The FranceDanse caravan reaches Romania next week

Initiated in 2007 by the French Institute in Paris, the FranceDanse programme proposes a yearly focus on the French choreographic scene in an international context.

In 2017, FranceDanse will reach South-Eastern Europe in the guise of an Orient-Expres in 13 countries, including Romania.

Dance shows created by renowned choreographers, as well as young ones, transdisciplinary projects that explore performative forms in a dialogue with the urban space, video, music & sound creation, architecture and patrimony,  but also connected events: cinema, workshops, meetings and debates that will be introduced to the public in Bucharest, Timișoara, Cluj and Iași.


GUID – Groupe Urbain d’Intervention Dansée/Ballet Preljocaj – Centre Chorégraphique National Aix-en-Provence

An urban intervention that contains a selection of moments from the choreographic repertoire created by Angelin Preljocaj.
May 23-24, Timișoara, within the Fest-FDR Festival
May 25-26, Bucharest, in partnership with ARCUB

Hydre, choreographed by Yuval PICK – Centre Chorégraphique National Rillieux-la-Pape
A show that aims to explore performatively and to highlight historical spaces or monuments.
June 6, Bucharest, Hanul Gabroveni, in partnership with ARCUB

June 9, Sibiu/Cisnădioara fortified church, within the International Theatre Festival


Pending an official announcement, in the September-December 2017 interval:
The programme may suffer some changes


Histoire spirituelle de la danse

Lecture-show by David WAHL

October, in Bucharest and Iași, within the eXplore Dance Festival, in partnership with 4Culture


Dumi Moyi

Solo performance by/with François CHAIGNAUD

October, in Bucharest, within the eXplore Dance Festival, in partnership with 4Culture



Choreographed by Rachid OURAMDANE – Centre Chorégraphique National de Grenoble

November, in Bucharest, in partnership with CNDB – the National Centre for Dance in Bucharest, within the Regional Choreography Biennale


The itinerary CND caravan
A special project by the National Centre for Dance in France, which brings shows, workshops for professionals and amateurs, debates, talks and dance movie screenings.
November, in Bucharest, Iași and Cluj (within the Temps d’images festival)

Choreographed by Jerome BEL, with 20 Romanian performers

December, in Bucharest, within the annual CNDB Awards show, in partnership with the National Centre for Dance in Bucharest


But also:


The premiere of the movie ”Polina, danser sa vie”, by Valérie Müller and Angelin Preljocaj, within the National Theatre Festival in Bucharest


FOCUS FranceDanse within the International Dance Movie Festival – FIFD: French dance movie screenings