Romanian Folklore Choreographic Seminar

Timişoara (south-west Romania) 4th to 15th July 2010

 

The annual Timişoara Romanian Folklore Seminar for international participants will take place between 4th and 15th July 2010. This is the second year that the Timişoara “Folkseminar” and “Banatfolk seminars” will join together to offer a combined seminar including dance teaching: music lessons and attending the performances of "Festivalul Inimilor" international folk festival.

The dance lessons will include dances from all regions of Romania: and the music lessons will be given by some of the best musicians form the Banat region of Romania.

Official websites:

Ensemble 'Timişul' at the city's house of culture: http://www.timisul.ro/    

Contact: adoiniyahoo.com (Romanian/English/French/German)

'Banatfolk' and ensemble 'Doina Timişului' http://www.banatfolk.com/

Programme

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

Arrival of the participants. Transfer from Timisoara International Airport to the hotel

19,30 – 20,30 Welcome dinner

Monday, July 5th, 2010

08,30 – 09,30 Breakfast

10,00 – 13,00 Folk dance workshop

13,30 – 14,30 Lunch

17,00 – 19,00 Folk dance workshop

20,00 – 21,00 Dinner

Tuesday: July 6th 2010

08:30 – 09:30 Breakfast

10:00 – 13:00 Folk dance workshop

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch

17:00 – 19:00 Folk dance workshop

20:00 – 21:00 Dinner

Wednesday: July 7th 2010

08:30 – 09:30 Breakfast

10:00 – 12:30 Folk dance workshop

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch

16:00 – 18:00 Folk  dance workshop

18:30 – 19:30 Dinner

20:00 – 22:30 Attending the extraordinary folk performance by the folk ensemble “Timisul”

Thursday: July 8th 2010

08:30 – 09:30 Breakfast

10:00 – 12:30 Folk dance workshop

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch

18:00 – Watching the Costume Parade of the groups taking part in the Festival of Hearts: followed  by the Opening Ceremony

18:30 – 19:30 Dinner ( where the Festival takes place )

20:00 – 22:30 Attending the performances of  the "The Festival of Hearts” ( Festival stage located in the Park of the Roses)

Friday: July 9th 2010

08:30 – 09:30 Breakfast

10:00 – 12:30 Folk dance workshop

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch

16:00 – 18:00 Folk dance workshop

18:30 – 19:30 Dinner

20:00 – 22:30 Attending the performances of "The Festival of Hearts”

Saturday: July 10th 2010

08:30 – 09:30 Breakfast

10:00 – 12:30 Folk workshop

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch

16:00 – 18:00 Folk workshop

18:30 – 19:30 Dinner

20:00 – 22:30 Attending the performances of "The Festival of Hearts”

Sunday: July 11th 2010

08:30 – 09:30 Breakfast

10:00 – 11:00 Meeting with the choreographers of the groups:  participating  in "The Festival of Hearts"

11:00 – 14:00 Visit to the Banat Village Museum - performances of the participating groups

14:00 – 15:00 Lunch

17:00 – 19:00 Rehearsal of the choreography to be performed on the Festival stage

19:00 – 20:00 Dinner

20:00 – 22:00 Closing performance of "The Festival of Hearts” including performance of the choreographic suite learnt at the Seminar classes

Monday: July 12th 2010

07:30 – 08:00 Breakfast

08:00 – 10:30 Departure to “Pestera Ursilor” (Cave of the Bears - Bihor)

10:30 – 12:30 Visit the “Pestera Ursilor”(Cave of the Bears)

14:00 – 15:00 Lunch. Visit of the town of Oradea

20:00 – 22:00 Folkloric evening and accommodation in Oradea 

Tuesday: July 13th 2010

07:30 – 08:00 Breakfast

08:00 – 10:30 Departure to “Cimitirul Vesel” (Merry Cemetery of Sapinta)

10:30 – 12:30 Visit the “Cimitirul Vesel” (Merry Cemetery of Sapinta)

14:00 – 15:00 Lunch. Visit of the town of Baia Mare

20:00 – 22:00 Folkloric evening and accommodation in Baia Mare

Wednesday: July 14th 2010

07:30 – 08:00 Breakfast

08:30 –  Journey back to Timisoara: lunch: meeting with some local folk groups

17:00 – 20:00 Rehearsal of the material taught at the Seminar

20:00 – 22:00 Dinner - Music and dance with the orchestra of the Ensemble “Timisul”

Thursday: July 15th 2009

08:30 – 09:00 Breakfast

Departure of the participants

Transfer from the hotel to Timisoara International Airport

 

Cost:

• 700 euro/person (for dancing and music). The fee includes board & lodgings: participation in all the activities mentioned above: transfer from the Timisoara International Airport to the hotel: and journeys to Oradea and Baia Mare.

• 500euro/person: for persons that do not take part in the dance classes but take part in the other activities.
 

The price includes:

- dance classes: the teaching choreographers  will bring along dancers and musicians from their own groups.

- CD and DVD with the material taught at the Seminar

- attending the performances of The International Folk Festival “Festivalul Inimilor”

- visit to The Banat Museum: with Romanian folk art exhibition.

- visit to the Banat Village Museum (traditional peasant houses)

- visit to the  Cave of the Bears and the Merry Cemetery of  Sapinta

- transportation to Oradea and Baia Mare: accommodation and meals

- two folkloric evenings  in Oradea and Baia Mare

- during the dance classes of the Seminar the participants will learn a choreographic suite to be performed on the Festival stage: in the Closing performance

 

Discounts:

- for groups of 5 – 5% discount.

- for groups of 10 or more – 10% discount.

- for participants who have taken part in any of the previous editions of Banatfolk Workshop or Folk Seminar Timisoara - 5% discount.

 

Seminar co-ordinator: Toma Frentescu – maestru choreographer of Ensemble Timişul

Further information: Doina Anghel (who speaks English and French)

E-mail: officetimisul.ro or adoiniyahoo.com
Tel : 0040 256 498214 or 0040 256 306479 Fax : 0040 256 491526
Web: www.timisul.ro or www.eliznik.org.uk/timisoara/index.htm