Ember - a show by Judith State premiering at WASP Working Art Space and Production

event part of the Life Long Burning (LLB) – Towards a sustainable Eco-System for Contemporary Dance in Europe

4Culture Association announces the premiere of EMBER, by Judith State, on 21 and 22 October, 7pm, at WASP - Working Art Space and Production, 67-93 Ion Minulescu Street, Bucharest. 

  • Duration: 1h.  
  • After the performance, the audience is invited to a discussion with the artistic team. 

Together with actor István Téglás and musician Radu Dumitriu, well-known dancer and choreographer Judith State developed the show EMBER with the support of the European network Life Long Burning and was nominated by the 4Culture Association (co-organizer within the network) as a Creative Crossroads artist for 2020-2022.

"Something from childhood and something from playing, something from the seriousness and anxiety of adulthood, a little bit of how we love at different ages and how we sometimes wish we could stop time. Memories. Images that our minds randomly decide to keep and project over and over again.

A small capsule for future intelligence.

Ember means human." 

The next performances of EMBER will take place on 4 and 5 November at WASP - Working Art Space & Production. 

The Life Long Burning (LLB) project is coordinated and implemented by a network of 11 European partners, associations, companies and production companies, and through its actions it supports the development of the contemporary dance and performance scene in Europe. In Romania, the 4Culture Association, co-organizer of LLB since 2008, organises annual events and activities to promote and support Romanian artists and choreographers. Also, out of the desire for artistic cultural exchange as a partner, the association hosts and promotes performances developed within the framework of international activities organised by the other members of the project.

This year through the Dance Hub 2022 residencies organized by the 4Culture Association and co-financed by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund, the artist duos: Cosmina Moroșan, Anticorp Solar and Cristina Bodnărescu, Anamaria Guguian, selected following an open call, will present to the public two performances made during the residency in Romania, and will also host the performance of the artist group from Croatia Marijana Cvetković, Bojan Djordjev, Mirjana Dragosavljević, Siniša Ilić and Igor Koruga, a performance developed within the "Creative Crossroads Remote Residency", organised by the project partner Kik Melone.

On 20 October, at 19:00, the show "Felt trowel. Hominescence and individuation." by duo Cosmina Moroșan and Anticorp Solar: "We put forward a kind of practice which springs from the life that creates events: intensities when thought / affect / materiality branch in manyfold ways. The performative mapping assumes a talk about individuation and placement."

And, on 28 October from 19:00, there will be a double event promoting the performances of the Life Long Burning (LLB) project: the interactive show by Cristina Bodnărescu and Anamaria Guguian: "Digital Heaven" and the performance by Croatian artists Marijana Cvetković, Bojan Djordjev, Mirjana Dragosavljević, Siniša Ilić and Igor Koruga: "Dance Till the New Dawn".

The interactive show by Cristina Bodnărescu and Anamaria Guguian, with music by Ethics of Joy (Cristina Bodnărescu, George Urse) "explores the dialogue between the dancer and her digital double at the intersection and colliding of the two worlds. Adopting an aesthetic of bodily disappearance, in “Digital Heaven” the internal contradictions of identity are not resolved, but are made manifest.”

The performance by Marijana Cvetković, Bojan Djordjev, Mirjana Dragosavljević, Siniša Ilić and Igor Koruga: "Dance Till the New Dawn'' questions the access to art in today's social and political context and seeks to answer the questions ”who does have the right to art? to whom does it belong? Who needs it?" ”cine are dreptul la artă? cui îi aparține? Cine are nevoie de ea?”

The participation at the three Dance Hub Resident events is free of charge.


Producer: 4Culture Association

Co-Producer: WASP Studios

The cultural project is co-financed by the National Cultural Fund Administration (AFCN). It does not necessarily represent the position of AFCN. The AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or the manner in which the results of the project may be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the funding recipient.

Project co-funded by the European Union - Creative Europe Programme, within Life Long Burning - Towards A Sustainable Eco-System for Contemporary Dance in Europe 

With the support of: UFERSTUDIOS (Berlin), VEEM HOUSE FOR PERFORMANCE (Amsterdam) - as part of Creative Crossroads, Life Long Burning activity.

Media partners: Radio România Cultural, Modernism, Revista Zeppelin, Revista ARTA, Feeder, IQads, România Pozitivă