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.    

 

Clara and The Free Time

Clara and The Free Time

Every day, Clara the Clerk organizes extracurricular activities for children. But today, at The Office no. 1 for Keeping Spare Time Fun, everything seems topsy-turvy. Driven mad by her tasks and by the Voice that gives her no time to rest, Clara receives a phone call that reminds her she was once a child too. Her mind begins to wander and her...

28/05/2022 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square London SW1X 8PH
Dra.ma Workshop

Dra.ma Workshop

During the Dra.ma Workshop the children will have the chance to play games and create their own stories and step into the world of imagination. Curated and facilitated by Dra.ma Acting for life, the workshop is the culmination of this special event. The participants get to try their hand at improvisation, story telling and to exercise...

29/05/2022 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square London, SW1X 8PH

Events archive

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
'Limits' Educational Theatre Performance premiers in London

'Limits' Educational Theatre Performance premiers in London

‘Limits’, a staged story inspired from real life events and characters, will have its premiere within the theatrical series at the Romanian Cultural Institute. The one-woman show starring Mihaela Rădescu is directed by Radu Apostol and produced by The Replika Educational Theatre Centre in Bucharest.   ‘Limits’...

15/11/2019 @ Romanian Cultural Institute
The Beauty of London in September: a weekend of Romanian theatre shows, concerts and talks

The Beauty of London in September: a weekend of Romanian theatre shows, concerts and talks

The last weekend of September brings to London a generous crop of theatre and music shows, featuring some of Romania’s most revered artists: Oana Pellea, Mircea Rusu, Cristina Casian and Adrian Naidin. The programme is organised by Poveşti spuse-n româneşte with the support of the Romanian Cultural Institute in...

28 - 29/09/2019 @ Teatro Technis & Leicester Square Theatre
‘Living the Dream’: The Borderless Mind in Search of Freedom

‘Living the Dream’: The Borderless Mind in Search of Freedom

We are proud to support the London premiere of ‘Living the Dream’, a new musical by former journalist and TV presenter John Warrington, inspired by the search for freedom during communist Romania. A rehearsed reading of this new production based on a true story will be given at The Other Palace, one of the capital’s most...

28/08/2019 @ The Other Palace, 12 Palace Street London, SW1E 5JA
Mihaela Drăgan's 'Roma Futurism': from the Royal Court to Belgravia

Mihaela Drăgan's 'Roma Futurism': from the Royal Court to Belgravia

This July, we are proud to continue our collaboration with the Royal Court Theatre and celebrate Romanian actress and playwright Mihaela Drăgan, selected by the prestigious organisation for their 2019 Summer Residency programme. At 1 Belgrave Square, together with British artist Delaine Le Bas, the acclaimed dramatist performs a...

13/07/2019 @ RCI London
Alexandra Pirici Brings ‘Leaking Territories’ to London’s Block Universe

Alexandra Pirici Brings ‘Leaking Territories’ to London’s Block Universe

Alexandra Pirici (RO) brings the ongoing action Leaking Territories (2017) to London for the first time as part of Block Universe, London’s leading international performance art festival and commissioning body. Originally made for the decennial art exhibition Skulptur Projekte Münster / Munster Sculpture Projects 2017, the work took...

22 - 28/05/2019 @ Imperial War Museum, London
Edith Alibec’s Highly Imaginative ‘Why the Child Is Cooking in the Polenta’, at Gate Theatre

Edith Alibec’s Highly Imaginative ‘Why the Child Is Cooking in the Polenta’, at Gate Theatre

Following a sold-out performance in Belgravia in 2017, accomplished Romanian actress Edith Alibec brings her award-winning one-woman show, ‘Why the Child is Cooking in the Polenta’, to London’s Gate Theatre in Notting Hill. Directed by Dana Paraschiv and inspired by the autobiographical novel of Swiss-Romanian Aglaja...

01 - 04/05/2019 @ Gate Theatre, 11 Pembridge Road, Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3HQ
BÉZNĂ Theatre’s Illegalised, on UK Tour

BÉZNĂ Theatre’s Illegalised, on UK Tour

We join forces with a series of British partners to support the UK Tour of ‘Illegalised’, a new play by British-Romanian collective BÉZNĂ Theatre that will be presented, in world premiere, throughout the month of May.   ILLEGALISED is the first in BÉZNĂ Theatre’s cycle of multi-lingual plays, a...

30/04 - 24/05/2019 @ UK Tour: London, Leeds, Manchester, Bedford, Newcastle
FEAST (a play in one cooking)

FEAST (a play in one cooking)

Our theatre programme continues in April with a novel piece inspired by Shakespeare’s dramaturgy and written by London-based Romanian actress Olivia Negrean, entitled ‘Feast (a play in one cooking)’. Six of the Bard’s female characters are brought to life by a cast of female actors of five different...

10 - 11/04/2019 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X8PH
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