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8 November | 12:00 – 17:00

Acces: The Facebook page of the National Theatre Festival (live broadcast from the YouTube channel of the I. L. Caragiale University of Theatre and Film (UNATC)

This conference aims to highlight aspects of the role of the set designer within the creation team and to debate on his relationship with the other artists who take part in creating the stage design, the light and the video.

Keynote Lecture Dragoș Buhagiar│Theatre, a collective art, or how to define the set designer


Coordinator: Adrian Damian

Curators: Viorica Petrovici and Andrada Chiriac

Coordinator of the Virtual Set Design and Augmented Reality Laboratory: Iuliana Gherghescu

Project Management: Elena Belciu și Alexandra Bucălae

360 shots: Marius Hodea

Initiator: the Virtual Set Design and Augmented Reality Laboratory at the CINETic Research Center of the I. L. Caragiale University of Theatre and Film (UNATC), in partnership with the NTF

Duration: 1h

The conference will include a series of debates about concepts that are at the base of set design creation and light and video design, but especially methods and ways to transform these ideas in stage realities, be they physical or virtual ones

Because the art of set design moves on the edge between creation and execution, a dialogue between those who draft the future of this field – such an important one in the world of theatre – becomes a highly valuable one particularly nowadays, in these generally insecure times.

Morning session (1)
12:00 – 12:10 Opening of the Conference
12:10 – 12:30 Prof. Ștefan Caragiu, UNATC București
12:30 – 12:50 Mădălina Sandu, alumna of UNATC Bucharest│The young set designer between two worlds
12:50 – 13:10 Miruna Croitoru, alumna of UNATC Bucharest │Is or isn’t school connected to the professional environment?
13:10 – 13:30 Andreea Tecla and Mădălina Niculae, alumnae of UNATC Bucharest │Team work and the road from being a student to being a professional in theatre
13:30 – 14:00 Break

Afternoon session (1)
14:00 – 14:20 Irina Moscu, set designer │From empty space to idea. From budget back to the empty space
14:20 – 14:40 Andrei Cozlac, video designer │Augmented theatre. New media practices in performing arts
14:40 – 15:00 Tudor Prodan, set designer
15:00 – 15:20 Corina Grămoșteanu, set designer
15:20 – 16:00 Break
16:00 – 17:00 KEYNOTE | DRAGOȘ BUHAGIAR │ Theatre, a collective art, or how to define the set designer

The Set Design Exhibition of the Set Design students at UNATC (The National Theatre and Film University) will be viewable, and it can serve as a starting point of a dialogue about set design schools.

The combination of sketches and spectacular layouts shows the professional environment the students at the Set Design Department have to comply with. Creating this exhibition was the task of I. year university students (coordinated by univ. lect. Dr Maria Dore), II. year university students (coordinated by prof. dr. Ștefan Caragiu and assistants doctoral candidates Maria-Alexandra Ivan and Mădălina Sandu), III. year university students (coordinated by univ. lect. Imelda Jipa). The involvement of Master’s degree students alongside graduates is a proof of the solidarity of those attending the Set Design Department and of the collaboration between various generations of professionals.

The entire event was organised by the Department director, prof. dr. Ștefania Cenean and by conf dr. Ștefan Caragiu. Its aim is to promote performance among students and present quality materials that highlight the work of these future set design professionals.
I. year university students: Anda Lătărețu, Maria Constantin, Rebeca Coreisa, Alberto Ursache
II. year university students: Marta Sersescu, Ilinca Gavriliță, Iulia Vișenescu, Alexia Dobre, Victor Pavel, Maria Ordean, Alexandra Secăreanu, Mara Bădică
III. year university students: Emil Banea, Ioana Butnariu, Ștefana Chelaru, Ioana Groza, Elena Iorga, Valentina Ivorciuc, Maria Marcu, Daria Nicu, Theodor Niculae, Ana-Maria Obogeanu, Mălina Postelnicu, Sabina Resu, Ecaterina Tudosă, Patricia Zaroschi
I Master’s degree students: Andreea Burlacu, Maria Pană, Clara Dumitrescu, Radu Ghiorghițoi
II. Master’s degree students: Lavinia Daduț, Cosmin Stancu, Daniel Mircea
Graduates: Nicoleta Ivan, Miruna Croitoru, Sarah Maria Gîtlan, Ana-Maria Condruz, Maria-Alexandra Ivan, Elisabeta Onoriu, Mădălina Sandu, Mădălina Niculae.

The exhibition can be viewed both virtually and physically at the exhibition space of Odeon Theatre (Studio Hall foyer), between 6-14 November, one hour before the performances scheduled at this hall and in compliance with current regulations regarding the sanitary context