Theatre & Dance

Theatre & Dance

Our theatre and dance projects aim at fostering contacts between British and Romanian artists, supporting co-productions, setting up artistic residencies and producing original shows.

Done in partnership with British or Romanian institutions, our theatrical and dance productions often take place at important festivals or key venues. The promotion of Romanian theatre and dance means also working closely with Barbican Centre, Edinburgh International Festival, Southbank Centre and Siobhan Davies Studios, Theatre Royal Stratford East among others.    

 

'I'm Not Jesus Christ' by Maria Manolescu Premieres in London

'I'm Not Jesus Christ' by Maria Manolescu Premieres in London

The Romanian Cultural Institute and Papercut Theatre are delighted to present the world premiere of 'I’m Not Jesus Christ' by Romanian playwright Maria Manolescu at Theatre N16 in Balham, as part of this year’s Wandsworth Arts Fringe festival line-up. The play will be running between 9 - 26 May 2016, with press night on...

09 - 26/05/2016 @ Theatre N16 Balham 77 Bedford Hill, SW12 9HD London, United Kingdom

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Alina Șerban’s 'I Declare at My Own Risk' opens our in-house theatrical series

Alina Șerban’s 'I Declare at My Own Risk' opens our in-house theatrical series

Our most recent programme, a series of chamber performances to unfold in the theatrical space set up at the Institute, debuts with Alina Șerban’s illuminating and highly acclaimed examination of conflicting identities, social discrimination, and the redemptive force of self-expression. The performance, inspired by the autobiographical...

24/03/2016 @ Romanian Cultural Institute
fEAST Theatre – A Thespian Weekend in North London

fEAST Theatre – A Thespian Weekend in North London

We are partnering again with Gazeta Românească newspaper, the intrepid independent producer of musical and theatrical events, for a weekend of Romanian performances for all ages. The programme, entitled fEAST Theatre, includes a puppets show, the one woman show 'Charlotte Salomon', a theatrical potpourri based on the immortal...

12 - 13/03/2016 @ Willesden Green Library Centre
Romanian Artists for a Living Museum

Romanian Artists for a Living Museum

It’s 2053.  All of the artworks in Tate Liverpool’s 'Imagined Museum' have vanished and are replaced by a 'living museum', that is, an army of people assembled to preserve the memory of the objects that were once on display.  This is the extraordinary conclusion of the special...

20 - 21/02/2016 @ Tate Liverpool Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, L3 4BB
'Memodrome: Home', the Spectacle of Memory

'Memodrome: Home', the Spectacle of Memory

Join us for a séance of interactive, immersive performance born under the umbrella of the Theatre of Testimonies - a new theatrical form that relies on raw and unmediated depositions. The cutting-edge artistic practice, set up by the creative duo Anca Doczi and Cristian Luchian, reflects on matters of...

06/02/2016 @ Horniman Museum and Gardens, 100 London Road, Forest Hill, London SE23 3PQ
Highlights of the Bucharest Theatre Festival 2015, Live in London

Highlights of the Bucharest Theatre Festival 2015, Live in London

For the first time, two of the most anticipated shows of the National Theatre Festival in Bucharest are streamed live at the Romanian Cultural Institute in London. Start your weekend with Mihail Sebastian’s bitter-sweet melodrama 'The Star Without a Name', depicting the impossible love between a small town professor and a...

30/10 - 01/11/2015 @ Romanian Cultural Institute
N(AUM) - The Spectacular Charm of Surrealism

N(AUM) - The Spectacular Charm of Surrealism

Stage grande dame Oana Pellea, one of Romania’s most beloved actresses, stars together with Cristina Casian in the eerie, hypnotic adaption of the work of Europe’s last Surrealist master, Gellu Naum. The show is a haunting incursion into the great writer’s fascinating universe, which through fragments of poetry, prose,...

24/10/2015 @ Leicester Square Theatre
The Lustrous Chase: Marina Hanganu at Bloomsbury Festival

The Lustrous Chase: Marina Hanganu at Bloomsbury Festival

Marina Hanganu’s tech-laden and participative performance 'Before Sunset/After Sunrise', an exploration of how light impacts the daily routine of Londoners and their continental counterparts, will be presented at the Bloomsbury Festival as part of a programme that examines the influence of solar luminosity on our everyday life....

22 - 25/10/2015 @ Bloomsbury Festival
In the Ashes of Oblivion: the Romanian-Irish Vanner Collective at Edinburgh Fringe

In the Ashes of Oblivion: the Romanian-Irish Vanner Collective at Edinburgh Fringe

One of our theatrical presences on the Edinburgh Festival scene this summer is the Romanian-Irish dramatic exploration of the often traumatic impact immigration has on one’s identity and memory. The show, entitled 'Ashes Afar: Go Home', tackles the vagaries of displacement in a comedic key. The play is produced by the VANNER...

07 - 29/08/2015 @ Greenside @ Infirmary Street (Venue 236), 6 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LT
Hitchcock Revisited

Hitchcock Revisited

An alert, suspenseful crossover between theatre and film, the Romanian version of '39 Steps', Hitchcock’s espionage thriller and one of West End’s most enduring successes, will be presented at the Edinburgh Fringe by the famed Teatrul Foarte Mic of Bucharest as part of the Romanian artistic contingent showcasing in...

06 - 17/08/2015 @ New Town Theatre (Venue 7), Freemasons' Hall, Edinburgh EH2 3DH
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