Artist-Dancer, Choreographer, Producer, Businessman
Ambassador of the Culture and Art Commission at European Parliament
Former Secretary of State, National Audiovisual Council of Romania
Former Vice-President of the Chamber of Deputies Commission for Culture, Arts and Mass-Media
on August 18, 1935, in Bucharest. Father: Oltenian,
intellectual, died when Constantin was 9 years old. Mother: from Beica Romana,
Ardeal. Through his mother, descendant of George Pop de Basesti, an
illustrious Romanian politician (1835-1919)
Married to Anette Dutu, a former ballerina. One son, Alexandru (b.1982), student.
High School "Sf.Sava", Bucharest
1963 - Graduate of the Academy of Stage Management and Choreographic Art in Moscow, student of the famous professor Leonid Faidecev
1974 - Graduate of the Institute of Physical Education and Sports, Bucharest
1974-1980 - Ballet and stage management specializations in USA, France, Germany, Belgium, United Kingdom, Canada
1949 - makes the first steps into the ballet art, at CFR Theatre (Romanian Railways Theatre), in Giulesti Quarter of Bucharest,
with masters Petre Bodeanta (CFR Theatre), Florica Capsali and Mitita Dumitrescu (at the latter's private Dance School)
1954-1975 - ballet dancer and soon first soloist at the Ballet
Assembly of the Romanian National Opera, Bucharest
Ballet Director and Managing Director of the Ballet Formation
at "Constantin Tanase" Revue Theatre, Bucharest
Ballet Director at "Perinita" Folk Assembly
Soloist of the Army's Dance Assembly
Among the first artists to work at the Romanian Television.
Present at the special shows: "Good evening, girls, good evening,
boys!", "Rhythm, youth, dance", "Zig-Zag" etc
1975-1977 - worked in Yugoslavia as stage director and
producer, among other with Belgrade and Pristina Televisions
1974-1990 - worked in Italy as stage director and producer of
numerous ballet performances, musicals, other special shows as follows:
at TV "Channel 5" - ballet director
- a major contribution to the realization of broadcastings
"Buona Sera, Italia", "Studio Uno",
"Fantastico", "Lotteria di cappo d'ano"
- stage director of "Fantastico" Ballet Group,
invited to perform also at "Palladium Theatre", in London
1978-1985 - Organizer of "San Remo" Festivals
1982 - invited to work at Hollywood for 6 months and at
"Palladium Theatre", in London
1983-1985 - invited, as stage director and producer, to
televisions from France and Portugal. Also, co-producer at BBC of "Plague
and Moonflower", musical drama composed by Richard Harvey.
since 1995 - General producer of World Ballet Contest, Varna, Bulgaria
Producing and Sponsoring Activities
1990 - The Festival "San Remo Liberta", Italy
since 1991 - organizer and sponsor of the Annual Ballet Festival-Contest "Oleg Danovschi" in Constanta
1991, 1992, 1997 - the shows "Romania hails Europe", performed in Italy
1991, 1992, 1993 - Bucharest Musical Festival
1991, 1992 - the Festivals-Competitions of Sportive Dance in Bucharest
1991 - the shows in Italy of "Studio '92" Ballet Group
1992 - the shows in Greece of "Studio '92" Ballet Group
1993 - "Grand Gala of Ballet" in Bucharest, "Galas of Ballet" in Timisoara and Constanta
1994 - National Ballet Contest "Bucharest '94"
1994 - "Gala of Ballet" in Constanta
1994 - the show "The Plague and the Moonflower", presented at BBC London. Also co- producer of the show
1994 - the performances of the Romanian National Opera Ballet presented during the artistic trip to the United Kingdom
1994 - the performances of the Romanian National Opera Ballet in Cluj-Napoca
1995 - the performances of the Romanian National Opera Ballet on the occasion of the inauguration of the manifestations
"Luxembourg - the European City of Culture, 1995"
1997 - the performances of the Romanian National Opera Ballet during the artistic trips in Italy and Greece
1997 - the shows in Israel of the Ballet of "Constantin Tanase" Revue Theatre
The participation of the Romanian Federation of Sportive Dance to competitions in Germany (1991), Singapore (1992), Poland (1992),
Russia (1992), Moldavia (1992) and Italy (1993)
The Romanian participation to the Ballet Contests in Varna (Bulgaria) and Jacksonville (USA)
Bucharest Choreographic School and the Romanian National Opera Ballet, for which brought choreographers and ballet professors from Russia
1993, 1995 - the participation of super-endowed young people to the Violin Contest in France and Italy and to the Ballet Contest
The integral costs of the artistic trips to Romania of great stars of the music, like Al
Bano, Romina Power, La Toya Jackson,
Bonnie Tyler, Boy George, Technotronic, Jennifer Rush, London Beat, Shirley
Bassey, Sandra, Gibson Brothers, as well as of the first
ballerinas from "Kirov" Opera, St.Petersburg, "Balshoy Theatre", Moscow and the Theatre of Opera and Ballet from Dusseldorf
Main Ballet and Dance Production
Ballet for "Ave Maria" performed by Luciano Pavarotti
Faust and Faustina (TV Film)
Night of Loveless Nights, staged on jazz music at Cluj-Napoca National Opera (1985)
Plague and Moonflower, presented at BBC London (1994)
Rhapsody in Blue
Romeo and Juliet
Rendezvous at Midnight
Sing-sing (ballet on Broadway)
TV programs in Italy, USA, France, Portugal
Organizer of the Light, Sound, Music and Fashion Show in Place
of Spain, Rome, Italy
- prosperous businessman
- founder and president of the "Romania-Italy" Initiative Group (GIRI), who brought to Romania numerous Italian businessmen
Member of Direction of "Rosita" Impresario
Agency, headquartered in Italy and with branches in Australia, Canada, USA, Argentina, Malaysia and Romania
Member of EMI Theatrical Agency of Italy
President of the Romanian National Center for Francophone Action
Founding Member of Opera's Friends Foundation, Bucharest
Member of American Biographical Institute Research Board of Advisors
Prizes and Awards
1957 - Golden Medal, the Dance Festival in Moscow
Two prizes, TV Festival in Montreux, Switzerland, one being the "Grand Prize" for the performance
"Faust and Faustina"
The Grand Prize of Eurovision, San Remo Festival
The Golden Bust, in Karlovy Vary
1991 - The "Grand Prize of Cita di Amantee, Estate '90", the "Prize of Giovanni di Gerace City"
(Italy) and the "Golden Horse from Locri" (Greece), together with the Ballet of the Romanian National Opera, Bucharest
1991 - trophy "Ponte d'Oro", the equivalent of Oscar Prize for Television activities, in recognition of his
14 years of artistic creation in Italy
1993, 1995 - FIDOF Prize, granted by the International Federation of Festival Organizations "outstanding
contributions rendered to the aims of strengthening peace, friendship and better understanding through music and art"
1995 - "Prize for Mecaenate", granted by the Choreograph Interpreters' Union and the Union of Musical Critics from
Romania, for the "generous contribution to the assertion of Romanian
choreographic and musical art in the country and abroad"
1996 - Diploma of Excellence and the medals "Bancusi" and Tzara", granted by the National Center of
Francophone Action of Romania for the "relentless and efficient support in favor of Arts, Culture and Better Knowledge of Romania
1996 - prize "Marco Polo", granted by "Colosseo" Foundation from Argentina. This prize was also
awarded, among others, to Emil Cioran, George Emil Palade and J.F.Kennedy.
1996 - Knight of the Sovereign Military Order "San Giorgio in Carinzia", the first and the sole Romanian to be ever
awarded this order.
1996 - "Silver Salatiera", granted in Rome as a recognition of the whole activity developed in Italy
1997 - "Rudolf Nureev Golden Medal", handed over to him on the stage of the Paris Opera Theatre
1997 - "Prize of Excellence" and "Golden and Silver Medals Jerusalem 3000", granted in Israel on the
occasion of the artistic trip done by 'Constantin Tanase" Revue Theatre
1997 - three new prizes in Italy: "Golden Medal with Brilliants", "Grand Prize from Gerace" and
"Platinum Plaquette from Monasterace Marina"
1997 - "Honorary Diploma for a Life Dedicated to the Stage Performance", granted in Constanta
2000 - nominated "Man of the Year" by the prestigious American Biographical Institute Inc, USA, for the
"overall accomplishments and contributions to society".
2000 - recipient of the "Commemorative Medal of Honor, Hallmark 2000", awarded by American Biographical Institute
Inc, USA, for "Distinguished Lifelong Achievements"
- Great collector of paintings, icons and art objects
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