SIMONA DEACONESCU (RO)
premiere / contemporary dance / 40’
7.10.2014 / 19:30 / WASP
8.10.2014 / 19:30 / WASP
The performance will be followed by an artist talk.
Choreographer: Simona Deaconescu
Dancers: Răzvan Stoian, Denis Bolborea, Galea Bobeicu, Mira Cook, Clement Mensah
Multimedia & Interactive Platforms: KOTKI Visuals
Sound Design: Denis Bolborea
Photographer: Vlad Brăteanu
Producer: Tangaj Dance
Co-producers: 4Culture Association, Life Long Burning, WASP – Working Art Space and Production, Battery Dance Company New York.
*Performance financed by Life Long Burning, the Administration of the National Cultural Fund (AFCN) and ARCUB – The Bucharest Council Cultural Center, “București 555” programme, as part of the Camera 0002_Dance to Kinect project.
**This project is partially financed through the generous contribution of the American people through the United States State Department. The content falls into the responsability of Tangaj Dance and doesn’t necessarily reflet the opinions of the US State Department or those of the American Government.
Having just returned from a danceWEB scholarship in Vienna, choreographer Simona Deaconescu continues her series of interdisciplinary performances that research the development of dance in relation to science. The show materialized over the summer, throughout two artistic residencies at WASP – Working Art Space & Production and Battery Dance Studios in New York. An interactive technological extravaganza speaking about both the desire to improve and fragility, 0002 | birdville is a new virtual room that belongs to the series initiated in 2013 through 0001 | The Dream Factory.
Our body is a constantly evolving archive, that still presents mysteries in efficiency and perishability. It’s probably the most technological thing we’ve ever known. With each step we take, we take part in building the universe. Every time we move, we change the world. As we begin to understand these processes, we realize that we are being danced as part of an organization of activities that we do not author. 0002 | birdville is populated by hybridized dancers, with augmented bodies, that live in a virtual world created and organized independently of their desire.
Simona Deaconescu (born in 1987) is the creator of 0001 | The Dream Factory, the choreographer and director of the Silent Places dance short (in collaboration with Oleg Mutu). She is actively involved in the evolution of Romanian contemporary dance and related arts, in the past years coordinating projects like ADN (an online dance magazine), Cartierul de Dans and ALT-National Choreography Contest. She is also part of the X Platform team, a new media art project presented at WASP in preamble to eXplore Dance Festival #9.