eXplore dance festival brings once more an intense and concentrated program in front of its audience, questioning the movement and the body presence, testing the limits of technology versus conceptual art and performance, developing moving stories for a wide public.
The 9th edition of the festival is a reflection of the international residency and production programs developed in the last year, in Bucharest, by 4Culture and WASP, encouraging creative experiments beyond artistic borders, searching for new formats of trans-disciplinary art.
eXplore dance festival #9 performances program consists of a selected number of works, introducing to the audience strong voices of nowadays European dance scene. Using a variety of artistic directions and aesthetic influences, the program aims of building a new and necessary dialogue about contemporary body, with all its political, emotional and social messages. A body drained of meaning, looking for a new, upgraded content in a consumerism era. A body without any reference points then its own brain.
|3.10.2014||19:00||Absolute Helligkeit, Naoko Tanaka (JP/DE) – performance installation| 40’||WASP|
|3.10.2014||20:00||Treasured in the Dark, Thiago Granato (BR/DE) – work in progress | performance | 25’||WASP|
|3.10.2014||21:00||Score #21 – Method of Elimination, Thomas Steyaert (BE) – dance performance | 50’||WASP|
|3.10.2014||22:00||Official Opening & nicecream.fm DJ set||WASP|
|4.10.2014||19:00||Drifting Towards Non-Existence, Julia Danzinger (AT) – preview | performance | 30’||WASP|
|4.10.2014||20:00||An Un-Folding Process, Isabelle Schad (DE) – dance performance | 50’ followed by an artist talk||WASP|
|5.10.2014||18:00||CLIMAX, Yasmeen Godder (IL) – dance performance | 180’||MNAC – National Museum of Contemporary Art|
|7.10.2014||19:30||0002 | birdville, Simona Deaconescu (RO) – premiere | dance performance | 50’ followed by an artist talk||WASP|
|8.10.2014||19:30||0002 | birdville, Simona Deaconescu (RO) – premiere | dance performance | 50’ followed by an artist talk||WASP|
|10.10.2014||19:30||DEEP DISH, Liquid Loft/Chris Haring (AT) – a real time choreographic film | 70’||WASP|
|11.10.2014||19:30||Black, Mette Edvardsen (NO/BE) – performance | 25’||WASP|
|11.10.2014||20:30||No Title, Mette Edvardsen (NO/BE) – performance | 40’ followed by an artist talk||WASP|
|12.10.2014||19:30||STAFF, Andreea David & Ingrid Berger Myhre (RO/NO) – performance | 50’ followed by an artist talk||WASP|
*Tickets for the performances cost 20 lei. Student tickets are available for 10 lei.
**Tickets will be on sale 1h before the start of the performances at the venue.
Please be aware that seats are limited, so we encourage you to reserve your free ticket in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations made in the same day as the performance will not be taken into consideration.
|3.10.2014||11:00 – 13:00||Master Class: Isabelle Schad (DE)||WASP|
|11.10.2014||11:00 – 13:00||Master Class: Stephanie Cumming / Liquid Loft (AT)||WASP|
|12.10.2014||11:00 – 13:00||Master Class: Mette Edvardsen (NO)||WASP|
*Master Classes registration will be made at: email@example.com, by sending a CV and letter of motivation before October 3rd. Selected participants will get free access to all Master Classes within the festival.
STAGE & PLAYGROUND
A special, unique and non-conventional program dedicated to children, youth and family, including performances and workshops of dance, theater, new-media, creative drawings and games. Contemporary art seeks for a future open mind audience. And what better context for exploring it?
Activities organized by 4Culture, in the frame of “+0 dans”, cultural project financed by ARCUB – Center for Cultural Projects of Bucharest Municipality, through the Cultural Program București 555.
Workshops for children, youth and family
|13.10. – 19.10.2014||18:00 – 20:00||BODY & ANIMATION — live cinema-performance workshop
Karla Kracht & Andrés Beladiez (DE/ES)
|18.10. – 19.10.2014||10:00 – 11:00; 11:30 – 12:30||CREATIVE DRAWING – exercises of drawing improvisation
Laura Leonte (RO)
|20.10. – 26.10.2014||10:00 – 20:00||DANCE & PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP
Colette Sadler (UK)
|25.10. – 26.10.2014||10:00 – 12:30||IN FRONT OF THE BLOCK WORKSHOP — generation Y games
Vlad Tomei & Mihai Gheorghe (RO)
Performances addressing to children, youth and family
|16.10.2014||19:30||Domestic Products, Ioana Păun (RO) – avant-premiere | theatre | 18+||WASP|
|17.10.2014||19:30||Domestic Products, Ioana Păun (RO) – premiere | theatre | 18+||WASP|
|18.10.2014||19:00; 20:30||Zoomwooz, Karla Kracht & Andrés Beladiez (DE/ES) – live-cinema performance | 12+||WASP|
|19.10.2014||10:00; 11:30||Creative Drawing, Laura Leonte (RO) – public presentation | 5+||WASP|
|19.10.2014||19:00||Body and Animation, Karla Kracht & Andrés Beladiez (DE/ES) – premiere | live-cinema performance with children 11+||WASP|
|19.10.2014||20:00||Habemus Bebe, Robert Bălan (RO) – theatre | 18+||WASP|
|25.10.2014||19:30||Domestic Products, Ioana Păun (RO) – premiere | theatre | 18+||WASP|
|26.10.2014||19:00||Ghost (A Real Cartoon), Colette Sadler (UK) – premiere | dance production with children 8+||WASP|
*STAGE AND PLAYGROUND performances and workshops are FREE of charge, upon reservation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year eXplore dance festival will present selected works from the X Platform exhibition, resulted from the newest international art residency for the research and production of interactive, new and trans media projects in Bucharest, hosted by WASP – Working Art Space and Production. X Platform exhibition is curated by Olivia Nițiș. Mentors: Marilena Preda-Sânc, Ciprian Ciuclea, Jan Eugen and Cosmina Chițuc.
Organized by: 4 Culture Association, WASP – Working Art Space and Production, Tangaj Dance & Life Long Burning, with the support of the Culture Programme 2007 — 2013. With the support of Experimental Project.
A cultural project financed by: AFCN — The National Cultural Fund Administration and The Bucharest City Council Centre for Cultural Projects, ARCUB — București 555 Program.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
|100ideas + Collective East (NL/RO)||APEIRON|
|Livia Mateiaș (RO)||Teleportal|
|Lola Bezemer (NL)||Colouring Space|
|Łucja Grodzicka (PL/UK)||Between|
|Marius Jurca (RO)||INTROSPECTION_2014|
*More information about X Platform are available here.
Festival venue and offices: WASP – Working Art Space and Production
Ion Minulescu street, no. 67-93, E building, 2nd floor, Bucharest.
Access: Subway station Timpuri Noi.
MNAC – The National Museum of Contemporary Art
Izvor 2-4, Parliament Palace, building E4, Bucharest. Entrance from Calea 13 Septembrie.
Buss lines: 136, 385.
Additional information and ticket reservations can be requested at email@example.com.
Phone:+40 31 105 3143