Tue 14.03.2017    19:00    map

LIKE//Workshop conducted by Linda Kapetanea, founder of the RootlessRoot dance company

Fighting Monkey is a practical tool to improve your ability to deal with difficulty and the unknown. It is a practical tool for anyone seeking to broaden their movement horizons.Our interest is to build an “EARTHQUAKE ARCHITECTURE”.Architecture built to survive the stress must have the capacity and ability to interpret the energy, optimize its actions, keep creative plasticity, and elasticity to cultivate potential energy. We do this by designing "complex movement situations" where you are exposed to a variety of learning methods that can help you learn more efficiently and with longer lasting effects, improving your cognitive and behavioral flexibility and tolerance to unknown.We observe and test movement abilities in a variety of contexts and conditions.

To understand how intelligent, adaptive and creative you are in the moments that are not entirely in your control.

Think of these "movement situations" as a form of "movement vaccination" - you deliberately expose yourself to a movement pathogen (stressor) to provoke the body to adapt.



You can sign up for the workshop conducted by the artists from Rootless Root (Greece) through an email sent to ana.papadima@cndb.ro (a maximum of 15 participants). Entrance fee is 35 lei



15 Mar, 19h00 @ Odeon Theatre

Producer: Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens & RootlessRoot

Coproducer: JoJo-Oulu Dance Centre

Choreographer: RootlessRoot – Linda Kapetanea & Jozef Frucek

Text:  Martin Kubran

Cast: Manuel Ronda, Jacob Ingram-Dodd, Konstantina Efthymiadou,  Paul Blackman, Linda Kapetanea

Music: Vassilis Mantzoukis

Costumes: Isabelle Lhoas

Scenographer: Jozef Frucek

Light designer: Sofia Alexiadou

Sound designer: Christos Parapagkidis

Video: Jozef Frucek

Organiser: Fundația Culturală Greacă/Greek Cultural Foundation

Partners: Centrul Național al Dansului București, Teatrul Odeon & Centrul Ceh/Czech Centre Bucharest

Length: 1h20 min


The project is the result of a reflection on the "western world" and its "culture". Although the artists involved come from different countries (Greece and Slovakia), their European origins, in spite of the contrasts, remain the same. This fact does not exclude diversity - for it is a sign of a healthy mind -; instead it assimilates it creatively, through individual reflections expressed within a modern artistic act.


RootlessRoot is a platform through which its creators - Linda Kapetanea and Jozef Frucek – express their vision, seeking to develop an accessible and imaginative artistic language, meant to convey human emotion and cultural expressions.
Linda Kapetanea and Jozef Frucek founded the RootlessRoot company together, in 2016, and they initiated the research program Fighting Monkey, which is an applied methodology of martial arts in the education of dancers and actors. They also conduct workshops in international festivals and performing arts schools.