During Kaleido Days, concerts with Taravol from Verbelo and Johnny Romano, theater performances, photography, dance, Rome culture and gastronomy, will be organized between August 25 and 28 in Piazza Ferrentari. free entry.
Caleido Days celebrates cultural diversity, especially gypsy culture, and introduces to the stage names like Taraful of Vărbilău, well-known violinist of tâlc music in the village, Johny Romano, the phenomenal artist who combines violin and rap in the so-called gipsy trap, or Niko G. x Kali, A feminist trap duo that deals with anti-racism and social issues.
“The Best Child in the World”, a biographical performance by Alina Serban, actress, playwright, screenwriter and first director of theater and cinema from Rome in Romania, will be shown at Zilele Caleido, followed by the screening of the short film directed by the author himself, “Bilet de iertare”, the first Film on Gypsy Slavery from a Gypsy Perspective (Special mention at TIFF, Best Feature Director at Female Voices Rock – USA).
“Kobe Ray”, a successful female show, which is still playing 12 years after the first performance, with Katia Pascario, Romanian included by film critics in the list of the best actresses of 2021, presented by the New York Times, is also found in the program.
Director and coach Matti Lukaschi Grünberg will orchestrate a short, interactive and comedic improvisation, in the spirit of jazz and violin, whose cast includes Delia Ricio, Sever Barzan, Stefan Holuba, Stefan Iancu.
The Kaleido Days program also includes productions by Studiourile Ferentari, the educational center where young Ferentari learn scenography, musical composition, acting, choreography, dramaturgy, directing and photography. Among them is “Stories from the Schoolyard,” a program that talks about discrimination, tolerance, needs and aspirations.
The public will be able to participate free of charge in a series of workshops held by artists, professionals or representatives of Roma culture:
● Aldesa Georgiana Lincan, a Roma feminist, has experience in grassroots advocacy and community organizing With groups of Roma women, young Roma women and young Roma women, will conduct a workshop on Roma language and one on civic activism.
● Volunteer Guide at Ferentari Studios, Sever Andre, Actor, Improvizer, Playwright and Sound Designer, Founder of the viral group Facem and member of the Backstage Boys improvisation group, Author of Prison Improvisation Workshops, will coordinate a Musical Improvisation Workshop.
● Răzvan Rotaru combines acting and movement, alternating all the time between theatrical performances (“Super OK” and “Masa Puterilor Noastre”), contemporary dance (“Moving Fields” and “Basma Curată”) and interactive performances (“Crimă la cîna”, “Bé Boone”) and circus shows (“Alice in Wonderland”). He leads Mike’s School of Dance in Buzau, and during his Kaleido days he will coordinate a contemporary dance workshop.
● Christina Irian received her Ph.D. from UNARTE, Art History and Theory. He studied visual anthropology in Bucharest, SNSPA and Perugia, at degli Studi UniPg, but also studied comparative local development at Universita’ degli Studi di Trento. In Kaleido’s Days, he will coordinate a photography workshop that helps Ferentari’s children get to know space better, both with the naked eye and through the viewfinder.
● In the painting workshop, participants will experience different types of colours, textures, shapes and techniques, with artist Elena Andre, a graduate of the University of Arts in Bucharest, and studied by Professor Soren Ilfofino, a master’s student in Visual Arts at the same university.
● Valentin Nygwe, pre-university teacher and doctorate in history, author of the work entitled “The deportation of Roma from Montenegro to Transnistria in the period 1942-1944”, talks about the history and culture of the Roma in both Romania and Europe in a dedicated workshop
● Enaya Khalid, Architect, Member of the Romanian Order of Architects, Master’s Degree in Architecture and Urban Planning, from “Ion Minku” University of Architecture and Urbanism, as well as a founding member of Ms. and ceramics.
● Actress Irina Artini, a graduate of the Acting Department at UNATC, who is also pursuing a master’s degree in Film Acting, proposes a theater workshop for young participants. Irina regularly holds workshops with children from different backgrounds as part of community theater projects.
● A discussion on the history of the Ferentari neighborhood will be started by historian and researcher André Rozvan Voenia, author of two books on the history of Bucharest, “The Bucharest Housing Ideal: Family with Home and Garden. Plots of the Community Association of Cheap Housing – Bucharest (1908-1948)” and “Workers’ Housing And those in charge: The Construction House and the Bright Hearth Plot (1930-1949).
● Leontin Alexe, expert and collector of wild mushrooms and plants from the Doftanai Valley, will host a tasting event. Leontin was discovered by Chef Alexandru Dumitru when he was cooking at Atra Doftana, and is currently a supplier and collaborates with many restaurants in Bucharest and in the country.
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