Fri 02.05.2014    19:30

ROMANIAN DANCE SHOWCASE 2014 // Quartet for A Microphone / Vava Ștefănescu

Concept: Vava Ștefănescu
Co-authors: Vlaicu Golcea (sound artist), Carmen Coţofană, Mihaela Dancs, Farid Fairuz (performers)
Duration: 60 min

Set design sponsor: MAGNUM

Sponsor: Razvan Penescu (afp)

With the support of the Administration of the National Cultural FundIndependent production 2008
Quartet for A Microphone is a choreographic and sound installation that sets a discourse about confinement, the lack of distance, the relation with the other and about the idea of being hostages of our own existence. Being a real time composition the only reference and support is set on the visible/audible situ¬ation that is constant during 60 minutes.

Every concept – sort of starting point key¬words – come into conjunction with the movement of sound, with the glance of the audience and this is how other new and un¬expected ideas are born. For me, the acci¬dental of the presence conditioned by this specific context, the attention for percep¬tion rituals, are constant preoccupations but also fascinations about this “come and go” between fiction and reality.

Choreographer and dancer, Vava Ștefănescu is living and working in Romania. She is the beneficiary of numerous grants and residences, participates in international festivals, and leads dance workshops. Recent works: Swing (TNC, 2013), Occupy Vava (TNC), Deliruri (Art Theater Deva, 2012). She signs the choreography of many theatre shows, in some of them as a performer. Founder and director (1999-2003) of Multi Art Dance Centre (MAD), she is the artistic director of the National Dance Centre Bucharest until 2013, when she became the NDCB’s interim manager