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.    

 

Events archive

Why the Child is Cooking in the Polenta embarks on UK tour this September

Why the Child is Cooking in the Polenta embarks on UK tour this September

A bridge between reality and fiction, Edith Alibec’s award-winning adaptation of Aglaja Veteranyi’s autobiographical book, Why the Child is Cooking in the Polenta, will be heading on a UK tour from 13-16  September 2021. A fascinating and endlessly imaginative show, it follows a family of circus artists who flee the Communist...

13 - 16/09/2021 @ Cambridge, London, Oxford
Oscar Wilde’s The Happy Prince, staged by the Theatre for Children and Youth Luceafărul, broadcasted by RCI London

Oscar Wilde’s The Happy Prince, staged by the Theatre for Children and Youth Luceafărul, broadcasted by RCI London

Be a cool kid and replace your movie night with theatre, your family will be so impressed that they will offer you popcorn from a golden bucket. Or at least, they won’t be asking you to clean your room for a while! This weekend, RCI London invites you to watch The Happy Prince, based on Oscar Wilde’s marvellous story and staged...

19 - 20/06/2021 @ online | Website, Facebook page and YouTube channel
The Radio Theatrical Performance 'Decomposed Theatre/Omul pubelă' by Matei Vișniec

The Radio Theatrical Performance 'Decomposed Theatre/Omul pubelă' by Matei Vișniec

RCI London will broadcast the radio theatrical performance Decomposed Theatre/Omul pubelă by the outstanding Romanian writer Matei Vișniec, translated into English by Jozefina Komporaly. Directed by Kate O'Connor | Cast: Maria Forrester | Sound Editor: Sam Halmarack | Radio adaptation: Andrew Singer In this theatrical...

24/04/2021 @ online
Romanian Classics in English: LIVIU REBREANU  -  Theatre Performance “Forest of the Hanged” (Pădurea spânzuraților) directed by Radu Afrim

Romanian Classics in English: LIVIU REBREANU - Theatre Performance “Forest of the Hanged” (Pădurea spânzuraților) directed by Radu Afrim

Bringing new resonances to a timeless Romanian writer and his literary works, RCI London is hosting a series of spectacular events dedicated to the renowned novelist Liviu Rebreanu, 10 days boasting a formidable intellectual energy as vibrant and immersive as the folk dance Ciuleandra itself. The syncretic season occasioned by a new translation...

16/04/2021
Romanian Classics in English: LIVIU REBREANU  - Talk by ethnochoreologist Cristian Mușa

Romanian Classics in English: LIVIU REBREANU - Talk by ethnochoreologist Cristian Mușa

Bringing new resonances to a timeless Romanian writer and his literary works, RCI London is hosting a series of spectacular events dedicated to the renowned novelist Liviu Rebreanu, 10 days boasting a formidable intellectual energy as vibrant and immersive as the folk dance Ciuleandra itself. The syncretic season occasioned by a new translation...

13/04/2021
Unpack by Cătălina Florescu: Key Moments of Romania’s History in a One-woman Show

Unpack by Cătălina Florescu: Key Moments of Romania’s History in a One-woman Show

  RCI London will broadcast for its online audiences, on 30 March, the performance entitled Unpack by Cătălina Florescu, a one-act autobiographical play that weaves the personal history of people, of objects and our affective memory that we carry everywhere, with essential moments in the history of Romania: the winning of the...

30/03/2021 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH, London
Holocaust Memorial Day 2021: Theatre performance “Yes, My Fuhrer” by the Jewish State Theatre

Holocaust Memorial Day 2021: Theatre performance “Yes, My Fuhrer” by the Jewish State Theatre

To mark the Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January 2021, the Romanian Cultural Institute and the Embassy of Romania in the United Kingdom cordially invite you to the theatre performance “Yes, My Führer” (La ordin, Führer!) directed by Mihai Măniuțiu for the Jewish State Theatre in Bucharest. The play, written by...

27 - 29/01/2021 @ online | Website, Facebook page and YouTube channel
Performance: Why the Child Is Cooking in the Polenta

Performance: Why the Child Is Cooking in the Polenta

Immediately after the Romania Rocks literature festival, we invite you to a touching one-woman show inspired by the autobiographical novel of the brilliant and tragic figure Aglaja Veteranyi. Led by director Dana Paraschiv and starring the gifted Edith Alibec, the show is based on Veteranyi’s amazing experiences and allows for a memorable...

14 - 15/11/2020 @ online
Olivier Award Winner Francesca Velicu Dances on Paul Constantinescu's Masterpiece

Olivier Award Winner Francesca Velicu Dances on Paul Constantinescu's Masterpiece

Francesca Velicu, First Artist of the English National Ballet, graced us with her presence in 1 Belgrave Square and performed Toccata, choreographed by Nancy Osbaldeston. RCI’s Brâncuși Gallery welcomed the award-winning Romanian ballerina performing a short piece on music composed by Paul Constantinescu. The clip will be...

27/08/2020 @ Romanian Cultural Institute
Theatre performance: “Old Clown Wanted” by Matei Vișniec

Theatre performance: “Old Clown Wanted” by Matei Vișniec

Three elderly men arriving with suitcases in a windowless room, answering an advertisement for a “Small Part for an Old Clown”. Three out-of-fashion clowns who bump into one another at the audition, hoping they will be chosen as it is clearly their last chance. When no one arrives to interview them, they start performing their old...

15/07/2020
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