East European Performing Arts Platform (EEPAP) supports the
development of contemporary performing arts (dance and theatre)
in 18 countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

Publication: Romanian Performing Arts. Perspectives. 2015–2016


The publication brings together a range of different points of view which together paint a comprehensive—albeit not exhaustive— picture of the performing arts in Romania in recent years. Using both words and images, it covers the most important trends in terms of cultural policy and artistic themes, while also providing an account of the ideas that have circulated and continue to circulate in the field, of landmark performances and the venues where they were staged, as well as of the Romanian actors, directors and writers who enjoyed most success among the public and critics.

We hope this publication will be useful to our readers and our international partners—theatre producers, selectors and curators of performing arts festivals, theatre critics and cultural journalists.

In it we have sought to present a balanced view, one not weighed down by an excess of historical data or academic analysis, and with an emphasis placed on information and critical reviews drawn up in line with good journalistic practice. Our intention was therefore to create a tool for the sharing of cultural information and lay the foundations for future debate and individual research projects—all with the ulti‑ mate aim of forging a better link between the Romanian performing arts and international cultural markets. The selection of the content in these pages highlights a diversity of subject matter and organisational structures, as well as of the types of public at which the productions in Romanian Performing Arts. Perspectives. 2015–2016 7 question were aimed. It features repertory theatre, independent pro‑ jects and artists, artistic experiments and commercial theatre.

As a national cultural institute, our aim is to promote the Romanian performing arts beyond the country’s borders, thereby enhancing the presence of Romania’s leading productions and artists on foreign cultural markets (dedicated programmes, festivals, inter‑ national theatre fairs, etc.). 

                    Irina Ionescu, Introduction


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