Cosmin Manolescu is choreographer, curator and artistic director of Serial Paradise Company/ Gabriela Tudor Foundation based in Bucharest (Romania). His artistic work was successfully presented in important festivals and venues in New York, San Diego, Paris, Lyon, London, Dublin, Porto, Rome, Florence, Catania, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Malmo, Luxemburg, Barcelona, Bremen, Riga etc. He played an important role in the development of contemporary dance in Romania and in the creation of National Dance Centre in Bucharest. His artistic work was awarded several grants and prizes among which Sadco Prize (Bucharest, 2001), Grand Prix for Serial Paradise awarded by “Atelier” Experimental Theatre Festival (Sf. Gheorghe, 2003), SACD and Sogeda Awards for the project Don’t Ask The Blond (in collaboration with Kira Riikonen, Roberto Casarotto – Monaco Dance Forum, 2004), “Nouveau Talent Choregraphie” (SACD Paris, 2005).
Cosmin Manolescu is currently interested in cross-cultural exchange, artistic collaboration with foreign artits, experiment and artistic innovation, creating performances that challenge the audience. His latest projects include: “Room 1306 (I Am Myself)”, especially created for a hotel room, and extensively presented in Romania, as well as in festivals in Stockholm, Riga, Plymouth, Bucharest, Alba-Iulia and Timisoara; “Hi Bye”, a collaboration with Italian choreographer Gabriella Maiorino, “Piece with limited responsibility” performed together with Mihaela Dancs, premiere on November 8, 2013 in Bucharest. . In summer 2015 we will premiere and tour a new international production called [Fragile] developed in collaboration with Giselda Ranieri (IT), Tanja Andreeva (NO) and Cristian Nanculescu that will include performances in secret location and stage in venues and festivals in Luxembourg, Riga, Porto and Bucharest.
In 2012 we was awarded with the The Saison Foundation Fellowship to visit Japan and make contacts with Japanese artists and producers. One year later, in collaboration with Stefania Ferchedau, he developped Eastern Connection, a long-term platform of exchanges and artistic collaboration involving several artits, dance writers and producers. Part of this platform, in November 2015 he will premiere in Bucharest – the kite – a new performance created and performed in collaboration with Kyoto based choreographer Zan Yamashita. He is currently the artistic director of the “E-Motional: rethinking dance” european dance developed with key parteners in Latvia, Portugal and Luxemburg. In December 2014 Cosmin Manolescu was awarded with an excellency award of the National Dance Center in Bucharest for the contribution giving to the contemporary dance in Romania.
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