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15 Sep 2020 M from Murphy Premiere at the NTB Amphitheatre
M from Murphy Premiere at the NTB Amphitheatre

M from Murphy or production number 16 under 9G atNTB, the programme exclusively dedicated to young people not employed in entertainment institutions, launched by the Bucharest National Theatre in 2014, premieres on September 15th, 2020, up on the theatre, at the NTB Amphitheatre. The concept, direction and choreography are signed by Andrea Gavriliu, an artist whose name is known to theatre and dance people, as she signed collaborations with some of the most popular directors of the moment: Radu Afrim, Mihai Măniuțiu, Andrei Șerban. She is not at her first encounter with the National Theatreof Bucharest, the choreography of some important shows from NTB being her creation: Thieves by Dea Loher and Forest of the Hanged after Liviu Rebreanu (both directed by Radu Afrim). Actress, choreographer, dancer and director (as and when needed), Andrea Gavriliu has signed a clever show, full of humour, both theatreand dance, where she plays with Ștefan Lupu since 2013, awarded at many festivals and distinguished with the Special Prize for Dance Theatre at the UNITER Gala in 2014:Zig Zag. M from Murphy launches her in a different zone from what Andrea Gavriliu has worked so far, but it carries the same personal imprint of obsession with perfect movements, clear structure, controlled improvisation, slipping into comics when you least expect it. And the chosen theme, Murphy's Law, is tender, universally applied and verified (by all of us). The proposed language becomes accessible through the 8 actors -performers - Alexandru Chindriș, Eva Danciu, Roxana Fânață, Mariana Gavriciuc, Pedro Aurelian Gâfei, Flavia Giurgiu, Ciprian Valea, Tavi Voina -, who support with an overflowing energy the ideas, the shapes, the playfulness and the fatality of Murphy's famous sayings. This circle of ironic gaze is closed by symbolic objects or visual-theatrical signs created by scenographer Alexandru Petre and controlled through mysterious lights by Cristian Șimon. A physical theatre show, with a lot of dance and a lot of humour, where the body and voice of the performers - actors and dancers - become comic language, supported by a comforting, varied and captivating musical playlist. Dance and movement are manifested in a huge dynamic puzzle. And, as life is what happens to us while we make other plans and making mistakes is human, but even more human is to blame others and because, ultimately, if something can go wrong, it will go wrong, the show "M from Murphy" plays ironically with everyday fatality and makes the best of a bad bargain.   “Considering Andreea Gavriliu’s artistic resume, her presence in the 9G Programme seems somewhat atypical. And it really is, if we consider that many of the artists included in 9G during the six editions were young creators less known and without much stage experience at the time. Many of the young directors who nowadays have popular performances in theatres have switched to 9G, having the opportunity to propose bold ideas at the Small Hall. Perhaps what is now the presence of Catinca Drăgănescu, Andrei Măjeri, Horia Suru, Ștefan Lupu, Radu Iacoban, Elena Morar or Iris Spiridon is also due to the debate, the controversy, the breaking of some institutional barriers that the 9G Programme has assumed, ever since its launch. In Andreea Gavriliu's situation, the story is different. Her show is part of another 9G perspective. Knowing that other theatres offer her authorial performances and she no longer needs confirmation, after the project was chosen for 9G, the first question was: Why 9G? Her answer: Because I wanted to work with my ideal team, without a given theme, without anything imposed. 9G at NTB is the only programme that offers this freedom.” Cristiana Gavrilă, coordinator of the 9G Programme at NTB The following performances: September 15th, 22nd, 2020, 8:30 pm, at the NTB Amphitheatre 9G at NTB is a programme of the "Ion Sava" Centre for Theatrical Research and Creation launched in 2014.   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 

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03 Sep 2020 New rules for the audience
New rules for the audience

The obligations of the audience regarding measures to prevent contamination with SAR-CoV2: Ensuring the health of employees and the audience are the priority objective of these measures. - wearing the mask (medical / non-medical) throughout the event, from the entrance into the lobby and throughout the show, until leaving the building. To provide effective protection, the mask must cover the mouth and nose. Attention! The theatre reserves the right to perform an observation screening at the entrance and to prevent access by persons with symptoms of respiratory infection (cough, sneeze, rhinorrhoea, general altered state) and temperature exceeding 37,3 °C. - The thermal scanning will be carried out by the theatre staff. People who refuse to have their temperature checked will not have access to the theatre. - Disinfecting hands with alcohol-based disinfectant to be made available on entry. - Observance of a minimum distance of 1,5 m between persons - from the entrance to the theatre, the showrooms, the toilets, and the exit from the hall. - The performances will take place without breaks to avoid crowding in the lobby areas; - The distance between the stage and the spectators must be at least 3 m; - As regards the distribution of seats in the hall (both online and at the box offices): An empty seat will be allocated between spectators; - Viewing the show is only allowed by keeping the individual seat in the hall and wearing of protective masks; Staff will make sure that social distance is observed during the show; - Spectators shall not consume food and drink within the premises of performing establishments and/or concerts, except for pre-packaged liquids. Ticket sales will be made as much as possible online, so that physical contact is minimized at locations. In the case of ticket purchases at the ticket office, the use of contactless card or telephone payment is encouraged. Thank you for your understanding and you are most welcome to the theatre!   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu

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16 Sep 2020 Bucharest - One Heart. One Story.
Bucharest - One Heart. One Story.

561 years since the first documentary attestation of Bucharest Between September 16th and 20th, 2020 - we celebrate the Capital in a safe setting of access to art and culture: • Exhibition of moving urban art: personalized trams with graffiti; • iMapp Bucharest 2020 International Festival online; • Video projections on the facades of some buildings in the heart of the city - the "I.L. Caragiale" National Theatre of Bucharest, InterContinental Hotel and the University of Bucharest. To mark the celebration of the 561st anniversary of the first documentary attestation of Bucharest, the Capital City Hall, through Creart, proposes to the audience the special project Bucharest - One Heart. One Story. This dynamic concept, which will take place between September 16th and 20th, 2020, can be enjoyed by anyone, safely. Hosted in the open air, the project “Bucharest - One Heart. One Story. ” will reach the major areas of the Capital, emphasizing the ability of art both to traverse various environments and social contexts, as well as to celebrate the city through unity, messages, colour and beauty. It does not involve crowding participants in dedicated public gatherings, but bringing artistic acts on their daily route, as follows: The exhibition of moving urban art "Bucharest - One Heart. One Story. ”: From September 20th to December 10th, 2020,Seven tram sets (lines 1, 10, 21, 25, 27, 40 and 41), which transit the most important areas of the Capital, will be transformed into a real moving graffiti exhibition by some of the best street artists in Bucharest, coordinated by curator Mihai Zgondoiu: Irlo, Home Boy, Kero Zen, Ocu, Mser, Obie Platon, Erps, Square Cat, Robert Obert, John Dot's , Mircea Modreanu, Lux, Mircea Popescu, Graffetele (Irina Mocanu, Sandy Bălășoiu), Livi Po, Sweet Damage Crew (To, Shatran, Pandele, Cage). Thus, art reaches the eyes of viewers, without the need to bring people together in an event and a dedicated space.From September 20th, in partnership with the Bucharest Transport Society, the moving mural art exhibition will offer Bucharest residents a modern cultural alternative, whereby the identity of an effervescent and vibrant Bucharest is expressed - stories that transcend images and challenge the viewer to see beyond them. And to discover, in another way, this phenomenon of urban art, as well as the beautifully outlined messages of street artists. Video projections on the facades of three buildings in the heart of the Capital - University Square: Sunday - September 20th, 2020In order to offer the public, in safe conditions, a unique show, with the theme of a strong message - "Bucharest - One Heart. One Story. ” - and to generate an echo this year locally, nationally and internationally, given the current worldwide situation, video projections will take place on the facades of three buildings in University Square, important landmarks in the history of the city: the "I.L. Caragiale ” National Theatre, the InterContinental Hotel and the University of Bucharest. The projections will not have sound, and the artistic content will be short-lived (in a loop), so that passers-by do not park, thus avoiding congestion.These screenings will animate the downtown Capital on Sunday, September 20th, on Bucharest Day, between 8:30 and 11:00 p.m. Three of the most important teams of video artists in Romania will create video content on the theme “Bucharest - One Heart. One Story. ” And various animations will run on each building, which will be synchronized to create a perfect show.The project „Bucharest - One Heart. One Story. ” revolves around the solidarity campaign "One World. One Heart. ”, initiated by the iMapp Bucharest International Video Mapping Festival, organized by the Capital City Hall, courtesy of creart, through which a message of solidarity and hope was sent that resonated worldwide, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. IMapp Bucharest 2020 online festival: from September 16th to 19th, 2020Because, in recent years, iMapp Bucharest, organized during the event "Bucharest Days" - on the occasion of the city's celebration, has won many fans in the Capital, in the country and around the world, it will take place in 2020, but in a separate format, which takes into account the need for physical distance and the safety of citizens: thus, one of the most important 3D video mapping events in the world, an international competition organized annually by the Capital City Hall, through Creart, which in 2019 became the Winners League, will take place online this year.Thus, one of the most recent memorable stories from "Bucharest Days" will be told using modern means of communication, addressing both local and national and international audiences, who show a major interest in this event and for this emerging art form - video mapping.The iMapp Bucharest 2020 online festival will follow two complementary lines: iMapp Talks: from September 16th to 18th, 2020For three days, from September 16th to 18th, the most important voices in the international world of video mapping will gather within webinars and conferences with managers of the most famous light festivals in the world, international artists, organizers and specialists in video projection, respectively over 20 speakers in 6 live and recorded sessions, moderated by Vlad Craioveanu. The iMapp Talk project will take place daily, from Wednesday to Friday, between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.These online mini-events are dedicated to the general audience and the visual arts, and the streaming will be available to those interested on the iMapp Bucharest online channels. Online retrospective of the iMapp Bucharest Festival: Saturday, September 19th, 2020.The iMapp Bucharest Festival will culminate with a retrospective of the I - VI editions, in the online environment, including the best works projected over the years in this international video mapping competition, respectively those of the winners of the Jury Awards and the People’s Choice Awards in each year. iMapp Bucharest 2020 will be a 100% virtual edition and will take place on Saturday, September 19th, at 8:00 p.m. During live streaming, the public will be able to choose their favourite by voting online.Happy birthday, Bucharest!  Details on: www.creart.ro // f / creartpmb // www.imapp.ro // f / iMappBucharest Organizers: Capital City Hall, through creart Partner: Bucharest Transport Company With the support of: „I.L. Caragiale” National Theatre of Bucharest / / InterContinental Hotel // University of Bucharest // Apa Nova Media partners: Magic FM // Romania TV Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 

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