Apărut in Dilema veche, nr. 836, 27 februarie – 4 martie 2020
În România se știu destul de puține lucruri despre dans sau arta secolului XX, așa cum a fost supranumit de coregraful Maurice Béjart. Faptul este regretabil, mai ales că o treime dintre români au dansat cel puțin o dată în 2018, plasînd dansul pe primul loc în preferințele de practicare a unei arte la noi.
Dansul nu are nevoie de traducere, deci este un ambasador perfect peste hotare și o bună carte de vizită pentru turiștii care ne vizitează. Dansul practicat relaxează și ne unește, ne dă sentimentul de a fi parte a unei comunități, este o experiență senzorială și emoțională. Spectacolele de dans au asupra corpului un efect similar cu mișcarea efectivă, studiile arătînd că în timpul vizionării mușchii reacționează în funcție de ceea ce ochiul vede că se întîmplă pe scenă. Dacă există interes pentru dans, este și loc de dezvoltare atît a publicului, cît și a scenei. Preferința pentru dans și pentru participarea la o diversitate mai mare de spectacole muzicale decît cele populare reprezintă un argument pentru investiția în infrastructura fizică și instituțională care face posibile creația și spectacolele, pentru sprijinirea culturii coregrafice, pentru cercetare, producție, educație și formare profesională a dansatorilor. Această pledoarie pentru potențialul și valoarea dansului e necesară pentru că se află în contrast major cu realitatea de pe teren a celei mai tinere, mai versatile și mai promițătoare forme de dans din prezent – scena de dans contemporan din România.
contribute to the design of the training programme for teachers and cultural mediators.
organise the training sessions for teachers and cultural mediators.
analyse the feedback of participants and write reports.
Unprepared Hearts is a project, funded by Creative Europe, that aims to raise awareness of sentimental education for young people from 9 to 13 years old. It developed in Romania, Italy and the Czech Republic with the goal to help children voice their feelings and emotions, through the arts. Participating organisations: Asociația Da’DeCe from România, MUBA – Children Museum from Milan, Italy (coordinator), and Sladovna Pisek (Czech Republic).
re:form – experimental programme for rethinking work
11/2020 – 11/2021
contribute to the selection of participants to the programme.
plan the development of the re:form programme.
conduct several workshops during the Kick-off camp.
offer support to the participant organisations to update and improve their projects.
coach and offer support to participants during the implementation of their projects.
produce reports (case-studies) on the basis of individual analysis of each organisation’s trajectory.
re:form is a facilitation and microfinancing programme for rethinking work practices in the cultural sector. It encourages the infusion of solidarity, inclusion, empathy, respect, and other values practiced through the medium of art into the daily experience of the people working in the cultural sector. re:form is an activity within the Cluj Future of Work project financed by the European Commission through Urban Innovative Actions and the Municipality of Cluj-Napoca. Cluj Future of Work is an initiative of the Urban Innovation Unit in Cluj-Napoca, created by the Cluj Cultural Centre in partnership with the Center for Innovation and Civic Imagination of the Municipality of Cluj-Napoca.
Forum of the Academy of Change (2020) / Cultural Mediation Forum (2021)
2020 – 2021
Role: co-curator (together with Corina Bucea)
The Forum of the Academy of Change (2020) renamed Cultural Mediation Forum is an yearly event organised by Cluj Cultural Center and dedicated to cultural mediators, educators and cultural workers looking at the relationship between arts and education. https://academiaschimbarii.ro/
CubicMetre – Resources for Culture is a Bucharest-based NGO set up in 2012 with the aim of providing a platform for meetings, debates and expertise for the professionals in the field of culture. Our organisation explores, supports and helps develop the cultural sector through specialised studies and interdisciplinary projects and by creating concrete favourable contexts where artists, cultural operators, researchers and authorities can meet and communicate. We believe in the important role of arts and culture in the development of each individual and of society as a whole and we advocate for professional cultural management and a democratic process of substantiating cultural policies at national and local level.
Helianthus Research SRL is an independent research, training and consultancy business in the cultural and educational fields. Founded in 2016, it works both for Romanian and international clients. Its international clients portfolio comprises: European Network of Cultural Centres ENCC (Belgia), City of Oslo (Norvegia), Stadt Chemnitz (Germania), Public Policy and Management Institute (Lituania), Asia-Europe Foundation (Singapore), aspire-igen group (Marea Britanie), EUROCHAMBRES ASSOCIATION DES CHAMBRES DE COMMERCE ET INDUSTRIE EUROPÉENNES, A.I.S.B.L (Belgia), FundingBox Accelerator Sp. z o.o. (Polonia). In Romania, it worked for private and public entities, such as Asociația Da’DeCe, Fundația AltArt, Asociația 37, Asociația Secția de coregrafie, Asociația Filmetc, Primăria Municipiului Timișoara (Casa de Cultură a Municipiului Timișoara), Asociaţia Colectiv A, Centrul Cultural Clujean.
14/09/2021 – 19/09/2021: Theme of the workshop: Frames for cooperation: local networks, as part of New Regional Cultural Cooperation 2021, organised by EUNIC Romania cluster.
27/07/2020 – 01/08/2020: Theme of the workkshop: Presentation and exercices following the study The contemporary dance scene in Romania. CULTURAL MANAGEMENT ACADEMY 2020. Laboratory of the Absent Body. Reset Scenarios for Performing Arts is organised by Colectiv A Cluj and Goethe-Institut București, in collaboration with.
02/07/2018 – 06/07/2018: Theme of the workshop: Working together in multidisciplinary teams and consortia to promote and educate about/through cultural heritage. Cultural Management Academy 2018 is a training programme organised by Goethe- Institute București, ARCUB and EUNIC România. It aims to consolidate the relations between the independent and the public sectors and suggests to debate topics such as cultural heritage, public support campaigns, but also the way in which we integrate the idea of heritage in rural and urban development.
03/07/2017 – 07/07/2017: Theme of the workshop: Planning for our cultural future – process and results and How can we take advantage from the cultural strategy of a city and cultural opportunities such as ECCA, how can we imagine our next step? What is our role as cultural operators in the city? Cultural Management Academy 2018 is a training programme organised by Goethe- Institute București, ARCUB and EUNIC România. It aims to consolidate the relations between the independent and the public sectors, and the theme for 2017 is Capacity building for culture in the framework of cultural strategies.
Role: co-author (together with Ștefania Ferchedău)
The contemporary dance community in Romania currently numbers one national institution – the National Center for Dance Bucharest, under the subordination of the Ministry of Culture -, over 15 active contemporary dance organisations and structures, and approximately 100-120 artists and practitioners. While this community is active, the instability of structural funding and the hypermobility of its local practitioners to other scenes (often European ones) make it difficult to map the situation in the country. In this sense, this publication aims to observe the roles of those active on the local and national contemporary dance scene and to make recommendations for future development in terms of funding, professional development, infrastructure and more. The research was commissioned by Cosmin Manolescu and produced as part of the programme Platforma ZonaD, organised by Fundaţia Gabriela Tudor in 2018-2019.