The National Center for Dance Bucharest announces that it won the ERASMUS+ funding for the project RELAY, together with its partners Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln (DE), Den Danske Scenekunstskole (DK), SIKINNIS Dance and Performing Arts Centre (GR), National University of Theater and Cinematography “IL Caragiale” and the National University of Music Bucharest.
The RELAY project will be carried out over a period of three years (November 2021 – November 2024) and aims at developing existing knowledge, while contributing with new perspectives to dance, choreography, music composition and arts education fields.
RELAY emerged from a current approach in contemporary dance, which uses movement to examine the supposed duality of material and immaterial. The project also looks at how dance and music can find common ground in this exploration.
RELAY addresses the close relationship between dance and music, treating dance as a material for choreography and musical composition. Dance is traditionally seen as an ephemeral art form, even more so than music, both sharing the same immaterial form. RELAY starts from dance as a practice to generate artistic material through which it pervades into the theme of the mutual relationship between form and content, between material and immaterial.
The project is developed during a series of meetings organized together and hosted by the institutions participating in the project, where students and project teams from partner countries meet in processes of education, research, creation and transmission of knowledge.