GATES OPEN NIGHT
7 December 2019
THE PROGRAM OF THE EVENT
THE MAIN HALL
6.00 p.m.-7.50 p.m.
TANGO AND SWING
Dance Workshop held by Dina Pop (Napoca Westies)
This pair dance workshop will lead you to your first steps in Argentinian Tango, Lindy Hop and West Coast Swing (Modern Swing). You will learn to connect with your dance partner, you will learn another way to communicate with people around you, and to convey your emotions by means other than words. At the same time, you will get to know the creative part of pair dancing, and find a new way to enjoy the music and the movement.
The workshop will be held by Dina Pop, the first person to teach at West Coast Swing in Romania. Dina has learned the language of dance since she was 8, and she has improved it with many styles, among which the Argentinian Tango and the Swing.
Dina is currently working as a coach/choreographer at the Napoca Westies Dance School, and she is the organizer of the international festival of modern swing held in Cluj Napoca, Napoca Swing Festival, to which renowned Transylvanian choreographers are taking part.
8.00 p.m.-8.40 p.m.
ABOUT THE THEATRE AND THE FILM with Tudor Giurgiu
Tudor Giurgiu is a member of the European Film Academy, an Eisenhower Fellow, founder and president of the Transylvania International Film Festival (TIFF) and of the "Fool Moon" Horror & Fantasy Film Festival. He lives in Cluj, he has always been in love with and inspired by theatre, he graduated the Faculty of Theatre and Film of the "I.L. Caragiale" University of Theatre and Cinema Art from Bucharest.
He directed four feature films, and his short film Superman, Spiderman or Batman gathered a considerable sum of awards, among which the Award of the European Film Academy for Best Short Film.
On the centenary of the National Theatre, Tudor Giurgiu is our guest at the GATES OPEN NIGHT, where he will have an onstage dialogue with Andreea Iacob, the artistic consultant of the National Theatre of Cluj-Napoca, about his first encounters with theatre and about the importance of these experiences in his later cinema career.
8.50 p.m.-9.20 p.m.
THE FILM BOOTH
The screening of the film made during the 2019 Gates Open Day
We are looking forward to welcoming our spectators at the screening of a film also made with spectators! The theatre-goers who entered the film booth set up during the Gates Open Day from 27 March 2019 answered a set of questions, were caught on camera, and the product of our project now reaching its fifth edition will be screened during the Gates Open Night.
9.30 p.m.-10.20 p.m.
WITH Ada Milea, Bobo Burlăcianu, Anca Hanu and Cristian Rigman
10.30 p.m.-11.20 p.m.
A Q&A session with the actors of the National Theatre of Cluj-Napoca:
Adrian Cucu, Cătălin Herlo, Radu Lărgeanu, Miron Maxim
Host: Dragoș Pop
The Q&A session with actors of the National Theatre of Cluj-Napoca has already become a traditional moment within our event. This year's edition opts for the novel format of Questioning Actors. What does it actually mean? Besides leading a dialogue with the public, actors Adrian Cucu, Cătălin Herlo, Radu Lărgeanu and Miron Maxim will also answer challenging questions from their company colleagues, through the help of our wonderful host and colleague Dragoș Pop.
11.30 p.m.-0.40 p.m.
CHIRITZA IN CONCERT
Concert-performance by Ada Milea
FOYER GROUND FLOOR
6.00 p.m.-0.40 p.m.
The Christmas Campaign - OSUBB
THE CHRISTMAS CAMPAIGN is a project of OSUBB. The students are trying to collect as many gifts as possible for underprivileged children, in order to help them experience the Christmas that every child deserves. The National Theatre is one of the sites that host boxes where people can leave toys and clothes for children, during the Gates Open Night.
We strongly encourage you to take part in this activity and become an elf that makes the Christmas magic possible!
6.00 p.m.-10.00 p.m.
The Book Corner LIBRARIUM Bookstore
7.00 p.m.-7.50 p.m.
THE DIALOGUE OF BOOKS ABOUT THE NATIONAL THEATRE
Guest Florica Ichim, the president of the "Camil Petrescu" Cultural Foundation
We are looking forward to welcoming you at a meeting with Florica Ichim, the president of the "Camil Petrescu" Cultural Foundation. We are going to talk about the prominent personalities of the Cluj theatre, people who made history and to whom several articles, studies, but also books and albums were dedicated: Anton Tauf, Vlad Mugur, Ștefan Braborescu, Ileana Ploscaru, Liviu Ciulei, and many others. Within the same meeting, the newest issue of the journal Theatre today will be launched, with its substantial 100 pages section about the centenary of our institution. The journal can be bought from the Librarium bookstore stand, from the foyer of the Theatre.
FOYER, 2nd floor
EXHIBITION Walking through one Century of Cluj Theatre
The exhibition displays photos and documents from the archive of the National Theatre of Cluj-Napoca, as well as drawings made by school children from Cluj, which were inspired by our theatre and by the celebration of its 100 years in Romanian language.
Garments, home clothes and handmade gifts
wool accessories and decorative objects
VIVI Contemporary Jewelry
original silver jewels
Accessories made from computer keys, floppy disks and other electronic devices
FRIANDISE PASTRY SHOP
the taste artisan
notebooks, address books, greeting cards and stuffed toys
objects made by disabled children
FOYER, 2nd floor, right
6.30 p.m.-7.30 p.m.
WHAT IS A CHILD?
Reading Workshop with Bianca Mereuță
This interactive narrative workshop will enable us talk about the role played by stories and books in the lives of our children since their very birth, as well as in our own lives, the lives of the adults who shape the children's characters. We are going to read stories wonderfully illustrated for children over 3 (The Gardener's Surprise and Hot and Cold around the World), and for children over 7 - The Gift of the Wise Men.
For those who still do not know her yet, Bianca Mereuță is a brand strategist and copywriter, and expert in visual discourse analysis, and a book lover. Her goal is to actively engage in the development and the implementation of a strategy meant to educate through reading both children and adults, and increase the actual number of readers.
FOYER, 2nd floor, left
6.30 p.m.-7.30 p.m.
Creative Workshop for children (MiniReactor)
This workshop is meant to help the little ones create with their own hands a cartoon theatre character (a doll).
We are going to rely mainly on the key element of imagination!
Once our characters are given a body, we will learn together how to breathe life into them in 5 simple steps.
This workshop is aimed at children over 7, lasts for 60 minutes, and can host 10 participants, without prior registration.
Trainer Andreea Ajtai is looking forward to welcoming you at Gates Open Night!
FOYER, 3rd floor
6.00 p.m.-9.00 p.m.
Globe painting with Ilinca and Dora Baba
Stone painting Workshop with Iulia Huiculescu
Prior registration is not required for the three workshops, they allow free entrance within available seats, and will take place simultaneously
JUST PUSH PLAY
Concentrate Comedy Performance
3 improvisers [Bogdan Bob Rădulescu, Matei Rotaru, Rob Pavicsits]
1 anchor [Dragoș Muscalu]
1 musician [Paul Tonca]
1. Fill a theatre hall with spectators, at full capacity, while good music (to taste) is played from the boxes.
2. Turn off the lights.
3. Turn on the lights, and bring the anchor on the stage. Leave him on his own for about 10 minutes.
4. Make an utterly non-homogeneous mix of the spectators' ideas, then introduce improvisers and the musician as well, if the case. Not necessarily in this order.
5. PAY ATTENTION! The mix does not include: the director, a pre-established text, props, costumes.
6. Leave the improvisers with the public for about 90 minutes.
7. Spice up everything with humor... to taste.
8. Use the final product to make stories, scenes, discourses and/or songs.
9. 90 minutes later, you may open the front door of the theatre, to release the big laughs on the streets.
This is a Just Push Play trademark recipe. There are no contraindications.