•  Theatre 2015
 Romania
  Universitatea "Lucian Blaga" din Sibiu
BLACK CHOIR
By: Stanislav Cotton
Directed by: Veronica and Cătălin Pătru
Translated by: Diana Nechit
Video: Radu Nechit
Lights: Dorin Părău
Sound: Eliza Ceprăzaru
Manager proiect: Ion M. Tomuş
Cast: Andra Chelcea, Rada Constantinov, Ioana Cosma, Valeriu Iarca, Oana Marin, Gabriela Pârlițeanu, Vlad Petre, Fabiola Petri, Tudor Răileanu, Ștefan Tunsoiu, Iustinian Turcu, Claudiu Urse and Vladimir Nechit (the child)
Losing all the civic and human rights. Fists knocking on doors, in the middle of the night. People rapidly packing their bags, while they’re physically abused, death threats, shots fired. A long journey by train, to a place nobody knows nothing about. Children who die, crushed by other people, in freight cars. Children who are separated from their parents and are never found again. Towards the end of the journey, the crude reality of the work camp, with all its terrible realities, with all its small victories, with the moments in which you can catch and eat a small bug, with all its proteins. The gas chamber and the crematorium can set you free from this hell that was built by people and for people. The Black Choir tells the story of a group of Jewish people, starting with a crucial moment in their destiny: a wedding. The audience can follow them through the night in which they were hunt away from their homes and also through the long and hard journey by train. Finally, they are in hell. We can see them in the working camp, where they do everything possible not to be seen by the soldiers and by the officers. „I work, I keep my mouth shut and I am invisible...” becomes a slogan for the deepest place in hell. The relatively comfortable context of the 21st century and the global society in which such atrocities seem very far away make the performance a call for never forgetting, for emotions and for grace.
Performance presented in Romanian, with translation into English.
Performance made possible with the support of the „Elie Wiesel” National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania and the Holocaust Memorial Museum in the United States (Steven Spielberg Film and Video Archive), that provided images and photos used in the video projections.

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