The dance workshops (with a duration of 1h 30 min.) were held by choreographers/guest dancers (one representative from each show) for performing arts professionals, from Timisoara and from the country/foreign but also for amateur practitioners. They aimed at creating an opportunity for penetration into the ”internal kitchen” of each show. The facilitators proposed to the participants themes of movement/concepts/choreographies/dance techniques present in the performances with which they were invited. Each workshop (with an exception*) was also supported by an interview (video) given by a representative (choreographer/performer) from each invited show. The interviews were conducted by Lavinia Urcan/Beatrice Tudor, together with videographer George Mihes. They include frames from the workshops held, as well as from the performances with which the interviewed artists were present in the Season.

The facilitators of the workshops were:

• Dorian Mallia și Cindelle Bouard / Moveo Dance Company (6 October);
• Andreea Vălean / Contemporary Creative Dreamers (8 October);
• Haja Saranouffi /Tangaj Collective (12 October);
• Carolina Țapoc / Unfold Motion (20 October);
• Filip Stoica & Beatrice Tudor (27 October);
• Veres Nagy Attila / Studio M (3 November);
• Nora Baylach/ Roser Lopez Espinosa Company (7 November);
• George Pleșca /Contemporary Creative Dreamers (10 November);
• Teodora Tudose/artist independent (17 November);
• Lavinia Urcan / Unfold Motion (24 November);

Video Links:

• Interview "Meet the Artist / Sharing practices" - Moveo Dance Company

• Interview 'Meet the Artist / Sharing practices' - Andreea Vălean

• Interview "Meet the artist / Sharing practices" - Carolina Țapoc

• Interview 'Meet the Artist / Sharing practices' - Beatrice Tudor & Filip Stoica

• Interview 'Meet the Artist / Sharing practices' - Veres Nagy Attila

• Interview 'Meet the Artist / Sharing practices' - Roser López Espinosa

• Interview 'Meet the Artist / Sharing practices' - George Pleșca

• Interview 'Meet the Artist / Sharing practices' - Teodora Tudose

*Haja Saranouffi /Tangaj Collective

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