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Iasi in a carnival, played for Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi

The events organised during The Days of “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iasi have closed in a festive way on the 17th of November, on Saturday, with a command performance in the auditorium of “Vasile Alecsandri” National Theatre.

On this occasion, both the students and the professors from the “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iasi had the chance to treat themselves with a good deal of the Moldavian humour watching the vaudeville “Iasi in Carnival” directed by Alexandru Dabija which was played closed doors especially for them and their guests. Moreover, another event of the night was the outdoor projection on the façade of the theatre, when both the guests and the entire audience gathered there could watch scenes reflecting 199 years of history, events and accomplishments at “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iasi.

The Guests

The special guests to the event were the rectors of the main universities from Iasi, Professor Vasile Işan, the Rector of “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, professor doctor Vasile Astărăstoae from University of Medicine and Pharmacy “GT Popa” of Iasi, professor doctor Vasile Vîntu from “Ion Ionescu from Brad”University of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine. George Enescu University of Arts has been represented by the associate prof. PH.D Magda Sficlea, the Senate President.

“Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iasi was represented by the rector, professor doctor Ion Giurma, the vice-rectors, the senate president, president doctor Anghel Stanciu, the vice president and the Senate secretary, presidents of the Senate Board Committees, deans and senior professors, emeritus professors and awarded for their research. They have received distinctions on the occasion of the Extraordinary Senate Meeting on the 25th of November, on Thursday.

The other guests were the deans and the managers of the eleven faculties of the University, members of the Senate, students, students unions` leaders, the campus accommodation supervisors and the representatives of the unions of each faculty.

The Play

The play “Iasi in carnival” which has been played on the occasion of the festive opening of the  auditorium of  “Vasile Alecsandri” National Theatre, after almost seven years of renovations. The play tried to make the guests from the Technical University of Iasi feel the atmosphere of the 19th century with its fanfaronade and bounce, on vivid rhythms of the Moldavian music. The play written by Vasile Alecsandri, directed by Alexandru Dabija, under the scenography of  Dragos Buhagiar had plenty of ironic examples usually met in Caragiale`s plays. The guests could see human typologies and vivid characters in colourful costumes displayed in front of them on wooden wagons decorated with pieces of coloured cloths. The got into a muddle of intricate relationships and different types of dances under the attentive look of those out of the top drawers who could not resist the temptation and they went down from the balcony to catch up in a round dance.

In the carnival atmosphere, the humorous situations were encountered in the Moldavian speech, combining frolics with the masks acting, to the delight of the students from the balcony. It even smoothed the foreheads of the guests from the boxes who seemed ready to leave their places in order to join the hue dance on the scene next to the chamberlain Tachi Lunatescu (acted by Doru Aftanasiu), ma`am Tarsita (acted by Annemarie Chertic), the servant Safta (Pusa Darie), Alecu (Daniel Busuioc), the great Don Juan Leonil (Dumitru Nastrusnicu), the milliner Cati (Catinca Tudose) and the geezer Alecu, the vine grower from Nicoresti.

The projections

In the end, the professors and the students were pleasantly surprised by the blue light of the outdoor projection on the roof of the Theatre. In different stills, they could admire the history of the university, its accomplishments and the life from the campus.

The applauses in the end were directed both towards the actors on the scene and to the almost two centuries of academic technical education, all guided by Creativity, Excellence and Innovation. Since during the time of Gheorghe Asachi, the patron of the university, the theatre was extremely fashionable, the representation has symbolically recreated a bridge between the prestigious past and the to-and-fro of the present.

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