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August 12, 2022

Opera Highlight Event performance: Tango. Radio and Juliet

“Tango. Radio and Juliet” is a performance directed and choreographed by Edward Clug, an artist of Romanian origin, established in Slovenia, where he leads the ballet company of the National Theatre in Maribor. The show had the opening night in December 2010.

National Opera soloists and ballet ensemble will give life to the two choreographic creations of modern dance, including elements of theatre and dance, on the music of composers such as Astor Piazzolla, Goran Bregovic, or of the British alternative rock band Radiohead – sounds heard for the first time in the Bucharest auditorium.

Edward Clug attended the Art High School in Cluj – Napoca and immediately after graduation he started his ballet career with the National Theatre in Maribor, where he performed numerous roles of the classical and modern repertoire. Since 1996, his artistic career has approached the choreographic creation. His first performance as an author, conceived at the age of 23 (in 1998) was precisely “Tango”, a creation that enjoyed an international success.

A solo passage from the show (“Tango Blind”) was presented at the seventh edition of the International Ballet Competition in Varna (Bulgaria, 1998), where he won the prize for best creative choreography of the last five years. He also received the Special Award for best choreography at the International Dance Competition in Nagoya (Japan, 1999), Best Performance Award of the Dance Artists’ Union in Slovenia (1999) and the “Golden Lion” Prize at the Chamber Theatre Festival in Umag (Croatia, 2006).

In 2005, Edward Clug created for the National Theatre in Maribor the show “Radio and Juliet”, paving the way for the international assertion of the company. The premiere took place at the Contemporary Dance Festival in Volos (Greece, 2005).

Edward Clug is nominated for Golden Mask in 2010 – “Best performance” and “Best Choreography” categories, for his recent work “Quatro” (2010), a show created for stars of the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Leonid Sarafanov and Denis Matvienko.

In addition to signing the direction and choreography for the NOB national premiere, Edward Clug also made the lighting design and the musical collage. The decors are signed by the Slovenian scenographer Marko Japelj – who signed nearly 200 works for theater, film and television productions, in countries such as Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Italy, Austria, Germany, Greece and Great Britain. The costumes were created by Leo Kulas, a Croatian artist who designed costumes for more than 150 theatre, ballet and opera performances.

The cast of the first part – “Tango” – includes soloists Alexandra Gavrilescu, Valentin Stoica (Blind Tango), Adina Tudor, Michael Mezei (Fatal Tango) and Diana Tudor Bogdan Canil (Shy Tango).

In the second part – “Radio and Juliet” –the audience will have the opportunity to applaud soloists  Bianca Fota (Juliet) and Gigel Ungureanu, Bogdan Canila, Mihai Mezei, Valentin Stoica, Virgil Ciocoiu, Takashi Okita, Raul Oprea and Vlad Marculescu (Men).

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