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Amprenta Mădălina Dan - Mothers of Steel

Mothers of Steel
November, 7.30 p.m.

Concept and performance: Mădălina Dan & Agata Siniarska

Dramaturgical assistance: Mila Pavicevic, Siegmar Zacharias

Sound and video: Diego Agulló

Production: Art Stations Foundation by Grazyna Kulczyk
Coproduction: Lubelskie Konfrontacje Teatralne, Alfred ve Dvore (Praga), Fabrik Postdam

„Imagine the near future where two entities, artificial emotionalities - Fembot A.E. and Omnipresence - proclaim their own state of matter. They are made of steel… Mothers of Steel. Altering historical facts with future narratives, they travel back and forth in time with the help of human genetics from origins to ends, from wires to flesh, from data to memory, from face to interface.  Mourning the emotional identification to their long gone countries Poland and Romania, they claim a state of their own. A state where territories and female powers are boundless.


This project is an investigation into the phenomenology of tears that touches upon many themes - memory, history, death, happiness, fragility, innocence, strength, futuristic ontologies etc. It puts into question the social and cultural mechanisms related to public and private display of emotions. Contrasting personal statements with iconic scenes of crying in Eastern European context, it examines how emotions are manifested in different situations, and why we (or we do not) express them publicly. Within narratives concerning our biopolitics – cultural/national/emotional identities – the project approaches today’s post-bodies/technological paradigms and it is an attempt to entangle the personal with the artificial.” (Mădălina Dan & Agata Siniarska)



Agata Siniarska makes works within formats of performances, events, practices, lectures, videos, others. Having given a chance to different kinds of theatrical forms, having studied choreography, currently she devises feminist fun studies and cultivates her yearnings for language and writing, and cinema and animation in the scope of her practices. She is a founding member of Female Trouble – a friendship based collective revolving around identity, body, feminisms, pleasure, affirmation and love. Addicted to fiction, she conducts her investigations, fashioning herself as a tool of rhetoric, through the cultural structures inscribed to her. Every action she makes, fueled by the energy of profound theoretical hesitancy, she approaches with passion and intense fascination, acting many times not alone but in the company of many exquisite adventures.

All the shows, performances and artist talks scheduled to take place in Mădălina Dan’s ”Amprenta” will take place at the Stere Popescu hall on Mărăşeşti Bld. 80-82, with the exception of the “Agency of Touch” performances scheduled between October 23 and October 25 and hosted by the Moses Rosen Home, on Jimbolia Street no. 105.

The entry fee for the shows is 25 lei (full price) or 15 lei (reduced), while admission to the artist talk is free.

Tickets can be purchased online from or from the Stere Popescu hall before the show. 

Between October 17 and November 20, the National Centre for Dance in Bucharest will host the performances, shows and artist talks in the “Amprenta” project, one of the three directions of Mădălina Dan’s curatorial program as associate artist of the National Centre for Dance in 2016.

”Amprenta” will include the choreographer and dancer’s most recent works, but also older shows and collaborations. Initiated by CNDB in 2008 and updated on the occasion of Mădălina Dan’s curatorial mandate, the “Amprenta” project implies inviting a choreographer to execute a self-portrait over the course of approximately one month: presenting his or her own shows and also inviting productions or artists that form part of his creative universe.