East European Performing Arts Platform (EEPAP) supports the
development of contemporary performing arts (dance and theatre)
in 18 countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

RE//Dance Regional Choreography Biennale, 1-6 Nov 2016, Bucharest, Romania


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Together, Dance and Choreography


This is not only about dance, it is also about choreography. Because contemporary dance is now much more than just dance. It is choreographing the world we live in – bringing “living” bodies into line or into opposition, and constantly reinterpreting them.

It is a biennale because it aims to have a different magnitude than the current seasons and festivals, and the time in between editions will be dedicated to collaborations and co-productions.

It is initiated by the National Center for Dance Bucharest (CNDB), because CNDB is the only national public institution dedicated to contemporary dance in Central and Eastern Europe. And it is regional since the contemporary dance, as well as the choreography, from this side of Europe has reached a moment when it needs to explore its present and its origins, its current challenges and languages, the existential and institutional gaps during the communist decades and its present artistic legitimacy.

A biennale like searching for one’s self.

The 2016 edition of the Regional Choreography Biennale is a pilot one, and it is primarily a reunion: between audience, artists and the-new-but-also-familiar types of choreography coming from Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and, of course, Romania; between the local scene and the Eastern European producers and artists, between theorists and practitioners.

During this one week encounter we intend to tell and exchange stories: about archives and bodily evanescence, about how and where contemporary choreography was born, about the group and the individual, public space and performative space, about what it means to perform contemporary dance and what to it means to watch it. It will be a biennale where we'll experience choreographing a “togetherness”.


Iulia Popovici


Regional Choreography Biennale


Programme of the first edition of the Regional Choreography Biennale:

November 1, 7.30 p.m.: “Roberta Again” (Croatia), by/with Roberta Milevoj

November 2, 7.30 p.m.: “Total Damage” (Bulgaria), by Ani Vaseva (Metheor Group)

November 3, 7.30 p.m.: “COREGRAFIE DE GRUP/ GROUP CHOREOGRAPHY” (Romania), by Mihaela Dancs

November 4,5,6, between 10 a.m. and 9.30 p.m., with a break between 2 p.m. and 3.30 p.m.: The Stranger Gets a Gift Service – Interruptor (the Czech Republic), by Cristina Maldonado

November 4, 7.30 p.m.: performance/game “How to Make a Biennial Festival with 100 Euros and 1.000.000 Euros”, by Ivana Vaseva and Biljana Tanurovska–Kjulavkovski

November 5, 5 p.m.: East European Performing Arts Platform/EEPAP round table, with Iulia Popovici

November 5, 7.30 p.m.: “Mothers of Steel” (Poland/Romania), by Agata Siniarska and Mădălina Dan

November 6, 5.00 p.m.: Performing lecture Agata Siniarska (Poland)

November 6, 7.30 p.m.: “There’s an Elephant in Every Room...” (Hungary), by László Fülöp

November 6, 9.30 p.m.: concert/performance “The Great Scheme Of Things” (Romania), by Fierbinţeanu

All the events in “RE//Dance” – the Regional Choreography Biennale will take place at the Stere Popescu hall on Mărăşeşti Boulevard 80-82. The tickets for the shows and performances cost 25 lei (full price) or 15 lei (reduced), while the entrance to the connected events (“How to Make a Biennial Festival with 100 Euros and 1.000.000 Euros”, the EEPAP round table and Agata Siniarska’s lecture) is free. Online tickets on www.kompostor.ro.

East European Performing Arts Platform/EEPAP (Poland), the co-organiser of the first Regional Choreography Biennale, works to foster the development of performing arts in Central and Eastern Europe. It initiates and supports the exchange of knowledge, information, and experience between theatre and dance artists and specialists working in this region. It links artists, curators, and theoreticians from Western and Eastern Europe. EEPAP is supported by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute and the City of Lublin.

Mladinsko Gledališče Ljubljana (Slovenia) was established in 1955 as the first professional theatre for children and youth in Slovenia. In the eighties, Mladinsko was gradually re-structured into a theatre which interdisciplinarily combined borderline theatre research and the thematisation of political subversiveness.

RE//Dance” – the Regional Choreography Biennale is organised with the support of the Czech Centre Bucharest and the Polish Institute in Bucharest and in partnership with Hotel Duke.
Special thanks to the Excelsior Theatre.

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