Choreography Department is a dynamic ecosystem, which acts as a platform for production, presentation and contextualization of dance in contemporary arts.
We believe choreography is a conscious expression of our human experience, vital to the evolution and transformation of free societies. It’s both an impressive force for good, and a catalyst of innovative spirits.
The art of dance and its artists are the lifeblood of our ethos and the inspiration behind our journey.
Choreography Department Association was launched in 2011 by a team of young Romanian choreographers, whose main purpose was to promote emerging dance artists to larger audiences. Its extended portfolio of activities reached and involved more than 150 artists, 70 dance performances and thousands of local and international dance audiences.
Since then, the organization has evolved constantly, due to the creative energies of its members.
Choreography Department is now a dynamic ecosystem, which acts as a platform for production, presentation and contextualization of dance in contemporary arts. Be it for existing or new, local or global audiences. Regardless of age, sex, nationality, cultural background, skills and training.
2018 First Prize in Arts and Culture section at the Civil Society Gala, ed. XVI
2018 Nomination at the National Cultural Fund Prizes
2017 Excellence award in the field of dance projects, offered by The Romanian Union of Choreographic Arts.
This is the first long-term initiative of our organization. It began in 2012 and is still going on strong.
It started having in mind activities that will improve the Romanian dance scene, such as dance performances, urban choreographic interventions, workshops for children and adults, and it evolved into a platform with a multidisciplinary content and openness to innovation and experimentation.
Mișcare și Culoare este un program de educație prin cultură, conceput de Asociația Secția de Coregrafie în parteneriat cu Muzeul Național de Artă Contemporană.
Propunem un nou tip de educație culturală, care integrează dimensiunea cognitivă cu cea emoțională, kinestezică și de conștientizare a propriului corp ca instrument și ca subiect al exprimării prin artă
Collaborative projects are often stemmed from our desire to share dance with as many audiences as possible. We were thrilled to create for The National Romanian Library a series of events that offered to the public a clearer look at the new interferences between choreography, literature and visual arts.
Education as the basis of professionalization and evolution. This thought enlivened our dance education program, tailored for students from professional ballet high schools and children from state’s schools.
In the first phase, we worked with 32 dance students from the Choreography High School “Floria Capsali” – Bucharest and Arts HighSchool “Octavian Stroia” – Cluj to create a contemporary dance performance: “Collide”. Choreographed by Sandra Mavhima, assisted by Irina Strungareanu and Daniela Sima, the piece was created and perform on the live music of Temple Invisible @ Universul Palace in Bucharest.
Sharing is always caring. DNA is the first Romanian online magazine dedicated to the choreographic art.
It’s naming is actually an acronym for dance, news and art, but it is also a metaphor of the human body DNA, and the way in which it imprints, through movement, both individual and collective identities.