Chisinau's Circ Comes to Life

Written by Thomas Gassler Wednesday, 10 December 2008 14:17

Read more...The circus ring is full of daredevil trapeze artists and wild lions, clumsy clowns and imposing elephants, intrepid tightrope walkers and supple horses, first-class jugglers and charismatic magicians. Children's eyes are gleaming and fascinated adults are clapping their hands with enthusiasm. All that had been nothing more than dusty memories in Chisinau, until the German artist collective "Project: Synapses" brought the unique Circ to life again.

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"Being a Rom is a profession!"

Written by Saturday, 15 November 2008 11:34

Read more...In the Republic of Moldova there are more than 150.000 Roma. Nicolae Radita is the president of the Roma National Centre and he fights for more tolerance, better education and less prejudices. visited the 30-year-old lawyer in the House of Nationalities in Chisinau and had a sophisticated conversation with him.

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Cradle of Moldovan Culture

Written by Patrick Griesser Tuesday, 28 October 2008 11:14

Read more...Compared to the rest of the rather unspectacular landscape in Moldova, the scenery, where the archaeological complex Orheiul Vechi is situated, is refreshengly different. Just 60 km north east of Chisinau, in the valley of the Raut River, a fabulous complex carved into a massive limestone cliff suddenly appears out of nowhere.

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Spirit of Woodstock

Written by Thomas Gassler Monday, 13 October 2008 21:39

Read more...Woodstock, United States, 1969: 500.000 young Americans celebrate an ever memorable three-day rock festival. And they shout out a message to the whole word: PEACE! It is the time of the Vietnam war, the sexual revolution and the Hippies. "Make love not war", is one of the most powerful slogans of this rock festival with cult status. In October 2008 the spirit of Woodstock came to Vadul lui Voda, Moldova.

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Traditionalists Dance for Open Society

Written by Thomas Gassler Sunday, 28 September 2008 11:00

Read more...Moldova is a country rich of diverse ethnies and cultures. Moldovans, Russians, Ukranians, Bulgarians, Gagauzians and some more minorities live together side by side. The focus of the Asociatia Obşteasca Vatra-Budeşti is cultural plurality.

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