Tango. Radio and Juliet

Coupé-performance of contemporary dance

World premiere „Tango”: 1998, Opera in Maribor, Slovenia

World premiere „Radio and Juliet”: 2005, Opera in Maribor, Slovenia

Premiere date of the current staging at the Bucharest National Opera House: December 12, 2010

Performances in the 2013-2014 season:
March 19, 2014
April 6, 2014

19h00 – 21h30 (one intermission)

Artistic direction, choreography, lighting design, musical medley: Edward Clug
Sets: Marko Japelj
Costumes: Leo Kulas
Video operators: Janja Glogovac, Antonel Oprescu

Ballet master: Tiberiu Almosnino

Cast for the 2013-2014 season:

Blind Tango – Adina Tudor, Ovidiu Matei Iancu
Fatal Tango – Andra Ionete (debut)/ Marina Minoiu, Robert Enache
Shy Tango – Reina Yagura/ Diana Tudor, Andrei Dolcoș/ Cristian Preda (debut)
Juliet – Cristina Dijmaru/ Bianca Fota
Men – Dawid Trzensimiech (debut), Virgil Ciocoiu, Raul Oprea, Shohei Horiuchi, David Mannara, Cristian Preda, Lucas Campbell


Other Shows by Edward Clug

“Architecture of Silence”, a show created in 2006 in partnership with the national theatres in Maribor and Ljubljana, includes two choirs and two orchestras.

“Sacre du temps”, choreography created in 2007 for the dance company Danshuis Station Zuid, in Tilburg, The Netherlands.

“Europe Today” and “Roses for Anne Teresa/ Football Stories”, created in 2011 in collaboration with the East West Theatre Company (Sarajevo), for the first show as a choreographer as well as a performer, and for the second, a co-author and a choreographer. 


“Tango. Radio and Juliet” are shows that left a mark on my life and deeply impacted on my path and evolution as an artist. “Tango” is the first show that I created at a relatively young age, only 23 years old. This is reflected in the show, through a direct, honest communication, without conceptual compromises. It is a show that intimidates me by its emotional power and I relive it, not easily, like a mirror of that youth.

Edward Clug – choreographer


The ballet dancers who fully emphasized, in the first part of this year, the classical pure and abstract style of George Balanchine or the neoclassical-modern style of Ioan Tugearu, had to face this time, in the two plays currently staged by Edward Clug, a modern style that they hadn’t approached before, their performing range being spectacularly diversified.

Liana Tugearu – ballet critic, România literară, no 2, 2011


In Pair

“Tango. Radio and Juliet” is a show that unites two choreographies created by Edward Clug – an artist of Romanian origin established in Slovenia – in which one can find elements of contemporary theatre and dance and musical fragments extremely diverse as a genre – from Astor Piazzola to Goran Bregovic and Radiohead. The first choreography was presented for the first time with the title “Tango” in 1998 at the Maribor Theatre in Slovenia – where the artist is presently leading the ballet company of the institution – while the second choreography, “Radio and Juliet”, also saw the light of stage in Maribor, in 2005.

The tango, one of the most passionate dances in the world, and the eternal lovers Romeo and Juliet, meet in a unique way, in the show “Tango. Radio and Juliet” to give life to the strongest and most contradictory states of being: passion, love, disappointment and loneliness.

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