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20 Septembrie 2013

eXplore dance festival # 8 under the sign protest

4Culture Association , producer of eXplore dance festival - Bucharest International Contemporary Dance and Performance Festival, co -organizer of the European projects Jardin d' Europe and Life Long Burning , founder of the independent space for contemporary art dance WASP - Working Art Space and Production , shoot a warning of how repeatedly the most important public cultural institution in Romania - the Ministry of Culture and City Hall Bucharest , Romania back behind contemporary art . Important contemporary art events (festivals, platforms and biennial ) , internationally recognized European projects multi- annual cooperation that brought and maintained in recent years Romania on the cultural map of Europe, new spaces created by independent cultural sector are seriously affected and endangered due to lack of national cultural strategy that includes contemporary art and its related fields . Contemporary dance in Romania is experiencing a very difficult period , the lack of funds allocated to projects , and independent organizations dedicated to contemporary dance single institution - CNDB - currently in danger of demolition , affecting the overall activity of a cultural sector that is currently at a time of high national and international visibility and recognition , with a growing public , socially involved with civic and critic . Despite constant efforts by the non -governmental , independent artists and the public, initiating a dialogue on reforming the cultural and supporting contemporary art , we are forced to say publicly that they are treated with continuous ignorance has turned into a serious attack on the fundamental right of access to culture .Contemporary art is alive, evolving, social and political issues connected to the community, and can not be ignored indefinitely in Romania . In this context, the 8th edition of eXplore dance festival - an event unique in Romania , will be placed under the current attitude of protest against the political class and the government over repeated actions to eliminate dance and art contemporary Romanian cultural landscape , to trying to qualify as a subfield of contemporary dance ballet . Public ask the Romanian Government , Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Finance to initiate a public debate on the role of contemporary art in Romania in 2013, the reform of the financing system in culture, studies and analysis of new forms of art , the role and importance to society.

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