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The National Dance Centre Hosts 2016 Edition of Dance Roads Festival

The National Dance Center will host on May 28 and 29 the Romanian edition of the biennial festival organised by the European network Dance Roads!

The five performances included in the Dance Roads Open Process will be presented in five cities across Europe: Bordeaux (May 19 - 20), Torino (May 25), București (June 28 - 29), Arnhem (June 2 - 3) and Cardiff (June 8 - 9).


Coordinated through collaboration by its five partners, Dance Roads Festival supports the transnational mobility of the most acclaimed contemporary dance performances choreographed by emerging artists. The European partners joining NDCB in 2016 are Glob Théâtre (France), Mosaico Danza (Italy), Generale Oost (The Netherlands) and Coreo Cymru / Chapter (Great Britain).

Each of the five partners will present the performances of the choreographers selected in the Dance Roads Festival. The tour will include the cities of Bordeaux (19 - 20 May), Turin (25 May), Bucharest (28 - 29 June), Arnhem (2 - 3 June) and Cardiff (8 - 9 June).

Romania will be represented by the dancer and choreographer Cristina Lilienfeld, with her performance “Lay(ers)”, and the other artists in the Dance Roads 2016 programme are Jasper van Luijk (The Netherlands), with “Yonder”, Gwyn Emberton (Great Britain), with “Of the Earth, From Where I Came”, Lucie Augeai and David Gernez (France), members of the Compagnie Adéquate collective, with “Nœuds”, and Claudia Catarzi (Italy) with the performance “Qui, Ora”.


The five performances in the Dance Roads 2016 Festival will be presented at the Stere Popescu Hall of the NDCB on May 28 and 29, at 6 p.m. The schedule for the two days is:

Saturday, May 28
18.00 - Yonder – Jasper van Luijk (NL)
19:00 ‐ Of the Earth, From Where I Came – Gwyn Emberton (GB)
19:30 ‐ Nœuds – Compagnie Adéquate (FR)
20:00 ‐ Qui, Ora – Claudia Catarzi (IT)
20:30 - LAY(ERS) – Cristina Lilienfeld (RO)

Sunday, May 29
13:00 - Brunch
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18:00 ‐ Yonder – Jasper van Luijk (NL)
19:00 ‐ Of the Earth, From Where I Came – Gwyn Emberton (GB)
19:30 ‐ Nœuds – Compagnie Adéquate (FR)
20:00 ‐ Qui, Ora – Claudia Catarzi (IT)
20:30 - LAY(ERS) – Cristina Lilienfeld (RO)
21:30 - Artist Talk
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After Party


Dance Roads is a European Network dedicated to supporting innovative choreographers and providing them with an opportunity to emerge onto the international stage. It aims to give selected artists from each partner country a wide platform to showcase their work, and create and foster productive working relationships with artists and organisations from different countries. 

Dance Roads Festival presents short small-scale works, providing audiences with opportunities to view the works of five choreographers from different nations within one programme. The network partners each host two performances and a variety of workshops for the wider dance community, including pre and post show talks, professional development sessions, school performances and workshops, insight and networking events.

In 2016, the network celebrates its 26th anniversary and with the support of an EU Culture Programme grant delivered a new two-year programme entitled Dance Roads Open Process (DROP) between 2013 and 2015. DROP included promoter platforms, artist residencies, mentoring programmes and commissioned a mapping study of cross-border dance networks in Europe and created www.dancenetworks.eu.


NDCB's main partner in organising the events within Dance Roads 2016 Festival is The Romanian Cultural Institute (RCI). Opened in 2003, RCI's mission is to promote Romanian cultural values worldwide and fostering connections between Romanian creators and the international cultural groups.

The gradually extended RCI network includes at present cultural institutes in 19 cities and 17 countries: Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest (with a subsidiary in Szeged), Chisinau, Istanbul, Lisbon, London, Madrid, New York, Paris, Prague, Rome, Stockholm, Tel Aviv, Warsaw, Venice and Vienna.

The Romanian Cultural Institute is, as of 2007, a member of the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC), European partnership for national cultural institutes investing in transnational projects.


Stere Popescu Hall, NDCB – 80-82 Mărășești Blvd.
Online tickets: www.kompostor.ro
Ticket price: 35 lei/ discount: 25 lei
Bookings at rezervari@cndb.ro or 0721 151 338

Further details on www.cndb.ro and www.danceroads.eu

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