Our History

The Cultural Association For Theater And Books (PETEC) is active in the field of contemporary art since 2013 developing cultural projects and programs focused on interdisciplinarity and dialogue. One of the objectives of the association is to communicate honestly with its audience, as well as to create educational programs for all ages.

Among the performances produced by the Petec Association are: (In) LOCUIT – New Music And Moving Objects, a performance that premiered in November 2018 at the National Music University of Bucharest, Moving Fields, a contemporary dance show co-funded by the Cultural Fund Administration National (AFCN) that was premiered in October 2017, After.Life, performance produced with the support of the Cultural Projects Center of the City of Bucharest – ARCUB in 2017, Valiant Deeds, interdisciplinary performance for children aged 7 to 12, made in 2016 with ARCUB funding, For Real improvisation performance for children aged 7 to 12, made in 2015 with the support of the National Center of Dance Bucharest and ARCUB funding, the interdisciplinary They’re Not All Heroes, co-produced with Colectiv A Association, presented for the first time at the Temps d’Images Festival Cluj-Napoca, Lay (ers) produced by Centre Coreographique Troi C-L – Luxembourg and George Apostu Center Bacau, performance which is now under the umbrella of the PETEC Association.

PETEC Association also works in the educational field organizing Bucharest Contact Improvisation Festival, which reached its fourth edition, and teaching classes and workshops for different levels and ages. Some examples of workshops that PETEC members guided/organized over time: Shadows, rhythms and stories – shadow theater, music and movement workshop for children, organized in partnership with the National Dance Center Bucharest supported by Smaranda Găbudeanu, Surfing the Space, Body Intelligence of the Moving Body and Building A New Spine – Contemporary Dance Workshops Guided by Cristina Lilienfeld, weekly Contact Improvisation classes with Virginia Negru, Partnering with All Parts – Contact Improvisation Workshop with Cyrus Khambatta (USA), Spheres Dialogue with Elisa Ghion (IT), etc.

In 2016, PETEC had the first film production called UP STAIRS, which benefited from funding under the ACCES program of the Ministry of Culture. Since then PETEC has organized/produced a series of interdisciplinary events, some of them in philosophy, street performance or film/photography.