photo Ciprian Gheorghe, design Radu Manelic

Thursday, June 18, 19.00/ Secret location (part 1)

Friday, June 19, 21.00/ BETANOVUSS (part 2)

Cosmin Manolescu (Romania)



(part 1: 90’, part 2: 120’)

E-Motional: rethinking dance presents


Inadvisable for persons under 16


Performance by: Cosmin Manolescu
Created in collaboration with: Giselda Ranieri, Tanja Andreeva, Cosmin Manolescu

Producer: ?tefania Ferched?u
Associate producer: Laura Orlescu
Light design: Cosmin Manolescu
Production: Serial Paradise, Gabriela Tudor Foundation
Created with support from: The Culture programme of the European Union, Administration of the National

Cultural Fund, Bucharest 555 cultural program of ARCUB, a Bogliasco Foundation Fellowship
Partners: Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois – TROIS C-L, Latvijas Profesionala musdienu dejas horeografu asociacija, Fabrica de Movimentos/ Association of Professional Dance Choreographers of Latvia, Fabrica de Movimentos

Touring funders: Romanian Cultural Institute, Administration of the National Cultural Fund, donors of the “E-Motional final push up” campaign



A performative game inspired from our everyday lives, Tihno Segal, Christian Boltanski, Lewis Carroll and many more.

Through an experiential proposal that plays with the different layers of distance between the artists and the audience, this performance invites the public to dive into a universe which reveals the fragility and vulnerability of our daily life. [Fragile] is a dance performance, a choreographic installation, a performative game, a party or simply an experience that works with the multiplicity of our identities. 



Cosmin Manolescu is choreographer and artistic director of Serial Paradise Company/ Gabriela Tudor Foundation 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 was awarded several grants and prizes among which Grand Prix for “Serial Paradise” awarded by “Atelier” Experimental  Theatre Festival (Sf. Gheorghe, 2003), “Nouveau Talent Chorégraphie” (SACD Paris, 2005), and an excellency award from the National Dance Centre Bucharest (2014). His latest projects include: “Room 1306 (I Am Myself)”, performance-installation especially created for a hotel room and “Piece with limited responsibility” created and performed together with Mihaela Dancs. [Fragile] is his latest work to be premiered in a European tour in 2015, including Riga. He is artistic director of “E-Motional: rethinking dance” and he initiated “Eastern Connection”, a Romanian-Japanese exchange platform, in which he will premiere “the kite”, collaboration with choreographer and performer Zan Yamashita (Kyoto).