Activities

Activities

Romanian – Polish Theatre Festival
2017

Day 1

Arrival of the Romanian participants in Zielona Gora, Poland, after a long journey by train. They were received by the Polish participants and their leader, Mrs Antonina Pauch. They had Polish traditional lunch together, then they visited the town and had the chance to know each other better.

Day 2

The Romanian participants visited the school EUROPEJSKIE GIMNAZJUM I LICEUM DR RAHN W ZIELONEJ GÓRZE and they started the theatrical worskhops. They decided to create together with the Polish partners a play based on the concept of freedom, specific to both communities. The Romanian participants also prepared presentations of Romania and Bistrita, in order to make the Polish students more familiar with our culture and geography. In the evening, we had the unique opportunity to learn different breathing and dancing techniques during a dance workshop led by Marek Zadłużny – a coach in a dance theatre (Pracownia Teatru Tańca).

Day 3

Both Romanian and Polish participants continued the rehearsals for the play during the theatrical workshops organised at school. Moreover, we carried out art workshops with other students from the school aged 11-17. The aim of these workshops was to create different items needed for the background of the play and also to socialize with all the students of the school. We took advantage of these special classes and we informed everybody about our play. In the evening, we went on a trip to the Etnographic Museum in Zielona Gora where the participants took part in a culinary workshop and they baked bread in a traditional way in an old hut.

Day 4

Day of the show!!! In the first part of the day we had the final rehearsals for the show. Then, in the evening, the Romanian and Polish participants organised a unique event on the stage of ZOK Cultural Centre from Zielona Gora: „the Romanian-Polish theatre festival”. Thus, the Romanian participants performed in a play presenting the past and the present situation of men and women in Romania, the Polish actors of from ZOK prepared a Polish play and the project participants, both Romanian and Polish showed their performance combining dancing and acting and promoting freedom. At the end, there were rounds of applause and all the participants received flowers or presents. It was a day to remember!!!

Day 5

It was the day of final conclusions, future plans and tears of sadness. We said goodbye to our Polish friends and we started our journey back home…
Romanian – Polish Friendship
2015

Day 1

The Romanian participants arrived in Zielona Gora, after a long trip by train. In the train station, they were nicely welcomed by the Polish participants, their team leader Antonina Pauch  and by the representatives of the .Europejska Fundacja Oswiaty I Kultury ׃ Arleta Czyż  -headmistress and Karl Fisher – president of the Foundation. The participants had the first lunch together at Hotel Pod Debem, where the Romanian participants were accommodated during the 5 days of their stay in Zielona Gora. Then, at the end of the day, the participants visited the surroundings trying to discover the beauties of the town.

Day 2

The second day of the project started with an official welcome addressed by the representative of Zielona Gora City Hall -Iwona Skowrońska, the deputy head of the department of European Funds  and by the headmistress of the Europejska Fundacja Oswiaty I Kultury – Arleta Czyż.  The official opening of the project was organized in the school yard of our partners, most of the teachers and students being present. The day continued with an international gastronomic seminar where the participants and other students of the school prepared traditional Romanian and Polish dishes. Moreover, the Romanian participants promoted the traditional costumes wearing traditional shirts, scarfs and dresses. The Polish participants prepared flower wreaths in the colours of Romania and Poland flags.

Day 3

The project participants, together with other students of the school, discovered more about the Romanian and Polish cultures and also about the twin cities, Bistrita and Zielona Gora, during a film projection workshop. More precisely, the Romanian participants, prepared some short movies about Bistrita and Transylvania, such as Bistrita-the gate of Transylvania and Romania- Bistrita, while the Polish participants prefered to reveal us a part of their past in the movie Beats of Freedom.  After the movie, there was a session of discussions where the participants could ask and answer questions.

Day 4

The Romanian participants organized 5 workshops of creative recycling using magazine’s paper in order to make bags. Thus, they presented to the students of the school and also to the project participants, the technique of creating paper bags. Minodora Gherendi, Romanian participant, was the coordinator of this activity, her talent and creativity being even appreciated at national level  – as she won the title of Volunteer of the Year in the field Arts and Culture for the year 2014 – an anual event organised by Volum Federation, Romania. The 4th day of the project continued with a photo and video workshop during which the project participants discovered the tourist attractions of Zielona Gora, took photos and created short videos.

Day 5

During the fifth day of the project, the participants and the team leaders, selected the best photos and videos of the exchange, drew the conclusions of the projects and decided together to continue this partnership that can bring a number of benefits to both communities of Bistrita and Zielona Gora. This was also the day when the Romanian participants started their journey back home, but not before a last ice cream…