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Reinterpretation of the Dracula myth by one of the most popular Portuguese dance company

Published August 16, 2013 14:20

One month from today, on the 16th of September 2013, George Enescu Festival presents one of the most expected events of the year: the Portuguese dance company “Vortice Dance Company” will bring an exciting reinterpretation of the Dracula myth on the stage of the Bucharest National Opera House.

The events for 16 September 2013

A breathtaking interpretation! Exactly one month from now, September 16, at 7 p.m., the Portuguese from the Vortice Dance Company will join the Festival, at the Bucharest National Opera, with a „show about domination and obedience” that reinterprets Dracula’s myth into a grand visual story, accompanied by scores of composers such as Philip Glass, Serghei Rahmaninov and even Lou Reed.

For “Dracula”, the first show presented in the Festival, the two choreographers that form Vortice Dance Company used several inspiration sources, from the famous novel signed by Bram Stoker to legend or myths appartening to several cultures. “All of us, women or men, are made of flesh and blood, involved in domination and obedience games. The substance we are all created from represents our nature, while also being our biggest weakness. And, under this weakness’ empire, we give in, most of the times too easily, to temptation...” said Cláudia Martins and Rafael Carriço.

This show is sold out, but you can still watch the live transmission in the Grand Cinema Digiplex cinema hall, a premiere in the history of the Festival. Click here for details

Also on 16 September, at 7.30 p.m. is scheduled at the Great Palace Hall the second part of Richard Wagner's tetralogy, “The ring of the Nibelung”, Walkiria, with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the renowned Marek Janowski. Thus, the Festival offers a unique ocasion to see the wagnerian opus in the same year the entire classical music world brings in the spotlight Wagner’s works. This summer, the famous BBC Proms festival opened with “The ring of the Nibelung” tetralogy, under the baton of the world-renowned conductor Daniel Barneboim, who will open this edition of the George Enescu Festival. You can still find tickets for “Walkiria” here.

On the same day, at 4.30 p.m. at the Romanian Athenaeum, the National Chamber Choir Madrigal celebrates 50 years of activity through an extraordinary concert.

The events for 17 September 2013

On the 17 September at 7.30 p.m. at the Great Palace Hall the public will have the extraordinary ocassion to listen to one of the most interesting works composed by maestro George Enescu, Sinfonia Concertante for Cello & Orchestra, Op. 8, interpreted by one of the biggest orchestras of the world, Die Munchener Philharmoniker, conducted by Semyon Bychkov and having as a solist the original French violinist Gautier Capucon. You can still find tickets for this concert here.

At 5 p.m., at the Romanian Athenaeum, during the Recitals and chamber music Concert Series, the public will have the chance to listen Dvořák interpreted by the prestigious Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, conducted by James Gaffigan.

The events for 18 September 2013

The 18th of September brings the Turkish artist Fazil Say on the scene of the Romanian Athenaeum, for an extraordinary recital, from 5 p.m.

One of the best-known and sought-after pianist and composer from Turkey, with recurrent international tours, Fazil Say gave concerts in the entire world this year, producing strong reactions about the freedom of speech right. “I believe it is time for me to move to Japan. When I said I was an atheist, everybody insulted me, and the judiciary authorities poked into everything I wrote on Twitter. Probably I am the first person in the world to be investigated for having described myself as an atheist”, Fazil Say stated in April, after having been accused of blasphemy for some posts on his Twitter account. Acussed in a process that, in Turkey, might have ended with a prison sentence, Fazil Say became an exponent for freedom of speech in the Western World, in newspapers and TV stations, from BBC to The Telegraph, recounting the absurdity of the situation.

The same day, from 7.30 p.m. at Great Palace Hall is scheduled the concert of the famous sisters Katia and Marielle Labeque. Present on some of the best known scenes of the world –Carnegie Hall, Royal Festival Hall, La Scala din Milano –, the pianists had an audience of over 33.000 at the Waldbühne Berlin concert, together with the Berlin Phillharmonic, under the baton of the legendary Sir Simon Rattle (there is a DVD recording of the concert).
During the Festival, Katia and Marielle Labeque will interpret Concerto in D for two pianos FP61 by F. Poulenc, with the prestigious Munchener Philharmoniker, conducted by Semyon Bychkov. Tickets for this concert can still be found here.

Click here for the entire programme.

Additional information

There are only two weeks left until the beginning of the most important international cultural event organized in Romania, George Enescu Festival, which takes part between 1 and 28 September 2013, in Bucharest and other cities in the country. The Festivavl bring on the Romanian scene some of the most appreciated artists of today, from the pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim to the piano phenomenon Yuja Wang, together with top orchestras, known and valued worldwide – Staatskapelle Berlin, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. George Enescu Festival is the only event where the public can listen for an entire month to the most acknowledged contemporary musicians, all playing on Romanian scenes.

For more details (Press):

Oana Marinescu (; 0741278737);
Ana-Maria Onisei (; 0752220420

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