A project by Texte bune în locuri nebune
The reading-performance Letters from the Front is based on Romanian soldiers' memoirs from several fronts of the two World Wars. The text also includes passages from Romanian soldiers' letters from Afghanistan. They are simple, raw, and brutally honest confessions. This confession-performance weighs upon the horrors of war and its tragic consequences, but also upon the patriotic feeling. The Letters from the Front were first read in the mess-room of the Gemina Infantry Fourth Division Headquarters, in front of military staff and civilian spectators.
Good texts in crazy places started from the Cluj underground, more exactly from the crazy Bohemian atmosphere of the Insomnia club, and is conceived as an artistic journey through various unconventional spaces from Cluj and from the country. Our performances highlight especially texts with dramatic thrills which have not, however, been written for the stage: obscure literature fragments, literary experiments or even fragments from the great literature. The basic source of inspiration will be not just the written book, but rather the word in itself (the word that destroys, creates, shades, but also needs protection).
A new project has come to the fore in the cultural landscape of Cluj, aiming to dwelve through the means of performance art (but not quite in the sense we've become accustomed to from the comfort zone of theatre convention) into an archeology of meanings, drawn from important texts of local and universal literature, but also from pages less-known to the public. The approach of "Good Texts in Crazy Places" is meant to help us reach the function of the word that is integrated within the literary discourse, but transcends its first aim to eventually create a performative alternative in the local cultural space.
The performance will be presented during the International Meetings in Cluj, in the Caragiale Hall of the National Theatre in Cluj, on October 11, 2018, at 5 pm, and on October 14, 2018, 3 pm.
Producer: Reactor de creație și experiment, Cluj-Napoca
The starting point of MISAnderstanding is the media scandal involving the Movement for Spiritual Integration into the Absolute (MISA) yoga school that happened a decade ago in Romania. The play talks about the effects of those events on the lives of a few of the yoga practitioners, especially that of a young woman who was hospitalized in a mental facility because of her connections with the infamous school.
The research for this story starts in 2004 when over 80 yoga practitioners were detianed for interrogation, fact that lead to a smear media campaign of people that weren't involved in Gregorian Bivolaru case. The show is part of „Democracy exercices. Investigation of the recent history" project, implemented by Reactor de creație și experiment.
The performance will be presented during the International Meetings in Cluj, at REACTOR, on October 9, 2018, at 3 pm.
JUST PUSH PLAY - Spectacol Concentrat De Comedie
3 improvizatori [Bogdan Bob Rădulescu, Matei Rotaru, Rob Pavicsits]
1 prezentator [Dragoș Muscalu]
1 muzician [Vlad Pasencu]
1000 de spectatori
Mod de preparare:
1. Se umple ochi o sală de teatru cu spectatori. În tot acest timp, din boxe se aude muzică bună (după gust).
2. Se stinge lumina.
3. Se aprinde lumina, iar prezentatorul este introdus în scenă. Se lasă acolo, liber, preț de vreo 10 minute.
4. După ce s-a realizat un amestec deloc omogen între ideile spectatorilor, se pot introduce și improvizatorii și muzicianul. Nu neapărat în această ordine.
5. ATENȚIE! Nu se vor pune în compoziție următoarele: regizor, text prestabilit, decor, costume.
6. Se lasă improvizatorii în același loc cu publicul preț de vreo 90 de minute.
7. Totul se condimentează cu umor... după gust.
8. Din produsul rezultat se pot face povești, scene, discursuri și/sau cântece.
9. După 90 de minute, se poate deschide ușa din față a teatrului pentru a lăsa hohotele de râs să ajungă și în stradă.
Aceasta este o rețetă marca Just Push Play. Nu există contraindicații.