Mon 28.04.2014    17:30

ROMANIAN DANCE SHOWCASE 2014 // 0001 | THE DREAM FACTORY // Simona Deaconescu

Choreography: Simona Deaconescu
Dancers: Alexandra Bălășoiu, Simona
Deaconescu, Vlad Merariu, Denis
Bolborea, Răzvan Stoian, Irina Ștefan
Visuals: Codrin Iftodi
Music: Rolf Ono
Light designer: Cătălin Nicolescu

A 2013 Tangaj Dance production, financed by the Administration of National Cultural Fund România, in partnership with the National Dance Center Bucharest
60 minutes

Choreography, virtual images, distorted chroma designed silhouettes, x-rays, cardio waves of the human body and psychotomimetic soundtrack gather in a synergic manner in order to create one single image. The Dream Factory is populated by multitasking human bodies, altered by the informational boom. The owners of the moving bodies react to sensations of sound and image found on social media and television, their cognitive processes are industrialized, their personal lifetime dream becomes one collective story.

When I choreograph, I look for altered bodies, science fiction angles, impossible speeds, adrenaline and silence. I look for dancers that are superheroes in a way, which allow their cognitive processes to pass from their bodies in space. This dance vocabulary is a language with a constant change in its alphabet. It’s a mathematical equation between time, space, memory and the human variable that gives birth to the organized chaos, which for me is the supreme form of genuine art. Simona Deaconescu

Simona Deaconescu studied dance and film at the National University of Theater and Film in Bucharest with a BA in Performance and a MA in Choreography, and at the Media University, with a BA in Film Directing. She is the founder of Tangaj Dance Company, the Choreography Department and Macaia associations. She also works as a script writer. In 2014 she receives a DanceWEB Scholarship in the frame of ImPulsTanz Vienna. Recently, 0001_The Dream Factory has been invited to the Downtown Dance Festival New York.