Gabriela Tudor Foundation

Gabriela Tudor Foundation (formerly known as the DCM Project) was founded in January 1997 by Cosmin Manolescu and Gabriela Tudor in order to promote and support the development of contemporary dance in Romania. Among the most important projects developed over time can be mentioned the Inter / National Center for Contemporary Dance (1997-1999), Balkan Dance Platform (2001-2011), BucharEast.West International Dance Festival (2001-2003), The Migrant Body (2006- 2007), Moving Dialogue Bucharest-New York (2010), the European mobility and artistic creation program E-Motional (2011-2015), the Romanian-Japanese collaboration project Eastern Connection (2013-2015) and Gabriela Tudor Fellowship in cultural management (2009-2019).

Between 2012-2014, the Foundation managed his own space ZonaD, where it organised contemporary dance workshops, residencies and artistic productions.

The Foundation currently manages the activity of Serial Paradise company, under the artistic direction of the choreographer Cosmin Manolescu, and United Experts, a label for cultural development created by Gabriela Tudor and the Swiss Cultural Programme in 2009.

Since 2019 the Foundation organises regularly the Gabriela Tudor Residence programme dedicated to the memory of Gabriela Tudor (1957-2009).

In its over 20 years of activity, the Foundation has received numerous awards, including the Award of the Soros Center for Contemporary Art for its contribution to the development of contemporary dance in Romania (1998), the for the best cultural project (2003) or the excellency award for resistance in culture offered by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund in 2017 on the occasion of 20 years of activity.

In 2019, the Foundation produced the study Contemporary Dance Scene from Romania. A research from the perspective of cultural ecology, conducted by experts Stefania Ferchedău and Raluca Pop and the research Artistic Residences in Romania: time, space and money for cultural development, conducted by Cosmin Manolescu.

Between 2020-2021, the Foundation manages the cultural programme 4 Bodies | Collective for Dance co-funded by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund and sin partnership with the MARe Foundation the dance season at the Museum of Recent Art. The Foundation is co-founding member of AREAL | space for choreographic development.