A love drama, a political scandal, another love drama (or the same?) and a postal confusion, all happen almost at the same time, in the same cheap hotel, during a carnival evening.
Everything is exaggerated and the shocking effects magnified, as if in a media scam.
The hotel personnel further deepens the chaos, especially when the receptionist transforms, once the carnival begins, into an expansive lady, to say the least, the sanitation agent would smoke anywhere if it weren't for the rules (and his master, of course) and the doorman has a voyeuristic curiosity.
Mario Dance Atelier presents, for the first time on the stage of Cluj-Napoca National Theatre, and extraordinary SEMNAL M concert! This is a band with over 40 years of artistic activity, having sold more than 350.000 albums, a unique achievement in the history of Romanian music.
The band will present a selection of their most famous songs, a gift of authentic Romanian music.
Special guest: Iulia Merca
This year's GATES OPEN NIGHT was one of the most beautiful editions yet! We would like to thank you all for accepting our invitation! The spectators that took part in the workshops learned tango and step, discovered and experienced the secrets of clowns, painted ornaments, designed masks and drew illustrations. Together, we enjoyed the film THE FILM BOOTH, based on interviews with the participants in this spring's edition of GATES OPEN DAY (the film is available here as of today), and then, spectators had the opportunity to address questions to our actors, Adriana Băilescu, Sânziana Tarța, Adrian Cucu, Miron Maxim. THE MUSIC OF FILMS filled both the auditorium and the main stage of the theatre: approximately 40 young instrumentalists held an emotional and energetic symphonic concert, performing the soundtracks of famous films, conducted by Dalma Kovacs. Music continued on our stage, with a concert held by Ada Milea, accompanied by our colleagues, the actors Anca Hanu, Sânziana Tarța, Cristian Rigman and Miron Maxim. The event ended with a stand-up comedy performance by Dragoș Pop. Doamna T Café, joining us again this year, was the host of a book launch, the fictional novel The Diary of My First Death by Ioana Duda (Herg Benet Publishing House, Bucharest), a book presented by Dragoș Filioreanu and Iulia Iacob.
Throughout the event, the foyers of the theatre hosted the DADA ZONE, consisting of the REDADA exhibition created by Rareș Stoica and CINEMA DADA, where spectators could watch archive films, but also numerous stands: A CHRISTMAS FAIR with objects designed by disabled children through the Art Therapy Workshops organized by the Dezelas Association; ABILITIES BEYOND DISABILITIES, exhibition with objects designed by the students of the Special High school for the Visually Impaired Cluj-Napoca; THE MISTIQUE MOTH, paper jewelry made by Carmen Orășanu; RONNA ART, exhibition with wool decorative objects made by Geanina Silaghi; PEYO, plant, fruit and seed figurines made by Ioana Perșa; ICONS ON GLASS EXHIBITION by Bogdan Bretoiu. The BOOK SHOP of Cluj-Napoca National Theatre was also open all through the event.
Approximately 3.000 spectators joined us for this year's edition of GATES OPEN NIGHT! We would like to thank you all and we look forward to welcoming you to our future events!
The event took place on 10 December 2016, from 6:00 p.m. to 01:00 a.m., on the Main Stage, in the "Euphorion" Studio and in the theatre's foyers. Entrance was free, according to seat availability.