[spectre] CALIN DAN DIRECTING THEATRICAL EVENT
geert at xs4all.nl
Mon May 28 15:19:29 CEST 2007
> Subject: CALIN DAN IS DIRECTING AN EXPERIMENTAL THEATRICAL EVENT
> CASTING INMATES FROM COLIBASI ROMANIAN PENITENTIARY
> Odeon Theater
> (Bucharest, Calea Victoriei 40-42)
> Monday, May 28, at 7:00 p.m.,
> hosts the performance
> CA(R)NE – THIS IS OUR CITY
> an experimental theatrical event by Călin Dan,
> casting inmates from the Colibasi Penitentiary in Romania.
> The creative team involves:
> Călin Dan (text & stage direction)
> Matze (sound design & DJ)
> Cosmin Ardeleanu (set design & costumes)
> Vali Chincisan (computer animation & VJ)
> Suzana Dan (visual campaign & special props)
> Victor Velculescu & Marius Iacob (video).
> Project initiated and supported by:
> Atelier Rijksbouwmeester, the Hague, realized in the frame of the
> Prison Star Program,
> implemented in the Colibasi Penitentiary with the support of the Dutch
> Ministries of Foreign
> Affairs and of Justice as well as of the Netherlands Royal Embassy in
> Project organized by:
> Hand Milked Visions Foundation, Amsterdam;
> the International Center for Contemporary Art, Bucharest;
> Odeon Theater, Bucharest.
> Project co-finaced by:
> Swiss Cultural Programme Romania, Pro Helvetia / SDC;
> the Administration of the National Cultural Fund, the Ministry of
> Culture & Cults, Romania.
> The play brings forward the stray dogs coming from the demolition
> sites that defaced Bucharest in the ‘70s & ‘80s, in order to make room
> for the building of Ceausescu’s Palace. While waiting euthanasia, the
> characters talk about the relation between masters and servants,
> dictators and masses, about architecture, religion, etc. The text
> blends continuously the existential debate and the mythological
> prospective, with abrupt changes of location between a dogs’ prison
> and the court of a fictional prince. The theatrical performance is
> backed by an original sound composition performed live as well as by
> videos and animations mixed in real time.
> Entrance free.
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