Cosmin Manolescu’s “Private Bodies” Premiers in New York


Fri Dec 09 2022 at 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm


Romanian Cultural Institute in New York / ICR New York | New York, NY

Influential choreographer and cultural entrepreneur Cosmin Manolescu returns to New York for the American premiere of his newest project, "Private Bodies", a performative installation cleverly mixing dance, video and photography to create eerie, haunting effects. Visually striking and based on an original choreographic method, the hybrid show, performed by its author in duo with Cristina Lilienfeld, is a powerful affirmation of what can still make us happy in a life affected by pandemics and wars.
The performance will be followed by a round table "Moving Dialogue: over 25 years of Romanian-American choreographic collaboration" with the participation of New York-based choreographer Ursula Eagly, the 2022 recipient of the Gabriela Tudor residency program at the AREAL space in Bucharest.
"Private Bodies" premiered in November 2021 at Pavilion 32 of the Goethe-Institut in Bucharest as part of the "body.exe" project carried out by the Gabriela Tudor Foundation with the support of the National Cultural Fund Administration.
As the Belgian dance critic and theorist Guy Cools states in one of the texts, entitled "The Importance of the Energetic Body in the Time of Covid", that informs the performance, "the pandemic and the measures taken during it have revealed to me two important things. First, that movement and dance remain one of the healthiest antidotes to immobility and isolation, stimulating self-awareness and helping us stay connected, even if we are far from each other or only in virtual connections…Second, that our energy bodies have become even more meaningful and important, allowing us to scan and influence our own health, but also to do so with other bodies we come into contact with".
"Private Bodies"
A performative installation by Cosmin Manolescu
Performers: Cristina Lilienfeld & Cosmin Manolescu
Video: Alina Ușurelu
Sound: Lala Mișosniky
Visuals: Georgiana Vlahbei
Texts by Guy Cools, Maximilian Haas, Beatrice Lăpădat from “The Body in Pandemic | Dance Essays” (e-publication, 2021)
Producer: Gabriela Tudor Foundation (2021)
Entrance is free but please follow the ticket link to RSVP.

Where is it happening?

Romanian Cultural Institute in New York / ICR New York, 200 E 38th St,New York,NY,United States, New York, United States

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Romanian Cultural Institute New York

Host or Publisher Romanian Cultural Institute New York

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