Upcoming events in Bucharest

l Today, the National Dance Centre (CNDB) will feature a unique performance entitled “Back to Zero” looking at dance as a form of personal expression. Created by choreographer Carmen Cotofana, the show attempts to prove that, as artistic communication, modern dance can transcend genre and can bring the viewer into a personal dialogue with the surroundings. Featuring a wide range of young artists, the show will begin in the centre’s Ronda Hall as of 7 pm. The same hall will feature on January 22 the dance recital “Nijinski,” homage to the Russian ballet legend. Director of the performance is young choreographer Ema Nicola and choreography was signed by Malina Andrei. Tickets for both performances cost RON 14 and can be purchased online at

Address: 2, Nicolae Balcescu Blvd.

l Sunday morning the Children’s National Palace premieres the musical “Cucurigu Gagu,” based on the Romanian classic story by Ion Creanga “Punguta cu doi bani.” Featuring Nae Leonard Galati Theatre performers Ion Mihalcea, Gabriela Ferentz and Ionela Slabu, the fairy-tale will be told on music by reputed composer Aurel Manolache. Tickets can be bought in the VreauBilet network and online from for prices ranging between RON 10 and 20.

Address: 8-10, Tineretului Blvd.

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