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The (self-)representation of Romas on stage - trends and challenges in today’s Hungary
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The (self-)representation of Romas on stage - trends and challenges in today’s Hungary

A conversation during the dunaPart 5 platform

Saturday 30 November 2019
Budapest, Hungary
Performance of Kali Traš (Black Fear) by Giuvlipen Theatre Company, Romania
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Performance of Kali Traš (Black Fear) by Giuvlipen Theatre Company, Romania

On the Roma Genocide during the Second World War

Friday 25 October 2019
Bucharest, Romania
Discussion of Who killed Szomna Grancsa? by Giuvlipen Theatre Company (Romania)
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Discussion of Who killed Szomna Grancsa? by Giuvlipen Theatre Company (Romania)

Presented by the Roma Heroes International Theatre Festival, Budapest, Hungary

Sunday 15 September 2019
Budapest, Hungary
Howlround Theatre Commons
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The (self-)representation of Romas on stage - trends and challenges in today’s Hungary
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The (self-)representation of Romas on stage - trends and challenges in today’s Hungary

A conversation during the dunaPart 5 platform

Saturday 30 November 2019
Budapest, Hungary

dunaPart—an initiative of Trafó House of Contemporary Arts in Budapest—presented the conversation The (self-)representation of Romas on stage - trends and challenges in today’s Hungary livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Saturday 30 November 2019 at 8 a.m. PST (Los Angeles, UTC -8) / 11 a.m. EST (New York, UTC -5) / 16:00 GMT (London, UTC +0) / 17:00 CET (Budapest, UTC +1) / 18:00 EET (Bucharest, UTC +2). 

Five actors on stage dressed in Roma clothes from the 1940's.
Performance of Kali Traš (Black Fear) by Giuvlipen Theatre Company, Romania
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Performance of Kali Traš (Black Fear) by Giuvlipen Theatre Company, Romania

On the Roma Genocide during the Second World War

Friday 25 October 2019
Bucharest, Romania

Giuvlipen Theatre Company and State Jewish Theater presented a performance of Kali Traš (Black Fear) by Giuvlipen Theatre Company livestreaming from Bucharest, Romania on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 25 October 2019 at 9 a.m. PDT (Vancouver, UTC -7) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 16:00 UTC +0 / 5 p.m. BST (London, UTC +1) / 18:00 CEST (Budapest, UTC +2) / 19:00 EEST (Bucharest, UTC +3). 

Two actors in traditional Roma women clothing with their backs to us.
Discussion of Who killed Szomna Grancsa? by Giuvlipen Theatre Company (Romania)
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Discussion of Who killed Szomna Grancsa? by Giuvlipen Theatre Company (Romania)

Presented by the Roma Heroes International Theatre Festival, Budapest, Hungary

Sunday 15 September 2019
Budapest, Hungary

Roma Heroes International Theatre Festival produced by Independent Theater Hungary presented a conversation about Giuvlipen Theatre Company's Who killed Szomna Grancsa? from Budapest, Hungary for the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Sunday 15 September 2019. 

Roma woman posing as the Statue of Liberty with a US flag as a her dress.
Performance of American Gypsy by PARADAIZ
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Performance of American Gypsy by PARADAIZ

Bucharest, Romania

Thursday 12 September 2019
Bucharest, Romania

PARADAIZ in Bucharest, Romania presents a performance of American Gypsy livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network on Thursday 12 September at 11 a.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 15:00 UTC+0 / 17:00 CET (Berlin, UTC+2) / 18:00 EEST (Bucharest, UTC+3). 

a group of performers dancing onstage with an audience watching
Performing Gitanidad (Romaniness) On Stage
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Performing Gitanidad (Romaniness) On Stage

14 March 2019

Miguel Ángel Vargas unfolds the history of Gitano (Romani) theatre in Spain, from the eighteenth century to today.

 

Nomadic Theatre Keeps its Traditions Alive in France / En France, la perpétuation du théâtre Sinti et nomade
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Nomadic Theatre Keeps its Traditions Alive in France / En France, la perpétuation du théâtre Sinti et nomade

13 March 2019

Marine Leduc discusses the nomadic theatre traditions of the Hognon family, who travel southwestern France staging plays that explore their Tsigane identity. / Marine Leduc explore les traditions du théâtre nomade des Hognons, une famille qui voyage à travers le Sud-Ouest de la France et y joue des pièces qui parcourt leur identité tsigane.

The Revolution is Here and Now
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The Revolution is Here and Now

The Revolution is Roma, Queer, and Feminist

12 March 2019

Arman Heljic uses the play Roma Armee to discuss how European Roma are rejecting their colonial legacy and reclaiming their narrative.

Seven Romani actors sit together looking at the camera
From Cultural Appropriation to Self-Representation
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From Cultural Appropriation to Self-Representation

A History of Roma Theatre in Romania

10 March 2019

Mihaela Dragan looks at the way Roma are and have been portrayed in theatre in Romania and how Romani artists are working to reclaim their stories.

Roma Artists Telling Stories of Resistance, Not Victimhood
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Roma Artists Telling Stories of Resistance, Not Victimhood

24 May 2018

Mihaela Drăgan interviews Sandra and Simonida Selimovic of Mindj Panther about their show Roma Armee, and the activist work they are doing in Austria to fight against Roma oppression.

Roma Theatre in Europe
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Roma Theatre in Europe

From cultural appropriation to (mis)representations, this series documents the history of Roma theatre in Europe.