"I embrace Danube’s quality of offering so many different perspectives: tourism, sport, arts, all-around culture. Our efforts aim to allowing Delta’s nature and its people to shine, and to conveying the universal message that nature can be enjoyed without spoiling it". Ivan Patzaichin
ROWMANIA BY IVAN PATZAICHIN

ROWMANIA BY IVAN PATZAICHIN

The Romanian canoe champion strongly believes such an international movement is poised to properly support ecotourism. If you plan to enjoy and protect nature, why wouldn’t you try rowing, a healthy and gratifying alternative to high speed trips that are currently turning peaceful rivers into noisy boulevards. Rowmania is the...
ROWMANIA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

ROWMANIA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

It is a contest for “canotca”, an original boat, with an exclusive design, made of wood using old crafts technologies from the Danube Delta. The contest was inaugurated by the multiple Olympic champion Ivan Patzaichin during ROWMANIA Festival in 2011 and runs in teams of 10 participants, regardless of age,...
OPENING PLUG TO NATURE - PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION KARLSPLATZ, VIENNA

OPENING PLUG TO NATURE – PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION KARLSPLATZ, VIENNA

A public art project conceived by artists Olah Gyarfas, Sorin Istudor & Kalliope Dimou, Nicu Ilfoveanu, Electric Brother and curators Teodor Frolu & Alina Serban.
PLUG TO NATURE

PLUG TO NATURE

PLUG TO NATURE aims to rethink the concept of “nature” as a site of intertwining different levels of experience, space, temporality and imagination. Derived from the exploration of Ivan Patzaichin’s history, his social engagement with natural habitat and personal philosophy, PLUG TO NATURE is working with the idea of “nature”...
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ROWMANIA FESTIVAL IN BUDAPEST

ROWMANIA FESTIVAL IN BUDAPEST

ARTISTS' INTERVIEWS: ELECTRIC BROTHER

ARTISTS’ INTERVIEWS: ELECTRIC BROTHER

EDITOR: How was it to work for PLUG TO NATURE with a very unusual sound-instrument, the old Lighthouse from Sulina? Why did you decide to leave the recordings “untouched”, although the result is not an illustrative one? E.B.: The old lighthouse was the most interesting sound I found in the Delta. Everyone expects to hear...
ARTISTS' INTERVIEWS: NICU ILFOVEANU

ARTISTS’ INTERVIEWS: NICU ILFOVEANU

EDITOR: A certain kind of enigma or uncertainty, unleashed by the genuine relationship between the cinematic representation and a photographic-kind of footage, seems to characterize much of your work DELTA 3. It is the effect of filming on Super 8 and the juxtaposition of black and white and colour film? N.I.: One might get the...
BUDAPEST - 14 OF JULY - LAST STAGE OF ROWMANIA FESTIVAL

BUDAPEST – 14 OF JULY – LAST STAGE OF ROWMANIA FESTIVAL

Saturday, 14 of July, ROWMANIA reaches Budapest, the last stage of our international festival. Meanwhile you can view the last interview with Ivan Patzaichin on the competition and Danube Connection project: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOh8idf1WXc&feature=plcp
PLUG TO NATURE - NEW PICTURES

PLUG TO NATURE – NEW PICTURES

A SMALL WONDER - TRAPA NATANS

A SMALL WONDER – TRAPA NATANS

This Latvian postage stamp is depicting the water caltrop, a recurrent visual element seen in the Danube Delta. We used this natural plant in creating the imagery of the museum-like diorama, part of the public art project PLUG TO NATURE in Vienna. This plant is important for the Delta ecosystem – but also culturally. It...
PLUG TO NATURE - THE ITINERARY

PLUG TO NATURE – THE ITINERARY

PLUG TO NATURE blends eco-philosophy with design, visual art and music, being concerned with the definition of a new kind of urban attitude towards the natural. The focus is to explore the intersections between creative fields, ecology, technology and urbanism. The sculpture-like installation was the result of a work collaboration between several “actors”. The method...
DANUBE CONNECTION IN BRATISLAVA

DANUBE CONNECTION IN BRATISLAVA

Bratislava. A second venue of our rowing contest.
DANUBE CONNECTION IN VIENNA

DANUBE CONNECTION IN VIENNA

Here are some pictures of the first rowing race in Vienna.
FIRST ROWING RACE  IN VIENNA

FIRST ROWING RACE IN VIENNA

We begin on 7th of July the first rowing race in Vienna. Today is the last chance for you to apply individually or in teams to: office@rowmania.ro. We are launching with this occasion our latest watercraft collection, “canotca 10+1”.
LETEA FOREST - OUR INSPIRATION

LETEA FOREST – OUR INSPIRATION

The inspirational source of DANUBE CONNECTION. STORY AND GLORY is the most notable reservation existing in the region, LETEA FOREST. Established in in 1938 as a natural reservation by Romanian Council of Ministers, LETEA FOREST has subtropical features, detached aesthetically from the typical representation of Danube Delta environment. In 1992 it was recognized as UNESCO...
DANUBE CONNECTION CARAVAN ON THE ROAD TO VIENNA, BRATISLAVA, BUDAPEST

DANUBE CONNECTION CARAVAN ON THE ROAD TO VIENNA, BRATISLAVA, BUDAPEST

We just started our trip to Vienna, Bratislava and Budapesta. We are fully equipped with the new catnotca, a 10 meters beauty, designed especially for the ROWMANIA international contest.