After a long pause due to restrictions from Covid19, the journey of “Genius Loci – Performing arts between heritage and future” resumes with a new online formula.
Conceived and promoted by Astragali Teatro, supported by the “Creative Europe” program of the European Union, the project involves as Partners, the Department of History, Society and Human Studies of the University of Salento (Italy), the International Theater Institute – UNESCO (France), Constanta State Theater (Romania), Foundation of Dance ‘Alicia Alonso’ of University of Madrid ‘ Rey Juan Carlos’ (Spain), Theatro tsi Zakynthos (Greece).

This four-stage journey through the European performing arts, which started a year ago from Greece, restarts Tuesday 2 to Sunday 7 February with the international artistic residence ‘The Demon of Love’, coordinated by the State Theater of Constanta.
An opening streaming event “Twinning Performing Arts“on traditional songs from Romania and Italy is scheduled with the participation of Romanian and Italian performers (Tuesday 2 at h.16, CET time). The other activities will be: the exchange event on zoom entitled “Who is My Neighbor?” dedicated to the playwright Pedro Calderon De La Barca with Romanian and Spanish experts (Wednesday 3 at h.12 CET time), the viewing of the documentary “Dobrogea and Constanţa multicultural tradition” (Friday 5 at h. 18 CET time), the Performance “Demon of Love“, original collective creation of the State Theater of Constance, directed by Diana Mititelu (Saturday 6 for a special event with students and Sunday 7 at h.18 CET time). Info on platforms and access to appointments 0832 306194 – teatro@astragali.org

Through the meeting of common artistic practices, but also of different methodologies and cultural traditions, Genius Loci aims to create innovative artistic creations and practices generated by the joint work between European artists from various countries and communities on the basis of exchange and mutual knowledge. The project, in fact, is aimed at promoting cultural cooperation and intercultural dialogue by relating artists to communities, cultural heritage to places and social contexts, through the implementation of international artistic residences in four different countries.

THE DEMON OF LOVE ARTISTIC RESIDENCE

2 – 7 FEBRUARY 2021

coordinated by Constanta State Theatre (Romania)

Calendar:

Tuesday, 2nd February, h.17:00 (CET time)
– Twinning Performing Arts –
online PUBLIC streaming of traditional songs from Italy and Romania through Constanta State Theatre Facebook page and GENIUS LOCI Facebook page.

Wednesday, 3rd February, h.12:00 (CET time)
– Who is My Neighbour? –
online Zoom reading performance activity with school students from “Ioan Cotovu” Theoretical High School Hârșova. Pedro Calderón de la Barca, “Life Is Dream” (fragments), with an introduction about the author and the intervention of the Partner Institute of Dance ‘Alicia Alonso’ of Madrid University (Spain).

Friday, 5th February
– Community Heritage – Documentary video –
Dobrogea and Constanţa multicultural tradition – online PUBLIC broadcasted through Constanta State Theatre Facebook page and GENIUS LOCI Facebook page.

Saturday, 6th February, h.18:00 (CET time)
– Open Classes and After Theatre –
online broadcasting¹ of the Performance – “Demon of Love”², collective creation of Romanian actors from The State Theatre of Constanța, directed by Diana Mititelu. Broadcasting of the performance for students, followed by an international Zoom debate with the artistic team – actors, director.

Sunday, 7th February, h.18:00 (CET time)
Online PUBLIC³ broadcasting of the Performance – “Demon of Love, collective creation of Romanian actors from The State Theatre of Constanța, directed by Diana Mititelu.

GENIUS LOCI-performing arts between heritage and future is a project promoted by Astràgali Teatro-Eufonia, with the support of the European Union Culture Program “Creative Europe”. Project partners: Department of History, Society and Human Studies of the University of Salento (Italy), State Theatre of Constanta (Romania), ‘Alicia Alonso’ Dance Foundation of ‘Rey Juan Carlos’ University of Madrid (Spain), International Theatre Institute Directorate General – UNESCO (France), Theatro Tsi Zakynthos (Greece). ¹ Only by invitation, on Youtube, a link will be sent to the participants.
² The Demon of love /or lust is the translation for Zburător, which is the Romanian word for “flyer”. The Flyer is a Romanian folklore spirit which makes love to maidens by night. The “zburător” or “sburător” can also refer to a demon that takes the shape of a young handsome man, visiting women – especially recently married ones or pregnant ones – in their sleep, like the incubus. It cannot be seen by other people.
References to this myth appear in the romantic poem by Ion Heliade Rădulescu ”Zburătorul”

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