« Say It Now! » COMPANY B. VALIENTE and TIMISOARA NATIONAL THEATER
23. – 24. oktober
2nd Mărășești St.300086 Timişoara, România
DIRECTION: Marcelino Martin Valiente
MANUSCRIPT: Marcelino Martin Valiente and Mihaela Michailov
ACTORS: Ana Munteanu, Flavius Retea, Bogdan Spiridon, Colin Buzoianu
COMPOSER: Sebastian Hamburger
LIGHT DESIGNER: Ovidiu Zimcea
VIDEO: Lucian Matei
CHOREOGRAPHIC ADVISOR: Gunhild Bjørnsgaard
SCENOGRAPHER: Brage Jonassen
PRODUCTION MANAGER: Codruta Popov
CO-ORDINATOR: Gunhild Bjørnsgaard
Project supported by: EEA Grants/ Norway Grants.
About the project: SAY IT NOW!
SAY IT NOW! brings together two different cultural backgrounds, the Romanian and the Norwegian one: 16 teenagers from different social backgrounds, were directly involved in one creative workshop. Together with the stage director and four of the theatre’s actors, several stories were developed by the young people themselves, later artistically capitalized by the stage director and dramaturge. Among the project’s results are 1 completely new theatre text, 1 theatre performance included in the repertory of the Timisoara National Theatre, one film documenting the workshops, an awareness campaign developed in the media, on the theatre’s website and theatre’s social media, and a workshop created as partnership between the Oslo National Academy of Arts and the West University Timisoara, aimed to make our research known, to a wide audience in Romania and Norway.
The Norwegian partner for this project is the Company B. Valiente, from which we will work with the stage director and playwright Marcelino Valiente and choreographer Gunhild Bjørnsgaard, who both have extensive experience in dealing with similar projects dedicated to teenagers, students and emerging from the real life experience of young people. The partnership offered the possibility of confronting two completely different systems of education, two different views of the society, in shaping the lives of teenagers, with surprising results that we valorised creatively and professionally.
The short video film/ »Raw and real » from the theater workshop with the youths from Timisoara in Romania, done by us Company B. Valiente (Norwegian contemporary company in dance and theater) with the company’s theater director: Marcelino Martin Valiente (French, living in Norway for 16 years), organized by the National theater in Timisoara. The video and montage is done by Lucian Matei.
Supported by: EEA Grants/ Norway Grants.
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