In October and November, for the third consecutive year, 10 contemporary dance performances from Romania (Timisoara, Bucharest, Sf. George), Spain and Malta.  The performances were followed by Q&A sessions with the invited artists (with 2 exceptions *), moderated by Lavinia Urcan/ Beatrice Tudor.

The performances presented this year were:

CASA TINERETULUI: From Malta with Love-double bill: ”I am Alex” & ”Traitor”|Moveo Dance Company (6 octombrie) -Malta;
CASA TINERETULUI: ”Nexus”| Contemporary Creative Dreamers (8 octombrie)- Bucharest;
FABER: ”Ramanenjana”|Tangaj Collective (13 October)-Bucharest;
IULIUS TOWN: ”Planet Dance”|Unfold Motion (20 October)- Timișoara;
”UȚU STRUGARI” TNT: ”Vulnus-the quality of being easily hurt” ** Unfold Motion (27 October)-Timișoara;
CASA TINERETULUI: Pappa mia | Studio M (3 November)- Sf. Gheorghe;
CASA TINERETULUI: November | Roser Lopez Espinosa Company ( 6 November)-Spain;
CASA TINERETULUI: What remains? | Contemporary Creative Dreamers (10 November)-Bucharest;
CASA TINERETULUI: Iubește-mă 5 minute | Teodora Tudose (17 November)-Bucharest;
CASA TINERETULUI: ”The Story of Lost Stories” *** |Unfold Motion (24 November)-Timișoara;

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* The show ”Planet Dance” was not followed by the Q&A session due to its location (commercial center Iulius Town). Also, the Q&A session for the show ”Ramanenjana” took place at the ”Retrocontrol-Documentare Performative in Moving” conference that accompanied the performance of the dance performance at the DINAM Season.

**,*** Shows ”Vulnus-the quality of being easily hurt” and ”The Story of lost stories” are new productions of Unfold Motion Association. These were financed partly from the current project (ONBOARD) but also from the ”Extension project - Contemporary dance season Timisoara, third edition (DINAM)” (INSIDE TIMISOARA 2023). The show ”The Story of lost stories” was developed after obtaining the ENERGIE Exchange! (December 2022) by choreographer Lavinia Urcan.

Through this cultural approach, the Unfold Motion Association aims to develop new audiences for the field of contemporary dance and to lay the foundations for the accessibility of a constant cultural offer for the consumer of contemporary dance performances and events related to it such as: Dance films, workshops, etc.

The contemporary dance season is the first such initiative of choreographers working in Timisoara, under the umbrella of the Unfold Motion Association and was born out of the need to have a context for watching dance performances, as is possible in the world of theater.  In a cultural context in which contemporary dance does not enjoy sustained support at national level, the visibility of dance performances is affected by the lack of contexts of presentation to the public. And DINAM is trying to be one of those contexts.

The curatorial vision of the season is eclectic because we believe that the evolution of different aesthetics of contemporary dance (both nationally and internationally) enriches through diversity, an event such as the season.  We want the audience to get in touch with as many artistic currents and choreographic visions as possible so that they can form and develop a critical sense and preferences for certain genres.

The third edition of the DINAM season took place between 6 October and 25 November 2023 and included: 10 contemporary dance performances, Q&A sessions with invited artists, workshops and interviews “meet the artist/sharing practices”, 3 dance film screenings, an audio-video performance installation and a series of sound mixing workshops for the audience.

Partners: Mihai Eminescu National Theatre Timisoara, Victoria Cinema, Faculty of Arts and Design Timisoara, Ion Vidu Art High School, German Cultural Center, French Institute Timisoara, Faber, Iulius Town, Delazero Association, Contemporary Creative Dreamers, At two Owls (n.r. “la Două Bufnițe”) Library, Social assistance Department of Timisoara,

Project implemented with the support of the Timis County Youth Foundation and the National Dance Center Bucharest.

Media partners: TVR Timisoara, West City Radio, best of Timisoara, Carturesti bookshops;

Producer: Unfold Motion

DINAM season is part of the Cultural Program Timisoara 2023-European Capital of Culture and is co-financed by the City of Timisoara through the Project Center.

Credit foto: Lorena Dumitrașcu