8 days a week

  • Dance & performance
  • Invitation-based access
  • Part of Dance me to the End of… – exercises, distances, proximities

50 min.

©Vlad Bâscă


The National Dance Center Bucharest announces the third representation from the Dance me to the End of… program, in which revisiting the recent history of the Romanian contemporary dance becomes an exercise and practice for the development of CNDB Academy of Dance and Performance.

8 Days a Week is a dance piece created by Eduard Gabia and premiered in 2006, being a co-production between  National Center for Dance Bucharest and Kaaitheater Bruxelles. For the original show, the artistic team (Eduard Gabia, Carmen Coțofană, Maria Baroncea, Florin Fieroiu, Brynjar Bandlien și Beniamin Boar) benefited from a creative residency at Kaaitheater, one of the most prestigious European contemporary dance theaters, where it was performed twice.

8 Days a Week is a pice built upon an ingenious movement practice, which Gabia playfully experienced himself before developing an entire toolkit which he delivers to the dancers. Nothing simpler, nothing more difficult.

“In the reality of the surrounding world, our actions are formed from two types of interactions, Gabia said. Informational – we have the knowledge necessary for that action. Energy wise – we know and have the exact quantity of energy to accomplish that action. Action is the meeting point of these two perspectives, which in 8 Days a Week I tried to unballane, transforming each action into a “failure”, into a “mistake”. And one mistake to the other, we end up with a normal, natural reality.”
Eduard Gabia

Considering the legal requirements for preventing CO-VID19, regarding the maximum number of participants at public events, participation in this event will be possible only by invitation, the final selection being done by the artistic team.

Concept and choreography: Eduard Gabia
Light design: Alexandros Raptis

Diana Dragu, Laura Murariu, Adrian Popiță, Mădălina Răducanu, Filip Stoica

Piece produced within the frame of Arhive în mișcare (Archives in movement) project.

Solitude Project Cultural Association, 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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