Mon 23.05.2011    07:00

May 23rd ::: MOVING DIALOGUE Romania >> beginning at 19h00, Fabrica de Pensule Cluj

„Dominic Stanca”

a performance by Madalina Dan and Ciprian Muresan
project created in the frame of TEMPS D'IMAGES 2009.
Producer Colectiv A.
Dominic Stanca was a Romanian writer, poet, playwright and actor.

Madalina Dan studied at the Choreography Highschool from Bucharest and at the Choreography Department of the University of Drama and Film in Bucharest. She was a member of Oleg Danovski Dance Company. She studied playwriting at The University of Drama and Film in Bucharest. In 2008 she participated in Danceweb Scholarship Programme-Vienna. She is a member of “Embassy of…” an international collective of dance and performance. She teaches contemporary dance for amateurs in the National Dance Center from Bucharest. She is one of the initiators of the educational program In2grad addressed to people interested in dance and performance. Personal works: Need for speed, Dedublarea, Iluzionistele, Beginning, Middle, End -in collaboration with Andrea Bozic and Michael Pinchbeck, The Birthday Party Performance, Dominic Stanca - in collaboration with visual artist Ciprian Muresan, question mark caravan - an intervention. Together with visual artist Mircea Nicolae and writer Jean Lorin Sterian develop a relational art project based on visits called I am so glad that you came.

„Bucharest HEART New York HEART Bucharest”

by Levi Gonzalez and Paul Dunca

[a poem for a song]
Levi Gonzales was once in Bucharest
For a dance festival
There’s where he met Paul Dunca,
The first time.
The second time
When Paul met Levi
Was over an ocean
Now here's the third time
And who knows
When will they meet again!
When will they meeeeet again!
When will they meeeeeet aaaaagain!

Levi Gonzalez is a choreographer and performer living in Brooklyn. His work and his collaborations with luciana achugar have been presented by various NYC venues, including Movement Research, Dixon Place, Dance Theater Workshop, The Kitchen, and Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church. He has performed extensively with Donna Uchizono Company and John Jasperse Company, as well as Juliette Mapp, ChameckiLerner, Jeremy Nelson, Dennis O’Connor and Michael Laub’s Remote Control Productions. He was a Movement Research Artist-in-Residence from 2003-2004 and served on their Board of Directors. He recieved a 2006 Fellowship in Choreography from the New York Foundation for the Arts. He was a founding editor of Critical Correspondence, an online publication of Movement Research. He currently serves as the artistic advisor for DTW’s Fresh Tracks Residency Program. Levi has been awarded numerous residencies and space grants for the development of his work, including Springdance, BAX Artist in Residency, and a residency in Archauz, Denmark. Levi teaches technique and composition at Movement Research and with Dean Moss at various venues.

Paul Dunca was born in Bucharest where he still lives and works today. After graduating the National University of Drama and Film “I.L.Caragiale” (Choreography section) and studying Play-Writing at U.N.A.T.C. Bucharest, he never said ‘NO’. That’s why his work is very eclectic: from waiting tables to his own MTV show, from community art and to go-go dancing to articles in glossy magazines and from performing at the National Centre of Dance in Bucharest to coordinating fashion shows. All in all he’s happy whenever he can be useful.

„Hunger disabilities”
by Cristiane Bouger

Study for an intimate performance about food and culture, body and politics

The possibility of relating performance and gastronomy instigates me by the wide range of approaches that can be connoted relating food and body, including conceptual, ritualistic, erotic and political aspects. Talking about gastronomy is talking about excellence. How does performance art can relate to that if it embodies the unpredictable? How to relate and establish agreements between these different levels of controlling?
Both performance and gastronomy are strongly influenced by their own native culture and can be studied as symbols of cultural resistance: even though globalization deflagrates a quicker process of hybridization it cannot impose standardization to these areas so easily as to other ones like clothing, cosmetics, or technology.
I am interested in thinking about food in terms of colors, textures, scents, symbolic meanings and erotic empowerment. In this sense, some questions arise: How to go beyond the mere seductive possibilities that the aesthetic aspect of this signage offers me? How to engage in a discourse relating erotic iconography, culture, the female body (specially in a Latin-American approach), economy and starvation, going further a local (Brazilian or American) cultural understanding?

Cristiane Bouger (1977 in Curitiba, Brazil; lives and works in New York, USA) develops work in the fields of performance art, installation, contemporary dance, experimental theater, text and video to engage in a discourse intertwining body, biography, culture and politics.
Bouger’s performances and video performances have been shown in several independent circuits in Brazil and abroad. She has had her video work selected to integrate the 9ème Festival des Cinémas Différents, in Paris (2007), the dance festival In-Presentable 08, in Madrid (2008), the Montage Video Dance Festival, in Johannesburg (2008), the ACE Film Festival, in New York (2008), The New Filmmakers Series – Latino/ Anthology Film Archives, in New York (2010), the exhibition O Corpo na Cidade – Performance em Curitiba, at Centro Cultural Solar do Barão in Curitiba (2009-2010) and at Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro – MAM-Rio (2011).
She was a collaborating writer for PERFORMA 09 – The Third New Visual Art Performance Biennial, in New York and a contributing writer for Movement Research's Moving Dialogue: A Bucharest/New York Dance Exchange, in 2010. In the last decade she had nearly 30 articles and interviews published in books, magazines, journals and newspapers in Brazil, the United States, Portugal and England.
Cristiane Bouger is a member of the collective Couve-flor – Minicomunidade Artistica Mundial.

Moving Dialogue is initiated and organised by Romanian Cultural Institute in New York, National Dance Center Bucharest, Gabriela Tudor Foundation, Movement Research and Dance Theater Workshop.
Moving Dialogue Romania is made possible with the financial support of the Romanian Cultural Institute and, in part, of the Trust for Mutual Understanding.
Moving Dialogue is dedicated to Gabriela Tudor.

Fabrica de Pensule - 59-61 Henri Barbusse, Cluj