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The Great Scheme Of Things (Romania)

The Great Scheme Of Things (Romania)
a puzzle by Fierbinţeanu
November 6, 20016, 9.30 p.m.


A famous filmmaker once said that in the great scheme of things all human strivings are ridiculous, given that sooner or later in the next five billion years this world, as we know it, will disappear and nothing will matter anymore. Viewed in that light, some people’s beliefs and actions are unreasonable and hilarious, according to that famous guy. But how can one know what is important “in the great scheme of things” and what is hilarious? What separates the ok beliefs from the ridiculous ones? Who makes that separation, in the great scheme of things? What is the Great Scheme Of Things anyway?


The Great Scheme of Things is a new album by Fierbinţeanu, presented as a performance in full frame, a puzzle of sound, poetry, visuals and choreography.


This show is a shout-out to Humanity in its current phase and a quest to find if a "real-fake" capodopera – a new and personal aesthetic category – is possible. The performance, targeting philharmonic dynamics with pop-punk means and entertainment aesthetics, is also a manhunt for intense reactions from the audience, like those in the early ’60s. The instruments are the myths, illusions and constituents of human life, ancient and present: love, civil rights, porn, socialism & capitalism, God, Satan, criminals, Elvis, New York etc.


Fierbinţeanu is an art-pop music duo consisting of Gabriela Fierbințeanu (vocals) and Cristian Fierbințeanu (computer, bass, vocals). Active in Bucharest, they have released several albums and performed live at Berlin Konzerthaus, Berghain and on other significant stages in Europe and Romania.

“One of the most eccentric creatures of the independent music made in Romania” – DILEMA veche

“The oddest and most experimental duo of the Romanian electronic music” – VICE Romania

“The electronic-psychedelic duo of Romania” – Stereo Beasts


This event is part of "RE//Dance", the pilot edition of the Regional Choreography Biennale, curated by Iulia Popovici, and by Marta Keil and Goran Injac, as co-curators, which will take place between November 1 and November 6, 2016, and will include shows and performances from Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Romania.


East European Performing Arts Platform/EEPAP (Poland) is the co-organiser of the first Regional Choreography Biennale, and Mladinsko Gledališče Ljubljana (Slovenia) is the institutional partner.


All the events in “RE//Dance” – the Regional Choreography Biennale will take place at the Stere Popescu hall on Mărăşeşti Boulevard 80-82. The tickets for the shows and performances cost 25 lei (full price) or 15 lei (reduced), while the entrance to the connected events (“How to Make a Biennial Festival with 100 Euros and 1.000.000 Euros”, the EEPAP round table and Agata Siniarska’s lecture) is free.

Tickets can be purchased online from or from the Stere Popescu hall before the show.