StartDans Retrospective

  • Dance & performance
  • Hosted event
  • Free entrance

90 mins.


“StartDance Retrospective” brings together the results of a project which took place in 4 cities – Târgoviște, Slobozia, Buftea și Giurgiu. This demarche aimed at increasing the visibility of contemporary dance and to create a new audience among the communities in the selected cities.

For 4 weeks, a team of artists from various areas (dance, acting, music, multimedia) explored the urban space, proposing moments of contemporary dance on live music, in different locations within the city, created a real time composition show in a cultural space and organized contemporary dance workshops for children, adults and adolescents

Retrospective StartDance SCHEDULE:

    During the weeks included in the project, visual artists explored the cities via photography and video, recorded frames, reactions and fragments of our experience there. At the same time, they created the “video imprint” of the week, which we integrated in each week’s final show.
    Starting from the experience accumulated during the trips, we will build this performance in real time. Since the team went through a full process, completely different from what they knew before that public space “performance” means, they gained a distinct professional experience that they will be using in creating this performative moment. What did we leave behind after this project? What changed within us?
    We believe in dialogue and information exchange. During the project we got to know “different worlds” not far away from Bucharest. We interacted with locals, we sketched some future proposals for the project. What will become reality and what will remain “short lived ideas”? What is the choreographers/ dancers’ role in educating the audience and making contemporary dance reachable for as many people as possible. Who is “responsible” for activating the public in small cities? How much effort does continuity require? What is the use of contemporary dance in the Romanian contemporary society? How do you actually answer the “When are you coming again?” question? We will try, together with you, to find answers, to cooperate and to find inspiration to grow the impact of this project in the future.

Co-financed by
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.

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