Crowdfunding for Casa Jocului is online

Today, on the 25th of June 2021, at 17:17h, one day after the Midsummernight celebration, we are oficially launching launching the crowdfunding campaign for Casa Jocului – House of the Playful Spirit. From now on you can find our video and our whole campaign on https://www.sprijina.ro/cauze/casajocului We can receive donations via credit/debit card on the […]

The Romanian “Joc”: music, dance, connection and ancestrality

(by Bogdan Octav) While we were working on this project, we realized as soon as we wanted to translate the original name “Casa Jocului” into English, that the noun “joc” (pronounced “zhok”, literally: “the play”) bears a very specifical concept, that is very familiar to most Romanians, especially among the elder generations. But interesting enough, […]

Community Arts

The most simple definition of community arts would be the following question: How can you do a circle dance (hora) alone? There are some art forms that acquire their meaning through the participation of a community. These cannot be practiced individually, because they would lose their meaning. The essence of these art forms  – without […]