5 (arts) in five (days)

Films, (live) graphics, pantomime, singing, guitar and percussion, Christmas carols, readings and debates, all are featured on the programme organized by ICR at BCU.

The Romanian Cultural Institute (ICR) invites us this month in the heart of Bucharest, at the “Carol I” Central University Library (BCU), to present a sample of its activities during the past year.

The festival will kick off on Monday, December 5, at 6pm, with the opening of the exhibition “The Romanian Avant-garde: Drawings and Graphic Art”, presented by Catalina Macovei. After the historical avant-garde, Saturday, December 10, will be allotted to contemporary visual art, in a Live Drawing session (4pm to 6pm) presented by Alexandru Ciubotariu, Matei Branea and Noper. Film-lovers are invited on Tuesday, December 6, from 6pm, to a screening of the documentary “The Flower Bridge”, directed by Thomas Ciulei, and on Saturday, December 10, from 7pm, to “In a Better World”, directed by Susanne Bier (Denmark), a film include in this year’s European Film Festival selection.

The musical offer will comprise a Christmas carols concert presented by Grigore Lese alongside a group of carollers from the villages of Libotin and Ungureni on Monday, December 5, from 7pm, a percussion recital offered by the GAME ensemble on Tuesday, December 6, from 8pm, Ada Milea in concert (preceded by a multilingual reading) on Thursday, December 8, 8pm, while on Friday, December 9, from 8pm, the “Anton Pann” early music ensemble will delight us with their trademark sound.

Performing arts will be represented by the pantomime show “Contraste”, starring Richard Bovnoczki and Dana Cavaleru, on Wednesday, December 7, from 5.30pm, and by “Ich bin Ofelia” – a one-woman-show starring Coca Bloos on Friday, December 9, from 6pm.

The events will take place at the Galateca Hall (2-4, C.A. Rosetti) and in BCU’s Grand Hall (88, Calea Victoriei). The public’s access is free.

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