eXplore dance festival brings once more in front of its audience an intense and concentrated program, questioning the movement and the body presence, testing the limits of technology versus conceptual art and performance, 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 last year, in Bucharest, by 4Culture 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 to the audience strong voices of nowadays European dance scene. Using a variety of artistic directions and aesthetic influences, the program aims of building a new and necessary dialogue about contemporary body, with all its political, emotional and social messages. A body drained of meaning, looking for a new, upgraded content in a consumerism era. A body without any reference points then its own brain.
|3.10.2014||19:00||Absolute Helligkeit, Naoko Tanaka (JP/DE) – performance installation| 40’||WASP|
|3.10.2014||20:00||Treasured in the Dark, Thiago Granato (BR/DE) – work in progress | performance | 25’||WASP|
|3.10.2014||21:00||Score #21 – Method of Elimination, Thomas Steyaert (BE) – dance performance | 50’||WASP|
|3.10.2014||22:00||Official Opening & nicecream.fm DJ set||WASP|
|4.10.2014||19:00||Drifting Towards Non-Existence, Julia Danzinger (AT) – preview | performance | 30’||WASP|
|4.10.2014||20:00||An Un-Folding Process, Isabelle Schad (DE) – dance performance | 50’ followed by an artist talk||WASP|
|5.10.2014||18:00||CLIMAX, Yasmeen Godder (IL) – dance performance | 180’||MNAC – National Museum of Contemporary Art|
|7.10.2014||19:30||0002 | birdville, Simona Deaconescu (RO) – premiere | dance performance | 40’ followed by an artist talk||WASP|
|8.10.2014||19:30||0002 | birdville, Simona Deaconescu (RO) – premiere | dance performance | 40’ followed by an artist talk||WASP|
|10.10.2014||19:30||DEEP DISH, Liquid Loft/Chris Haring (AT) – a real time choreographic film | 70’||WASP|
|11.10.2014||19:30||Black, Mette Edvardsen (NO/BE) – performance | 25’||WASP|
|11.10.2014||20:30||No Title, Mette Edvardsen (NO/BE) – performance | 40’ followed by an artist talk||WASP|
|12.10.2014||19:30||STAFF, Andreea David & Ingrid Berger Myhre (RO/NO) – performance | 50’ followed by an artist talk||WASP|
|25.10.2014||17:00||CRITICAL PRACTICE — public debate on the theme: Contemporary performing practices, including non-professional performers in shows distribution and young audiences||WASP|
|25.10.2014||18:00||DANCE FILMS SCREENINGS
A Cinedans Film Festival — Point Taken 3 selection:
One Man Without A Cause — Director: Arno Dierick, Choreography: Emio Greco & Pieter C. Scholten
|3.10.2014||11:00 – 13:00||Master Class: Isabelle Schad (DE)||WASP|
|11.10.2014||11:00 – 13:00||Master Class: Stephanie Cumming / Liquid Loft (AT)||WASP|
|12.10.2014||11:00 – 13:00||Master Class: Mette Edvardsen (NO)||WASP|
STAGE & PLAYGROUND
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 mind audience. And what better context for exploring it?
Activities organized by 4Culture, in the frame of “+0 dans”, cultural project financed by ARCUB – Center for Cultural Projects of Bucharest Municipality, through the Cultural Program București 555.
Workshops for children, youth and family
|13.10. – 19.10.2014||18:00 – 20:00||BODY & ANIMATION WORKSHOP — live cinema-performance workshop
Karla Kracht & Andrés Beladiez (DE/ES)
|18.10. – 19.10.2014||10:00 – 11:00; 11:30 – 12:30||CREATIVE DRAWING WORKSHOP – exercises of drawing improvisation
Laura Leonte (RO)
|20.10. – 26.10.2014||17:00 – 19:00||DANCE & PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP
Colette Sadler (UK)
|25.10. – 26.10.2014||10:00 – 12:30||IN FRONT OF THE BLOCK WORKSHOP — generation Y games
Vlad Tomei & Mihai Gheorghe (RO)
Performances addressing to children, youth and family
|16.10.2014||19:30||Domestic Products, Ioana Păun (RO) – avant-premiere | theatre | 18+||WASP|
|17.10.2014||19:30||Domestic Products, Ioana Păun (RO) – premiere | theatre | 18+||WASP|
|18.10.2014||19:00; 20:30||Zoomwooz, Karla Kracht & Andrés Beladiez (DE/ES) – live-cinema performance | 11+||WASP|
|19.10.2014||10:00; 11:30||Creative Drawing, Laura Leonte (RO) – public presentation | 5+||WASP|
|19.10.2014||19:00||Body and Animation, Karla Kracht & Andrés Beladiez (DE/ES) – premiere | live-cinema performance with children 11+||WASP|
|19.10.2014||20:00||Habemus Bebe, Robert Bălan (RO) – theatre | 18+||WASP|
|25.10.2014||19:30||Domestic Products, Ioana Păun (RO) – premiere | theatre | 18+||WASP|
|26.10.2014||19:00||Ghost (A Real Cartoon), Colette Sadler (UK) – premiere | dance production with children 8+||WASP|
This year eXplore dance festival will present selected works from the X Platform exhibition, resulted 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. X Platform exhibition is curated by Olivia Nițiș. Mentors: Marilena Preda-Sânc, Ciprian Ciuclea, Jan Eugen and Cosmina Chițuc.
Organized by: 4 Culture Association, WASP – Working Art Space and Production, Tangaj Dance & Life Long Burning, with the support of the Culture Programme 2007 — 2013. With the support of Experimental Project.
A cultural project financed by: AFCN — The National Cultural Fund Administration and The Bucharest City Council Centre for Cultural Projects, ARCUB — București 555 Program.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This 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.
|100ideas + Collective East (NL/RO)||APEIRON|
|Livia Mateiaș (RO)||Teleportal|
|Lola Bezemer (NL)||Colouring Space|
|Łucja Grodzicka (PL/UK)||Between|
|Marius Jurca (RO)||INTROSPECTION_2014|
More information about X Platform are available at www.waspmagazine.com.