Between 2013-2015 I was programme manager of the E-Motional: rethinking dance programme, an artist and manager-driven initiative, dedicated to exchange, research and artistic collaboration, co-production and touring, and audience development at European level. The guiding idea of the programme was re-thinking of artistic practices and formats and finding the right language in development of new artistic contents in the field of contemporary dance. Project created together with Cosmin Manolescu.

Between 2013-2015, the proposed activities included: reflection-oriented encounters for groups of dance professionals, interdisciplinary artistic residencies, sharing formats for artistic processes, co-production of new works and performance programming, professional development opportunities for dance writers and journalists, and dedicated programmes for general audience, including regular dance classes, movie screenings, artist talks and lectures. The new E-Motional programme is born from the experience of the E-Motional Bodies & Cities project developed between 2011-2013 (visit archive on the project website).

E-Motional promoted an interdisciplinary approach and includes opportunities for dance professionals as well as professionals coming from all movement-based or connected disciplines from the entire EU (visual arts, new media, music, theatre, etc.) in Bucharest, Riga, Porto, Bacau & Luxembourg.

“E-Motional: rethinking dance” was created and organised by Gabriela Tudor Foundation (Bucharest), as project leader, in collaboration with the Association of Professional Dance Choreographers of Latvia(Riga), Fabrica de Movimentos (Porto) and “George Apostu” Cultural Centre (Bacau), and Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois – TROIS C-L (Luxembourg) and in association with “George Enescu” National Museum (Bucharest).

Project developed with support from the Culture programme of the European Union. Cultural project co-funded by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund and in the frame of Bucharest 555 cultural programme of ARCUB – the Centre for Cultural Projects of Bucharest Municipality.

Watch a trailer of the E-Motional festival 2014:

Visit www.e-motional.eu for more details.

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