WORLD ROMA ACTORS DAY – 16 APRIL

WORLD ROMA ACTORS DAY – 16 APRIL

WHAT DOES ROMA ART MEAN TO US? WHY IS IT IMPORTANT THAT OUR ACTORS REPRESENT ROMA CULTURE THROUGH THEIR ART? 16 APRIL IS THE WORLD ROMA ACTORS DAY WHEN WE PAY TRIBUTE TO OUR ACTORS.

On the II. Romani World Congress in 1978 as a tribute to Charlie Chaplin, 16 April, his birthday, was declared the World Roma Actors Day. The Independent Theatre Hungary has been working for long to familiarise the Roma artists and their works of art with mainstream society.

Beginning from 2017, year by year, the Theatre has organised the one and only international theatre festival of the world that offers an opportunity for European Roma theatre companies and actors to present themselves. As part of the festival, we make in-depth interviews with the theatre professionals who share their thoughts frankly about the Roma, identity, their art and heroes. Visit our YouTube channel and listen to their stories.

In the present situation theatre has to face difficulties, just like many other sectors, so there’s a need to join forces and we need each-other to survive. Our latest production is the revival of the play Kosovo mon Amour in the form of the first covidist theatre video series in which our actors want to surprise the spectators from week to week.

THANK YOU FOR BEING THERE FOR EACH OTHER!

 

The portrait of Charlie Chaplin was also painted by Jozef Fečo, an amateur painter. As part of the project called ’Living books (word-image-voice)’ he created 13 portraits of world-famous people of Roma ancestry.

 

 

We are not stopping

We are not stopping

Roma Heroes Workshops online

The Roma Heroes Workshops are available on a digital platform for secondary tschool and university students from April. We offer online participation for those who are interested to adapt to the current situation. We were challenged by the online change-over, but it is very exciting for us. We are working on a solution to be with you in the form of online workshops in these difficult times. Considering the situation, we offer free workshops for 5 groups who want to get familiar with Roma plays, heroes and, of course, their own heroes and heroic acts.

We need heroes and fortitude these times

Our workshop helps the youngsters get to know and discuss the diversity of Roma plays, heroes, communities, challenges and values, as well as discover the heroes in themselves and in their environment. They can introduce their own stories to each-other by using creative tools.  The participants can recognize their own and each-other’s hidden abilities. The team building gives unforgettable experience besides forging participants together and strengthening the communication within the groups.

Send us your application to info@independenttheater.hu! The selection will be in the order of application.

For further information please contact the program manager, András Tamás Szegedi in the following platforms:

E-mail: tamas.szegedi@independenttheater.hu

Phone number: +36704154797

Further information: www.independenttheater.hu