Delgado group premiere show at Dance Centre
The show “Manteau long …”, created by Delgado Fuchs, will be presented, in a Romanian premiere, at the Bucharest National Dance Centre (CNDB), a release announces. Created by Delgado Fuchs, in a Belgium-Switzerland co-production, the show “Manteau long en laine marine porte sur un pull a encolure detendue avec un pantalon peau de peche et des chaussures pointues en nubuck rouge” will be presented starting 20:00. Delgado Fuchs – Nadine Fuchs and Marco Delgado – is an artistic group which was founded in March 2002, in Berne (Switzerland). The two create performances and installations meant to make the public rethink movement and the body beyond a strictly choreographic context. On the thin line between gravity and the trivial, their work feeds on ambiguity. Constantly rephrasing its theme and shifting perspectives, Delgado Fuchs highlights, by means of gesture, the versatile nature of identity. In the show “Manteau long …”, Delgado and Fuchs take their clothes off in a seductive manner. The viewers become, thus, voyeurs of an apparently naive couple. The paradox of bodies exposed, while remaining excessively modest, is glimpsed in a dance in which one’s hand covers the other’s intimacy. “Manteau long …” expresses the desire for immediate presence and proves that the roles of the choreographer and the dancer are never radically different, but, on the contrary, are complementary.
Young theatre artists – featured in Nottara gala
The Capital’s Nottara Theatre will host, today and tomorrow, the shows of 18 young actors, performing the plays selected in the Young Theatre Gala finals. The contest is organized by the “Dan Voiculescu for the Development of Romania” Foundation, and the prize at stake amounts to $ 100,000. This will consist in financing the winning troupe’s participation in international theatre festivals, on the grand European stages. The selection of the most talented troupe will be made by a jury comprising professionals of the Romanian theatre stage: Maia Morgenstern, Rodica Mandache, George Mihaita, Virgil Ogasanu, Mircea Diaconu, Radu Afrim and Ion Cocora. “In this day and age, the young actor is left hanging in an unknown territory, as no one takes an interest in him, in the evolution of the young actor. Everyone is wondering why we are running out of talented actors. They exist, but are not put to use by those in charge, we are referring to the ministry, to theatres, to theatre organizations. Such a gala is welcome for them, it is a godsend,” Virgil Ogasanu said. In her turn, Maia Morgenstern argues that organizing the Young Theatre Gala is an extremely ambitious and important project, a much-needed initiative. “I think this is a welcome initiative, and, in the end, this is the problem, to coordinate and bring together, at a certain point, following a public proposal, the youth. That’s how talented people come to the foreground. Some of them will already be included in a pool, they can mention this participation in their resumes, which is great,” Mircea Diaconu said, in his turn. The winning troupe will be announced on May 6, in a gala that is to take place at the Capital’s Odeon Theatre.
Schumann performance marks 200 years since composer’s birth
The “Schumann Night” concert, meant to celebrate 200 years since the birth of German composer Robert Schumann, will be given by Duo Atris and Duo “Remember Enescu”, on Wednesday, at 18:30, at the Cherchez Hall of Cotroceni National Museum, a release informs. The concert is dedicated to the memory of Robert Schumann (b. June 8, 1810 – d. July 29, 1856), one of the best-known Romantic composers of the first half of the 19th century. Duo Atris, composed of Raluca Stratulat (violin) and Adriana Toacsen (piano), has been active in the concert landscape since December 2003, when they participated in the “W. A. Mozart” contest, organized by the “Gheorghe Dima” Music University in Cluj, a debut which brought the two musicians, after a mere three months’ collaboration, the second prize. Other important distinctions followed: the third prize in the Thessaloniki Chamber Music International Competition (Greece, 2005), the special prize of the Exces Music agency, a mention in the “Ludwig van Beethoven” contest (Bucharest, 2005) and in the “Ferdinand Weiss” contest, within the “Gheorghe Dima” Music University” of Cluj, the third prize in the Performance Contest in the Hungarian Music Festival, the second edition, May 2006, and the first prize in the Performance Contest in the Hungarian Music Festival, the third edition, May 2007, the latter two competitions having been organized by the Hungarian Cultural Centre in Bucharest.
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Delgado group premiere show at Dance Centre