From September 24 to October 29, the project called BUCHAREST, THE 6TH ELEMENT (BUCURESTI, AL 6LEA ELEMENT), suggests a different cultural itinerary, in six episodes. Six unusual cultural destinations, almost invisible places, deserving attention and feelings thanks to their forgotten or unknown history, will invite the public to rediscover them with shows at the crossroad of the arts.
The marathon will start this weekend (September 24 and 25) with a series of performances with free access for people in Bucharest, an extensive trip in the world of forgotten arts and architecture of the Capital. This autumn, through music, painting, theater, film, literature, sculpture and choreography, over 100 Romanian artists will plead for an urban and cultural regeneration of Bucharest. A project of the “Voci Stramosi” Foundation in cooperation with Artminds Romania & Temple Film, within the project called Orasul In-Vizibil (The In-Visible City). Partners: Arcub and Bucharest Municipality.
On Saturday, September 24, starting at 5.00 pm, at the Filipescu-Cesianu House on 151 Victoriei Avenue, in the courtyard, you may see the outdoor show “SALUT D’AMOUR”, a romantic music concert held by the string quartet ESSENCE. At the same time, spectators can discover the works of the painter Razvan Dumitru, who will exhibit a series of paintings in which he explores his passion for the 3D graphics and geometry. Near Victoriei Square, at the crossroad of Victoriei Avenue and Sevastopol Street, Filipescu-Cesianu House (1892) is an older residence since the 1846-1850 period, being one of the few aristocratic residences of Bucharest since the Belle Epoque, which remained loyal to the initial project.
On Sunday, September 25, starting at 5.00 pm, in the Coral Temple located on 9 Sfanta Vineri Street, Maia Morgenstern (photo) will recite excerpts from Mihail Sebastian’s writings accompanied by the music of the brass quintet TAKE FIVE. TAKE FIVE will held a special concert entitled “THE CITY WITH ACACIA TREES” (“ORASUL CU SALCAMI”), a repertoire approaching classical music, as well as Jewish traditional music. Coral Temple from Bucharest is a synagogue of the Jewish Community in Bucharest, the largest mosaic place of worship in the city. The building was made from 1864 to 1866, being renovated in 1932 and 1945. With an area of 448 sq m, in the neo-Moorish architectural style, imposing by the monumental solemnity state, the Coral Temple is a copy of the Temple from Leopoldstadt Viena, destroyed during the WWII.
Performances will continue in October. The access will be free during the whole period of the events. The complete schedule of the artistic events in the series BUCHAREST, THE 6TH ELEMENT, can be found on the official site http://bucurestial6leaelement.ro/
Organizers thank to the partners: CR S.A., “Aurel Vlaicu” Bucharest Baneasa Airport, National Museum of Romanian History, Bucharest Municipality Museum, Nicolae Minovici Museum, The Filipescu-Cesianu Haouse, Kartell Media&Events, Creative Corporation. Media partners: Radio Romania International, National Geographic Romania, Sensotv.ro, Tonica, Modernism.ro and Artminds.ro.