The project, supported by the Romanian Cultural Institute and co-financed by The Administration of the National Cultural Fund, had the premiere between 8 and 12 October 2019, at BOZAR, in Brussels, for Brancusi: Sublimation of Form exhibition, in the frame of Europalia Arts Festival Romania.
A sculpture you don’t see, but you listen to.
Maria F. Scaroni is a freelance dance artist living in Berlin since 2004. She interprets choreographic works, creates dances and hosts dance workshops. She created and performed works with Jess Curtis, Jeremy Wade, Frank Willens, Tino Sehgal and Vania Rovisco/AADK, among others. Since 2011 Maria collaborates with Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods (Until Our Hearts Stop, Sketches/Notebook, Built To Last), sharing with Meg Stuart and part of the Berlin dance community, the commitment to improvisation as a performance event (City Lights, Auf den Tisch!, Politics of Ecstasy). Her choreographic works focus on the process of collaboration, play with durational experiences and are featured by a crossbreeding between performance, choreography and installation. Maria teaches in Berlin’s Universities HZT and Bard College and is involved in independent training programmes (in Berlin, P.O.R.C.H. and ROAR). Since 2017 she is resident choreographer and member of the party collective Lecken Berlin.
Cristina Toma is a freelance actress born and trained in Romania. She believes in the creative and inspiring side of the actor, in openly nurturing her vulnerability and feeding her curiosity, thoughts which drove her to explorations in several domains. Therefore, she collaborated in theatre, movie, dance, performance and translation, for more than 25 years, having projects in Romanian, English, French and Hungarian, which were produced and performed in several European cities and Canada.
A Luxury That We Can Not Afford (Wisdom of the Earth)
Author: Manuel Pelmuș
With: Cristina Toma, Maria F. Scaroni
Production: WASP Studios
Cultural project co-financed by: Romanian Cultural Institute, The Administration of the National Cultural Fund
Project commissioned by Europalia Arts Festival, curator Andreea Căpitănescu, for Brancusi: Sublimation of Form exhibition, at BOZAR, Brussels
Partners: National Geology Museum – Bucharest and Craiova Art Museum
29 OCT 2019
Craiova Art Museum, Brancusi Hall
12:00 – 14:00 workshop with Manuel Pelmuș, and high-school students from Craiova Art High-School
15:00 – 17:00 ongoing action with Cristina Toma
01,02 NOV 2019
National Geology Museum, Bucharest
13:00 – 15:00 ongoing action with Cristina Toma and Maria F. Scaroni
eXplore festival #14
Producers: 4Culture Association and WASP Studios
Cultural project co-financed by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund AFCN
The project does not necessarily represent the position of AFCN.
AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or the way the project results can be used. This is entirely the responsibility of the beneficiary of the funding.
Partners: Balassi Institute – The Hungarian Institute in Bucharest, Brancovenesti Palaces Cultural Center, Geological Institute of Romania – National Museum of Geology, Craiova Art Museum
Media Partners: Radio România Cultural, Modernism, Zeppelin, Revista ARTA, Designist, Feeder, IQads, România Pozitivă