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19 Apr 2019 The NTB Amphitheatre. An Outdoor Stage
The NTB Amphitheatre. An Outdoor Stage

The outdoor amphitheatre is a unique stage in Romania, a place up the National Theatre, 24 meters above University Square. At NTB, from May to September, cultural and artistic genres, diversity and the summer (and cultural) debate meet under the summer night sky, at the very km 0 of the capital, in an exciting and varied nocturnal programme. Theatre and dance performances, jazz, rock or folk concerts, art films or the latest cinematic productions, meetings with artists will be seen and experienced this summer under the starry sky of Bucharest in the NTB Amphitheatre. Famous names and young artists, performances from the National Theatre repertoire, as well as productions of independent theaters will outline the summer experienced above Bucharest. When the city goes on holiday, we will meet you on the roof of the National Theatre, at the Open-Air Amphitheater, to open the Summer Season together! We have prepared an appealing and relaxing offer. Let us count this summer together unforgettable encounters, shows, concerts, movies and nights! The NTB Amphitheatre is an open-air cultural supplement recommended during springtime and summer, indicated against rainy clouds or canicular asthenia. It is also recommended as therapy for sea, mountain and holiday longing. The amphitheatre helps an audience suffering from excessive boredom at the office during the summer (and not only). Expert advice: If you go to the restaurant on the terrace, located under the open-air amphitheatre, you can see one of the most beautiful panoramas of the capital! Good to know: Tickets for May and June were put up for sale! Details on tnb.ro & mystage.ro.   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu                                                            

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24 Apr 2019 Sculpture and Drawing Exhibition by Dimitri Cusa
Sculpture and Drawing Exhibition by Dimitri Cusa

During the Romanian-France Season 2019, the French artist of Romanian origin, Dimitri Cusa, established for more than four decades in France, returns to Romania to present to the audience in his country a representative selection of sculptures and drawings, created in his studio in Evry Ville Nouvelle near Paris. In the exhibition to be opened on April 18th, 2019 in the Rotunda of the Small Hall of the I.L. Caragiale National Theatre and the varnishing which shall take place on Wednesday, April 24th, 2019, at 18.00, the Romanian audience shall be able to admire the works of the Romanian-French artist, which remain on view until June 15th, 2019. At the opening, youshall be introduced into the artistic world of Dimitri Cusa by the art critic Virgil Mocanu, who remarked the artist since his inception in Romania, prefacing the catalogue which shall be released on this occasion: "I have noticed him since his debut due to his force and originality. Then, as now, he was alienated from the revolt of the neophyte against all and without paying tribute to a successful name. (...). Cusa's sculpture translates the abstraction of ideas and concepts into the solution of a purged figurative, using the human module extracted from a reality that we too often perceive as tautological and redundant. His volition and sublimation ability shall lead him to his own character, an ideal essence at the crossroads of great tensions. (...). Therefore, the artist preferred to develop under the cultural dome that also covers the archaism of the founding civilizations from which the being crystallized ... ". The exhibition, in partnership with the "I.L. Caragiale" National Theatre, is organised within the Season France - Romania / Romania France, under the auspices of the Romanian Government and the French Embassy in Romania, the Romanian Cultural Institute and the French Institute. Access to the exhibition is made at the entrance from Carol Blvd. About Dimitri Cusa Born on 27 February 1947 in the town of M. Kogalniceanu, Dobrogea. 1963 - 1968: Studies at the Fine Arts High School in Constanta where Professor Wilhelm Demeter discovers his talent for sculpture. 1970 - 1974: Studies at the "Nicolae Grigorescu" Institute of Fine Arts in Bucharest. 1976 - 1977: Participated in numerous symposia and sculpture camps at Magura, Arcuş, Medgidia, and obtained the sculpture grant of the Fine Artists Union. First personal exhibition at the Orizont Gallery. 1978: Obtains a scholarship in France and is definitively established here. 1979: Works in the stone pit at Tavel near Avignon and creats his first sculptures in France. He participates for the first time in the "Grands et Jeunes d'aujourd'hui" Salon, Grand Palais, Paris. 1980 - 1981: Obtains the Evry Atelier and exhibits at the "Sacred Art" Salon of Corbeil and Evry. Creates a marble sculpture commissioned by Ville nouvelle d 'Evry. 1983: Participates in the exhibition "Eight Romanian Artists" at the "La Platone" Gallery in Paris. 1987 - 1992: Personal exhibitions at Salon Mac, Grand Palais, Paris and group exhibitions in Strasbourg and Paris. 1994: Group exhibition at Versailles where he receives the Sculpture Award. 1994 and 1999: Exhibition at the 20th Century International Art Fair in Gand, Belgium. 1999: Performs a monumental bronze work for the city of Constanta. 2003 - 2004: Participates in the Contemporary Art Biennial, Brie Compte Robert, the Contemporary Art Fair in Strasbourg and the Contemporary Art Fair in Istanbul with the Alkent Actuel Art Gallery, Istanbul.2006 - 2018: He regularly exhibits at the Vanmeneen Gallery in Gand, Belgium. Works in the Georges Heckly collection, Paris and in private collections in France, Belgium, the United States, Korea, Turkey and Romania.   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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