call for performers

the call for performers for [Fragile] closed today. i was surprised by the amount of applications we received, over 80 applications from 19 European countries. from the total numbers, I decided to invite 40 performers to attend the 4 workshops in Porto, Luxembourg, Bucharest and Riga. the projects enters now in the second phase from which I will selected finally 3 performers to join me in this new journey into fragility and unknown. first workshop will start in Porto very soon….and start feeling little fragile about the selection process. 🙂10264979_1487356991479345_4604591860744527907_n

video. what do you think ?

hmmm…..hard to develop a solo based on people’s desires and preferences. following some discussions on Facebook with female friends and colleagues about how a man should dance in order to become more attractive for a female, I developed a solo section. but i’m not sure if I heading in the right direction….what do you think ?

first workshop on fragility

today I lead a one day workshop about fragility in my studio in Bogliasco which was attended by   professionals and amateurs dancers from Genova. we tried the heart dance and the emotional trip. i was maybe a difficult workshop but seems that everybody enjoyed the experience. for me it was a great and rewarding day testing some of the idea I was working on.  we also visited the Bogliasco Foundation’s beautiful garden and enjoyed the nature smelling the orange flowers. mille grazie ragazzi!

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how to twerk

i asked several people on the Facebook and dear fellows in Bogliasco, how they will prefer to see a dance performance. from a gay couple I got the tweak dance which I didn’t know initially what kind of dance was. google help me to found a new type of dance which looks like has a lot of funs. please try to imagine a men dancing in the same way like this girl….


[Fragile] starts in Boglisco

 Today I’m starting my first research for the Fragility project in Bogliasco, near Genova in Italy. I’m gonna be here and work for 4 weeks in a new environment exploring the fragility of my body and life. The target of this residence is to find some themes & ideas that I could explore later one during the workshop-auditions in Porto, Luxemburg, Riga and Bucharest.

Thank you Bogliasco Foundation for offering us this opportunity.


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Welcome to [Fragile]’s blog. It’s our artistic diary of ideas, emotions, experience and meeting with peoples. Enjoy the texts, photos, sounds and video and feel free to comment. And maybe come to see the final performance that will be premiered in summer 2015 in Bucharest, Riga and Porto. Thank your reading us.

Cosmin Manolescu (Romania)
Giselda Ranieri (Italy)
Tanya Andreeva (Norway/Russia)
Cristian Nanculescu (Romania)