Night of Cultural Institutes 2012 celebrated in 14 Bucharest locations

The 6th edition of the Night of Cultural Institutes will be held in the night of Friday to Saturday June 23 in 14 cultural centers and institutes, according to information published on the website of the Romanian Cultural Institute (ICR).

The project developed by EUNIC in Romania includes events proposed by the British Council, Czech Center, Balassi Center – the Hungarian Cultural Centre, Wallonie-Brussels Delegation, the Austrian Cultural Forum, Camőes Institute / Embassy of Portugal, Spanish Institute Cervantes, ICR, Goethe Institute, French Institute, Italian Cultural Institute „Vito Grasso”, Polish Institute, Ukraine’s Cultural Center and Turkish Cultural Center Yunus Emre.

ICR Bucharest together with Wallonie-Brussels will celebrate the event with jazz, dance, poetry, photography, movies, Grolsch beer, Gheorghe Florescu coffee and Yvelline pancakes.

In its great hall, ICR will also stage the photo exhibition titled ‘Danube, a flowline’, by Czech photograph Pavel Hroch, screenings of short movies and of the movies from the workshop Aristoteles 2011.

The program called ‘Today’s poetry meets its translators’ will be organized in ICR’s garden. The authors and the translators having won ICR scholarships will read poems in Romanian, German, Italian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Ukrainian and Turkish.

In the same location, the visitors will enjoy a guitar and contrabass concert performed by Quentin Dujardin and Boris Schmidt, as well as a recital by the vocal group Jazzapella.

Not to be missed is the program proposed by the Italian Cultural Institute: short movies awarded at the International Short Movie Festival Maremetraggio, a concert performed by Maurizio Mastrini, the projection of the movie ‘Professione: reporter / The passenger” paying an homage to director Michelangelo Antonioni and the exhibition ‘The special Rome’ by photograph Rodica Marinescu.

The French Cultural Institute and the Camoes Institute decided to stage events related to the immaterial heritage, namely the French cuisine and the Fado music.

In addition, the French Institute will present a selection of short movies having taken part in the European Brest Short Movie Festival, a program of animation movies under the slogan ‘Ah! L’amour…’ and the workshops ‘Stories and masks’, ‘Espace Cours de langue’, the program ‘Caragiale l’eternel’.

During the whole evening, the people visiting the French institute will have the opportunity to see a Pif installation, made by Dan Perjovschi for the exhibition called ‘Pif in Romania, a hero of the Golden Era (IFB)’.

The cultural agenda of the Cervantes Institute celebrates the Night of Cultural Institutes and also the Spanish Language Day – El Dia E – la Fiesta de todos los que hablamos espanol. British Council comes up with an active evening devoted to the London Olympic Games 2012 and a program ‘to keep the visitors in shape’, as well as with movie screenings about sport and London produced between 1940-1950.

The program of Turkish Cultural Center Yunus Emre includes a demonstrative Turkish lesson for beginners and workshops of art creations, such as ebru (water painting), target shooting with traditional Turkish bow, husnuhat (the Turkish calligraphy), a baglama (an instrument with three strings) recital.

The Polish Institute and Ukraine’s Cultural Center will celebrate the Night of Cultural Institutes at the Green Hours Club inviting the football lovers to spend a memorable night watching the European Football Championship 2012.

Moreover, the Czech Center proposes a mixture of pop culture. The visitors have more options, to watch a football match live, table hockey or basketball, the complete version of the TV series Arabela or the history of the trailer, all this over a glass of beer.

Hungary’s Cultural Center will celebrate the event together with the Austrian Cultural Forum and Goethe Institute.

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