Insights in Romanian contemporary dance scene

The contemporary dance community in Romania currently numbers one national institution - the National Center for Dance Bucharest, under the subordination of the Ministry of Culture -, over 15 active contemporary dance organisations and structures, and approximately 100-120 artists and practitioners.

While this community is active, the instability of structural funding and the hypermobility of its local practitioners to other scenes (often European ones) make it difficult to map the situation in the country.

In this sense, this publication aims to observe the roles of those active on the local and national contemporary dance scene and to make recommendations for future development in terms of funding, professional development, infrastructure and more.

Download the publication here (EN, 2019).

About the Foundation

Gabriela Tudor Foundation was jointly created by Gabriela Tudor and Cosmin Manolescu with the aim to promote and support the development of contemporary dance in Romania. Since its inception in 1997, the foundation has worked on three levels of intervention:

  • professional development of dance artists and practitioners (workshops, residencies, and training sessions);
  • artistic research, production and presentation of events (performances, festivals, platforms)
  • production and distribution of works & project initiated and performed by Cosmin Manolescu

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International Symposium Dance(s) and Ritual(s)

Deadline: 15 August 2020

Contribute to the Centre National de la Danse symposium

Can dance be perceived as a ritual? How are ritualised actions created in dance practices? What are their qualities, or singularities? What effects do they produce? In what way can referring to a rite enlighten, modify or displace dance practices?


Neustart Kultur

Various deadlines!

Emergency funding opportunity in Germany

Neustart Kultur, an initiative of the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, will provide 20 million Euro emergency funding for the German dance scene, complementing existing federal and state funding programmes while avoiding overcompensation


Residency at K3 Hamburg

Deadline: 12 August 2020

K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg provides three eight-month residencies per season to choreographers - the call for proposal for the season 2021/2022 is now open.


Europe beyond Access

Making dance that celebrates difference

The project Europe Beyond Access supports disabled artists to break the glass ceilings of the contemporary theatre & dance sectors. At the lab hosted by Holland Dance Festival, the following question stood central: How can we create dance and performing arts scenes that are more diverse and that support the work of disabled dancers and artists?


Rescue the arts

Plea to national governments

In the face of the crisis, together with IETM, Circostrada, ETC and In Situ, we call on the national governments to take measures to safeguard the long-term viability of the cultural sector.


Audience Development toolkit

October 2019

Practical guidance to dance organisations

Aerowaves and audience development expert Heather Maitland have compiled an Audience Development toolkit to give practical guidance to dance organisations, using international research and case studies from Aerowaves partners.