CONTEMPORARY DANCE FILMS evening | ONLINE
Wednesday, 18th November 2020 from 6:00 PM (UTC/GMT)
THE FREE ACCESS LINK will be provided here right before the beginning of the event (link to Facebook Event page).
Alienation or the desire for intimacy
- Rezidenza BRD Scena9 – the dance film
- CONNECTION – short video inspired by the same theme by Zoe Ramsey and Tonya Sheina - Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company, Northern Ireland
- CLOSE ENOUGH – the documentary made by Catalin Munteanu
Rezidenza BRD Scena9
A film by: Benno Voorham si Razvan Bumbes
Performers: Simona Baciu, Smaranda Gabudeanu, Cristina Lilienfeld
Music: Andrei Petrache
After the durational performance @MARe/Muzeul de Art? Recent? / MARe/Museum of Recent Art and the premiere of the stage performance live-streamed from unteatru, we invite you to discover a third representation of the same theme: the dance film which gathers the essence of previous representations in concentrated doses of alienation, desire and intimacy.
"When we discussed the idea of the project, a year ago, together with Cristina, Smaranda and Simona, we didn't imagine the circumstances would evolve in such an alienating way. That alienation from others will gain new meaning, new reality and new forms. That we will increase our fear of others, all those who present a potential danger to us. That we risk alienating ourselves." — Benno Voorham
The result is a multimedia performance, an assemblage of different scenes around the three themes of the project: Alienation, Desire and Intimacy. It's a poetic, visual, moving journey into the underworld of our desires, an intimate journey to what motivates us to be with ourselves and with others.
We start with words. Not just any words, but those that, sparked by the artistic practice, escalate from the most hidden areas of the self. They break out through words and dance, the body has the capacity to reveal through movement what is beyond words. We overlap live images to support or contradict body messages.
In a complete - even intimate - relationship with dancing is also music. The 57 minutes comprising 7 tracks were created by the young composer Andrei Petrache within a month.
Short video made by Zoe Ramsey and Tonya Sheina of Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company in Northern Ireland will show a different perspective on the same theme:
"I look at the screen that reflects back at me with our images, I see myself talking to you. you can't hear me sometimes...
I dance... I look away and you disappear... I'm on my own... I see the reflection in the window... I hear somebody shouts on the street, you hear it too.
We laugh. I watch you dance and I feel the movement going through me, I'm ready to follow you. I dance and I see you watching through the screen attentively.
We dance together...together. I imagine four of us dancing. Me in the studio upstairs, you in the studio downstairs and two flat small pixelated us on a small square of the screen that cannot fit in the whole studio, and can't make us fit in, we are going away and beyond. I slide on the floor moving out. Peekaboo! we were hiding, us two! Shall we dance again?"
Are you curious to see what happened at rehearsals for ALIENATION or the desire for intimacy? How the project has evolved from idea to performance? Catalin Munteanu documented the entire process aiming to discover what intimacy, desire, and alienation means to each of the actors. More than transposing these themes into choreography, he is interested in the process of decomposing and recomposing them during the rehearsals.
About the project
Alienation or the desire for intimacy is part of an international project among artists from 3 countries: Romania, Sweden and Northern Ireland. It is produced by PETEC in partnership with Lava-Dansproduktion.
PETEC (The Cultural Association For Theater And Books) is active in the field of contemporary art since 2013 developing cultural projects and programs focused on interdisciplinary and dialogue.
Since 1997 Lava-Dansproduktion has been involved in numerous teaching and performance projects in Sweden and various Eastern European countries.
The project is co-financed by The Administration of the National Cultural Fund and Konstnärsnämnden / The Swedish Arts Grants Committee. The project doesn't necessarily represent the position of the Administration of the National Cultural Fund. AFCN is not responsible for the project's content or for the ways in which its results can be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the grant beneficiary.
- Graphic design cover: Oana Baluta / Photo: Catalin Munteanu
- Cultural Partners: Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company (Derry, Northern Ireland), unteatru, MARe/Muzeul de Art Recent, Rezidenza BRD Scena9, Centrul National al Dansului Bucuresti (CNDB)
- Main Media Partner: Radio România Cultural
- Media Partners: CorPoeticaa (Milano, Italy), PerfocraZe International Artist Residency -p IAR (Kumasi, Ghana), Ruban Production ITP (Kyiv, Ukraine), MOVE2Collective (Belgrade, Serbia), Munteanu, FEEDER.ro, Zile si Nopti