3 du TROIS: rethinking dance [Luxemburg]

3 du TROIS: rethinking dance
June 3, 2015

presented by
TROIS C-L & Gabriela Tudor Foundation
in the frame of the “E-Motional: rethinking dance” project

“3 du TROIS: rethinking dance” event captures the vibe and artistic content created in the frame of the “E-Motional: rethinking dance” project, through a rich and diverse programme including an interactive/ party-performance, a lecture about the presence in performance, a photo-video installation and a roundtable about challenges of international collaboration. This event also continues and extends the collaboration and exchanges between Romania and Luxembourg started back in 2007 in the frame of Luxembourg – Sibiu European Cultural Capitals, in which choreographers Cosmin Manolescu and Bernard Baumgarten created and presented performances in both countries, as well as the residency exchange between TROIS C-L and “George Apostu” Culture Centre in Bacău, Romania.

DETAILS in FR at: www.danse.lu



11:00-12:00 | lecture | The New Extensions of the Presence. The Artists are (semi)present, by Mihaela Michailov
Is dance the new pot of prolific, hyper visible, transparent and as well vulnerable, blurred presences? In a society defined by ongoing proliferations of shows and an obligation to be in ceaseless motion, what is specifically proper to the ontology of movement in dance? Does the concept of presence in dance defines itself by taking into account other regimes of visibility linked to visual art, television, installation? How can we re-shape the new structures of meaning and the new content of presence relevant to the body realities in contemporary dance? The lecture will focus on dancers and visual artists who continuously redefine the paradigm of movement and presence in contemporary dance.

Mihaela Michailov is a playwright and performing arts critic. Her main interest is in socio-political theatre and performance theory. She wrote plays about the Romanian Revolution, about the gap between generations, about recent history events, about violence in schools, about children remaining at home and having their parents working abroad. Mihaela Michailov has been initiating various projects concerning theatre in education and community arts projects. She presented the Romanian dance scene in various international contexts such as Paris, Tokyo, Vienna. In 2009, she was invited to Lark Theatre, New York for a reading of one of her plays, which won a national competition in Romania. In July 2009, she was selected by Royal Court Theatre for the international playwrights’ residency.  She holds a PHD in Theatre Studies at University of Theatre and Film in Bucharest.


12:00-13:30 | round table | Contemporary dance and the challenges of international collaboration
Participants: Anu Sistonen (dancer and choreographer, LU), Anne-Mareike Hess (danseuse et chorégraphe, LU), Ainhoa Achutegui (Director of neimënster, LU), Bernard Baumgarten (artistic director, TROIS C-L, LU), Cosmin Manolescu (choreographer & curator, RO), Ștefania Ferchedău (producer, RO), Mihaela Michailov (critic, RO), Giselda Ranieri (dancer & choreographer, IT), Tanja Andreeva (dance artist, NO/ RU).

The roundtable will bring into discussion various visions, approaches and challenges in regards to artistic collaboration and the development of international projects. The event is open to artists, managers and to all interested in international cultural cooperation.


11:00-22:00 | video & photo installation | Rethinking dance: a showcase of E-Motional 2011-2015 in photo & video works
> Frames & Fragments, by Mary Wycherley (IE, 2012)
> Illusions of Riga, by Aigars Sermuksh (LV, 2012)
> Chairs/ Boots/ Layers, by Gemma Riggs & Laura Murphy (UK, 2012)
> Continuum body [in the city], by Bogdana Pascal (RO, 2013)
> [Fragile] – behind the scenes, by Tania Cucoreanu & Cosmin Manolescu (RO, 2015)

This installation documents the artistic process in the frame of the E-Motional programme, gathering photo and video materials produced in Romania, Latvia, Portugal, Luxembourg, Ireland, Cyprus and United Kingdom since 2012.


19:00 | performance | [Fragile], by Cosmin Manolescu, with Giselda Ranieri (IT), Tanja Andreeva (NO), Cosmin Manolescu (RO)

A performative game inspired from our everyday lives, Tino Sehgal, Christian Boltanski, Lewis Carroll and many more.

Alice in Wonderland’s fans will simply love this piece. Through an experiential proposal that plays with the different layers of distance between the artists and the audience, this performance invites the public to dive into a universe which reveals the fragility and vulnerability of our daily life. [Fragile] is a dance performance, a choreographic installation, a performative game, a party or simply an experience that works with the multiplicity of our identities.

A performance by: Cosmin Manolescu
Created in collaboration and performed with: Giselda Ranieri, Tanja Andreeva, Cosmin Manolescu
Producer: Ștefania Ferchedău
Associate producer: Laura Orlescu
Light design: Cosmin Manolescu
Production: Serial Paradise / Gabriela Tudor Foundation
Created with support from: the Culture programme of the European Union, Administration of the National Cultural Fund Bucharest 555 cultural program of ARCUB, a Bogliasco Foundation Fellowship
Partners: Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois – TROIS C-L, Association of Professional Dance Choreographers of Latvia, Fabrica de Movimentos

Cosmin Manolescu is choreographer and artistic director of Serial Paradise Company/ Gabriela Tudor Foundation in Bucharest (Romania). His artistic work was successfully presented in important festivals and venues in New York, San Diego, Paris, Lyon, London, Dublin, Porto, Rome, Florence, Catania, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Malmo, Luxemburg, Barcelona, Bremen, Riga etc. He was awarded several grants and prizes among which Grand Prix for “Serial Paradise” awarded by “Atelier” Experimental  Theatre Festival (Sf. Gheorghe, 2003), “Nouveau Talent Choregraphie” (SACD Paris, 2005), and an excellency award from the National Dance Centre Bucharest (2014). His latest projects include: “Room 1306 (I Am Myself)”, performance-installation especially created for a hotel room, and “Piece with limited responsibility” created and performed together with Mihaela Dancs. [Fragile] is his latest work to be premiered in a European tour in 2015.  He is artistic director of “E-Motional: rethinking dance” and he initiated “Eastern Connection”, a Romanian-Japanese exchange platform, in which he will premiere “the kite”, a collaboration with choreographer and performer Zan Yamashita (Kyoto).

Based in Milano, Giselda Ranieri is a dancer with a classical and contemporary background. Since 2008 she is member of the Cultural Association UBIdanza and since 2009 she has been working with Compagnia UBIdanza/ Aline Nari e Davide Frangioni. In 2010 she started to collaborate with Compagnia ALDES/Roberto Castello. She holds a MA in Theatre and Dance Disciplines at Alma Mater Studiorum of Bologna.

Tanja Andreeva is a Russian-born dance artist based in Oslo, Norway. She graduated from the University of Stavanger with a BA degree in Dance in 2012, and has since worked as a freelance dance artist in the contemporary dance scene, as well as producer at the regional dance centre of Northern Norway. Her own work is strongly based in improvisation, which she uses both as a method in creative processes, as well as an independent artistic expression in performances.

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