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The Best Child in the World

by Alina Serban

The Best Child in the World

by Alina Serban

Director:
Alina Șerban
Artistic Consultant:
Andrei Măjeri
Assistant Director:
Vera Surățel
Dramaturgy consultant:
Vera Surățel
Costumes:
Cristina Milea
Decor:
Miruna Bălașa
Choreography:
Răzvan Rotaru
Video:
Boroka Biro & Cătălin Rugină
Video design:
Boroka Biro & Cătălin Rugină, Mircea Bogățeanu
Music:
Lucas Dario Molina
Sound:
Ștefan Azaharioaei
Lighting:
Roxana Docan
Illustrations:
Sînziana Cadar
Poster photo:
Bogdan Dincă

Premiere: 21.01.2022

Duration: 1 h 20 min / Pause: No

Dates
14 Apr 2024 19:00
18 Apr 2024 19:00
08 May 2024 19:00
09 May 2024 19:00
Tickets

50 lei

30 lei (cu reducere pentru elevi, studenți și pensionari)

Production under the Auspices of the Ion Sava Creation and Research Centre under the 9G Programme at NTB

 

An autobiographical performance, on the borderline between life and theatre, between experience and confession, authentic to the point of becoming a fragment of reality, Alina Serban's show impresses audiences of all ages by inviting empathy. The story of the Roma girl who discovers at a very young age the differences of race, colour and environment, but who manages to make her way through life and transform her complexes into determination and motivation, has the power of a therapeutic exercise. The Best Child in the World speaks to us about the power of achieving the impossible and the effort to make peace with the past and with one's own identity, one's own life, one's mother, one's father.

"I wish 'The Best Child in the World' would build bridges between us. My goal is to offer healing to myself and others, and if possible, to create change for the better through my art." Alina Serban

Both painful and comical, The Best Child in the World brings to the stage the unpredictable story of a young girl who loses everything but saves herself by building the destiny she imagined. The heroine's life story transcends ethnicity and becomes a source of inspiration for anyone who wants to make their dream come true.

Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 

 

Photo Florin Ghioca

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One-Woman-Show: Alina Șerban

"Avoiding pathos or melodramatic effects with surprising maturity and professionalism, the screenwriter/director/performer moves with ease, as if floating through evocations. (...) For 80 minutes (which don't really feel like it), Alina Șerban plays her, reinvents, explains, admonishes or tenderly caresses the other Alina Șerban, without her beautifully stylized stage approach ever slipping into pride - a sin so typical of winners who set off on the race with the handicap of an inferior position imposed by the circumstances."

Bogdan Burileanu, LiterNet.ro - A sad story ending happily - The Best Child in the World  

"Because this story is so well told, it takes on a universality that crosses the boundary of ethnic etiquette and embraces you with hands that take the form of question marks about so many things and you can't help but feeling even for a few moments that it tells something about your own story. Natural, complex, balanced, deep, open, humor, courage, tenderness, empathy, sincerity - these are the words that danced around Alina on stage like colorful scarves thrown in the air that you don't know whether to catch or drop."

Lavinica Mitu, LiterNet.ro - We and all our egos - The Best Child in the World  

 

Translated by Andreea Codrea-Boeriu 

The performance participated in the International Festival of Young Theatre in Iasi, October 2022.

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