eXplore dance festival editia 8

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Asociatia 4 Culture in parteneriat cu WASP – Working Art Space and Production anunta organizarea editiei a 8-a eXplore dance festival – Bucharest International Contemporary Dance and Performance Festival.

Perioada: 28 septembrie – 3 noiembrie 2013

Aflat la cea de-a 8-a editie, eXplore dance festival s-a impus ca unul dintre cele mai importante evenimente culturale de anvergura desfasurate anual in Bucuresti si singurul festival international de dans contemporan si performance din Romania.

Tema editiei din acest an este “eXchange”, regasindu-se atat in programarea spectacolelor, cat si a celorlalte activitati, precum workshop-uri, concerte, filme, discutii. Timp de 5 saptamani peste 100 de artisti din Romania si strainatate isi vor prezenta cele mai recente creatii, vor sustine ateliere si participa in diferite formate de lectures si artist talks.

Printre cele mai asteptate evenimente din acest an se numara prezenta la Bucuresti a coregrafului german Raimund Hoghe, cel care timp de un deceniu a fost dramaturgul Pinei Bausch, iar ulterior si-a creat propria companie, cucerind cele mai importante scene ale lumii.

Un eveniment de succes al anului 2012, Platforma Romaneasca de Dans Contemporan si Performance – initiat de catre Asociatia 4 Culture si WASP, va avea loc in perioada 30 octombrie – 3 noiembrie 2013. Editia a 2-a a Platformei va cuprinde peste 12 productii romanesti realizate in ultimii doi ani, cooperari internationale si premiere.

Parteneriatul cu Cinedans – Dance on screen Festival (Amsterdam) va aduce si in acest an la Bucuresti peste 20 de filme de dans – documentare si scurt-metraje. O selectie speciala de filme va fi dedicata aniversarii centenarului Stravinsky – Sacre du Printemps.

Cele peste 10 workshop-uri si master-class-uri din festival vor oferi sansa tinerilor profesionisti, dar si publicului larg, de-a descoperi unii dintre cei mai importanti artisti internationali ai momentului (Jefta van Dinther, Thiago Granato, Eszter Salamon, Colette Sadler, Angela Vadori, printre altii). 

Programul Meet the Next Generation – dedicat sustinerii si promovarii celor mai tineri coregrafi si dansatori, va continua si in acest an prin coaching-uri si activitati de cercetare si productie coregrafica, conduse de 3 importanti coregrafi internationali.

eXplore dance festival este primul si singurul festival din Romania ce beneficiaza de o finantare europeana multi-anuala (2011-2013), unul din cele 18 festivaluri europene de artele spectacolului (teatru, dans si muzica) selectat de catre expertii europeni din cele 674 de aplicatii din intreaga Europa.

eXplore dance festival este realizat cu sprijinul Programului Cultura al Uniunii Europene.

Proiect cultural finantat de Administratia Fondului Cultural National

Cu sprijinul Goethe Institut Bucharest si Primaria Sectorului 1

Acest proiect a fost finantat cu sprijinul Comisiei Europene. Aceasta comunicare reflecta numai punctul de vedere al autorului, iar Comisia nu este responsabila de utilizarea informatiilor continute de aceasta comunicare.

Contemporary Fusion @WASP – Curs deschis cu Judith State

Contemporary Fusion – curs deschis condus de Judith State / 24 & 25 august, 20:00- 21:30 / WASP – Working Art Space and Production

Cursul se adreseaza tuturor celor interesati, cu sau fara experienta in dans si se va desfasura la WASP sambata, 24 august si duminica, 25 august, in black box. Participarea este gratuita.

“Mi-a placut intotdeauna sa experimentez si sa aprofundez stiluri noi, sa ma provoc continuu si, in acelasi timp, sa ma joc si sa ma bucur de rezultate. Asta propun si prin acest curs: o joaca. O combinatie intre dans contemporan, influente de jazz si hip-hop si muzicalitate, care sa il aduca pe dansator in fata propriei persoane, liber, dezbracat de ganduri si pregatit sa isi exprime sentimentele prin miscare.” (Judith State)

Judith State este un dansator profesionist a carui mentalitate este directionata catre o abordare cat mai complexa si diversificata a miscarii si stilurilor de dans si o fuziune armonioasa intre aceste componente diverse si aparent contrare, muzicalitate si interiorizare. Dorindu-si permanent experiente noi cauta sa calatoreasca, sa cunoasca si sa lucreze cu diferiti coregrafi al caror stil variaza de la dans contemporan la jazz, street jazz si hip-hop, pregatindu-se atat in New York (Broadway Dance Center), Londra si Gothenburg cat si in tara.
Fondeaza DaDans, program prin intermediul caruia dansatorii profesionisti de dans contemporan au acces anual la un program intensiv de pregatire cu coregrafi internationali. Printre coregrafii de dans contemporan cu care a avut bucuria sa lucreze si sa se pregateasca sustinut se numara Massimo Gerardi, Brice Mousset, Dana Foglia, Travis Wall si Billy Bell, iar Luam, Jared Grimes, Jared Jenkins, Derrek Mitchell, Candace Brown, Derrell Bullock, Neil Schwartz, Hollywood si Joanna Numata pe stilurile street-jazz si hip-hop.

Platforma Romaneasca de Dans Contemporan si Performance

Asociatia 4 Culture, in parteneriat cu WASP – Working Art Space and Production, anunta organizarea in luna octombrie-noiembrie 2013 a editiei a 2-a a Platformei romanesti de dans contemporan si performance, eveniment in cadrul caruia va fi prezentata o selectie de performance-uri, workshop-uri, spectacole si instalatii de dans si arta contemporana, realizate de catre tineri artisti din Romania.

Cei interesati sa propuna proiecte in cadrul programului pot beneficia gratuit de spatiu de creatie/repetitie, in perioada august-septembrie 2013, la WASP-Working Art Space and Production, prin trimiterea formularului WASP (http://waspstudios.wordpress.com/2013/03/20/spatiu-de-lucru-la-wasp-working-art-space-and-production/), pana la data de 15 august, pe adresa coordination@4culture.ro.

Artistilor care nu locuiesc in Bucuresti si care solicita spatiu de lucru la WASP, Asociatia 4 Culture le poate acorda sprijin in vederea organizarii cazarii in perioada solicitata.

Propunerile pentru Platforma se trimit pe adresa coordination@4culture.ro, pana la data de 15 august.

Platforma RO este un proiect initiat in anul 2012 de catre Asociatia 4 Culture in parteneriat cu WASP, cu scopul de a prezenta publicului o selectie a celor mai recente rezultate artistice ale tinerilor activi in domeniului dansului si artei contemporane, si se constituie ca un prilej de promovare a acestora pe plan national si international.
Contact si informatii:

Andreea Capitanescu, curator Platforma RO si WASP
andreea@4culture.ro
Ana Dragnea, coordonator proiecte
coordination@4culture.ro

http://www.4culture.ro
waspstudios.wordpress.com

Spatiu de lucru la WASP

Incepand cu anul 2013, in perioadele iulie-august si decembrie-ianuarie, WASP – Working Art Space and Production pune la dispozitia artistilor care au proiecte in derulare cele doua studio-uri (white box si black box).

Vor fi incurajate in special proiectele de cooperare internationala si creatiile de grup.

Solicitarile se trimit pe adresa coordination@4culture.ro, alaturi de formularul completat (http://waspstudios.wordpress.com/2013/03/20/spatiu-de-lucru-la-wasp-working-art-space-and-production/).

Detalii si informatii:

Ana Dragnea, coordonator proiecte

coordination@4culture.ro

Jardin d’Europe – selectia participantilor / participants selection

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Artistii selectati in cadrul instalatiei “Jardin d’Europe – doar o metafora?” / WASP – Working Art Space and Production / 29 iunie 2013 / 19:00

Adina Mocanu si Alexandra Sandu / CALOIAN through Europe / instalatie audio sculpture
Cristina Maier si Cornelia Tuglui / THROUGH / instalatie foto-video
Ioana Mischie / NOESIS (STORYSCAP.ES) / instalatie foto-video
Gabriel Stoian / HERE AND AGAINST / documentare prin fotografie si street intervention
Manuela Borza / JARDIN MAGNETIQUE / instalatie
Monica Olivia Grecea / +-OSTALGIA / instalatie

Larisa Crunteanu, Eduard Dedu, Dan Michiu, Nicoleta Moise / LOTUS / performance

Ncoleta  Ghita/ Asociatia DRAMACUM / Daca n-ai talent e jale / performance
Artists selected in the frame of the installation “Jardin d’Europe – a metaphor?” / WASP – Working Art Space and Production / June 28, 2013 / 19:00

Adina Mocanu and Alexandra Sandu / CALOIAN through Europe / audio-sculpture installation
Cristina Maier and Cornelia Tuglui / THROUGH / photo-video installation
Ioana Mischie / NOESIS (STORYSCAP.ES) / photo-video installation
Gabriel Stoian / HERE AND AGAINST / documentation through photography of street intervention
Manuela Borza / JARDIN MAGNETIQUE / installation
Monica Olivia Grecea / +-OSTALGIA / installation

Larisa Crunteanu, Eduard Dedu, Dan Michiu, Nicoleta Moise / LOTUS / performance

Ncoleta  Ghita/ Asociatia DRAMACUM / Daca n-ai talent e jale / performance

Jardin d’Europe / Bucharest Souvenir

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Asociatia 4Culture & WASP – Working Art Space and Production va invita la:

Jardin d’Europe / Bucharest Souvenir

 27, 28, 29 iunie 2013

Locatie: WASP – Working Art Space and Production, Fabrica Flaros, str. Ion Minulescu 67-93, corp E, etaj 2, Bucuresti.

Asociatia 4Culture in parteneriat cu WASP – Working Art Space and Production are placerea de a anunta evenimentul Jardin d’Europe / Bucharest Souvenir, in perioada 27 – 29 iunie 2013.

Bucharest Souvenir a pornit de la ideea unei selectii retrospective a celor cinci ani de activitati desfasurate in cadrul proiectului Jardin d’Europe. Intre 2008-2013 Jardin d’Europe a insemnat rezidente, workshop-uri si burse internationale (wild cards si danceWEB scholarships), seminarii de critica de dans (Critical Endeavour), seminarii dedicate cercetarii metodelor de predare in domeniul coregrafic (Teaching the Teachers), premiul european dedicat coregrafilor emergenti (Prix Jardin d’Europe), program de profesionalizare a tinerilor manageri culturali (SuSy), reteaua balcanica (Nomad), activitati de documentare si cercetare (Action Research), productii coregrafice (Prix Jardin d’Europe co-productions).

Toate aceste activitati derulate de catre reteaua Jardin d’Europe au avut un impact major asupra scenei de dans europene, contribuind la dezvoltarea schimbului de informatie, intensificarea cooperarii internationale intre artistii implicati in proiecte si implicit a vizibilitatii coregrafilor emergenti pe scenele europene.

In perioada 2013-2018, Asociatia 4 Culture va continua cooperarea la nivel international in cadrul proiectului Life Long Burning, intr-o retea europeana ce cuprinde 12 operatori culturali europeni.

Program Jardin d’Europe / Bucharest Souvenir:

Joi, 27 iunie 2013

19:00 – Lansare Jardin d’Europe / Bucharest Souvenir Installation

19:30 – Prezentari finale rezidente Jardin d’Europe la Bucuresti, urmate de discutii informale cu publicul

Artisti: Nathalie Wahlberg (SE), Ida Larsen & Marie Louise Stentenbjerg – “two-women-machine-show” (DK)

Vineri, 28 iunie 2013

19:00 – Prezentare finala workshop de dans contemporan “Fluid” – condus de Valentina de Piante

20:00 – Prezentare finala workshop “Dramaturgie coregrafica” – condus de Gina Serbanescu

Sambata, 29 iunie 2013

18:00 – Prezentarea proiectului si a retelei europene Life Long Burning (2013-2018)

19:00 – Prezentarea participantilor din cadrul instalatiei “Jardin d’Europe – doar o metafora”?

20:00 – EIO – one hour society (Prix Jardin d’Europe 2010, Istanbul/Turcia)

Performance de: Maria Baroncea (RO), Eduard Gabia (RO), Dragana Bulut (RS)

21:30 – Karpov not Kasparov / concert cu Eduard Gabia si Valeriu Borcos

Program detaliat

Jardin d’Europe / Bucharest Souvenir:

Joi, 27 iunie 2013

ora 19:00 – Lansare Jardin d’Europe / Bucharest Souvenir Installation

O selectie de brosuri, reviste, carti, filme, documentare, fotografii si interviuri realizate de catre reteaua Jardin d’Europe in perioada 2008–2013 vor fi prezentate public in cadrul unei instalatii coordonate de catre Andreea Capitanescu (director artistic, Asociatia 4 Culture) si Paula Onet (coordonator multimedia, WASP – Working Art Space and Production).

Instalatia va fi prezentata in perioada iunie-octombrie 2013, la WASP.

ora 19:30 – Prezentari finale rezidente Jardin d’Europe la Bucuresti, urmate de discutii informale cu publicul.

Artisti: Nathalie Wahlberg (SE), Ida Larsen & Marie Louise Stentenbjerg – “two-women-machine-show” (DK)

4Culture a organizat in perioada mai-iunie 2013, la WASP, o serie de 10 rezidente coregrafice, finalizate cu prezentari informale deschise publicului.

Nathalie Wahlberg, invitata in cadrul Meet the Next Generation la eXplore dance festival 2012, lucreaza in prezent la prima creatie solo, ce va avea premiera in toamna 2013. Solo-ul este o co-productie 4Culture, realizata cu sprijinul Jardin d’Europe.

two-women-machine-show” este un proiect cadru in care cele doua coregrafe daneze Ida-Elisabeth Larsen si Marie-Louise Stentebjerg au inceput sa colaboreze. In cel mai recent performance al lor, intitulat Who’s my Buddy?, “two-women-machine-show”, in stransa colaborare cu Lieutenant Colonel Lars R. Møller, scenograful Sille Dons Heltoft si artistul sonor Jassem Hindi vor crea o coregrafie bazata pe o strategie pura de supravietuire, aducand pe scena sistemul militar de lupta ‘Battle Buddy’.

Vineri, 28 iunie 2013

ora 19:00 – Prezentare finala workshop de dans contemporan “Fluid” – condus de Valentina de Piante.

ora 20:00 – Prezentare finala workshop “Dramaturgie coregrafica” – condus de Gina Serbanescu.

Cele doua workshop-uri s-au desfasurat la WASP in perioada aprilie-iunie 2013, fiind o urmare fireasca a experientelor celor doua invitate in cadrul proiectului Jardin d’Europe (Valentina de Piante – coregraf si Gina Serbanescu – critic de dans si dramaturg).

Valentina de Piante a participat in cadrul Teaching the Teachers 2009 la Bucuresti si in 2013 la Budapesta. In cadrul Jardin d’Europe, Valentina de Piante a beneficiat de rezidente, co-productii si a fost nominalizata in cadrul Prix Jardin d’Europe 2011.

Gina Serbanescu a participat in cadrul Critical Endeavour 2009 la Bruxelles si in 2012 la Viena. In cadrul Jardin d’Europe, Gina Serbanescu a colaborat in calitate de dramaturg cu artistii aflati in rezidenta la Bucuresti in perioada 2008-2013 si a realizat numeroase materiale de documentare scrisa a activitatilor.

Sambata, 29 iunie 2013

ora 18:00 Prezentarea proiectului si a retelei europene Life Long Burning (2013-2018)

Life Long Burning (LLB) este un proiect european ce reuneste 12 co-organizatori (Cullberg Ballet/SE, Centre Choregraphique de Montpellier/FR, danceWeb/AT, Lokomotiva/MK, Station – Service for Contemporary Dance/RS, Ultima Vez/BE, worskspacebrussels/BE, Workshop Foundation/HU, Asociatia 4Culture/RO, Stichting Het Veem Theatre/NL, Tala Dance Centre/HR, Ufer Studios GmbH/DE) si 45 de parteneri asociati din Europa.

Life Long Burning isi propune sustinerea unei cooperari sustenabile, crearea si dezvoltarea unei infrastructuri in domeniul dansului contemporan si al performance-ului in Europa. Activitatile din cadrul Life Long Burning vizeaza sustinerea si profesionalizarea profesionistilor din domeniul dansului contemporan (performeri, coregrafi, profesori, administratori, manageri, jurnalisti etc), dar si a publicului larg.

Prezentarea din cadrul evenimentului Jardin d’Europe / Bucharest Souvenir va cuprinde cele mai importante obiective si activitati ale proiectului Life Long Burning pentru urmatorii cinci ani.

ora 19:00 Prezentarea participantilor din cadrul instalatiei “Jardin d’Europe – doar o metafora”?

Pornind de la libera interpretare a temei “Jardin d’Europe”, Asociatia 4Culture a selectat cele mai indraznete si creative propuneri de proiect ce folosesc platforme cross-media (instalatii de sunet, fotografie, video, performance, immersive virtual reality si Internet) si care vor fi produse si prezentate la WASP – Working Art Space and Production.

ora 20:00 – EIO – one hour society (Prix Jardin d’Europe 2010, Istanbul/Turcia)

Performance de: Maria Baroncea (RO), Eduard Gabia (RO), Dragana Bulut (RS)

“…Maria Baroncea, Eduard Gabia si Dragana Bulut au primit cea mai importanta recunoastere artistica din viata lor de pana acum pentru o creatie in care ei, personal, nu fac, practic, nimic si care, dupa o serie vasta de criterii prestabilite istoric, nu e nici pe departe un spectacol de dans. Si, cu toate acestea, E.I.O. e cel mai inteligent si profund demers coregrafic despre relatia dintre munca si arta, despre cum functioneaza, la ce si cui serveste arta si cat valoareaza ea ca produs in ultima vreme – tocmai pentru ca cei trei autori ai lui nu fac, practic, nimic.” (Iulia Popovici, Observator Cultural, nr. 549, noiembrie 2010)

Creatorii EIO descriu performance-ul ca fiind: “o fictiune utopică bazata pe solutii practice.”

E.I.O.” a primit Prix Jardin d’Europe 2010, premiu European de dans pentru coregrafi emergenti. Motivatia juriului pentru premiul atribuit Mariei Baroncea, lui Eduard Gabia si Draganei Bulut este: „pentru modul in care prin acest performance, cu minime resurse si multa imaginatie, au redefinit profund conceptul de munca, punand sub semnul intrebarii mijloacele de productie atat in arta, cat si in viata reala, crearea, distributia si valoarea artei“.

21:30 – Karpov not Kasparov

concert cu Eduard Gabia si Valeriu Borcos

Un joc de actiune si reactie intre sintetizator si drum machine. Karpov not Kasparov este un proiect nascut in 2009, de-a lungul timpului au existat colaborari cu diversi artisti contemporani impreuna cu care fiecare concert devenea un spectacol de teatru sau dans experimental cu muzica live compusa uneori in timp real.

Karpov not Kasparov a lansat un EP la Local Records numit “Soundtrack for a Game of Chess“, declarat printre cele mai bune aparitii ale anului 2011 de Radio Romania Cultural si de Radio Europa Libera; desemnat apoi cel mai bun album al lunii de catre Vice Magazine si selectat in playlist-ul online al postului de radio WMFU din New York.

Jardin d’Europe (2008-2013) este un proiect european dedicat sustinerii scenei emergente de dans contemporan. Construit ca o retea europeana cu 10parteneri (Asociatia 4Culture, Bimeras Culture Foundation, Centre Chorégraphique de Montpellier, Cullberg Ballet, danceWEB, Lokomotiva, Station -Service for contemporary dance, Southbank Centre, Ultima Vez, Workshop Foundation) proiectul deruleaza activitati in scopul dezvoltarii uneiinfrastructuri sustenabile care sa sustina profesionalizarea dansatorilor, coregrafilor, managerilor si criticilor de dans emergenti.

4Culture este o asociatie non-profit care deruleaza activitati in domeniul artelor contemporane – dans contemporan si performance, arte vizuale,proiecte interdisciplinare. Activitatile si proiectele 4Culture isi propun sa promoveze si sa sprijine creatia tinerilor artisti, prin acordarea deburse, organizarea de rezidente, activitati de productie, prezentare si diseminare.Printre cele mai importante proiecte ale 4Culture se numara eXplore dance festival – Bucharest International Contemporary Dance andPerformance Festival, Jardin d’Europe si Life Long Burning (retele europene in cadrul carora 4Culture este co-organizator). 4Culture este membru al retelei IETM, si organizator al Romanian Contemporary Dance and Performance Platform.

WASP – Working Art Space and Production a fost deschis in septembrie 2012 de catre membrii fondatori ai Asociatiei 4Culture, cu ocazia editiei a 7-a eXplore dance festival. WASP este un spatiu alternativ de arta contemporana – dans si performance, arte vizuale, teatru contemporan, film si proiecte multimedia.

Organizator: Asociatia 4Culture

Partener: WASP – Working Art Space and Production

In cadrul proiectului Jardin d’Europe, cu sprijinul Programului Cultura al Uniunii Europene
Proiect cultural finantat de Administratia Fondului Cultural National

 Detalii si program:

www.4culture.ro | waspstudios.wordpress.com | http://jardindeurope.eu/

facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/169077773270979/

Contact si informatii:

Ana Dragnea, coordonator proiecte

coordination@4culture.ro

 *Acest proiect este finantat cu sprijinul Comisiei Europene. Aceasta comunicare reflecta numai punctul de vedere al autorului iar Comisia nu este responsabila pentru eventuala utilizare a informatiilor pe care le contine.

4Culture Association & WASP – Working Art Space and Production invite you to:

Jardin d’Europe / Bucharest Souvenir

June 27, 28, 29, 2013

Venue: WASP – Working Art Space and Production, Flaros Factory, Ion Minulescu 67-93, building E, 2nd floor, Bucharest.

4Culture Association in partnership with WASP – Working Art Space and Production has the pleasure to announce the event Jardin d’Europe / Bucharest Souvenir, taking place between June 27 – 29, 2013.

The concept of Bucharest Souvenir originated in the idea of creating a retrospective selection of the 5-year activities implemented under the European project Jardin d’Europe. During 2008-2013 Jardin d’Europe project included residencies, workshops and scholarships (wild cards exchanges and danceWEB scholarships), dance critique seminars (Critical Endeavour), teaching research seminars (Teaching the Teachers), a European award for emerging choreographers (Prix Jardin d’Europe), supporting activities for emerging cultural managers (SuSy), the Balkan network (Nomad), documentation and researching activities (Action Research), and choreographic productions (Prix Jardin d’Europe co-productions).

All these activities, organized by the network Jardin d’Europe had a major impact on the European dance scenes, contributing to the an enhanced information exchange and international cooperation between the artists involved in the projects and also to an increased visibility of emerging choreographers on the European scenes.

In the period 2013-2018, 4 Culture Association will continue the international cooperation within the Life Long Burning multi-annual European project, within a network of 12 cultural operators.

Jardin d’Europe / Bucharest Souvenir

Programme

Thursday, June 27, 2013

19:00 – Opening of Jardin d’Europe / Bucharest Souvenir Installation

19:30 – Final presentations of Jardin d’Europe Bucharest residencies, followed by a feedback session

Artists: Nathalie Wahlberg (SE), Ida Larsen & Marie Louise Stentenbjerg – “two-women-machine-show” (DK)

Friday, June, 28, 2013

19:00 – Final presentation of contemporary dance workshop “Fluid” – choreographer Valentina de Piante.

20:00 – Final presentation of Choreographic Dramaturgy workshop – dance critic and dramaturg Gina Serbanescu.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

18:00 – Life Long Burning (2013-2018) – European multi-annual project and network presentation

19:00 – Presentation of selected artists for “Jardin d’Europe – a metaphor?” multi-media installation.

20:00 – EIO – one hour society (Prix Jardin d’Europe 2010 Award, Istanbul)

Performance by: Maria Baroncea (RO), Eduard Gabia (RO), Dragana Bulut (RS)

21:30 – Karpov not Kasparov/ concert with Eduard Gabia & Valeriu Borcos

Jardin d’Europe is a European project dedicated to the establishment of a sustainable European infrastructure for the professionalization of emerging dancers, choreographers, dance administrators and dance writers. Its main objective is to organize individual artistic projects liable to become a driving force in an emerging dance market throughout Europe.

 Jardin d’Europe is organized as a network of European dance institutions (dance training centers, dance companies or festival organizers) with a particular priority in Middle and Eastern European Countries (4Culture/RO, Bimeras Culture Foundation/TR, CCN Montpellier/FR, Cullberg Ballet/SE, danceWEB/AT, Lokomotiva/MK, Southbank Centre / UK, Station/RS, Ultima Vez/BE, Workshop Foundation/HU).

4Culture is a non-profit association which organizes activities in the field of contemporary art – contemporary dance and performance, visual arts, interdisciplinary projects. 4Culture activities and projects aim to promote and sustain the creation of young artists, through scholarships, residencies, productions, presentations and dissemination. 4Culture’s main projects are eXplore dance festival – Bucharest International Contemporary Dance andPerformance Festival, Jardin d’Europe and Life Long Burning (European networks in which 4Culture is active as co-organizer). 4Culture is member of the IETM network and organizer of Romanian Contemporary Dance and Performance Platform.

WASP – Working Art Space and Production was open in September 2012 by the founding members of 4Culture, on the occasion of the 7th edition of eXplore dance festival. WASP is an alternative contemporary art space for dance and performance, visual arts, contemporary theatre, film and multimedia projects.

Organizer: 4Culture Association

Partner: WASP – Working Art Space and Production

In the frame of Jardin d’Europe, with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union

A cultural project funded by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund

Details and programme:

www.4culture.ro | waspstudios.wordpress.com | http://jardindeurope.eu/

facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/169077773270979/

Contact and information:

Ana Dragnea, project coordinator

coordination@4culture.ro

*This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [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.

Victor Fung, Casandra Stelea, Juli Reinartz – Prezentari finale

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Prezentari informale urmate de o sesiune de feedback cu publicul
Joi, 20 iunie, ora 19:00
WASP – Working Art Space and Production
Str. Ion Minulescu, nr. 67-93, Fabrica Flaros, corp E, etaj 2
Intrarea libera„M” / Victor Fung

Inspirat din romanul „Strainul”, de Albert Camus, „M” este un solo ce imbina textul si miscarea pentru a crea un performance ce exploreaza notiunea de instrainare.

Lucrarea nu urmeaza naratiunea lineara a textului original, mai degraba imbina dinamismul fizic cu subtilitatile gesturilor pentru a evidentia un personaj care nu se supune normelor societatii. Lucrarea nu isi propune sa urmeze o naratiune lineara care spune o poveste, ci mai degraba o naratiune in care personajul se descopera si (ni) se arata.

Prin urmare, procesul de creatie pune accentul pe constructia unui personaj prin text, miscare si modul in care aceste elemente se pot influenta reciproc in cadrul procesului de lucru. Scopul acestei rezidente este de a explora un personaj ce nu se construieste doar prin miscari de dans, ci si prin miscare si dans.

Victor Fung a studiat la Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA), Universitatea din California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) și, recent, a finalizat studiile postuniversitare de coregrafie la London Contemporary Dance School.

Cele mai recente aparitii includ: “Aida”, la Royal Albert Hall, “These Association”, de Tino Seghal, la Tate Modern, precum si o productie Hollywood, “47 Ronin”, cu Keanu Reeves in rolul principal.

Lucrarea sa “Not Enough (Beyond Reason)” a fost una dintre cele trei creatii nominalizate la categoria „Outstanding Independent Dance” in cadrul Hong Kong Dance Awards 2012.

De asemenea, Victor a fost selectat in cea mai recenta editie a SPAZIO, retea europeana pentru productie de dans, beneficiind alaturi de alti cinci coregrafi de rezidente in diferite orase din Europa, precum: Amsterdam, Bassano Del Grappa, Poznan si Zagreb. Performer si coregraf, Victor este, de asemenea, profesor in cadrul programului Classes & Courses, la The Place (Londra).

„Jurnal” (titlu in lucru) / Casandra Stelea

„Jurnal” reprezinta o colectie de investigatii solo autobiografice care analizeaza dezvoltarea artistica personala, personalitatea si identitatea. Cu ajutorul gesturilor, miscarii si media, lucrarea va fi o calatorie intrinseca a momentelor personale considerate provocatoare si foarte intime.

De origine romana, Casandra si-a incheiat studiile de licenta in coregrafie la Universitatea Nationala de Arta Teatrala si Cinematografica „I.L. Caragiale” din Bucuresti. Are o experienta de peste zece ani in dans (Latin American si Ballroom), reusind sa se plaseze in competitii nationale in top zece. De asemenea, a fost coregraf in cadrul emisiunii „Dansez pentru tine” (sezonul sase).

In 2011, Casandra a obtinut o bursa in Anglia, pentru studii de masterat in performance, la Universitatea din Chichester. Din acelasi an este membra a colectivului Surey Dance. In ianuarie 2013, Casandra a prezentat prima sa lucrare „Other’s moments” in cadrul celei mai mari platforme de dans din Anglia, Resolution!, in Londra, la The Place.

„Atlantic” / Juli Reinartz

„Atlantic” este versiunea solo a proiectului „Really Good Music“, ce are la baza o cercetare asupra implicatiilor sociale ale sunetului. Cercetarea teoretica pentru “Atlantic” a
durat un an si s-a desfasurat in cadrul rezidentei pe care am avut-o la Royal Institute of Art din Stockholm si in care am fost interesata de modul in care ascultam muzica astazi, in contextul in care tehnologia devine omniprezenta in vietile noastre. Am pus in discutie atat felul in care muzica ofera un spatiu mai divers pentru spectator, in comparatie cu spatiul oferit de teatru sau de dans, precum si implicatiile culturale si sociale ale muzicii. (Juli Reinartz)

Lucrarea porneste de la aceste teme pentru a stabili, coregrafic, niste situatii in care sa putem asculta si percepe muzica impreuna, intr-un spatiu comun, introducand totodata o muzica mai putin cunoscuta in Europa Centrala si care, prin urmare, inca nu a fost incadrata intr-o cultura a “fanilor”.

Juli Reinartz detine un masterat in coregrafie la University for Dance and Circus (DOCH). In timpul si dupa terminarea studiilor, a fost implicata in proiecte alaturi de Xavier LeRoy, Jan Ritsema, Verena Billinger / Sebastian Schulz, Kerstin Schroth si Ingri Midgard Fiksdal.

Lucrarile ei au fost prezentate la Tanztage Berlin, 104 – Paris, Tanzhaus NRW, Kiasma Helsinki si MDT Stockholm. Ultima ei productie, “pressure and velocity”, a avut premiera la MDT, in septembrie 2012 si a fost invitata sa se alature proiectului “Library” din Islanda si la Uferstudios Berlin.

Concept / Performance: Juli Reinartz
Outside Eye: Emma Kim Hagdahl

Prezentarile informale fac parte din proiectul european Jardin d’Europe, dedicat crearii unei infrastructuri europene care sa sustina profesionalizarea dansatorilor, coregrafilor, coordonatorilor si criticilor de dans emergenti.

Organizator: Asociatia 4Culture
Parteneri: WASP – Working Art Space and Production, Cullberg Ballet, Southbank Centre
In cadrul proiectului Jardin d’Europe, cu sprijinul Programului Cultura al Uniunii Europene
Proiect cultural finantat de Administratia Fondului Cultural National.

*Acest proiect este finantat cu sprijinul Comisiei Europene. Aceasta publicatie (comunicare) reflecta numai punctul de vedere al autorului iar Comisia nu este responsabila pentru eventuala utilizare a informatiilor pe care le contine.

Informal presentations followed by a feedback session with the public

Thursday, June 20th, 19h
WASP- Working Art Space and Production
67-93 Ion Minulescu Street, Flaros Factory, building E, 2nd floor
Free entry

„M” / Victor Fung

Inspired by Albert Camus’s novel „L’Etranger”, „M” is a solo that blends text and movement in creating a performative portrait that explores the notion of estrangement. Rather than presenting a linear narration of the original text, the piece blends physical dynamism with gestural subtleties in portraying a character that is unwilling to conform to the norms of society.

The piece is not meant to be a linear narration that tells a story, but rather to get itself lost in narration, where the character unfolds and reveals himself.

Therefore, the creative process emphasizes the construction of such a character through text and movement, and how these elements can inform each other within the process. The aim of this residency is not about exploring how a character performs some dance steps, but exploring a character’s construction process through movement and text.

Victor Fung graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA), the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), and recently, completed his postgraduate studies in choreography at London Contemporary Dance School.

Recent performance credits include “Aida” at Royal Albert Hall, Tino Seghal’s “These Association” at Tate Modern and Hollywood production “47 Ronin” featuring Keanu Reeves.

His production “Not Enough (Beyond Reason)” was shortlisted as one of the three “Outstanding Independent Dance” for the Hong Kong Dance Award 2012. Victor has been chosen to represent the UK in the latest edition of SPAZIO, a European network for dance creation, and will be joined by five other choreographers in residencies around Europe including Amsterdam, Bassano Del Grappa, Poznan and Zagreb. Besides performing and choreographing, Victor also teaches within the Classes & Courses programme at The Place (London).

„Jurnal” (working title) / Casandra Stelea

„Jurnal” (working title) is a collection of brutally honest autobiographical solo investigations that takes an up close at personal artistic development, personality and identity. With the use of gestures, movement and media, the work is going to be an intricate journey of personal moments, considered provocative and deeply intimate.

Originally from Romania, Casandra completed her BA (Hons) in Choreography at the National University of Theatre and Cinematography „I.L.Caragiale”, Bucharest. She has more than ten years experience in Latin American and Ballroom dances, achieving in several top ten rankings in national competitions. Also, Casandra choreographed for the Romanian version of „Strictly Come Dancing” – „Dansez pentru tine” (6th season).

In 2011 Casandra obtained a scholarship in England to do her Masters Degree in Performance at University of Chichester. Since 2011 Casandra has also been a member of Surrey Dance Collective. In January 2013 Casandra presented her first professional work “Other’s Moments” as part of UK’s biggest dance platform, “Resolution!”, at The Place, in London.

„Atlantic” / Juli Reinartz

Juli Reinartz’s „Atlantic“ is the solo version of the „Really Good Music“ project, which has at its basis a research on the social capacities of sound.
The theoretical research for „Atlantic“ lasted a year and it took place within the residency at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm, during which I was interested in the ways we listen to music nowadays, when the technology has become much more available and is more than present in our lives. I’ve put in question how music provides a more diverse space for spectatorship, compared to the spaces usually offered in theatre or dance, as well as the cultural and social implications of music.

The project aims to pick up on these topics by choreographically establishing some situations in which we can listen to and perceive music together, in a common space and by introducing a music that is not so well-known in Central Europe yet, and therefore is not coded in terms of fan culture.

Juli Reinartz studied at the Master for Choreography at the University for Dance and Circus (DOCH). During and after finishing her studies, she was involved in projects with Xavier LeRoy, Jan Ritsema, Verena Billinger / Sebastian Schulz, Kerstin Schroth and Ingri Midgard Fiksdal.
Her pieces have been shown in Tanztage Berlin, 104 Paris, Tanzhaus NRW, Kiasma Helsinki and MDT Stockholm. Her latest production, “pressure and velocity”, premiered in MDT in September 2012 and Juli is invited to join with it a project called “Library” in Iceland and Uferstudios Berlin.

Concept / Performance: Juli Reinartz
Outside Eye: Emma Kim Hagdahl

The informal presentations are part of the European project Jardin d’Europe, dedicated to the creation of a European infrastructure to support the professionalization of dancers, choreographers, coordinators and emerging dance critics.

Organizer: 4Culture Association
Partners: WASP – Working Art Space and Production, Cullberg Ballet, Southbank Centre
In the frame of Jardin d’Europe, with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union
A cultural project funded by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund

*This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [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.