Catsheuvel Festival 2014

The first Romanian arts dedicated festival will take place this autumn, in The Hague (Netherlands). Catsheuvel Festival (September 26-27 2014) is actually an avanpremiere of what is hoped to become an annual or at least regular event. Its director, dancer and choreographer Lucian Martin (USZINA DANS) blended contemporary with traditional arts, music, dance, interactive sound-video installations and multimedia in a very condensed series of events meant to illustrate the variety of cultural activities in today’s eclectic Romania, the fairytale (“basm”) being the main theme of the festival.

Among the artists invited to Catsheuvel Festival: two syncretic groups, Inter-Art (whose core is composed of composer and performer Mihaela Vosganian & dancer and choreographer Liliana Iorgulescu) and SeduCant (Ana Chifu, flute, Maria Chifu, bassoon, Mihai Cucu, video art, Lucian Martin, dance and choreography and Diana Rotaru, music and keyboard), SonoMania New Music Ensemble (A. Chifu, M. Chifu, Olga Podobinschi, piano, Radu Valcu, guitar), Catalin Cretu (composer, electronic music specialist), Gabriel Barbalau (double-bass), Cristina Raducan (flute), Mihaela Pletea (soprano), dancers Alexandra Poenaru and Cristina Osiceanu or traditional music VIP Grigore Lese. Alonside the musical and choreographic events, Catsheuvel Festival will host exhibitions of photography (Sabina Ulubeanu, Mihai Cucu), painting (Vasilica Chifu), sculpture (Panaite Chifu), traditional or contemporary fashion design (Iulia Gorneanu – Romanian “Ia”, Alexandra Rapcencu) and many other surprises.

Please visit the official website (unfortunately, in Dutch) and, if you feel like it, make a small financial contribution to support an event that is surely a very important endeavour  - and has a lot of heart.

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