“Courtyard dances”, artistic versatility and social inclusion

“Courtyard dances”, artistic versatility and social inclusion

This summer, the National Center for Dance (CNDB) is first and foremost a meeting place where differences of any kind, but especially those related to age, social status, training, knowledge and experience become irrelevant, because dance becomes the binder which brings very different types of people together.

CNDB is one of the few cultural institutions that continues its activity over the summer, and in this context launches “Courtyard Dances”, a project in which the yard of CNDB’s location on Mărășești Blvd. will host artistic groups that bring together over 40 independent artists, who will offer to the non-specialized public workshops, games, presentations with extracts from choreographic works, exhibitions, interactive installations, parties and other activities that focus on contemporary dance.

The events will take place every weekend, from the 8th August until the beginning of October.

Discover the “Courtyard dances” schedule!


Sharing practices & dance party by LINOTIP
Date: August 8th
Time: 18:00

What happens when you work on a performance? What is the part that is unseen by the public? Linotip invites the audience to an open laboratory hosted by the choreographer Ioana Marchidan, which will offer a look into the intimate creative process that was the basis of the production, “Humans / Bodies / Images”, with Sofia Sitaru Onofrei, Anca Stoica and Bianca Ardeleanu, three dancers who just graduated from the Choreography Department of the University of Theatre and Cinematography “I.L. Caragiale”. The laboratory will be followed by the audition of several musical fragments composed by Alexandru Suciu for the performances produced by Linotip. The musical audition also opens an invitation for all participants to dance.

Perspectives in motion – workshop, performance, improvisation, talk, with the artist Virginia Negru and her guests
Date: August 14th
Time: 18:00

The freedom to try, to choose and to build are the central elements used by the artist Virginia Negru, who invites you alongside her guests to an experiential event that proposes to expand your own perception. You are invited to be both a participant and a spectator in the following:
– improvisation workshop through movement and dance (60′-80′);
– performative moment of composition by improvisation with Mădălina Dan, Cristina Lilienfeld, Smaranda Găbudeanu, Cătălin Diaconu (dance) and Victor Podeanu (live music), (30′).
– closing talk (30′).

Delazero to Dance
Date: August 15th
Time: 10:00

The Delazero Association invites you to join in for a day in which interaction through movement, ludic spirit, games and playfulness become a party accompanied by Emil Vasilache (DJ).
10:00 -11:30 – Workshop for children aged 8-12 coordinated by the artist Camelia Neagoe;
18:00-19:30 – Workshop for adults coordinated by artists Mariana Gavriciuc and Simona Dabija;
20:00-21:00 – Interactive game (powered by Playstation and the guest choreographers).

(more details about the September events will be available soon)

Decentred – September 11th
Cristina Lilienfeld – September 12th
Valentina de Piante – September 18th
Techo|Fields – Andreea David & Maria Baroncea – September 25th – September 26th
Madalina Dan – October 2nd

Project co-financed by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund. The project does not necessarily represent the position of The Administration of the National Cultural Fund. The Administration of the National Cultural Fund is not responsible for the content of the project or the manner in which the results of the project may be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the funding recipient.