THE INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS IN CLUJ
1st edition, 7-9 October 2011
THE GELLU NAUM MEETINGS
Gellu Naum Meetings took place in 7-9 October 2011, as the first edition of The International Meetings in Cluj. The event is part of the "Priority Romania" program developed by Cluj-Napoca National Theatre, which aims to promote the Romanian theatre and to the resizing the cultural image of Romania on a national, European and international scale.
PROGRAM OF THE FESTIVAL
Friday, October 7
7pm, "Euphorion" Studio:
Zenobia, based on Gellu Naum’s novel, written and directed by Mona Marian
Saturday, October 8
2pm, Foyer / Main Hall:
Exhibition Opening: Gellu Naum and Jules Perahim.
Speakers: Ion Pop, literary critic and historian, Sebastian Reichman, poet, and Marina Vanci-Perahim, art critic and historian.
Special screening: Exact în acelaşi timp (Exactly at the Same Time) by Gellu Naum, directed by Mihai Măniuţiu (produced by the National Theatre in Cluj, 2002)
Conference: Gellu Naum and the European Avant-garde
Speakers: Simona Popescu, writer and essayist, and Ion Pop, literary critic and historian.
Q & A Session
7:30 PM, Foyer:
Book Launch: Gellu Naum, Opere, vol. I, Poezii (The Complete Works, 1st Volume, Poems), Polirom Publishing House, Iaşi, Romania, 2011.
Speakers: Simona Popescu, writer and essayist, and Sanda Cordoş, literary critic and historian.
CD Launch: Apolodor in English based on Gellu Naum’s play (A&A Records), music by Ada Milea, English version by Ana Constantinescu and Ada Milea. Speaker: Ion Mureşan, poet. Performer: Ada Milea
8:00 PM, Main stage:
Welcome message by Kelemen Hunor, Ministry of Culture; Sorin Apostu, Mayor of Cluj-Napoca; Mihai Măniuţiu, Artistic and Executive Director Cluj-Napoca National Theatre.
Florence Is I by Gellu Naum and Jules Perahim, directed by Alexandru Dabija
Duminică, 9 octombrie
11am, 2nd floor foyer:
Round table debate
CD and Scholarship Programme Presentation:
- Insula (The Island) by Gellu Naum, a CD with Gellu Naum’s play, translated in six languages, produced by the Romanian Cultural Institute - the Romanian Cultural Institute’s Scholarships for Translators Programme in the frame of which the creation of the CD was made possible
Speaker: Mirela Sandu, Director of the Promotion and Public Relations Department, ICR.
Gellu Naum, Vârsta semnului "...câteva din frumoasele mele poheme" rostite în 1967/1991/1999 (The Age of the Sign "... some of my beautiful pohems" uttered in 1967/1991/1999), audiobook containing 2 CDs and a book, edited by Casa Radio.
Speakers: Simona Popescu, writer and essayist, and Alex Goldiş, literary critic.
Mihai Măniuţiu, În Balkanya, eu şi ceilalţi demoni (In Balcanya, Me and the Other Demons); Opiniile unui călător nedemn de încredere (The Opinions of an Untrustworthy Traveler); Exorcisme (Exorcisms) Bybliotek Publishing House, Cluj-Napoca, 2011.
Speakers: Mihai Măniuţiu, author, Ion Bogdan Lefter, literary critic and historian, Ştefana Pop-Curşeu, theatre critic and Artistic Manager of National Theatre in Cluj, Diana Suciu, publisher, Director of Bybliotek Publishing House.
7pm, Main Hall:
Music and theatre performance: Insula (The Island) based on Gellu Naum’s play, by Ada Milea
GUESTS OF THE FESTIVAL
Simona Popescu (essayist, poet, novelist, analyst of Gellu Naum), Ion Bogdan Lefter (poet, essayist, literary critic and historian), Marina Vanci-Perahim (art historian, Profesor Emeritus, Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France), Sebastien Reichmann (poet, France), Dan Stanciu (writer and illustrator), Dan Matei (Director of the Institute for Cultural Memory, Bucharest), Mona Marian, Alexandru Dabija, Ada Milea and Dragoş Buhagiar, creative of the Gellu Naum productions, Roberto Bacci (artistic and executive director, Fondazione Pontedera Teatro, Italy), Anna Stigsgaard (director, collaborator of Odin Theatre, Denmark), Béatrice Picon-Vallin (researcher, The National Center for Scientific Research, France), Mirella Nedelcu-Patureau (researcher, The National Center for Scientific Research, France), David Esrig (director of Athanor Academy, Germany), Eli Simon (professor and director of the Theatre Department, UC Irvine S.U.A.), Michael Gurevitch (artistic director, Khan Theatre in Jerusalem, Israel), Peter Uray (director-choreograph, Hungary), Batric Zarkovic (director of Slavija International Theatre Festival, Serbia), Ljiljana Zarkovic (artistic consultant, Slavija Theatre, Serbia), Kemal Başar (director, professor, translator, State Theatres of Turkey), Florin Bican (Romanian Cultural Institute), Emil Boroghină (director of Shakespeare International Theatre Festival, Craiova), Dragoş Buhagiar (designer), Mariana Ciolan (redactor, Radio România Cultural), Ion Cocora (theatre critic), Alice Georgescu (artistic director of the National Theatre Festival in 2011, România), Mircea Morariu (theatre critic, "Familia"), Pompilius Onofrei (redactor, Radio România Actualităţi), Elisabeta Pop (theatre critic), Sebastian Vlad Popa (conf. dr., "Lucian Blaga" University, Sibiu), Nicolae Prelipceanu (publicist, "România Liberă"), Mihai Constantin Ranin (artistic director, the Art Theatre Deva), Cristina Rusiecki (theatre critic), Mirela Sandu (Romanian Cultural Institute), Maria Sârbu (redactor "Jurnalul Naţional"), Cornelia Maria Savu (redactor, "Cultura").
Event organized by: The Ministry of Culture and National Patrimony, Cluj-Napoca National Theatre, Romanian Cultural Institute
Main sponsors: Banca Transilvania, Banca Comercială Română;
Sponsors: Vinexpert, Deloitte, Match Point, Floarea Ta;
Parteners: UNITER, Asociația Conexio, Compania de Teatru ArtAct, Cărtureşti, bybliotek, Hotel Agape;
Media parteners: Zile și nopți, ArtAct magazine, TVR Cluj, Port.ro, metropotam.ro, amdoar18ani.ro, revista evenimentelor, Cluj-am, Faclia de Cluj, Servus Cluj, Mesagerul de Cluj, Citynews.ro, Radio Guerilla, Gazeta de Cluj.