Center “Ion Sava”

Improvisation premiere

13 June 2018

On Wednesday, 13th June 2018, 7:00 p.m., the Small Hall of the National Theatre hosts the first representation of the show Improvisation by Eugène Ionesco, bachelor’s degree exam of the Academy of Theatrical Arts and Cinematography 2017 (Best Show Award, Graduate Gala, 2017).

Welcoming young theatre creators, NTB in partnership with UNATC presents a series of shows created by students.

„Improvisation is a play where I attempt to imitate Moliere, being, at the same time, a criticism of some critics. I reproach to critics dogmatism, not understanding art, their refusal to understand theatre. The critics I enact in this play are militant critics. If the harm people inflict upon each other changes its appearance, its profound nature remains the same. I have written to ask myself about this issue, about this mystery.” Eugène Ionesco

“Far from being a pretentious discussion on philosophy and theatre, it is a still topical parable about society who does not want you different, but brainwashed, wants you to think and live according to its dictates. And most of the times, society wins. This is the nightmare of the world we live in and this has also been the nightmare of Eugene Ionesco. The show wants to be a sign of alarm, pulled for us all (regardless whether we are artists or corporatists), who must ask ourselves whether we ever stopped telling our truth and why we have started preaching the one of others.” Andreea Ciocîrlan (director)                   

— Where?

— In Ionesco’s study.

— When?

— In a dream of Ionesco.

— Who?

— Three critics in search for an author, an author on the quest of freedom of expression and a maid searching for normality.

— What?

— A discussion on theatre and philosophy culminating with the author’s manipulation by the critics.

— Why?

— To become aware of what awaits us if we want to be like butterflies… free.


Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 

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Researching and Theatrical Creation Center “Ion Sava” is that place where theatre can be a game, at large, in absence of the institutional pressure, of the dictatorship of deadlines and the final product obligations named spectacle. More than everything, it expects to be an open space for ideas and for attempts, first of all for the creative process, even if it is about the professional development or about the exploration of new territories of scenic art.

It came into existence by means of a government issue in 2005 and functioning since 2006, Researching and Theatrical Creation Center “Ion Sava” is on the one hand an informal “school” of perfectioning artists and technicians who work on the Romanian stage, and on the other hand an open platform for theatrical and interdisciplinary experiment and investigation.

The workshops which evolve inside the Center attend to cover a large spectre of theatrical areas, from dramaturgy to scenography and from neo-avant-garde to recovering the lost memory of the Romanian stage. The center organizes master class handled by distinguished professionists, Romanians and foreigners, and it offers creation space for artists in searching for new dramaturgy or performative language, in the guise of practice, lectures and meetings.

The manager of the Ion Sava Centre for Research and Theatrical Creation is Marina Constantinescu.

The projects of the Centre are coordinated by Cristiana Gavrilă.


Researching and Theatrical Creation Center “Ion Sava”
National Theatre “I.L. Caragiale”
Nicolae Bălcescu avenue, no 2, sector 1, Bucharest
Tel.: 021/3139175 extension 127
Fax: 021/3123169

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