The Impuls Festival recreates Timioara’s Biawa Traian with street art, contemporary circus, Balkan music and four fascinating journeys through Timiشوارoara.

The French Institute of Timisoara, in partnership with Le Plus Petit Cirque du Monde, Beta, Unfold Motion, Cetățean de Traian and the Circus School, through the Project Center, is organizing between 27 September and 1 October a complex street art festival, with representatives of contemporary circus, theater and roads across The city is seen through the eyes of four important female figures of Timisoara’s history, circus and contemporary dance workshops, but also an exceptional concert by the Barcelona Gypsy Balkan Orchestra. As part of the cultural program for which Timisoara was awarded the title of European Capital of Culture for 2023, the Institut Français in Timisoara has been hosting the Impuls street art, music and circus arts festival since 2018.

Continuing the course of cultural events to take place in 2023, with Timisoara being honored with the title of European Capital of Culture, the Impuls Festival brings a series of cultural works, in collaboration with French culture operators, to Traian Square in Timisoara this year and Romanians, engaged in the process of transforming Timisoara into a center of culture and cultural integration of minorities. Since its inception, the Impuls Festival has strived to bring street art, circus, and music to public spaces and the city’s suburbs to provide a vulnerable audience with access to culture.

If in 2019 the Impuls Festival featured acrobatics and dance performances with artists from France, Germany and Romania, as well as two evenings of jazz with the Franco-Iranian band Manushan and an unusual concert, Taraf de Caliu, in this year the Impuls Festival proposes a complex series A variety of cultural events, involving not only the Biawa Traian community, but also citizens from all areas of the city of Timisoara, to enjoy together contemporary circus, theater performance, architecture, contemporary dance, circus and music workshops.

“This year, the Impuls Festival will take place in Biacha Traian in the Fabrik district, but also through the itineraries of four emblematic women of the city, who will lead us to discover the secret of Timisoara. Since its inception in 2018, the Impuls Festival strives to promote street art, circus and music in the public and surrounding spaces of the city. To give them a cultural aura.The choice of the Fabric district aligns with this goal and allows us to offer local access to culture to an often vulnerable audience.This festival is an opportunity to engage them in the European Capital of Culture process and expand the audience.It is also an opportunity to promote the exceptional architecture of this neighborhood and to educate the residents For the 2022 edition of the Impuls Festival, we invited Eletrios Kechagioglu, founder of Le Plus Petite Cirque du Monde, who will (with Timișoara Architecture Biennale Beta and local partners such as the Timișoara Circus School, led by Imre Nagy, Basque Theater, the Traian Citizen Association and Anfold) Motion Contemporary Dance), a festival similar to the one he created in Eleusina, Greece, which is also the European Capital of Culture in 2023. This joint project between two European capitals Culture in 2023 is the result of mutual cooperation between the French Institutes of Athens and Timisoara, the Elefsina Committee 2023 and the project center of Timisoara 2023. To help us discover the textile district, as well as life stories, childhood memories rooted in the city and to share extraordinary experiences And wonderfully, we invited four women from Timisoara, each an icon and icon in its own field, to search for the neighborhood and its memories through four invited itineraries to accompany the audience. The festival will end in style and music on October 1, with a concert at Traian Square by the famous Barcelona Gypsy Balkan Philharmonic Orchestra in Traian Square. This cooperation project initiated by the French Institute of Timisoara and the City Hall Project Center for Timisoara 2023 will strengthen the rich and fruitful historical links with the city and its cultural institutions.” Tila Rodel, Director of the French Institute of Romania in Timisoara

Impuls . Festival program will start months, September 26, with circus workshops proposed by the Circus School. we continue Tuesday, September 27, with an outing with Sorina Jecza, Director of the Jecza Foundation, to learn to listen to the stories of the city you see through the eyes of a woman strongly active in the visual arts sector Timisoara. In the afternoon of the same day there will be a file Offers In the Jecza park area, together with the dancers of the Contemporary Dance Troupe Unfold Motion and contemporary circus artists from Le Plus Petit Cirque du Monde, a cultural act in which the public is invited to participate. The festival program will continue on WednesdayOn September 28, with Luciana Friedman, head of the Jewish community of Timisoara, with a path that will begin in Biawa Traian. In a day Thursday, the path will continue with writer Adriana Babici who will tell about the forgotten deals in Timisoara, and this performance track will end at the Fabre Cultural Center. day Friday Dedicated to architecture and work with architects in Timioara, the festival route continues with representatives of Beta, and co-organizers with the Romanian Guild of Architects, Timi Chapter, for the Timioara Biennale of Architecture in Timișoara.

“Performing arts performances (contemporary dance, circus and music) in open spaces reveal the best way to express and release emotions, and at the same time are a powerful tool for social cohesion, collective acceptance, intergenerational communication and finally coexistence. Since 2017, Impuls has been transforming peripheral public spaces in Timișoara to cultural sites, experimenting with new links between urban planning, architecture and performing arts.The program makes public spaces inclusive and combats social labels by promoting offerings that reach and engage all types of users, from students to marginalized groups and people with disabilities, with the expertise of professionals such as Le Plus Petit Cirque du Monde (France)”. Elefterios Kichaoglu, Coordinator of Le Place Petit Cirque du Monde (France)

day Saturday Particularly dedicated to street art activities, with a public event starting at 12:00 with contemporary circus workshops, followed by an active theater performance by Basca and an exceptional concert by Barcelona Balkan-fusion music, from klezmer to jazz manouche and gypsy music: Barcelona Gypsy Orchestra Balkan.

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