A series of Romanian contemporary dance shows will be presented in Berlin, within the Moving Romania festival, organized by the “Titu Maiorescu” Romanian Cultural Institute in Berlin, in collaboration with the “Fabrik Potsdam” International Dance Centre in the German capital, between September 8 and 15.
The productions to be presented before the Berlin public bear the signature of choreographers Andreea Novac (“Dance a Playful Body” and “Pretend We Make You Happy”), Cosmin Manolescu (“Supergabriela”), Sergiu Matis and Vlaicu Golcea (“Duet”), Mihaela Michailov and Madalina Dan (“White Words – Blue Hearted”), according to a release quoted by Mediafax. Also featured on the programme are a video installation on Romanian contemporary dance, signed by Bogdana Pascal (“Increasing Romanian Dance”), a “Dance & Music” jam session with Vlaicu Golcea and a roundtable bringing together choreographers and cultural managers from Romania and Germany.
Romanian dance is in a soul-searching stage. Formats, body language, the borderline between actor and dancer, as well as between dance and performance, melt away under the sign of unconventional manifestations. Andreea Novac, Cosmin Manolescu, Sergiu Matis, Vlaicu Golceam Bogdana Pascal, Mihaela Michailov, Madalina Dan are the protagonists of the Romanian contemporary dance scene, which leaves a footprint on the wider European scene, the release issued by ICR Berlin reads.
Moving Romania is the first Romanian contemporary dance festival taking place in the German cultural space. The festival, initiated with the awareness that Romanian contemporary dance is largely unknown in Germany, is meant to get the world better acquainted with the activity of Romanian dancers and choreographers.
The Moving Romania project is organised the Romanian Cultural Institute in Berlin, in collaboration with Fabrik Potsdam and the “Robert Bosch” Foundation, and is financed by the National Dance Centre in Bucharest.