Moving bodies and cities on display at E-Motional Festival

Newsroom 08/04/2013 | 13:45

Gabriela Tudor Foundation and the National Dance Centre in Bucharest present the “E-Motional Festival: moving bodies & cities”, set to take place between April 12-14 at the Museum for Contemporary Art in Bucharest and at ZonaD – Serial Paradise studio. The festival closes the E-Motional Bodies & Cities, a two-year program dedicated to mobility and artistic exchanges in the field of contemporary dance.

The festival includes video-installation exhibitions, public events and process sharing dedicated to the E-Motional artistic research, performances from Romania, Latvia, Cyprus and Turkey, among which the premiere of two international co-productions. The event also hosts two roundtables, one dedicated to Creative Europe, the upcoming EU funding program for cultural projects, presented in partnership with the Cultural Contact Point of Romania, the second one dedicated to artistic collaboration at international level.

The festival will gather over 30 artists participating in the program, among whom one can count from Romania- Mircea Ghinea, Mădălina Dan, Mihaela Dancs, Vlaicu Golcea, Farid Fairuz, Bogdana Pascal, from Ireland – Laura Murphy, Fearghus Ó Conchúir, Mary Wycherley, from Latvia – Kaspars Lielgalvis, Olga Zitluhina, Sintija Silina, Katrina Albuze, Kristine Vismane, Roberts Muciņš, Inta Balode, from UK – Gemma Riggs, Luke Pell, din Cipru – Alexis Vassiliou, Arianna Marcoulides, Souzana Fialas & Nicholas Shantos, from Turkey – Özlem Alkış. Festival guests also include artists and programmers from the project countries, as well as from Portugal, USA and Japan.

For two years, E-Motional has supported the contemporary dance communities from the project countries through a complex program of mobility grants, residencies, artistic research, performance exchanges and co-productions. The professional development of artists and managers alike as well as the support given to artistic experiment have represented key elements in the project vision.

The program of the festival can be seen here. 

Oana Vasiliu

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