8 days a week

  • Dance & performance
  • Part of the project Distances and proximities

50 min.


Trained as a dancer and choreographer, the artist Eduard Gabia returns to the stage of the Bucharest National Center for Dance Bucharest in a double hypostatis: that of performer of the initial version of the work “Outcome”, by Manuel Pelmuș, which he revisits with his own body after 20 years, and that of an author who enters his own work for the first time – “8 days a week” – 15 years after its premiere at the Kaaitheater Brussels in 2006.
The two performances will be presented as a double bill, on July 16 and 17 at CNDB.

8 days a week is the performance created by Eduard Gabia and presented for the first time in 2006 being a co-production of CNDB and Kaaitheater Bruxelles. In order to create the work, the artistic team from back then (Eduard Gabia, Carmen Coțofană, Maria Baroncea, Florin Fieroiu, Brynjar Bandlien and Beniamin Boar) benefited from a creative residency at Kaaitheater, one of the most prestigious European contemporary dance theatres, where they also presented the performance two times.

8 days a week is a performance built on an ingenious practice of movement, which Gabia experienced playfully himself before developing a whole set of tools that he delivers to the dancers for their own use. Nothing simpler, nothing more difficult.

“In the reality of the world around us, our actions are composed of two types of interaction, Gabia tells us. Informational – we have the necessary knowledge for that action. Energy – we know, we have, the exact amount of energy to perform that action. The action is the meeting point of the two perspectives, which in 8 days a week I tried to unbalance, turning each action into a “failure”, into a “mistake”. And from mistake to mistake a normal, natural reality gathers.” (Eduard Gabia)

Concept and choreography: Eduard Gabia
Light design: Alexandros Raptis

Carmen Coțofană, Diana Dragu, Eduard Gabia, Laura Murariu, Adrian Popiță

Performance presented within the project Distances and proximities.

Produced by
The National Center for Dance Bucharest (CNDB)

Co-financed by

Administration of the National Cultural Fund
The project does not necessarily represent the position of The Administration of the National Cultural Fund. The Administration of the National Cultural Fund is not responsible for the content of the project or the manner in which the results of the project may be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the funding recipient.

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A single ticket purchase grants you access to both performances presented that day.

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