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How to Make a Biennial Festival with 100 Euros and 1.000.000 Euros

How to Make a Biennial Festival with 100 Euros and 1.000.000 Euros
November 4, 2016, 7.30 p.m.

Language: English
Concept by: Ivana Vaseva, Biljana Tanurovska–Kjulavkovski
Collaborative concept developed in the frame of festivals or other events in collaboration with partners in the specific context. Dragana Alfirević and Goran Injac are cooperators and comoderators for the Bucharest edition.

Free entrance

The idea of this performance/game emerged from the text “The Festivals as a (Foucault) in the Region of the former Yugoslavia”, where the notion of festival – its transformation, structure, and the meaning of it – are reviewed in the contemporary understanding of the context of ex-Yugoslavian countries.

With this project we seek to escape the generally proposed festival matrix and try to ponder and speculate upon its very structure: festivals as fields which have the potential to formulate new working protocols, relations and bonds, new concepts, new economy and economic relations, a space where new social capital can be created as well as public cultural value.

The presentation in Bucharest will take into consideration the wider Eastern European context through the engagement of festival curators, producers and artists from Romania, Poland, Slovenia, Macedonia etc. The focus of the game will be on the Regional Choreography Biennale “in formation”, a new initiative of the East European Performing Arts Platform (EEPAP) and the National Centre for Dance in Bucharest.


Biljana Tanurovska–Kjulavkovski is a cultural worker operating in the field of contemporary culture and arts as part of the independent art scene in Macedonia.

Ivana Vaseva (1984) is a freelance curator and art historian working in the field of contemporary visual arts.

Dragana Alfirević is working in the field of choreography/dance as an artist, curator, organiser and teacher. She is a co-founder of the international platform for contemporary dance NOMAD DANCE ACADEMY and the co-founder of STATION Service for Contemporary Dance Belgrade. She is also the co-founder of the CoFestival in Ljubljana.

Goran Injac is a dramaturge and performing arts curator and the artistic director of the Mladinsko Theatre, Ljubljana, Slovenia.


This event is part of "RE//Dance", the pilot edition of the Regional Choreography Biennale, curated by Iulia Popovici, and by Marta Keil and Goran Injac, as co-curators, which will take place between November 1 and November 6, 2016, and will include shows and performances from Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Romania.

East European Performing Arts Platform/EEPAP (Poland) is the co-organiser of the first Regional Choreography Biennale, and Mladinsko Gledališče Ljubljana (Slovenia) is the institutional partner.


All the events in “RE//Dance” – the Regional Choreography Biennale will take place at the Stere Popescu hall on Mărăşeşti Boulevard 80-82. The tickets for the shows and performances cost 25 lei (full price) or 15 lei (reduced), while the entrance to the connected events (“How to Make a Biennial Festival with 100 Euros and 1.000.000 Euros”, the EEPAP round table and Agata Siniarska’s lecture) is free.

Tickets can be purchased online from or from the Stere Popescu hall before the show.