VITRINE Imposibile, a performative installation that can be seen, discovered and studied on October 9, 10, 23 and 24 in Bucharest

Above Faces caught in IMPOSSIBLE SHOWCASES, more than performances, are episodes that allow our weaknesses to manifest.

The project Showcases Impossible, a performative installation produced by Vanner Collective, directed by Iulia Grigoriu, brings to the world Supra Feţele, creatures that take shape in the spaces of three galleries in the center of the capital, located on Calea Victoriei, on October 9, 10, 23 and 24. Three confessions, three revelations, three 15-minute artistic moments of unlikely beings: the unborn child, the devil and the happy man. The three performances bring into question the complexity of humanity and the pursuit of truth and happiness.

Spectators are offered an itinerary between three galleries on Calea Victoriei. Galateea, Nemțoi and 1001 Arte galleries become, for the first two weekends of October, the space where 3 unlikely beings talk about humanity and truth. Some of these beings deserve to be released on parole, while others deserve their distance just as well. Although each of us knows their features, the Upper Faces do not have a common face, a generally recognized figure. Now I receive this appearance, a face with which we must not agree, but which we are invited to acknowledge.

Iulia Grigoriu explain:

“I have been thinking about the possibility of doing theater in the shop window for more than two years, since the beginning of the pandemic, when I was trying to find solutions to bring the spectator close to the actor in safe conditions. The instinct to take refuge in invented universes has amplified lately and I realized that the glass window that separates the actor from the spectator can practically turn into a portal between worlds when what we see inside the window is very unlikely. to exist in the reality around us. Thus, a zero-degree meeting takes place, in which those on one side of the window do not look exactly the same as those on the other side, and yet it is possible to find common truths even so. ”

“Impossible Showcases”, is produced by Vanner Collective in partnership with Galateea Contemporary Art Gallery, Nemțoi Gallery, 1001 Arte Gallery, Nottara Theater and the Youth Center of Bucharest. The three unseen characters will be signed by the actors Nicoleta Hâncu, Ionț Gram and Codrin Boldea. The texts in the project are Super gagiul by Cleopatra Constantinescu at Galateea Gallery, The one who invented the option by Sever Bârsan at Galeria Nemțoi, Hepinass after Radu Iacoban at the 1001 Arte Gallery.

The scenography of the show is signed by Alexandra Lupeș, costumes and makeup Sofia Iorga Miric, the sound universe is created by Adrian Piciorea, and the light design belongs to him Daniel buglea.

The performances will take place on 9, 10, 23 and 24 October. Admission is free based on reservation. Spectators are asked to present an identity card at the entrance to receive a pair of audio headphones with which they will watch the 3 performances. Entrances at 7.30, 20.00, 20.30, 21.00 (tour duration 60 min.) You will leave the courtyard of the Green Hours Bistro Garden. Each tour has a maximum capacity of 4 spectators.

Vanner is a collective of theater creators from Romania and Ireland, formed in Great Britain, in 2014. Growing innovative ideas and artistic projects, Vanner speaks to people through a challenging, fresh, current, accessible theater.

Iulia Grigoriu – director – is a graduate of the theater directing specialization at UNATC (2016 bachelor and 2019 master). He often opts for classic texts that he updates, preferring unrealistic and experimental approaches. The pandemic context determined her to make the transition to the video field, one of them being the L-ving performance, which premiered online at the international Reconnect festival, Iran.

Alexandra Lupeș – scenography – approaches the spaces with versatility, combining the architectural vision with the scenic one. He graduated from the University of Architecture in Bucharest, and then went to exhibition design projects in the United States and Europe, event design projects, symphonic projects, shows. Interdisciplinary character, he collaborated with the scenographer Adrian Damian on several occasions, he designed scenographies for the theater festival for high school students Ideo Ideis, Teatrul Apropo, TVR (Gottlieb – nominated for UNITER awards) stage design for event symphonic concerts and national tours.

Sofia Iorga Miric – costumes and makeup – until 2019 he collaborated in several projects in the field of performing arts and participated in numerous national and international festivals: the International Festival of Living Statues (Bucharest, Romania), Cest is d’Best international multimedia street festival (Zagreb, Croatia) and Awaji Art Circus (Awaji Island, Japan). Under the pseudonym Iris Afina, she was named Global Artist of the Year 2019 in the NYX Professional Makeup Face Awards.

Adrian Piciorea – composer – he is 26 years old and is a graduate of the University of Theater and Cinematography “IL Caragiale”, Bucharest, Faculty of Theater, specialization Actor’s Art. At the age of 14, he discovered his passion for sound design. Since then, he has not stopped learning to compose music on his own. Thanks to his theatrical studies, he managed to easily penetrate the show visions of the directors with whom he collaborated. Some of the shows for which he made music and sound design are MEDEAs BOYs – directed by Andrei Măjeri (Apollo111), girls – directed by Andreea Ciocîrlan (“Marin Sorescu” National Theater), the girls – directed by Andrei Măjeri (Hungarian National State Theater in Cluj), The Last Raid of HumanKind – directed and choreographed by Daniel Dragomir, Cut Green – directed by Adina Lazăr (Pro Teatru).

Daniel Buglea – light design – he finished his undergraduate studies at UNATC, theatrology department, then he followed the master’s degree in light design at the same university. He has been employed at the Bucharest National Theater since 2015 as a technical director, and in the meantime he has done light design for many shows in Bucharest and in the country, collaborated with the Comedy Theater, Excelsior Theater, Fani Tardini Galați Theater, Marin Sorescu Craiova Theater, Monday Theater, CNDB, Unteatru, Teatrul Dramaturgilor Români.

Nicoleta Hâncu – actress – graduate of the Faculty of Theater, Actor’s Art Department, within the National University of Theater and Cinematography “IL Caragiale” in Bucharest, in the class of Prof. Florin Zamfirescu, the group of Prof. Adrian Pintea.

An independent actress, she has collaborated over time with a large part of the institutionalized theaters both in Bucharest (Bulandra Theater, Metropolis Theater, Romanian Playwrights Theater, Teatrul Mic, Nicolae Bălcescu Cultural Center) and in other cities of the country (Maria Filotti Theater Brăila), in the shows Flight over a cuckoo’s nest, The nameless star, A lost letter, Amadeus, Hamlet, Furniture and pain, Cherry orchard, Tartuffe, Oblomov and so on He also has a rich experience in film: And maybe I’m still alive today, Remember me nicely in the old center, Lindenfeld, A love story, Sunday morning, Blue spring, Taiu, The mystery of a simple case, The long way home, Marry etc.

He won the UNITER Award for his role as Elmire in the show “Tartuffe”.

Ionuț Grama – actor – (b. 1982) graduated from UNATC “ILCaragiale” Bucharest, Actor’s Art section in 2007. He became known for his role as George in the show “Who’s scared of Virginia Woolf?” by E. Albee, who brought her the Special Jury Prize at the UNATC Gala (2007) and a nomination for the UNITER Debut Award (2009). Ionut has performed in over 30 theater performances, both in the country (The Pillow Man de Martin McDonagh, caretaker de Harold Pinter, The sound of Music from Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein, Julius Caesar by W. Shakespeare, etc.), as well as abroad (The Winter’s Tale and Pericles by W. Shakespeare, edited in Poland and the Czech Republic in English). He has collaborated with important film directors (Nae Caranfil – Closer to the Moon and 6.9 on the Richter scale, Radu Gabrea – Gruber’s journey) and starred in foreign productions such as The Devil Inside, Dampyr or The Whistleblower. He dubbed movies and animated series (Bebe Chief, Beauty and the Beast, Penguins of Madagascar, Kung-Fu Panda) and made TV and radio promos.

Codrin Andrei Boldea – actor – is a graduate of the National University of Theater and Cinematography “Ion Luca Caragiale”, acting department. He collaborates with theater institutions such as: Metropolis Theater, Comedy Theater, Romanian Playwrights Theater and Lumina Cultural Center in numerous shows, including Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Flying over a Cuckoo’s Nest, Head of the Soul Sector, Nora, Wives School and so on He won the debut award at the UNITER Awards Gala 2018 for the role of Laertes in the show Hamlet, Victor Ioan Frunză stage direction at the Metropolis Theater.

The project “Impossible Showcases” was co-financed by the Capital City Hall through ARCUB within the Bucharest – Open City 2021. Program. The content of this material does not necessarily represent the official position of the Bucharest City Hall or ARCUB.

The project is realized in partnership with the Nottara Theater, the Youth Center of Bucharest, the Union of Visual Artists in Romania, Galateea Contemporary Art, 1001 Arte, Nemțoi Gallery, J’ai Bistro, the LUNI Theater from Green Hours, GDS, Bistro by Green Hours .
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