution images enable the study of the spaces in detail and from a bird’s eye view, presenting the users even areas inaccessible to the audience (workshops, dressing rooms, the costume stock, the off-stage area etc). The application is accompanied by a brief ”visualisation guideline” in Romanian and English. Not lastly, the publishing of this complex virtual tour also aims at promoting the « new » National Theatre as an institution open to a new audience, interested in theatre, but also in the latest technologies. The material used for the creation of the virtual tour is part of an extensive documentary archive compiled over 7 years, in the time frame 2008-2016. Completed at the end of 2015 (except for some photographs taken in 2016), the archive comprises video and photo materials, panorama images, architecture layouts, interviews and media coverage, following the National Theatre evolution and of its former and current employees throughout the entire duration of the building site for the building restyling. Through the spatial and temporal deployment, the archive has been first and foremost gathered as a study material on the topic of the architecture project, of the habitation of areas and the place occupied by NTB in the public space, aimed at both the audience and theatre professionals or those wishing to pursue a training in this field. The project has been entirely produced, in his capacity as author, by Mihai Bodea-Tatulea, graduate of the National University of Theatrical Arts and Cinematography, who even from the launch of his initiative, had the theatre’s consent to film and shoot all key moments in connection with the evolution of the institution. The entire documentary archive is subject to a potential publishing, and the author is seeking financial aid for supporting this effort. The National Theatre encourages the affiliation of other people, institutions or companies for supporting the project continuation.   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 

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