Dear colleagues, dear friends,

We are pleased to announce you the 6th edition of eXplore dance festival – Bucharest International Contemporary Dance and Performance Festival that will take place from October 1st-16th , 2011. Once again the most important theatres and museums of Bucharest, will host a wide rage of dance activities.

2011 eXplore dance festival program will include 30 performances, 21 dance films (presented in partnership with Cinedans Festival/Amsterdam), 8 workshops, 5 lectures, a round table, as well as a series of special events and programs such as: Meet the Next Generation – an intensive international coaching programme for young choreographers, Critical Endeavour and Prix Jardin d’Europe – activities hosted within the European Project Jardin d’Europe.

Under the motto “TURN UP!” you’ll receive an overview of what European contemporary dance and performance scene is NOW.
15 performances by emerging artists selected in the festival program will be this year in the competition for the 4th Prix Jardin d’Europe – a European award consisting in 10000 euro.
10 European emerging journalists will form the group of Critical Endeavour who will have the responsibility to nominate the winner(s) of Prix Jardin d’Europe 2011.

The festival will once again present various works by world-known artists and emerging choreographers, offering a wide view of the most important directions in the field of contemporary dance and performance.
Acclaimed choreographers like Meg Stuart, Boris Charmatz, Philipp Gehmacher, Eszter Salamon, Jonathan Burrows, Benoit Lachambre/Cullberg Ballet, a.o, will present their creations next to some of the European most creative and bright emerging artists. A selection not to be missed!

Starting with this year edition, eXplore dance festival team proudly announce you the receipt of a 3 years co-financing from the European Union – Culture Programme 2007-2013, a recognition with an important impact on the development of the festival.

Save the dates: October 1st – 16th!

Yours, eXplore dance festival team