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Vintage Folk

23 September 2019

Private event hosted by the National Theatre of Bucharest. The organiser is exclusively liable for the quality and content of this event!   Vasile Sheicaru, Ducu Bertzi and Victor Socaciu invite the audienceFor a tea, on a "Seasonless Night", to offer it an "Edelweiss". "And If It Were", at a "Timeless Hour", "Between Man and Heaven", "Snowmen" with "Pierless Souls" shall await "Anti-Spring".   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 

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Ballet Delight: Revolt!

30 September 2019

Private event hosted by the National Theatre of Bucharest. The organiser is exclusively liable for the quality and content of this event! Revolta, a neoclassical and contemporary ballet showDuration: 2 hours, with breakChoreography: Vanda Stefanescu and Gigi Caciuleanu.Special guest: Ion Caramitru A unique ballet show that tells the story of the Revolution differently: through dance. For three decades, we have learned that we are the main characters in our own history. I understood the power of freedom and that everything depends on us. But what did I do with this freedom?30 years after the fall of communism in Romania, Ballet Delight staged a performance for the first time: Revolt, the first ballet show inspired by the Revolution of December 1989 and continues with an x-ray of modern society.The show will be opened by actor Ion Caramitru, a central character in the events that led to the fall of the communist regime.The first act - Vanda Stefanescu's Revolt - will bring into the limelight the Revolution of '89, with all its tragic moments, but also with the note of optimism for a better future.In the second act - On the Roof, the well-known choreographer Gigi Caciuleanu presents us the "jester" in a total show blending dance, acting, music, poetry, drawings and visual art.We invite you to experience a controversial story, told through neoclassical ballet!Revolt is an event organized by the Need for Education Association.Monday, September 30th, 7:30 pm Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 

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IT Dansa in Barcelona

28 November 2019

Private event hosted by the National Theatre of Bucharest. The organiser is exclusively liable for the quality and content of this event! The JTI Meetings, at the 20th edition IT Dansa in Barcelona, ​​for the first time in BucharestIT Dansa, the dance company of the Barcelona Theatre Institute, is coming to Romania for the first time for the 20th edition of the JTI Meetings - an anniversary edition celebrating youth. For 20 years, the JTI Meetings have brought to Romania famous dance companies that otherwise the audience in our country could only see on the big stages of the world, as well as shows presented for the first time in Bucharest.The most gifted dancers of the Spanish Theatre Institute will present on November 28th, 2019, 8 pm, at the Bucharest National Theatre, three choreographic moments, belonging to some important contemporary choreographers: Whim by Alexander Ekman, In Memoriam by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and The Prom by Lorena Nogal.IT Dansa is a rising star breeding ground, with all dancers selected after graduation from large companies: Nederlands Dans Theater (Netherlands), Verpommer Theater (Germany), Euregio Staatstheater am Gämeplatz (Germany), El Gulbenkian Ballet (Portugal), Abcdance Company (Austria), Companhia do Bailado (Portugal).World-renowned choreographers such as Jirí Kylián, Ohad Naharin, Rui Horta, Nacho Duato, Ramon Oller, Toni Mira, Akram Khan, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui or Alexander Ekman not only taught, but also performed special choreographies for IT Dansa, the lessons becoming extraordinary showWhim, a work signed by Alexander Ekman, will be presented for the first time in Romania, during the JTI Meetings. "Whim looks at how we maintain our mental health, while deep within us is madness. This play offers a variety of real-life situations. Gradually, I began to realize that I had created a somewhat bizarre, dark and sad music. And in the end, you're not sure whether to laugh or cry. It's funny, but it's not really hilarious. It's sad, but not so sad. It's nice, without really being that way, ”Ekman explains the choreographic approach.Alexander Ekman has created dozens of pieces for dance companies around the world and has received numerous awards for his work, including "Medea Award - Inventor of the Year" or "National Dance Award UK". At the base of the play In Memoriam, in the choreography of Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui lies the connection between reality and memory. "The dancers explore the movements of attraction and repulsion, magnetism and anti-magnetism, in order to analyze the meaning of the word "harmony". The tenderness (the attraction) and the aggression (the repulsion) originate from the same source, in an intimate game of polarization ”, declares the choreographer.In 2008, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui received the title of Exceptional Choreographer of the Year, awarded by the Tanz Ballet and a committee of 40 dance critics from across Europe for his work in 2007 and 2008. In 2009, he received the European Cultural Award Kairos granted by Alfred Toepfer Stiftung, and was praised by the jury for "asking questions about human existence, expressed through movement and for the links created between different elements from different cultures". Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui was invited to the JTI Meetings in 2014, and in 2019, at the International Theatre Festival in Sibiu, he received a star on the Walk of Fame, which was awarded to him by JTI.The Prom, in Lorena Nogal's choreography, explores everyday situations, which seem insignificant, but which strongly influence us. "I wonder: do people realize the amount of small things that, without realizing it, are capable of changing our existence? (...) because of these small things you become who you are or who you want to be." Lorena NogalLorena Nogal was trained as a dancer at the Theatre Institute of Barcelona, ​​and as a choreographer she was acknowledged and awarded at important national competitions. We look forward to the 20th edition of the JTI Meetings!Launched in 2000, by the famous ballet company Bejart Ballet Lausanne, the JTI Meetings hosted dancers, choreographers and famous ballet ensembles: Nacho Duato and the National Dance Company, Joaquin Cortes, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Tango Pasion, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Sylvie Guillem and Russell Maliphant, Gigi Căciuleanu and the National Ballet of Chile, Alonzo King Lines Ballet, Vortice Dance Company, Maria Pagés and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Akram Khan Company, Mats Ek, Ana Laguna, Susanne Linke and Dominique Mercy, in 2017 "Noism", the most important contemporary dance company in Japan, in 2018 the "Martha Graham" dance company, and in the current year the company IT Dansa, within the Theatre Institute of Barcelona. JTI has invested, over the years, about three million euros in this event, which has become a national cultural brand for contemporary dance. The event is organized this year by the Art Production Foundation, benefiting from the artistic counseling of Silvia Ghiata.   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu   

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Stefan Hrusca - Extraordinary Concert of Romanian Carols

23 December 2019

Private event hosted by the National Theatre of Bucharest. The organiser is exclusively liable for the quality and content of this event! In December, the voice that has been rounding out for a quarter of a century the magic of winter holidays, will be heard throughout and across the country and will delight listeners everywhere with the caressing tunes of traditional Romanian carols. Bucharesters will receive the priceless musical gift on December 23rd, 2019, at the National Theatre, in the Grand Hall. Those present at the meeting with the beloved carol singer from Maramures will have the opportunity to listen, during two hours to songs like White Flowers, Three Shepherds, Let It Snow, Mild is Mild, Holy Christmas Evening and Day Dawn. Always sung with the same sensitivity, the carols performed by Stefan Hrusca have acquired the status of a true native tradition of the winter holidays. The concerts are among the longest-lived recurrent events on the Romanian market: launched in 1991, the series of Christmas concerts given by Stefan Hruşcă will be staged for the 27th time this year. The moment will be marked by a playlist made up of the most beloved carols, brought before the public throughout time by the original singer from the heart of Maramures. Therefore, do not miss a soulful encounter, which puts the traditional carol in a place of honour, performed in the most honest and authentic manner. With the extraordinary participation of mezzo-soprano Ruxandra Donose!   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 

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The Nutcracker 2019

24 December 2019

Private event hosted by the National Theatre of Bucharest. The organiser is exclusively liable for the quality and content of this event! The Nutcracker, legendary ballet of the Municipal Opera and Ballet Theatre of Kiev with its soloists - the stars of the ballet, Christmas show par excellence, is still one of the most beloved performances. Fairy-like and spectacular, the Nutcracker is part of the gifts we often offer to children, a story that delights them, a story that fills them with magic due to the decorations and movements of the ballet dancers accompanied by the passionate music of the famous Russian composer PyotrIlyich Tchaikovsky . The ballet corps includes not less than 60 graduate dancers from the prestigious choreography schools in Kiev, Moscow and St. Petersburg. The company's repertoire counts more than 30 classical and modern ballet performances. Classical Ballet of the Municipal Academic Theater of Kiev The ballet corps of the Kiev Theatre is one of the most famous ballet companies in the Ukraine. He made its debut in 1980 when the grand master of the ballet, Vakhtang Vronsky, an artist emeritus in the USSR (1905-1988), created the Classic Ballet Theatre in Kiev. From 1989 to 2005, the band was led by the famous choreographer, great ballet master, winner of the Vatslav Nijinsky Prize, and international competition winner Valeriy Kovtun (1944-2005), followed by Viktor Litvinov, illustrious ballet master and honorary artist of the Ukrainian people. By proposing, above all, to keep the world heritage of dance alive, the troupe creates new performances instead of classical ones, tackling on stage national, folk themes, but also modern choreographies. The company's repertoire includes more than 30 ballet performances and an impressive number of shows and concerts, including Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty and Nutcracker (PI Tchaikovsky), Giselle (Adam), Bayadera and Don Quixote (L. Minkus ), Harlequin Millions (R. Drigo), Sylphide (Chopin), Cendrillon, Romeo and Juliet, Peter and the wolf (S. Prokofiev), Francesca Rimini (PI Tchaïkovski), Bolero (M. Ravel), Spartacus (A. Khachatryan), The Carmen-suite(G. Bizet, P. Chtchedrine), La Demoiselle et le Voyou (Shostakovich), Le Petit Cheval bossu (P. Chtchedrine), Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (B. Pavlovsky), Carnival of animals (St. Saëns), La Petite poucette (E. Roussinov) Maugli (A. Gradsky), MayNight (E. Stankovitch), Le Villain petit canard (O Petrova, I. Tsesliukevich, A. Mikita). The ballet corpsconsists of over 60 ballet dancers, graduates of prestigious choreography schools in Moscow, Kiev and St. Petersburg, masters of dance, but also talented beginners who participated in the most important international competitions where they won numerous medals and prizes. The exquisite performances of the Classical Ballet of the Municipal Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre of Kiev over the years have brought unanimous appreciation of the public, critics and the media, both in the Ukraine and internationally. Participants in the countlesstours in Yugoslavia, Italy, Great Britain, France, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, Slovenia, Spain, Portugal, Romania, Tunisia, Japan, the ballet dancers had exceptional performances at the First International Dancing Competition in India and the Contest George Enescu International Music Festival in Romania. The stars of the International Ballet will shine in this first-class production: Olga Golitsa, the first soloist of the Ukrainian State Opera, will play the role of Clare, and the role of the Prince is assumed by Denis Nedak, the first ballet dancer of the same institution. Olga Golitsa - first ballerina - Clara She graduated from the State Choreography School in Kiev and became First Ballerina of the Czar Shevchenko National Opera of Ukraine in 2006. She received numerous awards in famous international ballet competitions. These include "Youth of the Ballet" 2001, Serge Lifar (First Prize in Kiev, 2004), Agrippina Vaganova (third prize, St. Petersburg, 2006), Anatoly Sheker (2011, 2016) In the repertoire: Odette, Clara, Aurora ("The Swan Lake", "The Nutcracker", "The Sleeping Beauty" by Tchaikovsky), Juliet ("Romeo and Juliet" by S. Prokofiev), Nikia, Kitri (La Bayadere, Don Quixote by L. Minkus ), Gisela, Raymond, Frygia ( "Spartacus" by Khachaturian), Schirin ( "Legend of Love" by A. Melikov), Lily in the ballet Dankevicha K., White ( "Bolero" by Maurice Ravel), Marina ( "Zorba the Greek" M. Theodorakis), Susanna ("Coppelia" by L. Delibes), "Figaro's Wedding", etc. Tours in Mexico, USA, Switzerland, Greece, Italy, Spain, Macedonia, Denmark, France, Belgium Japan. Denis NedakPriest - First Ballet DancerFirst soloist of the Kiev National Opera. 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 Sergey Lifar in Kiev in 2003. During the Academy, he was invited to dance at the National Opera in Kiev, where he performed the role of Paris in Romeo and Juliet and the role of the Prince inThe Nutcracker. After graduation, Denis Nedak joined the Ukraine National Ballet and in 2008 he became a soloist. In the repertoire: Solor in ''La Bayadère'', Basil in ''Don Quixote'', the Prince in ''Sleeping Beauty'', Prince Siegfried in ''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 to 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 also includes Prince Désiré from "The Sleeping Beauty". He danced at global level in Russia, France, Italy, Germany, Japan, Switzerland, France, England, Australia.   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 

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Swan Lake 2019

25 December 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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