Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 6:30PM
Alliance Francaise de Chicago 
54 W Chicago Ave, Chicago

Free Admission
Please don't forget to sign up with the ALLIANCE FRANCAISE WEBPAGE

ROCX is proud to host for the third consecutive year, the Romanian Soiree at the Alliance Francaise Festival de la Francophonie.

Please join us for a glass of wine (or several ;)... and a taste of Romanian culture featuring a photo exhibition by Elena Simona Craciun, live performances by:
Horatiu Ormindeanu aka H. Dean (violin)
Laura Sisu (guitar)
Doru Bandila (fluier)
special appearance of VOX MARIS - unplugged 
following the screening of:

Superman, Spiderman or Batman (2011, 11 min.)
European Film Academy Best Short Film of 2012
By Tudor Giurgiu
(In Romanian with English subtitles)

Synopsis: Aron, a 5-year-old boy, sets together with his worried father on a journey at the end of which he wishes, like the superheroes in the comic books, to save his mother suffering from a heart condition

Event photography will be provided by Ema & Silviu Photography.

Friday, March 8, 2013 at 6:30PM
Alliance Francaise de Chicago 
54 W Chicago Ave, Chicago

$20 Admission / $10 Students / Free 5 years and under.

Do you have your passport ready? The Swiss have their cheese, the Haitians bring their bouillon, but nothing beats the smell of sarmale and mamaliga. Come support Romanian culture and tradition as we celebrate Festival de la Francophonie!

Enjoy food and libations from Romania as well as Belgium, Canada, Congo, France, Haiti, Quebec and Vietnam offered by our partners, the French-speaking consulates, governments and associations of Chicago. And what better way to work off the extra calories than by dancing to the sound of French swing music with Le Percolateur?

Prix de présence, concours de danse, bouffe et tutti quanti... Que la fête commence!

And by all means, make sure to stop by the Romanian pavilion to taste the delicatessen prepared by Diana Krastev and to say hello to the ROCXettes!

Better early than sorry, please pre-register! All age event / ID required. For reservation information call: (312) 337-1070 or register online with Alliance Francaise. Please note that registrations for cultural programs are non-refundable. You can find additional info on Alliance Francaise's website.

Join us to celebrate a truly memorable 2012! 

ROCX is hosting its annual holiday party and fundraiser on December 8th, to thank you all for your friendship and participation. This event will kick off an exciting new year of initiatives, old and new. Your support will help us organize the 2013 Romanian Film Festival of Chicago, the ROCX career workshops, and all of our wonderful networking and cultural events. 

What’s in it for you? 
An authentic holiday atmosphere with live entertainment, food, drinks and a silent auction where you might just find the perfect Christmas present.  

Tickets Now Available!  
December 8th, 2012 @ 6:30 pm

Eventbrite - ROCX Holiday Party & Fundraiser
Silent Auction and Event Sponsors! 
Alexandru Darida, Ana Sophia Lupu, Arabella's Jewelry, Catalin Nicolae, Chicago Limo Net, Chicago Sinfonietta, Chicago Ski Pro, Cookie Lee Jewelry, Cristina G Photo, Eduard Livanu, Glenn Murray, Laura Palmer, LeSalon Spa, Life Made Pretty, Maria Budacan, Media in Black, Nati Rosca, Oana Amaria, ProArt, Susan Volk, Transilvania Bakery, Vicky Troshina, Vox Maris

Big thank you to all those who contributed!
ROCX is partnering with Theatre Y (www.theatre-y.com) to present a special evening of theater followed by a wine reception and an intimate discussion with the artists on November 9th, 2012 at 8pm. Additionally, it will be our honor to host a very special guest for the evening, the playwright and director of the Cluj Hungarian Theatre, Andras Visky.

Set in Romania, in the months just preceding the 1989 revolution, “PORN” is one of the first plays to use the newly released secret police files of the Ceausescu regime as its chief source.  The author was inspired by things that happened to people very close to him and the play was born out of the merging of two real stories. Time and again they transform into fiction, not just because time becomes history, but because of the extremely terrifying “virtuality” of the very end of the 1980s.

As always, Visky’s work is simultaneously rooted in a very specific time and place, extraordinarily personal, and profoundly universal.  It speaks about the “pornography of politics” and the theft of life, with the poetry and childlike belief, or disbelief, for which Visky’s writing is known.  It follows the untamable freedom of one simple woman, the stray children who feast with her, and the men that find her perfect, crazy, or dangerous. It is an unbridled romp through the unavoidable dictatorships of civilized society.

In Remembrance of the Revolution.
Which Revolution?
The Revolution.

RO ACT THEATRE in stransa colaborare cu “DRAMA INC.” din Timisoara si compania de teatru “BECOME” din Sibiu au ales sa va incante in aceasta seara Carageliana cu celebrele schite “Amicii”, “CFR” si “Caldura Mare”.

Astfel, actorii Catalin Nicolae, Ioan Marcu si Sergiu Gobjila reprezentand RO ACT THEATRE din Chicago vor juca alaturi de Radu Vaduva (“Drama Inc.”) si Adrian Grigoras (“Become”).

ROCX is partnering with City Winery to present Fanfara Ciocarlia to Chicago audiences. Fanfara Ciocarlia is one of the world's foremost Gypsy brass band, and they have gone on to create a furious Balkan funk that has set the planet dancing. 

Even by world music standards, the success of Fanfara Ciocarlia comes out of leftfield: the band members were peasant farmers and factory workers, men who played at weddings and baptisms for extra lei yet were not lautari (the caste designating professional Gypsy musician in Romania ). 
Rooted in the soil of their native Moldavia, the music Fanfare make is relentless in its tempo and ferocious in delivery, music powered by great spirit and a desire to include everyone in the party. 

They rave, they roar, they rage! Wherever and whenever Fanfara Ciocarlia blow their cheeks, nobody stands still – no matter how cool they pretend to be! Their instruments, bearing the marks of the previous decades, have lost their shine and gained their own patina. With them Fanfare Ciocarlia set off a musical firework display, displaying an unbelievable talent for intricate rhythms and dizzy tempos. Traditional Romanian dances and rhythms from Turkey, Bulgaria and Macedonia are played on horns, trumpets, clarinets and timpani. 

Come join us as we dance the night away! Use the promotional code "ROCXCW" when purchasing your tickets to let them know you're with ROCX! 

More about Fanfara Ciocarlia here.

Personal note:
We fell in love with Fanfara Ciocarlia when we heard their music in the great Romanian movie Asfalt Tango. Listen to our favorite soundtrack song here

Sunday, July 8th at 7 pm
Brandenburg Room at the DANK Haus German American Cultural Center
4740 North Western Avenue, Chicago, IL
Free admission - please RSVP

The Romanian Cultural Institute in New York in partnership with the ROmanian Cultural eXchange (ROCX) and the Romanian Consulate in Chicago is pleased to present to Chicago audiences EMINESCU, a special event of poetry and music performed by legendary actor Ion Caramitru and clarinetist Aurelian-Octav Popa.
This tour is in Romanian only.

ICR New York are placerea de a prezenta publicului romanesc din SUA pe legendarul actor Ion Caramitru acompaniat de clarinetistul Aurelian-Octav Popa intr-un recital extraordinar EMINESCU in limba romana, ce include selectii din manuscrisele de poezie, proza si filosofie ale lui Mihai Eminescu. Cei doi artisti revin in Statele Unite dupa succesul deosebit repurtat in 2011 de turneul organizat de ICR New York in randul comunitatilor romanesti din New York, Washington, Philadelphia, Montreal si Toronto, succes care a marcat si includerea spectacolului in repertoriul Teatrului National din Bucuresti.
Anul acesta ICR New York va oferi diasporei romanesti din Statele Unite ocazia sa se intalneasca din nou cu Ion Caramitru si poezia lui Eminescu intr-un turneu extins pe coasta de vest a SUA, ce va include reprezentatii in New York, Easton CT, Chicago, Los Angeles si San Francisco.

Spectacolul va avea loc in Chicago duminica, 8 iulie, incepand cu orele 7 pm, la DANK Haus German American Cultural Center si este organizat in colaborare cu ROmanian Cultural eXchange (www.romanianculturalexchange.org) si cu sprijinul Consulatului General al Romaniei la Chicago.

Spectacolul se desfasoara in limba romana
Intrarea este libera in limita locurilor disponibile. Rezervari prealabile sunt necesare.

Romanian Cultural Exchange (ROCX) is hosting the 4th Romanian Film Festival in Chicago. All screenings will run with English subtitles. To purchase tickets online please scroll down this page. For VIP passes and tickets obtained online, no proof of purchase is needed. Just mention your name at the door as we will have electronic lists of all guests. Tickets will also be sold at the door prior to each performance. Children below 10 years of age enjoy free admission. Purchases cannot be refunded. FREE parking at MB Financial Bank at Western and Gunnison.

Highlights Include
  • Chicago Premiere of Tales from the Golden Age (“Amintiri din Epoca de Aur”) directed by renowned director Cristian Mungiu, Official Selection at Cannes for “Un Certain Regard”
  • Chicago Premiere of Transylvania Girl ("Fata din Transilvania") directed by Sabin Dorohoi
  • US Premiere of Stefan Luchian (“Stefan Luchian”) directed by Nicolae Margineanu
  • A Special Evening with the Amazing Romanian Actor and our Honored Guest ION CARAMITRU Opening Night Gala with special guests
  • Romanian born Chicago actor and director Marius Iliescu presenting one of his most recent productions

ROCX is organizing its first ever career development and networking skills workshop. Let ROCX help you direct your success!

Business networking has been an underlying premise of our encounters, realizing it can be a complicated art. We will impart lessons learned the hard way throughout the years of experience in our careers.

Join us as our team of panelists discusses everything we wish we had known: preparing for interviews, choosing schools, writing resumes, career and industry insights, and getting connected. 

Connect with us on Facebook and Linkedin to learn more about our panelists, the company or institution they represent, and professional opportunities. 

Industries Represented: Academia, Consulting, IT/Engineering, Financial Services, Entrepreneurship, Law, Health Care, Recruiting, Psychology, Law, and more.

Companies & Institutions: IBM Consulting, University of Chicago,  Loyola University,  Indiana University,  Gelber Trading, Thoughtworks,  Intellis LLC,  Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP, and more. 

Click here for workshop details and registration! http://rocxyourcareer.eventbrite.com 

Ahead of the NATO Summit 2012, Romania's President Traian Basescu met with representatives of the Romanian community in Chicago. The 200 people participating at the presidential reception that took place at the historical Drake Hotel, included local Romanian-American organizations such as the Romanian Cultural Exchange, local press and representatives of the Romanian community. The event provided Romanians from Chicago the opportunity of having an open dialog with the president. Topics of interest to the Diaspora as well as related to Romania's foreign policy were discussed.

The delegation accompanying President Basescu for the NATO Summit 2012 in Chicago included: General Staff Chief Stefan Danila, Foreign Affairs Minister Andrei Marga, National Defense Minister Corneliu Dobritoiu, presidential advisers Cristian Diaconescu, Iulian Fota and Iulian Chifu, State Adviser Eugen Tomac, Foreign Affairs Ministry's Secretary of State Bogdan Aurescu.