E-Motional Festival: moving bodies & cities

Gabriela Tudor Foundation and the National Dance Centre in Bucharest present the “E-Motional Festival: moving bodies & cities”, to take place between April 12-14 at the Museum for Contemporary Arts in Bucharest, co-organising partner of the event, as well as at ZonaD – Serial Paradise studio. The festival closes the E-Motional Bodies & Cities, a two-year programme dedicated to mobility and artistic exchanges in the field of contemporary dance, organised between 2011-2013.

The festival will include video-installation vernisage, public events and process sharings 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 roundatbles, one dedicated to Creative Europe, the upcoming EU funding programme 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 to the programme, 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 roject countries through a complex programme 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 E-Motional Festival is presented and co-organised by Gabriela Tudor Foundation in partnership with the National Dance Centre Bucharest and the National Museum of Contemporary Arts, and financially supported
by the Culture 2007-2013 of the European Union, as well as by the European Cultural Foundation in Amsterdam.

E-MOTIONAL Bodies & Cities is created and produced by Gabriela Tudor Foundation in Bucharest in collaboration with key partners Dublin Dance Festival and Dance Ireland (IE), The Association of Professional Dance Choreographers of Latvia (LV), Dance House Lemesos (CY), and body>data>space (UK), as coorganisers.

E-MOTIONAL is a project by Cosmin Manolescu and Stefania Ferchedau.

Media partners: Șapte Seri, ArtAct magazine, Zeppelin, Tataia, Scena.ro, Modernism, ArtClue, Romania Pozitivă, Metropotam, Orașul meu

With support from: Cultural Contact Point of Romania, Embassy of Ireland and Embassy of Cyprus in Romania