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February 9, 2023

Concerts, dance, games, projections and poetry at Bucharest Days

At the anniversary of 556 years since the first documented mention of Bucharest, the Mayoralty of the Municipality of Bucharest, through ARCUB – The Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Bucharest, will organize the Days of Bucharest in September.
iMapp Bucharest 2015, held in Constitution Square, is one of the most awaited events, especially by people who have attended last year the mapping organized on People’s House on the occasion of Bucharest Days 2014. The event takes place on September 19. The frontage of the People’s House will be personalized and reinterpreted by a complex 3D image which will animate through forms and colours the surface of the approximately 20,000 square metres. The evening will start with a concert held by Argatu’ & Friends, followed by Suie Paparude, performing as an opening act to the famous electro-swing band Parov Stelar.
In the same night, there will be the White Night of Bucharest – Interactive Installations. For one night, the capital will turn into a network of interactive installations and audiovisual instruments due to turn it into a playground. Presently at the fifth edition, the White Night of Bucharest will populate the streets with screened animations, luminous displays, laser and sound games, live concerts of music and paintings, music – visual concerts and last-generation technologies by international and Romanian artists. During the event of September 19, the ARCUB mobile application, available in iOS and Android will be launched, in order to update Bucharesters on the latest news in theatre, film, music, exhibitions and events organized by ARCUB.

During September 18 – 20, Baneasa Railway Station will host Sound & Vision, the Alternative Music Festival. The first festival of 100% Romanian alternative music, Sound & Vision reunites the passion for indie rock, electro synths and freestyle rap beats with the last trends in visual arts. Organizers announce a festival of three days, two stages for live concerts and DJ sets, specialized workshops, established artists or cu ultimele trenduri in arta vizuala. Organizatorii promit trei zile de festival, doua newcomers, all of them at Sound & Vision, the newest music festival in Bucharest.
The lineup includes ROA, Cred ca sunt extraterestru, Silent Strike, Fratii Grime, Jurjak, Mono Jacks, Toulouse Lautrec, Sophisticated Lemons, We Singing Colors and The Noise.

Also during September 18-20, Cismigiu Park will turn into a space of adventure and fun for children and the Charles de Gaulle entrance of the Herastrau Park will host “Bucharest Stories”. Bucharesters and tourists are invited to attend this last event by contributing to the recreation of the atmosphere of old-time Bucharest, by a series of moments, such as Bucharest Fair, Cuisine Area, concerts, the parade of vintage outfits, the battle of flowers moving statues, acrobats and rope dancing shows.

The Festival Square – George Enescu Square – will host during September 10 – 20 a series of classical music shows with free entrance, held ba great conductors and instrument players of the National Radio Orchestra, Bucharest Symphonic Orchestra, The Oltenia Symphonic Orchestra and Philharmonic, the “Sinfonia” Orchestra of Bucharest, Bucharest Festival Orchestra and the Royal Chamber Orchestra.

Bucharest ’21 – the poetic map of the city will be held on September 19, at Gabrovenii Inn, where a collective manifesto poem, written in common by over 35 contemporary poets of all generations and lyrical genres, an urban epic of over 800 verses will be presented to the audience in a spectacular event.

Also, as part of the celebration, there will also be the event “Bucharest Dances”, scheduled during September 19 – 21, on the Esplanade of the National Military Circle. Latino dances classes will be taught (salsa, kizomba, bachata and Argentine tango), and during the last evening, shows will be held by international professional of dance: Carolina Bonaventura and Martin Ojeda.

Bucharesters involved in the life of the city, who had done things destined to bring an improvement to community, will be awarded at the Gala BucurestiTU – The Awards of Bucharest City, an event due to close the Bucharest Days on September 20.
Also, 36 of the most important personalities and projects for architecture, visual arts, books, education and research, ecology, film, journalism, music, health, sport, theatre and tourism will be nominated at the BucurestiTu Gala – The Awards of Bucharest City.
The favourites may be voted for on www.bucurestitu.ro.

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