Ion Caramitru wins Japan Foreign Minister’s Award 2011
Bucharest National Theater’s director Ion Caramitru won the Japan Foreign Minister’s Award, informs Japan’s Embassy in Bucharest, in a release on Thursday.
This year the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs held the ceremony for the Foreign Minister’s Commendations for FY 2011, on Thursday July 28, the awards going to 68 individuals and 30 organzations, who received diplomas and furoshiki, pure silk commemorative gifts.
„From Romania, it was National Theater Bucharest director Ion Caramitru who was selected to receive the prize, this year. Since the 90ies, Caramitru has been contributing to the cultural and the theatrical exchanges between Japan and Romania, and he showed in Japan plays like The Merchant of Venice (a show winning the Yomiuri Theater Award) and Othello,” the release reads.
The Bucharest National Theater has performed Japanese plays like Forbidden Loves, staged by a Japanese director, after a text by Yukio Mishima, and where Japanese actors have also played.
Japanese theater companies are invited to perform at the Bucharest National Theater, which represents a special occasion to get the Romanian audience better acquainted with the Japanese theater,’ the source says on.
The Foreign Minister’s Commendations are awarded to foreign individuals and groups of outstanding achievements in international fields, to acknowledge their contribution to promoting friendship between Japan and other countries.