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.    

 

Alexandra Badea’s Incisive 'The Pulverised' Premieres at Arcola Theatre

Alexandra Badea’s Incisive 'The Pulverised' Premieres at Arcola Theatre

We are proud to support the extensive Arcola Theatre run of Alexandra Badea's eye-opening drama, a piercing portrait of globalisation and its multifaceted effects. Following an impressive production at the National Theatre of Strasbourg, where it won the prestigious Grand Prix de la Littérature, 'The Pulverised' arrives to...

02 - 27/05/2017 @ Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
Marin Sorescu’s 'Jonah', the Elegiac Parable of Human Condition, at the RCI

Marin Sorescu’s 'Jonah', the Elegiac Parable of Human Condition, at the RCI

Arguably the most celebrated monologue of Romanian theatre gets a brilliant makeover in a new production staged specially for our increasingly popular theatrical space. Directed by American Sharon Willems and starring Romanian actor Alin Balaşcan, the performance preserves the signature balance between lyricism and irony so characteristic to...

18 - 19/05/2017 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH

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Memory and Loss: 'Ashes Afar' at RCI London

Memory and Loss: 'Ashes Afar' at RCI London

We are thrilled to continue our theatrical programme with the revelation of 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Andreea Borţun’s 'Ashes Afar' directed by rising star director Bobi Pricop and produced by the Irish-Romanian company Vanner Collective. The show - characterised as “an intelligent and fraught examination of the...

12/04/2017 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH
Star Thespian Maia Morgenstern in 'Janka' at the Romanian Cultural Institute

Star Thespian Maia Morgenstern in 'Janka' at the Romanian Cultural Institute

Don’t miss the one-off performance of Oscar Speace’s  'Janka', a tour-de-force starring one of Romania’s most beloved actresses, Maia Morgenstern. 'Janka', a Jewish Theatre of Bucharest production, is the intimate portrayal of a Holocaust survivor, “a story of adversity, resilience and of the human...

16/03/2017 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH
Matei Vişniec’s 'What Shall We Do with the Cello' Premieres at London’s Vault Festival

Matei Vişniec’s 'What Shall We Do with the Cello' Premieres at London’s Vault Festival

Atelier Studio Theatre and the Romanian Cultural Institute proudly present the British premiere of Matei Vişniec’s 'What Shall We Do with the Cello', a funny and sharply relevant play by Romania’s most prolific and celebrated contemporary playwright. The show is part of the VAULT Festival 2017.  Amusing and dark, this...

08 - 12/02/2017 @ The Vaults, Leake Street, Waterloo, SE1 7NN
Another London Performance by the Amazing Masca Theatre Company

Another London Performance by the Amazing Masca Theatre Company

After a successful string of performances on the Thames shore this summer, Masca Theatre returns to London to present another of its ground-breaking shows. We are excited to host, in our newly created theatrical space at 1 Belgrave Square, the awesome performance of 'The Wall', a production based on the non-verbal, “living...

07/12/2016 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH
Another Run for 'Tzara.Dada.Theatre', Opened by the RCI President, Radu Boroianu

Another Run for 'Tzara.Dada.Theatre', Opened by the RCI President, Radu Boroianu

After the startling success of its first performance, we bow to the public request and present a second run of Cristian Luchian’s hugely enjoyable show based on the theatre of Romanian avant-garde visionary Tristan Tzara. As part of the worldwide celebration of the Dada movement, the event features the plays 'Handkerchief of...

16/11/2016 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH
Marvellous Ioana Pavelescu in 'Zelda' at The Cockpit Theatre

Marvellous Ioana Pavelescu in 'Zelda' at The Cockpit Theatre

Play the Spotlight Theatre and the Romanian Cultural Institute present the London premiere of William Luce’s hypnotic monodrama 'Zelda – The Last Flapper' with a towering performance by Ioana Pavelescu, the beloved star of Romanian theatre&film and the 2013 recipient of the Best Actress award at the New York City...

12/11/2016 @ The Cockpit, Gateforth Street, Marylebone, London NW8 8EH, T: 020 7258 2925
Gigi Căciuleanu’s 'One Minute of Dance' Premiers at Sadler’s Wells

Gigi Căciuleanu’s 'One Minute of Dance' Premiers at Sadler’s Wells

Gigi Căciuleanu, Romania’s most acclaimed choreographer, returns to London with another brilliant show, which marvellously documents the maddening process by which a "humble" minute of dance is produced. Different every time, the performance is created and re-created on the spot, taken by the flux of momentary inspiration. The...

23/10/2016 @ Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN
Gigi Căciuleanu’s Flamboyant Dance Performance, 'L’Om DAdA' @ Sadler’s Wells

Gigi Căciuleanu’s Flamboyant Dance Performance, 'L’Om DAdA' @ Sadler’s Wells

Gigi Căciuleanu, Romania’s foremost choreographer, captures the seductive energy of DADA, the artistic revolution ignited by the Romanian Tristan Tzara at the beginning of the century, in a show full of disruptive anarchy, irresistible humour and uncomfortable equivoques. Starring Gigi Căciuleanu himself and Lari...

26/09/2016 @ Sadler’s Wells Theatre - Lilian Baylis Studio, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN
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