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Saturday, 14 October, 8pm, Main stage


DanceActors: Ana Vișan, Irina Strungăreanu, Adrian Nour, Alexandru Călin,  alternatively with: Bianca Bor and Bogdan Iacob



LIGHT DESIGN: Cristian Petru Simon, Andrei Ștefan Florea
SOUND TRACK: Gigi Căciuleanu;

EDITING: Pro-DJ Events
COSTUMES: Corina Boboc

Producer: Excelsior Theatre in partnership with the "Gigi Căciuleanu" Romania Dance Company


"Day after day we are swept by emoticons and all kinds of abbreviations. Emotions are re-codified in stylized images and/or concentrated in just a few letters. The main idea of the performance regards the message exchange through codified language, which may be bodily or verbal, a language of images (like Emojis) or/and of the abbreviations that more are more people are starting to use. Messages that often become hard to understand and seem absurd to those who are not initiated in these codes. (...) #EmojiPlay is a performance of choreographic theatre which combines in an apparently playful way the tri-dimensional language (so the more complex!) of #DanceActors with the visual and  (still!) strange bi-dimensional world of these new symbols and metaphors."

Gigi Căciuleanu

"Căciuleanu holds a mirror in front on young people and shows us how they speak: a codified language, with many abbreviations, both funny and odd, supported accordingly by a dynamic choreographic accompaniment. (...) #Emojiplay is a lively, funny, playful, light, fluid performance, that will be enjoyed especially by young people (who will find an equivalent of their virtual networks conversations). While those who don't know too well the consonants strings and and how they can be decoded will be amused with conversations between teenagers who have their eyes constantly glued to their phones."


Corina Dima, #EmojiPlay de Căciuleanu: CSF, NCSF, dans!
[„What to do? Nothing to do, but dance!"]- Metropolis Paper

Sunday, 8 October 2017, 10pm, Studio Euphorion

Short film screenings (Horror film), in partnership with ClujShorts IFF

Free entrance (based on availability)

An introduction by Ioan Pop-Curșeu (president of the ClujShorts International Film Festival jury).


Horror movies have always been an extreme cinema genre. Therefore, their absence would have been inconceivable within the framework of „Extreme Evenings". What other types of films could create a tension resembling the darkest moments of life, the strangest and most unwelcome nightmares? In a much more concentrate span of time, short horror films play with the viewer's nerves, with his fears, terrors and mental projections, and embody extreme images and perceptions. Oscillating between the poetic and the macabre, juggling irony with cynicism, they arouse the most ambiguous feelings and sensations and radicaly question the balance of normal existence, to the benefit of a brutal confrontation with the unknown.



Ioan Pop-Curșeu


GOLDBERG SHOW - THE MAKING OF THE WORLD AND OTHER HAPPENINGS, after Goldberg Variations by George Tabori, director: Mihai Măniuţiu 

Aproduction of the "Vasile Alecsandri" National Theatre Iași


director: Mihai Măniuţiu

adaptation: Anca Măniuțiu

stage design: Adrian Damian

costume design: Cristina Milea

choreography: Andrea Gavriliu
original music: Mihai Dobre

lighting design: Lucian Moga, Cristian Şimon



Mr Jay's assistant - Marcel Iureş

Domnul Jay, the director - Călin Chirilă

Madam Mop, the cleaning woman - Tatiana Ionesi

Tereza Tormentina, superstar - Livia Iorga

Ernestina van Veen, the set designer - Doina Deleanu

The choreographer, the Golden calf- Oana Sandu

The main singer of the Hell's Angels - Cosmin Maxim

Raema, actor - Doru Aftanasiu

Maş, actor - Ionuţ Cornilă

Iafet, actor - Radu Ghilaş


The chief of the technical staff- Horia Veriveş

Hell’s Angels, dancers – Andrei Andriucă, Diana Beşchia, Iuliana Budeanu, Gelu Ciobotaru, Biatrice Cozmolici, Mariana Dumitrache, Ana Maria Fasolă, Radu Homiceanu, Andrei Iurescu, Alexandra Macovei, Laura Mătiuţ, Nicoleta Miru, Sebastian Munteanu, Beatrice Teişanu, Irina Tocănel, Alexandru Torboli

The charm of the text and the inexhaustible source of comic in The Goldberg Show comes from the mixture of plans: the creation of the world, after the Bible, mixted with the plan of the creation of a performance (from the first reharsals on the stage to the premiere) - theatre in theatre and the theatre as a methaphor of the world. Therefore, The Goldberg Show is a mix of biblical sequences - the original sin, Cain and Abel, the dance around the Golden Calf, Moses and Aaron, the crucifixion of Jesus - with the private lives of the actors, and various events and stories from the rehearsals for the biblical performance. Mr. Jay's troupe of is full of frustration and apathy, the director's unequal and choleric attitude has cut off all the pleasure to act. Goldberg makes desperate efforts to temper Mr Jay and motivate actors to keep on performing. To all this, there are also to be added the jealousy, the gossip, the caprices, the foolishness, and the rage bursts of the actors.

The Goldberg Show is a grotesque farce with deeper meanings and flashes of black humor, which lets appear from behind the horror of crimes coming from the distant or recent past.

Saturday, 7 October, 4pm, Casa TIFF


Free entrance (based on availability)

TEETH, after Matei Vișniec's play, film director: Rareș Stoica - followed by a Q&A session with the author, director and the main actors.


Based on the play „Teeth" by: Matei Vișniec

A film by: Rareș Stoica

With: Radu Văduva, Andrei Zagorodnîi, Cătălin Codreanu


Music by: Dragoș Strat, Makeup artist: Camelia Curuțiu-Zoicaș, Casting consultant: Diana Aldea, Set design consultant: Mihai Filip Odangiu, Project supervisor: Ioan Pop-Curșeu, Directors of photography: Rareș Stoica, Andrei Giurgiuman, 3D modelling: Marius Caraba,Project coordinator: Ștefana Pop-Curșeu representing TNC and FTT, Script supervisor: Ștefana Pop-Curșeu, Student coordinators: Cătălin Codreanu, Mihai Filip Odangiu,

Executive producer: Nicoleta Stoica

Producer: Persona Media Production, in association with the Faculty of Theater and Television within Babeș-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca and The National Theatre in Cluj-Napoca.