Fri 25.10.2019    19:30    map

Fri 25.10.2019    20:30    map

Sat 26.10.2019    19:30    map

Sat 26.10.2019    20:30    map

Nu o lua personal, de Irina Marinescu

"Every day we go through a series of emotions, more or less visible – joy, fear, sadness, anger, surprise, and disgust – states of the body as they are perceived mentally. But what do we do with them in a world in which we are encouraged to separate reason from affect? How much do we deny our emotions, while trying to keep the balance in stressful situations, in a technological environment that is continuously and rapidly changing? What echo do every day experiences have in our body, what do we choose to keep from what we live, what do we ignore and what do we express?"
Irina Marinescu

“Don’t take it personally” is an invitation in a space where emotion becomes movement, sound, color. Separately and together, the proposals of the five artists that collaborate in this project engage body and imagination in an immersive experience that sets out to offer perspectives about somatization. Each proposal has an immediate consequence, but don’t take it personally.

The performance will premiere on October 25 and 26 at the National Centre for Dance Bucharest. There will be 2 performances per evening, starting for 19.30 and 20.30, with a maximum of 25 persons/performance.

Don’t take it personally
A performance about the eventuality of emotions
Concept & interpretation: Irina Marinescu
Scenography: Alexandra Panaite
Visuals: EZA - Alina Ușurelu
Music: Alexandros Raptis
Sound design & Interaction design: Ștefan Damian

“Don’t take it personally is a project produced by the Developing Art Association. It has been presented in a work in progress version within an artistic residency offered by the Gabriela Tudor Foundation in partnership with the Cultural Center “George Apostu” in Bacău, in May 2019.

A project co-financed by the National Cultural Fund Administration (AFCN)
The project does not necessarily represent the position of the National Cultural Fund Administration. AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or the way the project results can be used. They are entirely responsible to the beneficiary of the funding.

Partners: Visual Amural Festival, UNATC I.L. Caragiale through CINETic (International Center for Research and Education in Innovative Creative Technologies), The National Dance Center Bucharest (CNDB), CESI (Center of Excellence in Image Study), La Firul Ierbii, National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucharest (MNAC)

Media partners:,, Gala Societății Civile