Dates: October 3rd – 26th
Venues: WASP – Working Art Space and Production & MNAC – National Museum of Contemporary Art
Once more eXplore dance festival brings an intense and concentrated program to its audience, questioning movement and body presence, testing the limits of technology versus conceptual art and performance, and 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 past year, in Bucharest, by 4Culture Association 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 strong voices of nowadays European dance scene to the audience. Using a variety of artistic directions and aesthetic influences, the program aims at building a new and necessary dialogue concerning the contemporary body with all its political, emotional and social messages. A body drained of meaning, looking for a new, upgraded content in a consumerist era. A body without any reference points other than its own brain.
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 minded audience. And what better context for exploring it?
This year eXplore dance festival will present selected works from the X Platform exhibition, resulting 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. The X Platform exhibition is curated by Olivia Nițiș. Mentors: Marilena Preda-Sânc, Ciprian Ciuclea, Jan Eugen și Cosmina Chițuc.
Powered by: 4Culture Association and WASP – Working Art Space and Production.
A cultural project financed by: AFCN – The National Cultural Fund Administration, The Bucharest City Council Centre for Cultural Projects, ARCUB — București 555 Program, The Romanian Cultural Institute.
With the support of: Goethe Institut Bukarest, INTPA, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, The Embassy of Israel in Bucharest.
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