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Anomaly - premiere performance

Premiere of the show Anomaly

On October 20 and 21, from 19:00, at the "Amza Pellea" hall of the "Marin Sorescu" National Theater, there will be the long-awaited premiere of the show Anomalia, directed by Natasza Sołtanowicz, a production of The Craiova national and the Polish artistic collective [in between].

The Craiova public met Natasza Sołtanowicz in 2019, at the Theater Networking Talents (TNT) Festival, a cultural project dedicated to theater schools in Romania and several European countries. She then presented the show "Weirdos" which brought her the Grand Prize of the Festival, which consisted of the opportunity to stage a show at the "Marin Sorescu" National Theater in Craiova. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the project was postponed several times and was resumed in 2023. Its completion will take place with the premiere of the ANOMALIA show.

The show's creative team includes: Natasza Sołtanowicz- concept, direction, music, choreography, Joanna Kowalska- text, dramaturgy, Marianna Syska set and costumes, Grzegorz Bieńko- musical arrangements, sound design and Iulia Gheorghiță- translation.

The actors will take the stage: Monica Ardeleanu, Ștefan Cepoi, Iulia Colan, Ramona Drăgulescu, Cătălin-Mihai Miculeasa, Costinela Ungureanu, Cătălin Vieru, Nicolae Vicol, Petronela Zurba.



The modern world is changing at an alarming rate. In recent years we are exposed to the uncertain, the unexpected, the unknown. In the world of anomalies, we were forced to leave our comfort zone and adapt regardless of the situation.

Anomaly is a show about nine different people in times of crisis and their reactions to unpredictable anomalies that will turn their everyday lives upside down. In this captivating, musical and poetic performance, electronic fragments are combined with polyphonic melodies. The actors dance dynamic choreographies to the rhythm of the poetic text inspired by the theater of the absurd.

[in between]

The founders are Natasza Sołtanowicz, Joanna Kowalska, Marianna Syska and Grzegorz Bieńko. They create shows that challenge well-established conventions, with a primary focus on image and music. Metaphorical language and poetic imagery are their outstanding elements. In their poetic texts for the stage, the group gravitates towards topics such as human identity in the uncertain contemporary world, the perception of time and the relationship of humans to the environment. They are heavily inspired by folk tales and various myths. [in between] produces shows both in theaters and off stage, dedicated to children, teenagers and adults. In the future, they also plan to organize opera performances and concerts.

Natasza Sołtanowicz

Polish director, composer and cultural animator. Graduated from the National Academy of Theater Arts in Krakow in 2020. She is the main founder of the collective [in between] which has performed many shows in Polish theaters and on alternative stages. She creates her performances using music, visual arts, movement, words, dynamics and rhythm. Natasza works on all elements simultaneously, which is why her works ultimately become multidimensional and require reading "between the lines". Natasza's theatrical activity is supported by her musical education and many years of dance practice, which allows her to write music, teach actors to sing and create choreography. He did many assistant directing, including twice with the director Mariusz Treliński during the production of an opera performance. Next season, she will independently direct an opera performance at Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera.
Her show "Weirdos" was presented at the Festival d'Avignon OFF in France, it also won the Grand Prix Award at the PRO-CONTRA Festival in Szczecin and the Grand Prize of the Theater Networking Talents festival organized by the Marin Sorescu National Theatre. In 2018, Natasza received the Minister of Culture award for outstanding artistic achievements. In 2020, he received a scholarship in the Program of the Minister of Culture "Young Poland".

The following performances are scheduled on November 4, 17, 30, 2023, from 19:00.

Project implemented together with the Goethe Institute and co-financed by the European Union. The opinions expressed in the project do not represent the official opinion of the European Union.

Tickets went on sale online and at the Theater Agency.

Contact the theater agency:
Alexandru Ioan Cuza Street, no. 11, in the theater building
Phone: 0251.413.677
Schedule: Monday – Friday: 11:00 – 19:00; Saturday – Sunday: 12:00 – 19:00


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