International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts (IETM) Spring Plenary Meeting in Bucharest April 20 - 23, 2017

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International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts (IETM) Spring Plenary Meeting in Bucharest April 20 - 23, 2017


Bucharest, April 6, 2017 – More than 400 performing arts professionals from all over the world will gather in Bucharest on April 20-23, 2017. They will engage in a collective reflection on the position of the artist in contemporary society and to build closer relations with international partners.

The International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts (IETM) Spring Plenary Meeting is organised by IETM and the National Centre for Dance in Bucharest (CNDB), in partnership with the Romanian Association of Theatre Artists (UNITER), The I.L. Caragiale National Theatre of Bucharest (TNB) and Metropolis Theatre. The event is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, and it also has the financial support of the Administration of the National Cultural Fund (AFCN).

A range of working sessions will shed light on some of the most vital issues for the performing arts professionals, such as financial and social conditions of pursuing a career in the arts, cultural mobility, fair international collaboration, gender equality in the cultural sector, the role of artists in shaping the future of Europe, diversity and inclusion, assessment of quality of an artwork, among others. The programme will offer two practical workshops: on art curatorship and on the Creative Europe application process.

The artistic programme will be a snapshot of the brightest highlights of the Romanian contemporary performing arts scene. The full range of performances will be available on IETM website starting on April 10.

Artists and curators will present ongoing art projects and initiatives, thus the event will be facilitating networking and the emergence of cross-border partnerships.

Confirmed international speakers and moderators include Marie Le Sourd (On the Move), Yohann Floch (Fresh Arts Coalition Europe), Delphine Hesters (Flanders Arts Institute, Belgium), Joris Weijdom (HKU University of the Arts Utrecht), Bradley Allen (Creative Europe Desk Denmark), Israel Aloni (IlDance, Sweden), Vijay Mathew (HowlRound, US), and more. Both members of IETM and non-member participants are welcome to attend the meeting, following their online registration.

Corina Șuteu has coordinated the steering committee in charge with the organisation of the event in Romania; the workshops will be attended by some Romanian artists representing several fields: choreographer Cosmin Manolescu, director Gianina Cărbunariu, performer Paul Dunca, critic and playwright Mihaela Mihailov, cultural policies expert Ioana Tamaș, actor Anghel Damian, artist and curator Aurora Kiraly, choreographer Vava Ștefănescu, multimedia artist and director Cinty Ionescu, choreographer Andreea Novac, director Tompa Gabor (to be confirmed), cultural manager Aura Corbeanu and other Romanian IETM members.


More information:

About IETM Bucharest:

IETM Bucharest Programme:




National Centre for Dance in Bucharest (CNDB):

Romanian Association of Theatre Artists (UNITER):



IETM Secretariat: [email protected], +32 2 201 09 15

Contact in Romania: Carmen Coțofană, CNDB, [email protected]

Pamela Pricopie, UNITER, [email protected]