După Traian și AFTER TRAIAN AND DECEBAL (From the Book of Gay History in Romania)

  • Dance & performance
  • Part of the project „CNDB on tour in Craiova”

90 mins.


How was the gay life before 1989 in Romania? Which were the meeting places? Which were the social rituals and oppression structures? How did article 200 act, in making sexual life invisible, by punishing, with prison time from 1 to 5 years, sexual relation between same gender persons. How could you be who you were, living in an identity anonymity? How did the abuse against the right to identity continue after 1989?

“After Traian and Decebal” is an archive of the private stories that define a political system that sets the boundaries, frictions and limitations of living in an apartment. It is the performance of the collision between intimate life with abusive laws. It is the told history, put together from pieces of memories, of the witnesses exposed to the control of their day to day lives. The paradox of invisibility worked perfectly. Although it was forbidden, the gay life existed in Romania.

A performing manual by: Mihaela Michailov and Paul Dunca
Advisor: Florin Buhuceanu
Set & design: Andrei Dinu

Paul Dunca and Katia Pascariu

„Marin Sorescu” National Theater Craiova

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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