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One of the “hottest” projects in Timisoara is around the corner! We are of course talking about Heritage of Timisoara – in short, HoT. The first event in 2019 takes place on May 11th and we are here to tell you why you should attend.

What is Heritage of Timisoara?

Heritage of Timisoara is a project developed by local NGO “Prin Banat”, with the purpose of promoting the patrimony (material and immaterial) of our city. The project involves gathering information on people and places, as well as making them available to a wide audience.
The first edition of Heritage of Timisoara took place two years ago and challenged us to discover the oldest neighborhood of Timisoara, Fabric. Last year’s edition covered the neighbourhood of Iosefin – and we’ve written about the event, here.

 

 

HoT 2019: Elisabetin and its parks

This year’s edition is focused on the “youngest” of the historical districts in our city: Elisabetin – a neighbourhood with rich vegetation and spectacular Sezession-style buildings.
This year’s concept is a bit different than in previous years as the project will be revolving around the neighbourhood’s many beautiful parks. We can imagine that the team behind HoT has spent a lot of time charting buildings and interviewing residents and now it’s time for us to enjoy the results of their work, in a series of events.
Here is a list of all HoT events you can attend:

  • HoT: Parks /1 – Piața Plevnei (Parcul Gheorghe Doja) – May 11th. Event link here.
  • HoT: Parks /2 – Piața Bisericii – May 25th. Event link here.
  • HoT: Parks /3 – Piața Vasile Adamachi – June 8th. Event link here.
  • Hot: Parks /4 – Piața Crucii – June 22nd. Event link here.
  • HoT: Parks /5 – Parcul Carmen Sylva – July 6th Event link here.

 

heritage-of-timisoara-2019

 

Why attend HoT: Parks?

This is a beautiful project that will help you see the city in a new light. The city has a rich history, but we don’t often take the time to uncover all the stories and mysteries that happened here before our times.
The team at HoT suggest we take the time to do so, by inviting us to:

  • public picnics – discover the city, while making friends
  • guided tours – find our more about the places and people of Elisabetin
  • various other activities, for both adults and children.

And did we mention the cool postcards?! For the first editions, HoT has worked with local artists to create original postcards involving trademarks of the city. Participants could choose a postcard and mail it for free, thus helping promote our material patrimony. (Plus, the feeling of receiving a hand-written postcard is very nice!)

All of the work behind Heritage of Timisoara can be found on the project website. Even if for some reason you can’t attend the events, you can uncover some of this work here.

 

See you in the park(s)!

Winter is over, the trees are blooming, birds are chirping and we are getting ready for a new season of outdoor events. And what better outdoor event that a music festival?! Introducing JazzTM 2019.

One of the best music festivals in Timisoara

In case you are not very familiar with Timisoara, you should know that JazzTM is one of the best music festivals in our area. We’ve covered the festival on our blog last year and we couldn’t miss the opportunity to share more details this year too.

JazzTM 2019: When and where?

The 6th edition of JazzTM will take place during 5th-7th July 2019, in the “heart” of Timisoara, Victory Square. The event is organised by our city hall with the help of a local organisation.

It is one of the biggest free events in Timisoara and it gathers huge crowds in the city center every year. The festival’s mission is to bring high-quality music to the locals and tourists of Timisoara. It is a free festival so that everyone, regardless of wealth and interests, can enjoy the music.

JazzTM 2019: the names

But now let’s get down to why you’re reading this article: the names. There have already been two rounds of announcements and we are expecting more, so we will try to keep this article updates.

So far, the following names have been confirmed:

Tank and The Bangas

Rooted in New Orleans, Tank and the Bangas are influenced by different musical traditions. The group, made up of the five musicians, has a rare talent for combining different genres – jazz, soul, hip hop and R & B – into a stunning, cohesive “whole” that evokes the music of New Orleans while retaining an own personality.

 

 

Zara McFarlane

Zara McFarlane is considered one of the most talented jazz singer-songwriters in the UK. Her previous albums have earned many prizes. Zara’s music has diverse influences – from the spiritual jazz of Pharoah Sanders to dub and reggae.

 

 

Aron Ottignon

Born in New Zealand, Aron Ottignon has been named as one of the best jazz pianists in the Northern Hemisphere before the age of sixteen. He now lives in Europe, where he plays both with his band and in collaboration with big names.

 

Jazzmeia Horn

Jazzmeia Horn has won the Thelonious Monk International Vocal Jazz Competition (2015) and Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition (2013). She has been compared with Betty Carter, Nancy Wilson, and Sarah Vaughan. Jazzmeia grew up on gospel music played by her grandmother.

 

 

Laura Mvula

Laura Mvula is a British singer-songwriter who formed her first jazz/neo-soul group in 2008. She has won 22 nominations (including 2 Mercury Prizes, 7 MOBO Awards, and 3 BRIT Awards) and has had collaborations with artists such as Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, Gregory Porter, David Byrne, Snarky Puppy, Jamie Cullum, Tinie Tempah, Robert Glasper, Metropole Orkest, Jacob Collier and Tom Jones.

 

Yussef Dayes

Yussef Dayes has gained notoriety together with his brothers Ahmad and Kareem, as the United Vibrations jazz group. Yussef’s collaborations with the bands Youssef Kamaal and United Vibrations have helped shape a whole new generation of young jazz listeners.

 

Moses Boyd Exodus

Born in southern London, Boyd started playing drums at the age of 13, inspired by the music of artists like Miles Davis and Dizzee Rascal. He is now a 21st-century jazz-stage celebrity.

 

 

Barabás Lőrinc Quartet

Barabás Lőrinc Quartet has released two albums since their debut in 2015 (“Beardance” 2016 and “Other Than Unusual” 2018). Their music is a mix of jazz and instrumental pop music, with influences from world music and electronic music.

 

 

For more details about the artists and the schedule, check out the official JazzTM website

Our city has been struck by lightning(s). Starting Monday, March 18th, mysterious flashes of lightning have started striking various parts of the city. If you were confused about the sudden burst of lights in your neighborhood, worry not: it is all part of “The Lightning Project”, a project developed by BEGA as part of the Timisoara European Capital of Culture 2021 project.

Here’s what we’ve managed to find out about the project so far…

 

The Lightning Project – What’s the deal?

While we usually cover events before they happen, this time the odds have not been in our favor. This project has been as spontaneous as lightning: the location of the event has only been announced 10 hours before the start of the event.

And that is not all! By “location of the event” we mean the neighborhood in which the show will take place. In order to find the exact location, you must search for the light – literally. A modern “treasure hunt” for the locals of Timisoara?! We certainly think so. While some have complained about the spontaneity of the event, you have to admit it’s a new and interesting concept.

The Lightning Project has been announced to take place between March 18th and March 22nd, starting 8 p.m. in 5 Timisoara neighborhoods.

 

Photo via BEGA.

The Lightning Project – The Artists

The show driven by lights and music has certainly drawn our attention. But who are the artists behind it?

Just like in the case of Lumen, the previous show organised by BEGA, the show is a co-production between Romanian and foreign artists. The “lightning” is yielded by the group

Lords of Lightning. The group is the outcome of a collaborative effort between the creator of Lightning for Hire in New Zealand and the creative genius behind Arcadia Spectacular in the UK.

The Romanian contribution to the show comes mainly from music group Armies. Armies is a trip-hop / ambient project started in September 2013 in our lovely city of Timișoara.

For “The Lightning Project”, Lords of Lightning have worked on the music composed by Armies. This show is a result of this collaboration.

 

Photo via BEGA.

When and where?

The show is performed twice each evening: the first show starts at 8 p.m. and the second one at approximately 9 p.m. So far, the show has been performed in:

  • The Student Campus (Complexul Studentesc)
  • The Soarelui Neighbourhood
  • this night’s representation will take place in the Freidorf neighborhood.

Where next?! Each of the events is announced around 10 a.m. on BEGA’s official Facebook page and in the dedicated Facebook event.

However, we have also spotted something electric in Liberty Square… And this has also been mentioned on BEGA’s Instagram page.

So, you can look for the hints yourself, while charging your phone. But does this mean there will be show in Liberty Square too? We don’t know yet, but we do have a few more days to find out….

Later Edit: On the fourth evening, the local neighbourhood of Bucovina was struck by lightning, while the last “The Lightning Project” show took place – as we well guessed – in Liberty Square. Looking forward to more intriguing events in our city!

 

What do you think about this project?! Have you been intrigued by it?

Linked Culture is one of the few (if not only) conferences in Romania dedicated to cultural marketing and management. The 2019 edition will take place on March 21st-22nd in Timisoara. The conference is dedicated to cultural managers and event organizers who wish to gain new perspectives on cultural marketing and management.

Why attend Linked Culture 2019?

Linked Culture is organized by one of the most renowned PR Agencies in Timisoara, PRbeta. The first edition of the conference took place in 2017.  Such an event was well-needed in Timisoara, a city with a very active cultural scene. With a strong background in organizing PR Conferences, PRbeta (the agency), decided to respond to this market need and launched Linked Culture.

This year’s conference will take place between March 21st-22nd at Incuboxx. The first day is dedicated to panel sessions, while the next day will host a series of workshops – giving those who want the expand their knowledge the chance to get some “hands-on” experience.

This year’s edition of Linked Culture gathers a series of speakers from a wide variety of fields of the cultural scene: Erwin Kessler (Director at the Museum of Recent Art Bucharest), Marius Chivu (Writer), Luiza Vasiliu (Journalist), Cristian Busuioc (Promoter/Artist Manager), Andrei Ruse (Writer/Cultural Promoter), Tudor Chiliman (Organizer Waha Festival) and more.

Linked Culture Timisoara 2018

 

Who should join Linked Culture 2019?

Linked Culture is mainly focused on individuals and companies who are involved in cultural actions. However, the event can be interesting for anyone working in marketing and/or event management. The “typical” participant ranges from event promoters to business owners, event organizers or just people who are new to this field and want to find out more.

Linked Culture Timisoara 2018

 

How much does attending Linked Culture cost?

Two-day pass: 189 lei

Day 1 pass: 139 lei

Day 2 pass: 69 lei

Students benefit from a 50% discount.

 

For more details about the event and tickets, visit the official Linked Culture website.

 

See you at the conference!

When visiting a new city, in order to have the best experience, many of you will also want to taste the nightlife. Timisoara’s nightlife is vibrant and has many party places to choose from. In this article, we will give you 5 recommendations on how to enjoy the nightlife in Timisoara.

D’arc

D’arc has been representative for nightlife in Timisoara for over a decade now. Located in Unirii Square, it’s one of the most popular places in the city to enjoy a good party. The prices are affordable and the music is just great. It’s also popular with foreigners and expats.

Open Hours: Thursday-Saturday 23 PM – 5 AM

Darc' Timisoara Nightlife

Photo source: https://www.facebook.com/club.darc.timisoara/

Reflektor Venue

The story of Reflektor Venue started in 2017 and the venue has since become one of the most popular concert venues in Timisoara. Reflektor hosts concerts and events several times a week and most weekends. Most of the events aren’t over before a great after party.  The sound system is one of the best in Timisoara, the prices are just right, and the staff is very friendly.

Open Hours: Thursday-Saturday 23 PM – 5 AM

Reflektor Venue Timisoara Concerts

Photo source: https://www.facebook.com/ReflektorVenue/

80s Pub

80s Pub is one of the pubs in Timisoara where people also come dancing on the weekend. Although it’s the only one from our list which is not located in the city center, it’s very relevant for nightlife in Timisoara. This pub is exactly what it sounds like: 80s music, with very danceable songs and great atmosphere. Because it is located near the students’ campus, you will most likely see expats and locals having fun together.


Open Hours: Monday  – Thursday 9 AM- 1:30vAM / Friday- Saturday 10 AM – 4:30 AM / Sunday 10 AM – 1:30 AM

Darc' Timisoara Party

Photo source: fb.com/PhotoBog

Taine

Club Taine has been around for some years now, and it’s very popular among locals. If you are into rock music and famous anthems, this place is for you.  On Wednesdays Taine hosts Folk Nights, so if you want to get a taste of traditional Romanian folk music, make sure to visit them.

Open Hours: Thursday-Saturday 17 PM – 6 AM
Sunday-Wednesday 17 PM – 3 AM

Taine Club Timisoara

Photo source: https://www.facebook.com/clubtaine/

Escape Venue

Escape Venue is dedicated mainly to electronic and drum’n’base music lovers. Escape Venue has a passion for great 360 visuals and good sound; this made them one of the top electronic music venues in Timisoara. Events are organized almost every weekend and they involve DJs and bands from all around the world. For a full list of their events in Timisoara, visit their Facebook page.

Open Hours: Friday-Saturday 10 PM – 6 AM

Photo Source: https://www.facebook.com/escape.underground.hub/

December is here and everybody is getting ready to enjoy “the most wonderful time of the year”! While we’re all busy making plans for New Year’s Eve or planning Christmas shopping, we still have some time left to just go out and enjoy good music.

 

If you are a music lover, you probably love live concerts. And if you love live concerts, our friends from Reflektor Venue offer one of the best sounds in town. And they still have some plans for you this December: from rock legends to new-comers, you’re covered as far as attending good concerts is concerned.

Here’s what you can enjoy at Reflektor this December:

 

1st December: Celelalte Cuvinte Concert & Centennial Afterparty

Celelalte Cuvinte is one of the Romanian bands with the longest activity, having 35 years of quality rock music behind them. The band was formed back in 1977 in Oradea, while the band members were still in secondary school. After the three founding band members moved to Timisoara for studies, the band was expanded with two new band members. In 1981 the performed for the first time as “Celelalte Cuvinte”.

The concert will be followed by an after-party. It is called “Centennial” afterparty because our country is celebrating 100 years of being “big” Romania. Get your dancing shoes ready, because it will be that kind of a party: indie, rock n’ roll, hip & hoppy, metal, electronic, jazzy & poppy — you name it. Zoltan Varga will be the one helping out with the music.

 

 

3rd December: Shores of Null (black/gothic/doom metal ITA)

Reflektor Venue is known in town for hosting different kinds of concerts, pop-rock to black metal. And in Decembere they will be covering the latter gendre too.

Shores Of Null are a Rome-based metal band formed in 2013. Their music is a wistful-yet-powerful cascade of riffs, overwhelmingly heavy and soothing at the same time, trading off between gothic-doom vibes and blackened aggression, with epic melancholy-ridden vocal patterns.

 

 

5th December: Phoenix – Sinteza Rapsodia

Phoenix is one of the most famous Romanian bands ever. Every Romanian knows at least one of their songs. Though the band has taken “breaks” during their long career, they will be performing a new project at Reflektor this December.

The myth of the Phoenix celebrated 55 years in 2017. And Phoenix now returns to the audience with an innovatiove project: a synthesis of the Seasons and Rhapsody 1, emblematic for Romanian artist and legend George Enescu.


7th December: COMA, opening act: The Details

COMA is a Romanian alternative/rock/metal/hardcore band that is having fun in the Romanian rock scene since around the year 1999. The band formed around 1999, and so far they have released three albums “Somn” (2001), “Nerostitele” (2006) and “Coma Light” (2008).

Come will be introduced by opening act The Details, who’s passionate about reviving 60s music.

8th December: Altar

Altar is one of the oldest rock bands in Romania. Formed in 1991, it fast became a landmark for all the rock bands in Romania. They have performed at most of the festivals in Romania but also abroad. They are very political and they have a unique power in their songs.

15 dec Pinholes

Pinholes is the last planned concert for this year at Reflektor Venue. Pinholes is a  Romanian alternative rock band with influences that vary from post/art-rock to shoegaze and post-punk.

 

 

Wishing you all good music this December!

It’s almost that time of the year again! It is getting colder, the first snowflakes have dropped and we are all getting ready for the festive season! From our experience, the Timisoara Christmas Market 2018 is going to be our city’s main tourist attraction for the following month, so if you are in town this December (or early January) read on…

 

The 11th edition of the Timisoara Christmas Market

Even though Timisoara’s Christmas market may not be as popular as that of near-by capitals (Budapest, Vienna), we do have a tradition of organizing a Christmas Market each year and the year 2018 will mark the 11th edition of the local Christmas market.

 

Timisoara Christmas Market 2018: when and where?

This year’s Christmas Market will be open starting with December 1st and until January 10th. The market can be visited daily from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., but each merchant is allowed to alter their opening hours.

The location is, as in previous years, the main square in Timisoara, Victory Square. The area in front of the Opera House will be dedicated to shows (more on that later), while the walkways from the Opera House to the Cathedral will be hosting various “huts” with potential Christmas gifts.

On the right-hand side (when facing the Opera House), there will be a dedicated area for food and drinks: traditional Romanian food (sausages, cheese, but also pastries), local wine and beer – you’ll find it all here.

Unlike in previous years, the Christmas Market will be extended all the way to Liberty Square this year. Here you will find local artisans and handmade artists. You will be able to purchase presents directly from local producers, and you will also have the opportunity to take part in various workshops.

 

Timisoara Christmas Market: the events

And since it’s December and it’s the most wonderful year, we should celebrate, have fun and be entertained! Expect to hear music in Victory Square, almost every evening. The music varies from very popular pop music to blues and even folk music. All of the artists are Romanian.

You can find the full list the events below:

 

timisoara-christmas-market-evets

 

Happy holiday season! Hope you enjoy Timisoara this winter!

The summer might be over, but that doesn’t mean we are planning to go into hibernation mode here in Timisoara. On the contrary. The days are getting colder, shorter and darker, but that gives us the perfect motivation to spend our evening surrounded by nice people and good music. What better way to keep warm until the cold season is over than some good concerts in Timisoara?!

 

If you are a music lover, you will be very happy to hear that this autumn could be very eventful for you. There are many concerts and parties planned in Timisoara in the following weeks. To help you plan your days and weekend according, we thought we could give you some recommendations.

Our friends from Reflektor Venue seem to be particularly busy this November, as they have no less than 14 concerts planned this November! From alternative rock to heavy metal, here are all the concerts you can attend:

 

November 1st: The Skywalkers

A very young band with (very) young band members are launching their debut album. They will have several guests from the local music scene performing with them. This is a very good opportunity to support young local talents. Head to their YouTube channel and check them out.

 

November 2nd: Sasquatch [US] + Northern Revival [SRB] live at Reflektor

Sasquatch is a rock band from Los Angeles, CA. They tend to sip on influences from 70’s metal, rock, and psychedelia. Northern Revival is a Stoner/Heavy Rock/Sludge band from Novi Sad, Serbia formed in October 2012.

Event at Reflektor Venue

 

November 3rd: The Monojacks

Romanian alternative rock at its finest. They sound better live than on YouTube, so check them out.

The Monojacks at Reflektor Venue

 

November 8th: The Case, live in Timisoara, launching a new single.

If you want to get acquainted with the local alternative rock scene, this is a very good chance. The Case is a local band that has entertained the crowds at most festivals in the area.

Sasquatch at Reflektor Venue

 

November 9th: Charm Designer [co], Inner Missing [ru], November Black

If you are more into metal, this one is for you! Charm Designer, usually associated with the doom/gothic metal niches by followers and reviewers, was created in Bogotá (Colombia’s capital city) by a group of architects. Inner Missing was formed in the spring of 2008 and have since played on stage with such bands as Forest Stream (Msk), Disease (Latvia), Demogorgon (Pl) and some other European bands. November Black is a melodic rock band from Cluj-Napoca, Romania, motivated and inspired by bands such as Charon, Black Sabbath, Guns N Roses, HIM, Slipknot.

The Charm live Concert at Reflektor Venue

 

November 10th: Cedry2k, LP launch.

This concert is part of Cedrik2k’s tour to promote his LP, “Scoala Veche”. While the lyrics can be difficult to understand if you’re not a Romanian speaker, we’re sure that the hip-hop beats can get to you anyway.

 

November 11th: FUNKorporation, the Very Cool People (LV) tour

FUNKorporation (Romania)+ Very Cool People (Latvia)= Two bands, one funky-jazzy tour. Their sounds combine jazz, funky grooves, Balkan-klezmer vibes, and energy, so you can dance your shoes off.

FunkOrporation live concert Timisoara

 

November 15th: The Ocean [de] and Rosetta [us] live at Reflektor Venue

Since 2001, the Berlin-based musician collective The Ocean have released 7 critically acclaimed studio albums and a split EP with Japanese post-rock legends Mono. They are now coming to Timisoara to promote their latest material called ”Phanerozoic” together with Rosetta.

FunkOrporation live concert Timisoara

 

November 16th: Soft Kill / post-punk & coldwave USA & Arc Gotic / post-punk RO

Post-punk with USA artists Soft Kill and Romanian band Arc Gotic. Head to YouTube to find out more!

 

November 17th: F.Charm concert

A charming “black sheep” of the hip-hop industry. Rap and feelings, check it out.

 

November 20th: Shining [no] and Alithia [au]

After releasing four albums of esoteric and enigmatic left-field jazz, Shining edged fully into the world of extreme metal for 2010’s Blackjazz album. Progressive rock band AlithiA, meaning truth in Greek, was formed in 2004. 

Shining concert Timisoara

 

November 22nd: The Tango Orchestra

This is exactly what it sounds like. And they are a local “product”. Tango or not, the sound is worth an audition.

The Tango Orchestra Timisoara

 

November 23rd-24th: Haywire Festival 2018

A 2-day rock festival covering various genders like atmospheric black metal, progressive rock, math rock la post-rock, sludge metal, space rock, stoner/psychedelic rock. This is an independent local festival, organized by local band Methadone Skies. For the full line-up and other information, check out the dedicated Facebook event.

Haywire Festival

 

November 30th: Suburbia11

Suburbia11 is a Romania band that mixes ska, rap and reggae music.

 

So, what are your plans this November?!

Check also the other events which are happening in Timisoara

If you’re in Timisoara during the weekend of October 20th-21st, 2018, make sure to visit to visit HoT: spot Iosefin, an event which brings to the public (locals and foreigners alike) the history and stories behind the city’s second oldest neighborhood.

 

Heritage of Timisoara (HoT) is organized by Prin Banat Association, and its goal is to promote and conserve the heritage of the Iosefin neighborhood in Timisoara. This will be done through art installations, concerts, guided tours (both in English and Romanian), custom postcards created by local artists and workshops, all centered around the heritage of the Iosefin neighborhood.

This is the second edition of Heritage of Timisoara and it has been motivated by the success of last year’s edition, when visitors have had the change to discover stories from the city’s oldest neighborhood (outside of the city citadel), Fabric.

Photo via Heritage of Timisoara

 

What is the story of one of the oldest neighborhoods in Timisoara?

It is believed that Iosefin was initially a village of German colonists, its name originating from the name of Emperor Iosif II of Habsburg. It is said the neighborhood took the name after the emperor visited Timisoara for the second time. This area fast became one of the most popular commercial parts of Timisoara. This happened mostly due to the location of the Bega river, which made it easy to buy and export goods.

The full program for both Saturday and Sunday can be found on the Facebook main event.

Photo via Heritage of Timisoara

 

Guided Tours in English:

Iosefin, from Rural to Royal or The Story of the Ostrich and the Bee! with Alexandra Irimia
Saturday, from 10 A.M., in Romanian;
Sunday, at 4 P.M., in English.
Registration link: http://bit.ly/tur-de-Iosefin-Alexandra-Irimia

Iosefin beyond the façades, the old people’s stories and the old-time happenings in the neighborhood with Iulian Atanasiu
Saturday, from 12 P.M., in Romanian;
Sunday, at 6 P.M., in English.
Registration link: http://bit.ly/tur-Iosefin-cu-Iulian-Atanasiu

Iosefin Water Castle! with  Cornel Farcaș
Saturday, at 2 P.M; in Romanian
Sunday, at 4 P.M. in Romanian
http://bit.ly/CasteluldeApa-cu-Cornel-Farcas

Urbanism and Living with Vlad Pata
Saturday, at 4 P.M., in Romanian;
Sunday, at 10 A.M., in English.
http://bit.ly/tur-Iosefin-cu-Vlad-Pata

 

Looking forward to uncovering a big part of local history together! See you there!

It’s official, Autumn is here! And together with it, one of the most interesting shows of the year: Lumen organized by BEGA! and the Timisoara2021 AssociationLumen is one of the main events included in the program for “Timisoara European Capital of Culture 2021” and the first in the series of events in the program powered by BEGA.

The show will have 3 representations: on the 5th, 6th and 7th October starting with 8 p.m. It will take place at the location of the old city harbor, at the crossroad of the streets Sofocle, Vulturilor, and Dambovita Bdv.

 

What is Lumen?

Lumen is a tailored production, created in and for Timisoara in the context of Timisoara, European Capital of Culture 2021. The production involves local actors and volunteers and is supported by a large number of organizations (Unfold Motion, Asociația Culturală TGP, Asociația Tango Timișoara, Verde pentru Biciclete, Salsa with Attitude Dance School, Melopolis, Fabrica de Arte). The production combines music, video mapping, acrobatics, and acting to create a unique and original show. 

The BEGA! project is focused on creating performances in “non-traditional” places, on the banks of the Bega river. Lumen will take place in an old city harbor, further away from the city center than the local audience is normally used to attending shows.

 

Timisoara European Capital of Culture

Photo via BEGA

The choreography for Lumen belongs to Kevin Finnan, art director of famous art company Motion House and choreographer for the Paralympic Games in London. The music is written by Sophy Smith and local artist Cari Tibor, while the video mapping will be done by basque company Logela.

 

The Bega river and the first waterway in Romania

The Bega canal is the first waterway built on the territory of present Romania. The construction of the Bega canal was completed in 1732. The main purpose of the canal was to transport goods along the river. It has also served for passenger transportation.

Bega Timisoara European Cultural Capital

 

How to get to Lumen?

Lumen will “reactivate” the banks of the Bega in the Iosefin neighborhood, in a location that used to host an old city harbor back in the late 19th century.

Here are some indications on how to reach the location from the city center: