Thu 26.05.2011    07:00

May 26th ::: MOVING DIALOGUE Romania >> beginning at 19h00, Fabrica de Pensule Cluj

„Art and life: day 98”

choreography: Deborah Hay
adaptation, performed by: Mihaela Dancs
with the support of CNDB

What if every cell in my body at once has the potential to look at life and call it art without stopping long enough to describe it? (Deborah Hay).
Art and Life: day 98 is Mihaela's adaptation of Deborah Hay' solo, Art and Life (Hay was a member of the Judson Dance Theater group, one of the most radical and explosive 20th century art movements). Last autumn Mihaela took part in the Solo Performing Commissioning Project (SPCP), Findhorn, Scotland, in which dancers commission a solo dance from Deborah Hay. She guides and coaches them in the performance of the solo during an 11-day period in a residency setting. At the conclusion of the residency each participant signs a contractual agreement to a daily solo practice of the new piece, for a minimum of three months before their first public performance.
about SPCP:
Her participation was made possible with the support of: Monica Botez, Rui Catalao, Cristian Cirjan, Arina Dobrescu, Lucian Iorga, Tudor Lucaciu, Andrei Rochian, Gabriel Stoicescu/Petrom LPG S.A.

Mihaela Dancs
, independent performer and choreographer, worked among others with Pascal Allio, Allyson Green, Catalina Gubandru, Andreea Capitanescu, Bernard Baumgarten, Florin Flueras, Maria Baroncea & Eduard Gabia, Vava Stefanescu, Robin Dingemans, Madalina Dan. Works include collaborations with Rui Catalao (Coada Soricelului, Follow That Summer) and Carmen Cotofana (First Steps), solos. (Reprogramare, Lulu's Room), being presented in theatres, apartments, attics, art galleries, factories, churches, dance studios in Bucharest, Cluj, New York, San Diego, Viena, Londra, etc. In 2010 she was a danceWeb scholar in Vienna.

„CNDB – occupied”
presentation by Madalina Dan

« CNDB occupied, an action initiated by artists collaborating with CNDB, was a novel protest addressed to the authorities (the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage), regarding the lack of clear perspectives and decent alternatives for the relocation of CNDB (from the National Theater building), as well as a form of artistic resistance, which militated actively for the legitimization of contemporary art in Romania. For 3 weeks, in the desolate backdrop of the building’s disassembly and demolition, the occupation of CNDB generated an unprecedented artistic, social and political movement in the Romanian cultural landscape; choreographers, performers, architects, visual artists, writers, musicians, theorists, activists, as well as various supporters of the cause have joined their forces in a cultural occupation action which, if multiplied, could become a recurrent practice in indicating and penalizing the anomalies and abuses of an indolent, incompetend and corrupt system. This time, the occupation was symbolic, CNDB being the first institution which allowed cohabitation with its occupants.
Next time it will be for real. “
Madalin Dan

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.

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