Production and Presentation



International festival of contemporary dance and other reconfigurations of the sensible


In November we make room for new worlds to emerge. In an ever-changing universe, Iridescent celebrates the transformative power of ideas and dance.

Iridescent is an invitation to curiosity and openness, challenging you to embark on navigating unknown territories. You will discover microhistories that rub up against global narratives, challenging non-Eurocentric histories, presences that intersect with dance history and critically look at theatrical norms and tradition. All of these invite us to cultivate a broad and generous gaze.

This year’s programme brings 16 performances and works to the audience, most of them presented for the first time in Romania by creators such as Ioana Paraskevopoulou, Jérôme Bel, Adriana Butoi, Jean-Baptiste Baele, Mădălina Dan, Moritz Ostruschnjak, Florin Flueraș, Janet Novás, Ioana Marchidan, Dominik Więcek, Ioana Păun, Simona Deaconescu & Vanessa Goodman, Iva Sveshtarova & Willy Prager, and their guests.

You will have the opportunity to take part in dance workshops, film and discussion about the phenomena that shape our existence, with Constantin Vică, Veronica Lazăr, Anda Zahiu, Alexandra Zorilă and Paul Gabriel Sandu. We invite you to be part of an Ideas for Planet Earth marathon and we look forward to seeing you at the party.

Iridescent is a space to be together. Think of it as a navigational tool that inspires us to discover new possibilities and imagine a better world.

01.11.2023 – 01.12.2023


With the support of
Aerowaves, AFCN, National Culture Fund Bulgaria, ARCUB, PMB, STB, Odeon Theatre, Bulandra Theatre, APOLLO 111, SAC, Malmaison, Solitude Project, Cervantes Institute, French Institute Paris, French Institute Romania, Goethe Institut, Franco Germa Fund, BLZT, Polish Institute, Hotel Duke

Main media partners
TVR, Radio Guerrilla

Media partners
ELLE, Radio România Cultural, Scena9, Revista Arta, Zile și Nopți, Black Rhino Radio, The Institute, RFI Romania, Happ.ro, Zeppelin, ISCOADA, Liternet, CUTRA, Modernism.ro, Films in frame


One-to-one performance at intervals of 20'
Concept: Ioana Păun


Ongoing performance, daily for 4 hours
Concept: Florin Flueraș

Kill the Fucking Bill(s)

Directed by: Adriana Butoi and Anacarsis Ramos


Cooperative and exploratory discussion
Guests: Veronica Lazăr, Anda Zahiu, Alexandra Zorilă, Paul Gabriel Sandu and Constantin Vică


Concept, artistic direction, choreography and dramaturgy: Mădălina Dan


Concept & choreography: Ioanna Paraskevopoulou

Jérôme Bel

Production of the performance : R.B. Jérôme Bel

Workshop Café Müller

Workshop coordinated by Dominik Więcek

Café Müller

Concept, choreography, performance: Dominik Więcek

Bodies on the line

Concept, choreography: Ioana Marchidan


Collective creation initiated by Paula Dunker

Effortless Flow

Workshop coordinated by Jean-Baptiste Baele


Dancer and choreographer: Jean-Baptiste Baele

Tiny dances

The Performing art school for children show

CNDB Awards 2023 x Mercedes máis eu

Directed, created and performed by: Mercedes Peón and Janet Novás

The Busy Body

Workshop coordinated by Janet Novás

BLOT - Body Line of Thought

By: Simona Deaconescu and Vanessa Goodman

Made for Happiness

Idea, realization and performance: Iva Sveshtarova and Willy Prager


Idea, realization and performance: Iva Sveshtarova and Willy Prager

Ideas for Planet Earth

Marathon of statements, messages and ideas

TANZANWEISUNGEN (it won't be like this forever)

Choreography: Moritz Ostruschnjak

Miriam Răducanu. Without Expectations

Documentary and Q&A session
Directed by: Director: Mircea Albuțiu

Workshop with Moritz Ostruschnjak

Workshop coordinated by Moritz Ostruschnjak


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