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December 5, 2013 at 1:34 pm

The new E-Motional programme

E-Motional Bodies and Cities has officially closed in April 2013. A new project born out of it – “E-Motional: rethinking dance” is launching its first call for proposals in December 2013. “E-Motional: rethinking dance” is an artist and manager-driven initiative, dedicated to exchange, research and artistic collaboration, co-production and touring, and audience developme  ...  (more)

April 7, 2013 at 11:24 am

E-Motional Festival: detailed program

PROGRAMME INTRO Gabriela Tudor Foundation presents the “E-Motional Festival: moving bodies & cities”, taking place in Bucharest, Romania, between April 12-14, 2013, as a closing event of the E-Motional Bodies & Cities programme. The festival is organised in partnership with the National Dance Centre Bucharest and is hosted at the National Museum of Contemporary Art and at ZonaD –  ...  (more)

March 20, 2013 at 2:25 pm

E-Motional Festival: moving bodies & cities

Gabriela Tudor Foundation and the National Dance Centre in Bucharest present the “E-Motional Festival: moving bodies & cities”, to take place between April 12-14 at the Museum for Contemporary Arts in Bucharest, co-organising partner of the event, as well as at ZonaD – Serial Paradise studio. The festival closes the E-Motional Bodies & Cities, a two-year programme dedicated to mo  ...  (more)

March 20, 2013 at 11:54 am

Artistic Research in Bucharest: Politics of the Body

The artistic research groups Dublin/Limassol – Madalina Dan (RO), Fearghus Ó Conchúir (IE), Olga Zitluhina (LV), Arianna Marcoulides (CY), Luke Pell (UK) and Riga London – Mircea Ghinea (RO), Laura Murphy (IE), Kaspars Lielgalvis (LV), Alexis Vassiliou (CY), Gemma Riggs (UK) are re-united in Bucharest, between 4-11 of April for a final working period. The eclectic and conflic  ...  (more)

March 19, 2013 at 7:01 am

Closing of E-Motional in Cyprus

The E-Motional project will close in March in Cyprus where Dance House Lemesos will organise several residencies and performances for artists and managers from Latvia, Ireland and Romania.   Friday 29/03/13: 19:00 Fearghus Ó Conchúir at work with Olga Zitluhina. Residency presentation of work in progress at Dance House Lemesos We are in the very pleasant position to welcome again in  ...  (more)

March 12, 2013 at 3:07 pm

The film of the AR in London

The film of the Artistic Research in London at Watermans Art Centre is now available underlying bodies and emotions. During their 2-week research in London back in January, the artists have been exploring the local neighbourhood of Brentford and some parts of London, interrogating the connections between these environments, human behaviours and the possibility to emotionally map a city.   ...  (more)

March 2, 2013 at 2:46 pm

E-Motional in Cork

A presentation of work from members of the E-motional Bodies and Cities network will include a new project by Laura Murphy, in collaboration with UK video artist Gemma Riggs and Romanian dancer Mircea Andrei Ghinea, also a performance by Romanian artists Mădălina Dan and Mihaela Dancs, plus a workshop by the visiting artists. Firkin Crane is an Irish partner in the project, along with Da  ...  (more)

January 22, 2013 at 1:22 pm

“Habitus” continues in Bucharest

Following the E-Motional/ ArtistNe(s)t residency in Romania in September 2012, choreographer Ozlem Alkis (Turkey) and musician Vlaicu Golcea (Romania) will continue the development of their collaboration on the project “Habitus”, exploring the relation between sound and movement with a focus on resonance. The artists will work in Bucharest between February 18 – March 2. The performance-i  ...  (more)

January 14, 2013 at 1:42 pm

London - mapping the E-Motional city

body>data>space is producing and hosting ‘London – Mapping the E-Motional City’ Artistic Research with Watermans Art Centre from 14 to 26th January 2013, with an inter-disciplinary group of 5 artists exploring the ‘megatropolis’ and its underlying bodies and emotions. body>data>space will be hosting the E-Motional Artistic Research Group 2: Gemma Riggs (UK), Mircea Ghinea (Ro  ...  (more)

December 27, 2012 at 3:23 pm

E-Motional Festival in Bucharest, April 12-14, 2013

Book your time to visit Bucharest in April 2013 to find out more about the Romanian contemporary dance scene and the latest developments. The closing event of the two-year European programme “E-Motional Bodies & Cities” will be taking place in Bucharest, Romania between April 12-14, 2013. Between 2011-2013, the program has connected dance professionals from participating countries of  ...  (more)

December 4, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Motion Toolkit: cultural management workshop in Riga

Do you want to learn… How to evolve to the next level your artistic/management career? Where to start from and how to develop your vital idea into a comprehensive project? How to be creative and entrepreneurial in a continuously changing context? How to create community relevant connections and co-productions – topical and essential to enable you to reach the widest public with the work?  ...  (more)

November 23, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Illusions of Riga - the film of the AR in Riga

Check out the movie of the Artistic Research that took place in Riga in September 2012. The  group of artists working in Riga was composed of Mircea Ghinea (performer, RO), Laura Murphy (dance artist, performer, choreographer and teacher, IE), Kaspars Lielgalvis (visual artist and set designer, LV), Gemma Riggs (film, video and installation artist, UK) and Alexis Vassiliou (choreographer  ...  (more)

November 13, 2012 at 11:07 am

"Keep walking": Artistic Research in Limassol

The first Artistic Research group initially gathered in Dublin earlier this year has recently reunited for a second working period in Limassol, between November 1-15. Madalina Dan, choreographer-performer (RO), Fearghus O Conchuir, choreographer-dance artist (IE), Olga Zitluhina, choreographer-performer (LV), Luke Pell, performance artist (UK), Arianna Marcoulides, performer, dancer (CY)  ...  (more)

November 9, 2012 at 7:12 am

Irish "The Blue Boy" performance in Cluj-Napoca

Gabriela Tudor Foundation and Colectiv A Association in Cluj-Napoca have joined forces in presenting the urgent and vital Irish production “The Blue Boy” in this year Temps d’Images Festival in Cluj-Napoca. The show is presented as part of the performance exchange strand of the E-Motional Bodies & Cities on November 14, at the Hungarian Theatre in Cluj-Napoca. The s  ...  (more)

November 1, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Frames & fragments from Dublin AR

Frames & Fragments is a window into the collaborative process of 5 artists over a three-week period in 2012. The group were on the first of three residencies as part of E-Motional Bodies & Cities artistic research programme. Spending 6 days with the group, Mary Wycherley shadowed the activities which took them into urban and rural locations. The resulting film, a 22-minute port  ...  (more)

September 20, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Awardees of the GT Fellowships

The board of the E-Motional Bodies & Cities has recently selected the participants to the Gabriela Tudor fellowships awarded in the frame of the project, as follows: Cyprus Erica Charalambous, Freelance dance manager, dance teaching artist and choreographer, from Paphos, to be hosted by Gabriela Tudor Foundation in Bucharest, in March-April 2013 Ireland Jazmin Chiodi/ Alexandre Iseli  ...  (more)

September 12, 2012 at 8:27 pm

AR presentation on the Illusions of Riga

Within two weeks, an interdisciplinary and international group of artists met in Riga to create their vision about the city and illusions in it. There were three dance artists, two visual artists, a scenographer and a light designer in the group. Their working space for two weeks became an arts center Totaldobže, but they also worked in urban city and nature. This has been only the first  ...  (more)

September 10, 2012 at 8:09 pm

SIDEWALK: Renata Gaspar in Limerick, Ireland

E-Motional/ArtisNe(s)t resident Renata Gaspar will present on September 12, 19.30 – Sidewalk – a site-specific live video performance piece developed throughout a 2-week residency in Limerick, Ireland. In collaboration with Tom Schon. The research intention of this project is to investigate the space in-between what exists (architecture properties of spaces and the way they’r  ...  (more)

September 10, 2012 at 4:49 pm

GT Fellowship: Onur Topal-Sümer (TR) in Romania

Choreographer and curator Onur Topal-Sümer (Turkey) is in Romania between September 9-30, benefiting from a Gabriela Tudor fellowship in dance management in the frame of E-Motional. The fellowship aims to encourage cultural exchange and collaborations between dance administrators from the E-Motional partner countries (Romania, Cyprus, Ireland, Latvia, Great Britain and Turkey). The fello  ...  (more)

September 3, 2012 at 7:11 pm

Priya Mistry (UK) and Özlem Alkış (TR) in residency in Romania

Between September 2-30 septembrie, UK choreographer Priya Mistry and Turkish choreographer Özlem Alkış are in residence in Bucharest and Bacau in Romania. Their working period will finalise in Bucharest on September 28, with a presentation to start at 18.00 at ZonaD – Serial Paradise Studio administered by Gabriela Tudor Foundation. Priya Mistry’s project – Performing Woman –  ...  (more)

August 28, 2012 at 5:40 pm

E-Motional Artistic Research to start in Riga

The second group of the E-Motional Artistic Research will soon meet in Riga for their first working session. During 2 weeks (September 1 –15), artists from Cyprus, Ireland, Latvia, Romania and United Kingdom – Mircea Ghinea (performer, RO), Laura Murphy (dance artist, performer, choreographer and teacher, IE), Kaspars Lielgalvis (visual artist and set designer, LV), Gemma Riggs (film, vi  ...  (more)

August 28, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Riga hosts Lynnette Moran's residency

Irish director, performance maker and creative arts producer Lynnette Moran is in residence in Riga between August 21st – September 3rd, 2012, developing a project in collaboration with Irish dance artist, Emma O’Kane, as well as six local artists who have joined them in the studio and ten international artists contributing online. The final presentation of the residency will be on Septe  ...  (more)

August 14, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Liadain Herriott (Ireland) in residency in Riga

Between August 6th – 21st, 2012, Irish dance artist Liadain Herriott lives and works on BETANOVUSS in Riga, Latvia. E-Motional Bodies and Cities is the project that brings her to Riga. During her residency, she will create work based on the idea of perception. Inspired by the quote of philosopher and scientist Korsybski (1879-1950) – “ The map is not the territory it represents, bu  ...  (more)

July 18, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Alexandra Pirici from Romania in residence in Limassol

This July choreographer and performance artist Alexandra Pirici from Romania is in residence in Cyprus working on the project “The expanse of space that seems to be over the Earth”. Can we still talk about a physical or mental space that offers protection and refuge, in which you can feel safe? How does precarity, excessive mobility and the need for maximum adaptability act upon th  ...  (more)

July 16, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Kristine Vismane from Latvia in residence in Cyprus

Choreographer and dancer Kristine Vismane from Latvia is currently in residence in Limassol, Cyprus. Between July 1-29, she will work on the project “The MOveMOMENT”,  a research on  the availability to perceive things like children. Kristine’s goal is to learn from the children a quality of the body language and to see what kind of choreography can come out in the end from this experien  ...  (more)

June 28, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Cypriot choreographer Marina Poyiadji in Bucharest

Choreographer Marina Poyiadji from Cyprus has been in Bucharest for the past 10 days for a E-Motional/ArtistNe(s)t residency dedicated to the her ongoing solo project, ANY-BODY. The residency began with an audition which resulted in the choice of a local dancer – Virginia Negru, with whom Marina has been working to develop her project. ‘I am a body moving in space, being still. I c  ...  (more)

June 10, 2012 at 5:13 pm

Irish choreographer Nick Bryson in residence in Limassol

Irish choreographer Nick Bryson is in residence in Limassol this June, developing a project in collaboration with Cypriot artists. Nick is interested in the parallel political situation in his own country and the host one. Starting from this point the central theme of his project becomes the celebrating of the past. The research aims to indicate his belief in the combinations of dance pr  ...  (more)

June 10, 2012 at 9:28 am

Rounding up the first Artistic Research residency in Dublin

“We – Mădălina Dan (Romania), Fearghus Ó Conchúir (Ireland), Olga Zitluhina (Latvia), Luke Pell (UK) and Arianna Marcoulides (Cyprus) have spent the past few weeks beginning – what will be ongoing – research as part of the E-Motional Bodies & Cities Artistic Research Project, here in Dublin, with support and creative input from artists Mary Wycherley and Franc  ...  (more)

May 23, 2012 at 3:44 pm

The E-Motional Artistic Research to be launched in Dublin

Artists from Cyprus, Ireland,  Latvia, Romania and UK will meet in Dublin for the launch of the E-Motional Artistic Research strand. During 3 weeks (May 24 – June 14), the first E-Motional artist group –  Mădălina Dan (choreographer & performer, RO), Fearghus Ó Conchúir (choreographer & dance artist, IE), Olga Zitluhina (choreographer & performer, LV), Luke Pell (  ...  (more)

May 3, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Ana Costea & Larisa Crunteanu in residence in Bacau

Dancer & choreographer Ana Costea and video artist & performer Larisa Crunteanu are currently in residence at the “George Apostu” Cultural Centre in Bacau, working on the project ABOUT PAIN AND OTHER CRAZY FEELINGS. Their interest in pain started almost two years ago, when Ana gave birth to a beautiful girl. Because of the importance of the event and the great change  ...  (more)

April 2, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Selected applications for ArtistNe(s)t Residencies

The board of the E-MOTIONAL Bodies & Cities project has recently selected the beneficiaries of the ArtistNe(s)t Residencies in 2012. A number of 11 residencies will be organised as follows: CYPRUS Nick Bryson, Ireland (Limassol, June) Kristine Vismane, Latvia (Limassol, July) Alexandra Pirici, Romania (Limassol, July) IRELAND Renata Gaspar, UK (Limerick, September 1-16) Andreea Nova  ...  (more)

March 15, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Selected applications for mobility grants and fellowships

The board of the E-MOTIONAL Bodies & Cities project has recently selected the participants of the second round of Mobility Grants awarded in the frame of the project. A number of 8 grants will be offered as follows: Cyprus Kalia Maliali, performer/choreographer/dance educator, attending Dublin Dance Festival Evi Panayiotou, choreographer/ teacher, attending Dance Umbrella in London I  ...  (more)

February 17, 2012 at 11:09 am

Sergiu Matis in residence in Ireland

Berlin based Romanian dancer and choreographer Sergiu Matis is the second E-motional artist awarded a residency in Dublin and Limerick, hosted by Dance Ireland at the DanceHouse and respectively by The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick. Between February 16 – March 18, together with Northern Ireland artist Sheena Mcgrandels, Sergiu Matis is workin  ...  (more)

January 14, 2012 at 3:54 pm

OPEN CALL: Gabriela Tudor Fellowship for Dance Managers

Do you want to get an insight into the preparation of a festival? Do you want find out more about how dance houses are run in Dublin or Limassol? Do you want to be part of the first Latvian dance platform and attend an international festival in Romania?  Do you want to witness the E-motional artists at work in UK and Romania and attend their final project event in Bucharest? APPLY NOW t  ...  (more)

December 22, 2011 at 3:09 pm

OPEN CALL: Mobility and Networking Grants May 2012 - April 2013

Would you like to check out the local contemporary dance festivals in Bucharest, Dublin, Istanbul or London? Do you want to attend a dance platform in Riga? Would you care to discover the evolving Cypriot dance scene? Do you need money to visit a partner/ artist to start up a new collaboration? Do you want to learn more about the E-motional Bodies & Cities project and participate in  ...  (more)

November 8, 2011 at 9:26 pm

OPEN CALL: ArtistNe(s)t Residency Programme 2012

E-MOTIONAL Bodies & Cities is currently launching a new strand of activities – the international ArtistNe(s)t Residencies. The programme aims to offer support to the development of new work by young and mid-career choreographers and is addressed to artists based in the 6 participating countries of the project: Romania, Cyprus, Ireland, Latvia, United Kingdom, and Turkey. The residenc  ...  (more)

November 7, 2011 at 9:47 pm

Anna Dubrovska in residence in Ireland

Between November 14 – December 11, 2011 Latvian video dance maker and choreographer Anna Dubrovska will work and stay in Dublin and Limerick, Ireland. During this ArtistNe(s)t residency she will work on her new project, share experience with MA students at University of Limerick and meet people from dance community in Dublin. The residency in Ireland is organised in the frame of E-MOTION  ...  (more)

October 27, 2011 at 7:01 am

Residencies' presentations in Bacau

Friday, October 28, Katrina Albuze (LV) and Paul Dunca (RO) & Krassen Krastev (BG/CH) will present the results of their E-Motional/ArtistNe(s)t residence in Bacau, Romania. Klip Klap Plaks s and respectively TEST-a-MENTAL will meet the audience for the first time,  in the frame of the Contemporary Dance Micro-season organised by the “George Apostu” Cultural Centre   (more)

October 3, 2011 at 7:57 am

Riga residence short film: Mihaela Dancs & Madalina Dan

Click on the image to watch a short film of the first ArtistNe(s)t residence in Riga with Mihaela Dancs and Madalina Dan. The film is realised by Latvian artist, Anna Dubrovska. (anti) aging – residence in Riga       (more)

October 2, 2011 at 11:37 pm

Paul Dunca & Krassen Krastev in residence in Bacau

Duo Paul Dunca (RO) and Krassen Krastev (BG) will develop the project TEST-a-MENTAL during their 4-week ArtistNe(s)t residency in Bacau, from October 3 to 31. The residency is hosted by the “George Apostu” Cultural Centre in Bacau, associated partner of E-motional. Paul Dunca was born in Bucharest where he still lives and works today. After graduating the National University   ...  (more)

October 2, 2011 at 11:26 pm

Katrina Albuze in residence in Bacau

Latvian young artist Katrina Albuze will benefit from an ArtistNe(s)t residence in Bacau, Romania. The residency opens with a 3-day period in Bucharest to meet local dance community and attend performances in the frame of the eXplore dance festival. During the residency Katrina will work on a new dance piece as well as communicate with local artists to share the experience and open possi  ...  (more)

September 30, 2011 at 10:34 pm

Residence conclusion: (anti) aging presentation in Riga

The  first E-motional / ArtistNe(s)t residence in Riga has come to an end. Yesterday Mihaela Dancs & Madalina Dan have shown the results of their artistic process on their one month boat in Riga during an open house of the E-motional organised by Association of Professional Contemporary Dance Choreographers in Latvia. Check out in the enclosed vimeo link a short film of their residen  ...  (more)

September 27, 2011 at 3:09 am

E-motional on Facebook

E-MOTIONAL is now on Facebook. Stay tuned for our news and like us at E-motional Bodies & Cities.   (more)

August 31, 2011 at 10:18 pm

Mihaela Dancs & Madalina Dan in residence in Riga

Romanian choreographers Mihaela Dancs and Madalina Dan will work in Riga between September 1-28, 2011 for the first E-motional ArtistNe(s)t residence in Latvia. During the residence the artists will work on the new dance piece – (anti) aging, which will be premiered in Bucharest in October 2011, and which Latvian audience will have the opportunity to see in Riga in November 2011. T  ...  (more)

August 10, 2011 at 3:06 am

Selected applications for the mobility grants

The board of the E-MOTIONAL Bodies & Cities project has recently selected the participants of the first round of Mobility grants awarded in the frame of the project. A number of 8 grants will be offered as follows: Cyprus Evie Demetriou, choreographer, attending the eXplore dance festival in Bucharest, Romania Ireland Jennifer Traynor, General director of the CoisCéim Dance Theatre  ...  (more)

June 30, 2011 at 3:08 am

First round: ArtistNe(s)t Residences Awardees

Following an invited applications session in May-June in Romania and Latvia, the E-MOTIONAL board has awarded the following ArtistNe(s)t residences for the first round – 2011. The international ArtistNe(s)t Residencies aim to offer support to the development of new work by young and mid-career choreographers and is addressed to artists based in the 6 participating countries of the   ...  (more)

June 23, 2011 at 8:54 pm

E-motional is launched! Call for proposals – Mobility & networking grants 2011

The E-MOTIONAL Bodies & Cities’ organisers are currently launching the first call for proposals in the frame of the project’s Motion Fund. This strand represents a special funding scheme aimed at promoting cross-border mobility of the dance sector as well as encouraging the implementation of artists-in-residence activities in the participating countries. Contemporary dance prof  ...  (more)