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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Next meeting: 3 November

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Tanzmesse Online Platform

27 August 2020 | Online

Watch the recording online

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21–30 August 2020 | Online

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Europe beyond Access

Survey deadline: 30 October

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