The Nutcracker 2019

24 December 2019

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Ballet Gala - Carmen Sylva 20 January 2020
Private event hosted by the National Theatre of Bucharest. The organiser is exclusively liable for the quality and content of this event! Prominent ballet names come to Romania, on January 20th, 2020, from 8 pm, to the Grand Hall of the National Theatre of Bucharest, for a unique show, dedicated to Queen Elizabeth of Romania (Carmen Sylva), patroness of arts, founder of charitable institutions, poet, essayist and writer. On the stage will be great artists such as the famous Iana Salenko and Dinu Tămăzlăcaru, ballerinas of Staatsballett Berlin, Brooklyn Mack, International Principal Guest Artist, Francesca Velicu, demi-soloist at the English National Ballet, for the first time on a stage in Romania after she won the Olivier prize; Julian MacKay, first ballerina at the Mikhailovsky Theater in Russia and Marina Minoiu, ballerina at the Royal Danish Theater. The "Carmen Sylva" Ballet Gala, a show by Ars Gratia Regalia, will stage an authentic labyrinth of emotions, marked by everything the personality of Carmen Sylva means to our culture. We will find fragments of classical ballet under the signature of great and major choreographers such as Sir Frederick Ashton, Johan Kobborg, Mauro de Candia, choreographies inspired by the magic of the forest and moments from great love stories. Also, choreographer Andrei Cozlac will create, for the first time, a moment dedicated to the Queen Writer, Carmen Sylva. CastIana Salenko –Staatsballett BerlinDinu Tamazlacaru –Staatsballett BerlinBrooklyn Mack - Independent ArtistJulian Mackay –Mikhailovsky TheatreFrancesca Velicu –English National BalletMarina Minoiu - Royal Danish BalletHenry Dowden - English National BalletRin Okuno - Bucharest National OperaBucharestRobert Enache - National Opera BucharestCristian Preda - Bucharest National OperaTudor Moldoveanu - Czech National BalletWith the participation of pianist AnaSylvester and violinist Raphael Butaru. Artistic director: Alice MinoiuOrganizer: Literati AssociationPartner: PiArt Vision 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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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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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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