Video teaser for the "E-Motional Festival: reinvent", Bucharest, October 5 - November 9, 2014, organised by Gabriela Tudor Foundation, in the frame of the "E-Motional: rethinking dance" programme.
Video by: Veioza Arte
Special thanks to all the artists that appear in the video.
Along over 2 years of existence of the ZonaD studio, we understood that our audience enjoys change and that they are always in search for and eager to discover and try out new things. This is also the challenge that we want to respond to through the projects we make happen and the events we programme together with our artists, collaborators and partners. “Reinvent” – the motto that governs the second edition of the E-Motional Festival, organised as part of the “E-Motional: rethinking dance”, comes from here. During a period longer than a month, we offer a diverse content to the Bucharest audience, in the shape of performances, lectures, debates, film screenings, workshops, over 15 events, which all have in common subjects that show an ongoing interest of the artists for themes connected to identity, memory of the body or memory of places, as well an interest to explore the performative potential of other spaces than the classic ones.
Through the proposed programme, we continue and expand a reflection endeavor in regards to contemporary artistic processes and contents, by organising workshops and debates on the history and theory of contemporary dance and performance art, held by artists, theoreticians and dance writers from Romania and abroad. These gatherings aim at informing the audience on a variety of artistic practices and aesthetics in the field of contemporary dance, trying to offer a context for the performances produced and/or presented in Romania, and to contribute to the development of critical perspectives and discourses in regards to these. We invite both the larger audience and dance professionals to the festival events, complemented by meetings and debates in a light, café format, in which we can learn together about new and old things and discuss in a relaxing manner.
The festival brings together over 25 artists and dance professionals, participants and event guests, from Romania, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Norway, Portugal, USA.
The E-Motional Festival is presented and organised by Gabriela Tudor Foundation.
Associated partners are National Dance Centre Bucharest and lorgean theatre.
Event in the frame of the “E-Motional: rethinking dance” European programme, organised with support from the Culture programme of the European Union. Cultural project funded in the frame of Bucharest 555 cultural programme of ARCUB – the Centre for Cultural Projects of Bucharest Municipality. Cultural project funded by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund.
Media partners: Șapte Seri, Zeppelin, Scena.ro, Modernism, ArtAct magazine, ArtClue, România Pozitivă, Sub 25, The ONE, Feeder, Veioza Arte
Detailed programme at e-motional.eu, zonadstudio.wordpress.com.