It’s not hard to notice that the local contemporary dance and performance scene is dominated more by creators than performers. One can easily observe as well a growing appetite of the non-academic dance sphere, if we can call it that, for workshops and projects. Given that the number of dance and performance productions in Romania is reduced, tight budgets dedicated to this area do not allow projects with more than 3-4 performers and many more voids in the infrastructure, future professionals don’t too many opportunities to be active. The format I am proposing comes in sequence of the initiative “Second Degree Meetings” (an intensive program of dance and performance workshops from 2010) and is created with the intention of offering dancers/performers the chance to get involved in a more substantial project than a week-long workshop. The working methods will focus in the beginning on my own artistic research: pleasure in movement, kinesthetic empathy, somatic work practices, experiential anatomy, authentic movement, therapeutic dance, text and movement improvisation, the relationship between physical and verbal expression, perception/imagination work, emotion aesthetics, scenic representation and convention, human interaction, roles, dramaturgy, social conventions and their qualities of being performed, dance and its social and political relevancy etc. The body will be the main generator of movement, sound, sensations, emotions, words, verbal and movement automatisms, thoughts, reflections and analysis.
Mădălina Dan studied at the Choreography Highschool from Bucharest and at the National University of Theatre and Film in Bucharest – choreography department. In 2008 she was granted a danceWEB Scholarship in Vienna. She studied playwriting in the frame of a MA programme at the National University of Theatre and Film in Bucharest. She was invited artist at the Herberber Institute, School of Dance (Arizona State University). Since 2005, she teaches contemporary dance for non-professionals at the National Dance Centre in Bucharest. Her work has been presented at Sprindance Festival Utrecht, Tanzquartier Wien, Balkan Dance Platform Novi Sad, eXplore Dance Festival Bucharest, Temps d’Images Cluj, SouthBank Center & Chisenhale Dance Space London, Fabrik Potsdam, DTW New York, etc. She colaboreted with coregraphers like: Cosmin Manolescu, Vava Stefanescu, Gigi Caciuleanu, Sergiu Anghel, Alexandra Pirici, Lisa Naugle, Christine Bastin, Pierr Wiss and Jean Guizerix. She participated in workshops lead by choreographers and teachers such as: Martin Sonderkamp, Lin Snelling, Andrew Harwood, Lisa Race, Keith Hennessy, Judith Grodowitz, Libby Farr, Rasmus Olme, Olive Bieringa, Ko Murobushi, Paolo Enrique, Margarida Bettencourt, Laura Simi, Damiano Foa, Donna Uchizona, Christine Bastin, Ivan Wolf, Milli Biterli, Mark Tompkins, Lisa Naugle, Florin Fieroiu, Simona Noja, Judith Turros, Daniel Meja, Erwin Kecsek and Wilfride Piollet.
To apply: send your CV and a cover letter to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for applications:
– October 5 (for Romanian artists)
– October 15 (for European artists)