The National Theatre continues at the beginning of its session the monodrama Amalia breathes deep by Alina Nelega, directed by Tudor Lucanu and played by Anca Hanu, who was awarded for this part at the 2015 UNITER Galas The Best Leading Actress Award and, one year before, the Best Actress Award at the Oradea Short Theatre Festival.
At the end of October, the performance is invited at the International Theatre Festival Sens interdits, which will take place in Lyon between 19-29 October 2017. Initiated by Théâtre des Célestins, the festival hosts productions that use theatre like a weapon, making it a deeply political theatre. The festival has now reached its 5th edition. "Amalia breathes deep" will have three representations in the last two festival days, at Théâtre de l'Élysée of Lyon.
I talked to Anca Hanu about this re-staging, about how this performance was received at ICR Berlin and at the University of Arizona, but also about the invitation from Lyon.
Between 4 and 7 September the 20th edition of the young actor's HOP Gala took place in Costinești, and Mihai Florian Nițu, actor of the Cluj stage, received two awards: the Best Actor Award at the individual section, and the Presence and Stage Diction Award. Concerning this event, Mihai Florian Nițu answered our questions.
Rehearsals have started for OST (Organic Sound Twist) - a performance conceived and realized by Andrea Gavriliu -, which will premiere in the "Euphorion" Studio, Thursday October 5, 2017, within the International Meetings in Cluj. On this occasion, we asked her some questions.
Eugenia Sarvari - From what I can remember, it all started with acting. I'm thinking of your participation in Andrei Șerban's Theatre Workshop from Cluj, in 2005. You were then 1st year student in acting. How did dance come up in this equation?
Andrea Gavriliu - It didn't come up out of nothing. I attended some ballet classes in childhood. That was the basis. Since then already I have been dance-struck. So I suffered a lot when I had to call it off.
The National Theatre of Cluj-Napoca opens the 2017-2018 season, Tuesday September 12, 2017, at 7pm, with the performance THE TRIAL after Franz Kafka, directed by Mihaela Panainte and with a scenography by Helmut Stürmer, the most recent premiere from the previous season. Highly praised by critics in the domain, THE TRIAL was selected, along with the studio performance PLAYLIST by C.C. Buricea-Mlinarcic, to participate to the the 27th edition of the National Theatre Festival that will take place in Bucharest, during October 20-30, 2017.