CORPS ET ARCHITECTURE EN MOVEMENT “Architecture, Dance, Design” symposium in Montpellier

CORPS ET ARCHITECTURE EN MOVEMENT “Architecture, Dance, Design” symposium in Montpellier

The 4Culture Association and the Romanian Order of Architects – Bucharest Branch will attend the Architecture, Dance, Design symposium in Montpellier, France, on October 29 – 30, 2018, within the Corps et architecture en movement project. The symposium represents a didactic and research project initiated by the National School of Architecture in Montpellier in partnership with the Sapienza University in Rome, Institut Corégraphique International – CCN and several important museums such as the Barberini e Corsini National Galleries and Théâtre de la Mer in Séte. 

The conference creates the right framework for expressing essential ideas and insights to better understand the impact of the environment on choreographic creation by integrating forms, volumes and energy into the artistic act, as well as the imagery generated by an architecture or a landscape. It also challenges the perceptive ability of dancers to take advantage of the potential of a specific space in the artistic and architectural experimentation.

Romania is represented in Montpellier by the president and artistic director of the 4Culture Association, Andreea Capitanescu, and the architect Emil Ivanescu, the president of the Romanian Order of Architects - Bucharest Branch who, together with other artists, architects and students of the EXERCE master program in the choreographic studies of ICI-CCN, will take part in the debates on the relationship between dance and architecture.

The participation in this symposium takes place within the Corps et architecture en movement project, developed by 4Culture in partnership with ICI-CCN Montpellier in 2018 and based on the ecology of practices, common concepts of both disciplines and artistic production. The program also includes research and experimentation activities involving the realization of artistic projects based on heritage, landscape and dance, as well as documenting them through various media: written press and audio – video.

The two organizations have been collaborating since 2008, being involved in the European multi-annual projects dedicated to the sustainable development of European contemporary dance and performance: Jardin d’Europe (2008 – 2013), Life Long Burning (2013-2018) and Life Long Burning (LLB) – Towards a sustainable Eco-System for Contemporary Dance in Europe (2018-2022).

The 4Culture Association has previously developed another urban heritage and contemporary art project, which aimed at exploring the relationship between architecture and dance in different spaces in Bucharest and Iasi. Named Ergonomica, the project proposed in 2017 an interdisciplinary approach, based on creativity, bringing together dance and architecture into a process of urban reconstruction, reproduction and regeneration through body and motion.

Producer of Corps et architecture en movement: 4Culture Association
Co-producer: WASP Studios

Cultural project co-financed by the National Cultural Fund Administration (AFCN)
The project does not necessarily represent the position of the National Cultural Fund Administration. AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or the way the project results can be used. This is entirely the responsibility of the beneficiary of the funding.

Partners: ICI-CCN Montpellier, the Romanian Order of Architects – Bucharest Branch

Media partners: Radio Romania Cultural, Zeppelin, Modernism, Designist, Arta Magazine