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Sibiu Summit's guests welcomed with Romanian folk music, traditional food
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The guests of the EU Sibiu Summit were welcomed on Wednesday with Romanian traditional food and folk music offered by Junii Sibiului professional ensemble which will perform on Thursday night as well, in the Big Square, in the end of the event with the EU leaders, according to a post on the ensemble's Facebook page. 

"#SearaTraditionalaRomaneasca / RomanianTraditionalNight at Boyar's Pantry - Hilton Sibiu for the EU Summit guests" is the message posted on the said Facebook page by choreographer and manager of the ensemble Silvia Macrea. 

The Boyar's Pantry is a traditionally designed venue where only specific Romanian cuisine goodies are served. The venue is located at the 5-star hotel of Sibiu where on Wednesday took place the National Liberal Party (PNL)'s Executive Bureau attended by President Klaus Iohannis, the President of the European People's Party (EPP) Joseph Daul and the Secretary General of the EPP, Antonio Lopez-Isturiz White. It is the hotel where most of the EU leaders have checked-in. 

The participants in the Sibiu EPP Summit on Thursday, at the open-air museum of Dumbrava Sibiului will have the opportunity to see over 100 craftspeople show their mastery to mark Europe Day, in an action dubbed "Rural Europe", says a press release sent to AGERPRES. 

"The ASTRA Museum, the activities of which are made possible through financing from the Sibiu County Council, organizes on Thursday, May 9, the 'Rural Europe' event. This is a large-scale initiative that will see over 100 traditional craftsmen from all over the country involved in 40 different interactive workshops, which will be set up in the Dumbrava Sibiului Open-air Museum, to mark Europe Day, when the EU leaders will be present here," the press release by the ASTRA Museum reads. 

On Thursday night, on the stage of the Big Square (Piata Mare) nearby the City Hall headquarters, where the EU Summit is taking place, the "Cindrelul - Junii Sibiului" Folklore professional ensemble prepared a striking show particularly for this occasion. On the Big Square stage, a voyage across the most important ethnographic regions of Romania will be illustrated through play and music. 

The concept by Silvia Macrea, the manager of the ensemble and one of the choreographers of the May 9 show, will unfold the 75-year history of the Junii Sibiului via photographs, followed by a tour de force and grace through the traditions of Transylvania, Moldavia and Wallachia. The regions of Banat and Maramures will contribute with beautiful wedding customs, spirited by soloists Stana Stepanescu and Oana Tomoioaga. The end of the show will bring back the spectators to Sibiu, on the Valea Tarnavelor, an area reputed for its vast vineyards and their good old wine. The choreography of the show is fathered by Theodor Vasilescu and Silvia Macrea, while the music is conducted by maestro Gabriel Popescu. 

On May 9, the centre city of Sibiu is for one day the political capital of the European Union, with the meeting of the EU Member States' heads of state or government.


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