Dance Hub 2022: Special event part of Life Long Burning (LLB)
28 October 2022
WASP – Working Art Space & Production Str. Ion Minulescu nr. 67-93, Bucharest
19:00 – 20:00 Artist talk and special choreography intervention with Siniša Ilić and Bojan Djordjev part of the project ”Dance Till the New Dawn” signed by the artists/researchers: Marijana Cvetković, Bojan Djordjev, Mirjana Dragosavljević, Siniša Ilić and Igor Koruga
20:00 – 21:00 ”Digital Heaven”, Cristina Bodnărescu, Anamaria Guguian, Muzică: Ethics of Joy.
4Culture Association invites you on the 28th of October from 19:00 at WASP Working Art Space and Production, for a double event, part of the Life Long Burning (LLB) project.
The evening will start with an artist talk and a special choreography intervention with Siniša Ilić and Bojan Djordjev, part of the ”Dance Till the New Dawn” – a collective project signed by the artists/researchers: Marijana Cvetković, Bojan Djordjev, Mirjana Dragosavljević, Siniša Ilić and Igor Koruga.
The second event of the evening, presents an interactive performance by Cristina Bodnărescu and Anamaria Guguian: “Digital Heaven”, as the final residency presentation.
19:00 – 20:00 ”Dance Till the New Dawn”, Marijana Cvetković, Bojan Djordjev, Mirjana Dragosavljević, Siniša Ilić și Igor Koruga
As artists in residency at WASP Bucharest within Creative Crossroads / Life Long Burning, Siniša Ilić and Bojan Djordjev will introduce the research part of the art project “Dance Till the New Dawn” and will do a special “choreography prop” demonstration with the audience.
”Starting from different research positions and methodologies (theatre, dance, visual arts, curating, producing, research…), Dance Till the New Dawn was developed, around the questions such as: ”who does have the right to art? to whom does it belong? Who needs it?”
We researched the historical figures from Yugoslav and international art who were active in art and political struggles around WWII and who did not give up the fight for emancipation or the idea that art should be accessible and acceptable to everyone, regardless of class, race, gender, etc. The research followed historical moments important for the antifascist struggle with a special focus on dance and performing arts. We understand the role and position of dance as a metaphor of a society that always shifts between shaping the individual and structuring an organised and solidary society.
For that reason, our research group produced and shared various formats of autonomous art production that modularly fit into a performative installation, performances, exhibition, online formats and printed materials.”
20:00 – 21:00 ”Digital Heaven”, Cristina Bodnărescu, Anamaria Guguian, Muzică: Ethics of Joy
Emphasising a certain metamorphosis between the visceral and the virtual bodies, the organic and the artificial, “Digital Heaven” explores the dialogue between the dancer and her digital double at the intersection and colliding of the two worlds. Adopting an aesthetic of bodily disappearance, in “Digital Heaven” the internal contradictions of identity are not resolved, but are made manifest.
Following a predetermined narrative path, but leaving space for human-computer improvisation, the choreographic performance raises questions regarding notions of body surface and double, by using interactive technologies such as projection mapping and gesture recognition.
This year, through the Dance Hub 2022 residencies organised by the 4Culture Association and co-financed by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund, the duo Cristina Bodnărescu, Anamaria Guuian, selected following an open call, will present to the public a performance realised during the residency in Romania.
And, as a partner member in the Life Long Burning (LLB) project, the association will also host the research project of the artist group from Serbia Marijana Cvetković, Bojan Djordjev, Mirjana Dragosavljević, Siniša Ilić and Igor Koruga, developed within the “Creative Crossroads Remote Residency”, organised by the project partner Kik Melone.
The Life Long Burning (LLB) project is coordinated and implemented by a network of 11 European partners, associations, companies and production companies, and through its actions it supports the development of the contemporary dance and performance scene in Europe. In Romania, the 4Culture Association, co-organizer of LLB since 2008, organises annual events and activities to promote and support Romanian artists and choreographers. Also, out of the desire for artistic cultural exchange as a partner, the association hosts and promotes performances developed within the framework of international activities organised by the other members of the project.
Producer: 4 Culture Association
Co-producer: WASP Studios
Project co-financed by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund AFCN. The project does not necessarily represent the position of the Administration of the National Cultural Fund. AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or how the results of the project may be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the grantee.
Project co-funded by the European Union – Creative Europe Programme, in the framework of Life Long Burning – Towards A Sustainable Eco-System for Contemporary Dance in Europe
Media partners: Radio România Cultural, Modernism, Zeppelin Magazine, ARTA Magazine, Feeder, IQads, România Pozitivă