Research Outline

Research Theme : Moving. East: an international exchange project for dance between Romania and Japan
Brief Description of the Research : To explore the Japanese contemporary arts scene, its background, current situation and trends. The main goal of the visit is to establish links between dance communities in Romania, East Europe and Japan.


18 March, 2012 Arrival in Japan
19 March, 2012 to 28 April, 2012  
  • Interviewing artists and arts administrators in Tokyo, Yokohama, Kyoto, Kobe, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Kita-Kyushu
  • Attending performances in Tokyo and Yokohama
27 March, 2012 Public talk at Morishita Studio
17-19 April, 2012
  • Moving. East: Open Creative Space (discussion) at Morishita Studio
  • Emotional Body: Dance Workshop at Morishita Studio
29 April, 2012 Return to home

Public Talk

Date : 27 March, 2012
Time : 18:30-21:30
Place : Studio S, Morishita Studio

Cosmin Manolescu gave an insight into the current situation and development of the contemporary dance in Romania with video excerpts from several choreographers' work, as well as dance structures and projects made in Bucharest, and aimed to give a comprehensive image of the Romanian contemporary dance. The presentation included the brief description of the Balkan Dance Platform - an itinerant regional dance platform co-founded by Cosmin Manolescu in 2001 and the European mobility and exchange project “E-Motional Bodies & Cities 2011 - 2013” initiated and organised by Gabriela Tudor Foundation in partnership with dance organisations from Cyrpus, Latvia, Ireland, UK and Turkey.