Wed 01.11.2017    19:30    map

At the Institute of Change// The Contemporary Dance Season


WEDNESDAY, 1st of November, 7.30 p.m.


Choreography: Paul Dunca

By / with: Mădălina Brândușe, Carmen Coțofană, Renate Dinu, Paul Dunca, Alice Monica Marinescu, Maria Mora, Ada Mușat & Vava Ștefănescu

Live music: Chlorys & Monica Ivanov

Associated artist: Mihaela Michailov

A National Centre for Dance in Bucharest 2016 production, in partnership with the Colectiv A Association through the RAP Program - residencies, workshops, public 2015 - an educational and residencies project for contemporary dance producers, financed by the National Cultural Fund Administration.


At the Institute of Change (after The Institute of Change) by Paul Dunca is based on investigation, documentation and archiving of personal stories collected from local reality, concerning mainly the Romanian transgender community. The work focuses on the issues of undertaking one’s body/ sexuality / genre identity and of the confrontation between the intimate narration of the body and public perception, presenting a community that is completely invisible locally.



Paul Dunca –queer body activist– was born in Bucharest, where he continues to live and work. After graduating “I.L. Caragiale”National Theatre University he tried too never say “NO”. This is why his work is so eclectic, including the most diverse form of expression: working as a waiter, on his own MTV show, community art and go-go, performing for Romania in the Vennice Art Biennial, to various contributions to glossy magazines and acting in local films and performances at the National Dance Centre of Bucharest, as well as on the stage of Judson Church, New York.

The Contemporary Dance Season is a cultural project financed within the cultural programme Bucharest, Participatory City by the Bucharest Mayor Office through the Cultural Projects Centre ARCUB.