AREAL | space for choreographic development is a 2020 initative of a collective including Delazero Association, Gabriela Tudor Foundation, Indie Box, Association for Theatre and Books, respectively of artists Alexandra Bălășoiu, Andreea Belu, Denis Bolborea, Simona Dabija, Mariana Gavrinciuc, Smaranda Găbudeanu, Cristina Lilienfeld, Cosmin Manolescu, Camelia Neagoe.

In March 2021, the AREAL space opened in Bucharest on 2 Anastasie Simu St. The space offers direct support to projects initiated by its founders and aims at increasing the cohesion within the choreographic field, to develop and attract new audience categories to contemporary dance. The activity of the AREAL space is coordinated starting from 2021 by an artistic collective composed of choreographers Alexandra Bălășoiu, Cristina Lilienfeld, Cosmin Manolescu și Valentina De Piante. Through its multiple artistic projects and the socially centred programmes of development that it initiates, AREAL seeks to exert a positive impact within the dance world but also within the local communities in which dance can act as fuel for social change on both an individual and collective level.

In June 2021, AREAL became member of European Dancehouse Network (EDN), a structure composed of 47 dance organisations from 28 European countries.