This chapter is set in a hotel bar, in which two barmaids (the Sirens) sing for the customers. Cluj-Napoca’s National Theatre and Opera sit together in one building. The city’s ethnically mixed population battles with issues of cultural acceptance and the danger posed by the outsider – themes echoed in Carmen (Bizet) and Don Giovanni (Mozart).
In this episode, dominated by motifs of music, Bloom has dinner with Stephen’s uncle at a hotel, while Molly’s lover, Blazes Boylan, proceeds to his rendezvous with her. While dining, Bloom watches the seductive barmaids and listens to the singing of Stephen’s father and others.
Homer Odyssey Chapter
Book 12: Odysseus returns to Aeaea, where he buries Elpenor and spends one last night with Circe. She describes the obstacles that he will face on his voyage home and tells him how to negotiate them. As he sets sail, Odysseus passes Circe’s counsel on to his men. They approach the island of the lovely Sirens, and Odysseus, as instructed by Circe, plugs his men’s ears with beeswax and has them bind him to the mast of the ship. He alone hears their song flowing forth from the island, promising to reveal the future. The Sirens’ song is so seductive that Odysseus begs to be released from his fetters, but his faithful men only bind him tighter.
This project strand offers short residency opportunities in partner cities for 30 emerging artists as part of the legacy of this pan-European project.
Each city partner will send two artists on a residency to another partner’s city of a different art form, thereby seeking to enrich their professional practice through inter-disciplinary residencies. Artists are chosen on the basis of having demonstrated an interest in the hosting city’s Arts & Society contemporary European theme. They must also practice a different art form from that of the hosting city’s public event. The project offers the emerging artists the opportunity to travel without the pressure to produce work and ideally to experience UEO’s public events.
Confirmed artists’ personal statements and biographies can be found on the relevant city’s page by clicking on the artist’s photo.
Create.Act.Enjoy (CAE), founded in 2013, has as main purpose the active contribution to the definition of independent culture in Romania, by carrying out cultural, educational and art therapy activities. Connected to contemporary cultural trends, CAE generates activities such as: socio-cultural interventions, artistic interpretation, art therapy, creative workshops with vulnerable groups (children from rural areas, children with disabilities or from foster care), artistic creation (performance, happening, installation), film and video production – all with aims to promote young artists, develop the concept of well-being acquired through direct interaction with art, strengthen national and international relations in order to establish intercultural exchanges.
Cluj-Napoca “Lucian Blaga” National Theatre is a public cultural institution under the Ministry of Culture in Romania and is the most important cultural landmark of the city. The theatre was built between 1904-1906 by the renowned Austrian architects Helmer and Fellner (who designed and built 48 theatres throughout Europe) and is the home of the Romanian National Theatre since 1919.
Our mission is to create theatre performances and to provide a framework for local and national theatre and performance art research, to increase the artistic and professional theatre environment and to improve the cultural development of the city and of wider communities.
The Faculty of Theatre and Film is part of Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca is a multicultural academic institution with a very good reputation for the quality of its education, excellence in research, active student life and opportunities for collaboration with partners outside the university environment. It is one of the most important art faculties in Romania in the fields of Theatre, Film and Media, where tenured and visiting professors with unanimously recognised professional and academic standing teach.
The Faculty of Theatre and Film was established in 1991 as a department within the Faculty of Letters of the Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca. Together with the specialisation in Theatre, a new programme was launched in 2004: Cinematography and Media. In 2005 the faculty took its current form, under the name of Faculty of Theatre and Television, and in 2018 the current title was adopted.
Administrația Fondului Cultural Național (AFCN) | Consiliul Județean Cluj | Primǎria şi Consiliul Județean Cluj-Napoca
AmiQ | Forum Apullum | NanoClean
Clujana, Facultatea de Litere Universitatea Babes-Bolyai, Castle Centre for the Study of Transnational Fdamilies, DASM (Day Center for the Elderly No. 1, Cluj-Napoca)