NOMINATIONS TO #CNDBAWARDS2016
Bucharest, November 30th 2016 – The 2016 National Centre for Dance in Bucharest’s (CNDB’s) Awards ceremony will be held on the 10th of December, at the Stere Popescu Hall in Mărășești Boulevard 80-82. This will be the Awards’ third edition, #CNDBAwards2016.
In 2016, the nominees are, in no particular order: Raluca Ianegic, Gigi Căciuleanu, Răzvan Mazilu, Arcadie Rusu, Mircea Ghinea, Maria Baroncea, Andreea Novac, Valentina de Piante, Paul Dunca, Ștefania Ferchedău, Miki Braniște, grupul Contemp, Mihaela Michailov, Simona Deaconescu, Gabriela Tudor, the radio show “Vorba de cultură”, the radio show „Dimineața crossover”, Andreea David, Infinite Dance Festival (Oradea), Florin Flueraș and Brynjar Åbel Bandlien and Brynjar Åbel Bandlien and Rui Catalão.
“This past year has been tough, beautiful and really quick at CNDB. Finally, we can celebrate dance entering through the front door of Romanian culture with the decision that the Omnia hall will be our home from now on. CNDB has been “occupied”, then “rented”, and now is to settle down, to be “installed”. Soon, we will move back to the centre. Our accomplishments were rewarded with a budget that has enabled us to resume the selection of projects and to hire more people. We also have big plans for the future, we want to conquer new frontiers by opening dance centres in the big Romanian cities (Iași, Cluj, Timișoara) and by establishing our own publishing house,” Vava Ștefănescu, the institution’s manager, has stated.
“We will be celebrating all these things at #CNDBAwards2016 and you shall be able to see the result of the creative donation on behalf of the contemporary dance community in Romania, in light of our moving to the Omnia hall. Of course, you will be able to meet this year’s nominees. The nominations are quite diverse and many more than in the last years, as our quest of building, brick by brick, an event, a community and an institution starts to yield results,” Vava Ștefănescu added.
As in each year, the awards recognize excellence, they bear witness to valour, but do not attempt to establish a hierarchy. Also, as in past years, the diplomas offered by CNDB are drawn by Dan Perjovschi, while the trophies come in the shape of engraved and gold-foiled decorated bricks. The nominees for #CNDBAwards2016 have been made by the institution’s artistic board and the 2014 and 2015 winners.
The 2014 winners are Ioan Tugearu, Silvia Ghiață, Alexandra Pirici and Manuel Pelmuș, Mihai Mihalcea, Cosmin Manolescu, Mihaela Alexandra Dancs.
The 2015 winners are Liana Tugearu, Mădălina Dan, Miriam Răducanu, Eduard Gabia, Florin Fieroiu.
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2016 CNDB AWARDS CEREMONIES HAVE ENDED. Here are the winners!
December 12th 2016, Bucharest
Six choreographers, performers and cultural managers have been awarded the traditional engraved bricks and Dan Perjovschi-drawn diplomas at the 3rd CNDB Awards ceremony.
December 11th 2016, Bucharest – On Saturday, December 10th, the National Centre for Dance in Bucharest (CNDB) has rewarded Brynjar Åbel Bandlien and Rui Catalão, Maria Baroncea, Miki Braniște, the „CONTEMP” Group (received by Adina Cezar) and Simona Deaconescu, during the #2016CNDBAwards gala.
The ceremony was held at the Stere Popescu Hall at CNDB’s headquarters in Mărășești Bvld. 80-82. During the gala, the journalists Dana Bergheș (SUB25), Cătălina Miciu (Scena9) and Gabriel Sandu (Beau Monde) also received diplomas for their reviews of performances hosted by the National Centre of Dance in Bucharest. The authors themselves entered their articles into the #ISawItAtCNDB contest (October 1st – December 1st 2016).
The gala featured musical intermezzos performed by members of “The Sung History of Romanian Dance”, project coordinated by Paul Dunca and Eduard Gabia and supported by CNDB through the selection for financing of programs and projects in 2016. An Omelette concert ended the event, during which the artists and the public danced together on the Stere Popescu Hall’s scene.
The 2016 CNDB Awards’ winners were selected from the nominations made by the institution’s artistic board and the 2014 winners (Ioan Tugearu, Silvia Ghiață, Alexandra Pirici and Manuel Pelmuș, Mihai Mihalcea, Cosmin Manolescu, Mihaela Alexandra Dancs) and 2015 winners (Liana Tugearu, Mădălina Dan, Miriam Răducanu, Eduard Gabia, Florin Fieroiu).
The nominators presented their motivation for the awards:
Brynjar Åbel Bandlien and Rui Catalão – for their activity as pioneers at the start of a new era in Romanian contemporary dance and for the projects that they made in Romania.
Maria Baroncea – for the progressive vision of the formats that she initiated for CNDB all these years, such as Easy Wednesday or Performative Cooperative.
Miki Braniște – for the consistency with which he promoted, produced and supported contemporary dance in the last ten years through the international festival Temps d’Images.
Adina Cezar - the CONTEMP Group – for the creation of alternative formats, of original artistic works during times of distress and for the encouragement and support that they showed youths.
In a message read by the artist Mihai Mihalcea aka Farid Fairuz, Ms. Miriam Răducanu, one of the most distinguished personalities in the history of Romanian contemporary dance, has described Adina Cezar as an “extremely important creator for the introduction and development of contemporary dance in Romania.”
Simona Deaconescu – for the development of new artistic directions in Romanian contemporary dance by organising Bucharest International Dance Film Festival.
The Minister of Culture, Ms. Corina Șuteu, was the protagonist of a special moment at the beginning of the ceremony, during which she was awarded a trophy on behalf of CNDB and a diploma on behalf of the contemporary dance community, which was signed by all present. In it, Corina Șuteu was recognized for her historic merits of having translated promises into reality by signing the documents which allowed the Omnia Hall to pass under CNDB’s management, a decision as important as that of creating the institution.
Also, CNDB’s administrator, Mr. Cornel Frantz, has received a special prize on behalf of CNDB for the dedication and firmness with which he has worked in the backstage of contemporary dance for over five years as CNDB’s administrator.
As in each year, the awards recognize excellence, they bear witness to valour, but do not attempt to establish a hierarchy. Also, as in past years, the diplomas offered by CNDB are drawn by Dan Perjovschi, while the trophies come in the shape of engraved and gold-foiled decorated bricks.
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