DANCING RING/ one to one// The Contemporary Dance Season
SATURDAY, SUNDAY, 4th-5th of November, 12.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.
Appointments can be made here.
By/with: Mihaela Dancs
Light designer: Ionuț Cherana
Sound designer: Marian Cîtu
Production: The National Centre for Dance Bucharest, 2016
Length: 35 - 55 min
On stage I feel privileged, I move freely and enjoy this freedom of movement, I work in real time with the energetic, kinesthetic and affective transfer built between me and the audience, and what my body produces from a choreographic standpoint is influenced and resourced by the public's presence and this immaterial exchange. But what happens with the spectators' bodies from the moment they sit on their chairs and until they leave the room, while my body generates dance and engages in this transfer? Are these bodies active bodies, aware of themselves or passive, forgotten, ignored by their owners? What do these bodies feel and what would they do if they were not stuck in a theater convention and the chairs they sit on?
"dancing ring/ one to one" proposes a body to body frame in which the presence of the other, the uniqueness of each meeting, the proximity, movement or lack thereof, silence or music provoke continuous and indeterminate exchanges and transformations on the two bodies' level, leading, eventually, to the emergence of an unrepeatable dance, a dance that belongs to that specific moment.
Mihaela Dancs dances in theatres, apartments, art galleries, factories, churches, dance studios, attics and museums from Bucharest, London, Timişoara, Venice, Prague, New York, Vienna, Stockholm, Frankfurt, Cluj or Tokyo. She collaborates with Cătălina Gubandru, Mădălina Dan, Florin Flueras, Paul Dunca, Carmen Coțofană, Vava Ștefănescu, Rui Catalao, Cosmin Manolescu, Zan Yamashita, Doris Uhlich, Andreea David. In 2016, she initiated the format Everything for Endorphins.
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.