Medieval ambiance at Mogosoaia Palace during the weekend on occasion of Brancoveanu Year


The citizens of Bucharest are invited to the theatre, medieval shows and workshops reenacting the ambiance of the 17th century during a show which is going to take place from Friday to Sunday at Mogosoaia Palace on occasion of Brancoveanu Year. Friday, the children in the Bucharest schools will be able to watch a unique history lesson to understand what Constantin Brancoveanu meant for the history of the Romanian people as students of the Theatre and Cinema Art University “I.L.Caragiale” will stage a play specially written for this event, “The story of Constantin Brancoveanu and his sons.” “Once they come to Mogosoaia, the students will be able to take a ride in the carriage on Brancoveanu estate, they will visit the palace and will participate in the workshops adapted to that period,” says the municipality. The kids will write on papyrus paper in the style of that period, will draw coats-of-arms and will be able to create their own royal crown.

Saturday, the fanfare and the clowns will entertain those present in the palace courtyard, along jugglers, flame-throwers and acrobats. There will also be actors impersonating Constantin Brancoveanu and his four sons, Constantin, Stefan, Radu and Matei, and the Patriarchy Chorus will hold a mini-recital of Byzantine music. Turkish instrumentalists will be present to sing “meterhanea,” which is the Turkish music specific to Turkish parades. Viorica and Clejani Band will hold a concert during the evening.

Sunday, Bucharest citizens are invited to another medieval show of music and dance held by Trei Parale band.

The event is organized by Bucharest Mayoralty through the Cultural Center “Brancoveanu Palaces,” as the access is free to all events. 2014 was declared through Government resolution “Brancoveanu Year” to commemorate 300 years since Brancoveanu family martyrdom.

 

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