30 Years?


I have known my entire life that, by living within theatre, I would need to stand the pressure of time, the permanent feeling of artistic helplessness, that I would get dominated by the obsession for perfection, that I would be a slave to the pain of labour… in general.

Marina Constantinescu – Theatre, the Magical Moment of History


Thirty years have passed since Romania entered freedom and democracy. Many things have happened during those years. We enjoy freedom of expression, of creation, of thought, while we, men of culture, can be a force and a reference point for our society. Culture is – despite its passing through the good or bad moments that the society is living – the absolute reference point. Just like education. It is the force that takes us forward and deeper inside ourselves.

Boris Eifman: „I founded a theatre because I needed to have my own space to create”


A master of the art of ballet, Boris Eifman, the creator of the performance „Eugene Onegin”,  to be presented at the Romanian National Theatre Festival on October 25th, on the stage of the Grand Hall of the National Theatre Bucharest, strikes through the „extravaganza of his phantasies”, as the Russian press notes. Founder of the Academic Ballet Theatre and of the Ballet Academy in  Saint-Petersburg, named after him, described as a „choreographer- philosopher”, „psycho- analitical choreographer”, Boris Eifman says he develops, together with his company, „a unique, ancient language of the body, as an instrument of understanding and expressing the human soul”. On the occasion of the presence of the company in Bucharest, Boris Eifman answered a few questions for the RNTF website.

Foreign Performances Invited at the 2019 Edition of the National Theatre Festival

NTF Press Releases|

Between 18 and 27 October 2019, the 29th edition of the National theatre Festival will bring to Bucharest prestigious international theatre productions, following the tradition of bringing world famous performances to Bucharest which was inaugurated in 2006 by critic Marina Constantinescu, in her first mandate as the Director of the Festival. Here are the foreign performances selected by Marina Constantinescu to be part of NTF 2019: