Special Events: Cine-concert British Sea Power | Acrobatics Downtown Cluj

09.05.2016 18:03

An impressive live show by British Sea Power, described by "The Sunday Times" as "the best band in Britain", is one of the not to be missed special events of the 15th edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival (May 27 - June 5). Cinepiano returns for the second time in Cluj, while France's Transe Express brings daring trapeze artists to the heart of the city and drum parades to Bonţida.

Famed British indie rock band British Sea Power, cherished for the spectacular stage presence and choice of unconventional concert spaces will accompany From the Sea to the Land Beyond (by Penny Woolcock, 2012), an excellent documentary about a century in the life of the British ports. The event will take place Saturday, June 4, from 7 PM, at the Students' Culture House. A poetic and revealing experience, the film contains lots of archive footage and documents the changes that have taken place in the British society since 1902, including two wars and times of peace, the transition to industrialization and the struggle for women's rights.

British Sea Power, founded in the early 2000s and currently consisting of six members, won the appreciation of legendary artists such as Lou Reed, David Bowie, Jarvis Cocker and Radiohead, and their concerts were held on the Great Wall of China, at the CERN particle accelerator, in a dinosaurs exhibition at the Natural History Museum, on a ship at sea and in a stone mine. The band was crowned "the live band of 2004" by the "Time Out" magazine. They toured the US, playing giant stadiums, at the invitation of such bands as The Killers, Interpol, The Strokes and Pulp. Tickets are available on http://www.biletmaster.ro.

After its success at TIFF 2014, when hundreds of children, with their parents, enjoyed Tony Berchmans' original music, the artist returns to Cinema "Florin Piersic" on Wednesday, June 1, within EducaTIFF, with the show Cinepiano. The Brazilian composer and pianist recreates the magic of cinema going from the early 20th century, when the silent images on the screen were accompanied by live music, sounds and noises, played at the piano and other instruments. This time around, Berchmans' music will accompany the short films of the classic silent comedy masters.

Famed French street art band Transe Express comes to TIFF with two unique musical and visual shows: Mobile Homme and Tambours en Feu. Mobile Homme will be presented during the official opening Gala on Friday, May 27 from 8:45 PM in Union Square, before the world premiere of Nae Caranfil's latest film, 6.9 on the Richter Scale. The band has prepared a huge aerial show, which involves crane acrobatics. The show requires precision and speed and will keep the audience on the edge of their seats. The second performance, Tambours en Feu, will take place at the Banffy Castle in Bonţida, during the first evening of Weekend at the Castle, Saturday, May 28, from 8:30 PM. The festive drum parade will end with a show of lights, sound, fire and fireworks, before the screening of the film The Show of Shows.

Connected to the old French tradition of itinerant street performances, Transe Express means shocking performances, street altering interventions that combine music, visual arts, circus, fire, pyrotechnics, steampunk, opera, rock, dance and theater. The team consists of hundreds of actors, acrobats, dancers, percussionists, singers, quartets, welders, technicians and carpenters. Transe Express toured 80 countries and opened, among other events, the 1992 Olympic Games in Albertville.

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Transilvania International Film Festival (May 27 – June 5 2016) is organized by Romanian Film Promotion and the Association for the Transilvania Film Festival.