Drifting – from Hip to Hip-Hop

The project presents itself as a festival of musical / drama / visual-architectural performances through 6 representations / assemblages / experiments exploring the resources and potential of different interpretation / montage / language manners and styles sprouting from local «historical», Balkan and European practices on the one hand and, on the other, from areas of actual/contemporary cultural/social trends / fashion(s) (together with identity, regeneration, participation and spatial and socio-cultural integration issues). All these are, of course, seen and expressed from the perspective of the theme – drifting – disambiguated in different dictionaries as: slow gradual movement/displacement, to deviate; to let yourself be carried (by waves); to float /wander (aimlessly); to slip /slide; temporary residue/sediment; tendency, mild passing from slow to fast; to make the most of (“zen”) fluxes and shapes, to work with the environment, to insert yourself in the natural cultural environment by following the currents, trends and tendencies, acrobatics- choreography, performance and performative acts, Elean-Heraclitean flux-form, to express, to instigate, to free, to unify etc., (with the arts as “ultimate” means of drifting towards forms of re-found/ rediscovered and re-localized space and lost/ transformed / meta-morphosed community spirit).

The aim of the cultural festival Drifting – from HIP to Hip-hop is to create a living, dynamic, integrating, constantly changing platform that would promote the free and open dialogue between artistic practices and generations and would offer an image and a transversal interdisciplinary perception through our actual spectacle culture (be it visual-architectural, audio-musical and/ or interpretative).

Participants

Ion Sava Research Center and Theatrical Creation

9G at TNB (New Generation) addresses young theatre artist, graduates of profile faculties, aged under 35, and not employed by theatre institutions. The 9G Program takes place at Small Hall (Sala Mică), a space dedicated exclusively to young artists. The program was launched in January 2014.

Anton Pann Ensemble

Shared passion for old Romanian culture has brought together a group of enthusiastic young musicians in making the disclosure of other aspects of the universe sound, specific to this area after a few centuries. In essence, our effort was to bring into the contemporary consciousness the repertoire once met at the courts of princes and boyars, without ignoring the music of slums and villages

Solartis Quartet

The Solartis Quartet was founded in 2012 as an effusion of four young musicians of making music at the highest level. They hold the perfect dose of professionalism merged with nonconformity, a feature which, combined with an unsettling wish of accomplishment, has led them to performing on the most important national and international stages.

SOUND Choir

SOUND Choir is a mixed choir (SATB) with a flexible structure generated by the nature of its repertoire and events it participates in. The choir is conducted by Voicu Popescu and was founded in 1994 as part of the Students Culture House in Bucharest. It is comprised of students of and graduates from various Bucharest universities. The choir’s repertoire has been drawn up in order to appeal to many categories of audience and includes a wide range of works from the Romanian and universal heritage.

National Music University Bucharest

National University of Music Bucharest is a Romanian professional institution of higher education, research and music creation, founded in 1864. The mission of National University of Music Bucharest can be defined through its four functions: preservation, orientation, filtration and training.


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