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Quartet for a Microphone is invited at IDEO IDEIS Festival

04// 08// 2015// 20:00// Alexandria// pedestrian center// open air performance

Concept: Vava Ştefănescu
Co-authors: Vlaicu Golcea (sound artist), Carmen Coţofană, Mihaela Dancs, Farid Fairuz (performers)
Duration: 60 min
Set design sponsor: MAGNUM
Sponsor: Razvan Penescu (afp)
With the support of National Cultural Administration Fund
Independent production 2008


The final results of the open call

Bucharest/ Timişoara 2015
The final results of the open call for the selection made by Sergiu Matis for the Simulert performance

Following the workshop/audition held at the German State Theatre Timişoara between 10 to 14th May 2015, it was decided that the distribution of the Simulert performance, created by Sergiu Matis, will be as follows:

Ioana Iacob
Olga Török
Richard Hladik
Horia Săvescu

Idris Cristian Clate
Georgeta Corca
Judith State

Off voice recorded:
Rareș Hontzu
Radu Vulpe

Thank you for the participation and we hope the we will collaborate in future projects.


Space request form

The National Dance Center of Bucharest offers support for artists, creators and researchers that are at the start of their careers, and also to those that wants to create artistic projects.
We provide free rehearsal space depending on the number of applications, and also on the schedule of the shows which are presented at the National Dance Center of Bucharest.


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Vava Ştefănescu talking about the fate of Romanian contemporary dance

We invite you to watch Vava Ştefănescu interviewed for the on-line television Adevărul LIVE.
At Adevărul LIVE, Vava Ştefănescu told us about the dance school, current conditions, but also about the running of the activities at the dance center, where she acts as manager.
This interview was made in Romanian language.


Interview with Vava Ştefănescu¬-“Romanian Contemporary Dance File in Magazine”

The National Dance Center-The Following Step, an interview made by Cristina Modreanu as part of her dialogue with Vava Ştefănescu, the manager of the National Dance Center Bucharest
Excerpt: “NDCB will have to build the new strategy based on those strengths that ensure development of dance field at national level, essentially contributing to creating a real dance market, by integrating politics (which take into consideration all active actors in the field), a strategy ensuring valorization of the creation in the field of contemporary dance.” Vava Ştefănescu
This interview was made in Romanian language.


Interview with Manuel Pelmuş in Magazine

An interview with Manuel Pelmuş about career, dance and community, made by Gina Şerbănescu.
Excerpt: “Establishment of the National Dance Center Bucharest represented our common struggle and it had a tremendous impact. For us, it has been crucial to have a place where we can imagine and practice very different things, which belong to artistic research, having no immediate constraints. It is a laboratory work, which it seemed to me to be privileged liberty. It is the kind of liberty that one can have for a limited period of time and I think we all benefited from it.” Manuel Pelmuş
This interview was made in Romanian language.


With and About Dance...

An entire world made of small pieces –dance reviews 1972-2012 by Liana Tugearu

Excerpt: ‘’The pages of this book are a miracle. They are a document and, at the same time, a discreet, humble form of the author’s confession. They accompany a fantastic, complex phenomenon that recounts about body and mind, about discipline and madness, about flight and God.” Marina Constantinescu

Dance in the 20th century by Isabelle Ginot and Marcelle Michel, translation by Vivia Săndulescu

Excerpt: “Refinding of one’s own body, taking on sensuality, liberty of movement- primordial stakes of modern dance, in other times, means of disproof- have been to a great extent recovered by a society that makes a new commercial object out of the body: the stakes of rebellion have become the vectors of fashion.
DANCE DANCE DANCE – 21st Century Magazine (Revista Secolul 21)
Alina Ledeanu: “In the second half of the previous century, from the ‘50s and until the events from December 1990, the names of some great choreographers and dancers (Floria Capsali, Gabriel Negry, Trixi Checais, Stere Popescu, Gabriel Popescu) had become taboo topics for too many years. It was about time to “save” them at the real dimension of their creation and, thus, to redeem them to the Romanian and foreign readers. We owe to the National Dance Center – Bucharest, an open-hearted partner to this project, the possibility to reveal to a large audience a part of the precious archives.

*The publications are available at the headquarters of the National Dance Centre Bucharest.


The Awakened Body

The National Dance Center proposes a special article about body, contemporary dance and performance, written by Oana Stoica for Lettre International, Romanian language edition (spring 2014).
This article reduces the dimensions of the “abstract” to concepts that are easy for the audience interested in contemporary art forms and answers popularly to the questions: What is dance? What generates dance, movement itself or the way it relates to the audience? What is the body in dance? Thus dance develops a philosophy inspired by everyday life (as support, topic and space) and performed by a body that materializes concepts closely related to identity questioning.
Oana Stoica analyses the body-archive, the body memory, the occupied body, the ill body, the agonizing body, the body as a cure, the speaking body, the body which possesses another body, from the most debated performances of Romanian contemporary dance stages, materializing the “abstract” of some work pieces signed by artists such as: Ion Dumitrescu, Manuel Pelmuş, Andreea Novac, Paul Dunca, Vava Ştefănescu, Cosmin Manolescu, Mihaela Dancs, Mihai Mihalcea (Farid Fairz), Mădălina Dan, Ferenc Sinko, Leta Popescu sau Florin Fluieraş.
This article is written in Romanian language.


Cultural Transilvania (Transilvania Culturală), May 10th, interview with Vava Ştefănescu

“Cultural Transilvania dances contemporary. Vava Ştefănescu –choreographer and dancer with a rich artistic and theoretical activity- confesses on how artists find a cure for their mental problems through the performances they create, but, also, which direction is contemporary dance moving to. We will also find out how Cluj became the second home of both Vava Ştefănescu and The National Dance Center Bucharest.”
This interview is made in Romanian language.


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