National Culture Day - Poesis Theatre invites lovers of Eminescu's poetry to the first meeting in 2021
National Culture Day will be celebrated this year at the Marin Sorescu National Theatre, with an audience in the hall. The "Poesis" theatre (initiated by Mr Emil Boroghina and inaugurated by himself with a performance in 2020) opens this year's series of events, so far with 30% of the capacity of our halls.
Thus, on 15 January, Emil Boroghina will perform, from 11 am, at the "Amza Pellea" hall, the show "Reciting Eminescu. La steaua qui-a răsărit", a much appreciated show that the actor, who will soon be 81 years old, has performed in Romania, but also in Belgium, China, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, Canada, Hungary, Greece, USA.
The repertoire includes the poems: We were both children…, Oh, stay, Wandering through the woods as a boy, Blue flower, Epistle to Chibici, Venus and Madonna, Epigones, The Thoughts of Poor Dionysus, From the waves of time…, Desire, Sleep, So tender…, Why don't you come to me…, I'm far from you, Over the tops, Out of hundreds of masts, Glossa, Books, Life, Letter I, Letter II, Letter III, Letter IV, Letter V, Luceafărul, Ode (in ancient meter), The years have passed, I have one more longing, Memento mori .
Admission to the public is free and will follow the rules of interaction and behaviour recommended during the pandemic period.
"... Eminescu's poetry is a lifelong obsession and even my last recital I performed in Tel Aviv of the love poetry of the world, in fact "Love at Senectute. Stronger than death is love ...", also ended with three sonnets from Eminescu. It was the famous biblical poem Song of Songs with which we began perhaps the most beautiful page of love poetry in the world, then we moved on to the Renaissance, to Dante and Ronsard and Shakespeare, in fact it was Dante, Petrarch, Michelangelo, Ronsard, Shakespeare and Eminescu, and I'm glad we ended with the sonnets of Mihai Eminescu."
"The jeweller Emil Boroghina, proving now, besides his love for this art, his patience in speaking his word after word, is surprising the new generation. I find significant the astonishment of a Radio Guerilla programme maker who, after a string of young actors in a format dedicated to poetry, discovered Emil Boroghina's spirited mobility through the lyrical universe: all from memory! This astonishment of the radio man says a lot about a certain characteristic of the present. Otherwise, as contemporaries of a legend, we can take note of the silhouette of the man who walks out of the gate of his garden house, setting off at a measured pace, his head slightly bowed, towards the theatre. Always towards the theatre."
On 25 September, in the harsh conditions of the strange year 2020, Emil Boroghina marked the beginning of the theatre season with his recital "Song of Songs", thus inaugurating the Poesis Theatre, another dream come true of this daring trailblazer. The planets then aligned so that, for a very short time, the theatres were allowed to reopen. The moment was full of magic. The slit in time was opened just long enough to fulfil, in the 80th year of the actor's life, the wish he had had since his first steps in the theatre. The performance was a true homage to poetry, comprising in the first part the biblical poem "Solomon's Songs" and in the second part sonnets by Dante, Petrarch, Michelangelo, Ronsard, Shakespeare and Eminescu, under the title "To every soul whose lord is longing".
Of course, Emil Boroghina planned the inauguration of the Poetry Theatre with this recital long before, when he was also preparing the programme for a longer period. As he was the one who, in the autumn of 2020, opened the theatre season, it was, we believe, not at all by chance that the tireless Emil Boroghina was the one who also inaugurated the new year 2021 by presenting, on January 15, at the Poesis Theatre, his recital "Reciting Eminescu... To the star that has risen", thus marking the poet's birthday and celebrating at the same time the National Culture Day, fulfilling a duty of honour of any national theatre. The atmosphere was truly miraculous - on the large stage of the theatre, completely devoid of decorations, draped in black, Emil Boroghina, surrounded by a light that enhanced the mystery of the ceremony, held the whole hall breathless for two hours, immersed in the beauty of Eminescian verse.