Thu 18.02.2010 07:00
One evening, two performances: Lulu's Room & Stage Psychosis >> Thursday, February 18th, 19.00h, Round HallLULU'S ROOM
"Could this be a collective work of the ones that inhabit me? I proposed them a collaboration without being aware, not for a single second, of what I have put myself into. There are times when it looks that they really don't care about the artistic process in which they're involved. There are times when they shake their host, a feverish energy takes over, they talk at the same time, they argue for all kind of reasons, they judge themselves and the others, they turn their bodies inside out, as if they are in a race and they try to catch something that always vanishes. When we discuss only I know what I hear. Who decides? What are we doing, what do we think we are doing and why are we doing what we are doing? I hope we eventually come to peace. And if I lose my authority I will not be responsible for the outcome."
Mihaela Dancs (b.1974, Romania) graduates Dentistry College ("Carol Davila" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest) in 1999.
Since 2004 she takes part in workshops coached among others by Pascal Allio, Florin Fieroiu, Cosmin Manolescu, Eduard Gabia, Rui Catalao, Allyson Green, David Zambrano, Martin Kilvady, KJ Holmes, Ted Stoffer, Martin Sonderkamp, DD Dorvillier, Risa Steinberg, Georg Blaschke, Milton Myers, Katheleen Hermesdorf, Brynjar Bandlien.
She collaborates with the choreographers: Pascal Allio, Allyson Green, Cătălina Gubandru, Andreea Căpitănescu, Florin Flueraş, Rui Catalao, Maria Baroncea & Eduard Gabia, Bernard Baumgarten, Vava Ştefănescu, Mădălina Dan.
In 2006 she creates and performs her first solo, "Reprogramare", part of "Performing The Body" project (Artlink), presented in The National Museum Of Contemporary Art Bucharest, CNDB and The National Theatre Festival.
She works as co-author with Rui Catalao for "Coada şoricelului" (2007) and "Follow That Summer" (2008).
In March 2009 she presents her second solo, "Lulu's Room" in Europe In Motion Festival Bucharest, CNDB.
She is currently working as co-author with Carmen Coţofană on "First Steps", to be premiered in Explore Dance Festival Bucharest, in October 2009.
“The solo Stage Psychosis is meant to be a brief analysis of the concept of mask, regarded not only from a psychosocial point of view, as ‘persona‘, but also from a theatrical one, starting from the hypothesis that one uses the ‘mask‘ to protect his/her intimacy, and also as an instrument of regulation and adaptation. By using this investigation in a stage context, the piece aims to discover theatrical attitudes and mechanisms accessed through the performer’s own mask.“
Carmen Coţofană graduated the “Octavian Stroia” Choreography Highschool and the Choreography Department of the University of Drama and Film from Bucharest. She participated in the workshops with Pal Frenak, Karine Saporta, Donna Uchizono, Mark Tompkins, Carol Brawn, David Zambrano, Vera Mantero, Xavier le Roy. She collaborated with choreographers as: Sorana Badea, Mihai Mihalcea, Valentina de Piante, Charles Lineham, Florin Fieroiu, Ioana Macarie, Cătălina Gubandru, Vava Ştefănescu, Eduard Gabia, Mădălina Dan and theater directors Gianina Cărbunariu, Andreea Vălean, Alexandru Dabija, Radu Nica. Personal pieces: “Beings of Hands”, „Take Five”, „Step Forward”, „Free Mesh”, “Recycle me”.