- Dance & performance
(anti)aging is an archive performance under permanent construction, created in 2011 and designed to have successive stages during 30 years, until 2041.
Mădălina Dan and Alexandra Mihaela Dancs return, 10 years after its premiere, with a new performative stage in this process of artistic and biographical archiving, based on the recording of the present with the help of the camera, in a temporality projected towards the future, in which personal/professional current details will be revisited from another perspective in 2041.
(anti)aging is a framework show in which time, the natural evolution of a collaboration spanning a period of 30 years and the course of personal and professional lives become performative material.
Since its premiere in October 2011 at MNAC and until now, the show has had 27 performances in the country and abroad.
“(anti)aging is a tonic and tender piece about an age in which the memory of strong impulses and sensations smoulders. It is an emotional map of the future, as it appears projected in present voices. It’s an emotional manifesto of those-which-we-will-be, as if we had a photograph of us at different ages.”
– Mihaela Michailov (ArtAct Magazine, no. 139/2011)
Concept, choreography and performance: Mădălina Dan and Alexandra Mihaela Dancs
Graphic concept and video editing: Alina Ușurelu
Mădălina Dan is a graduate of the “Floria Capsali” Choreography High School in Bucharest and of the National University of Theater and Cinematography in Bucharest – choreography department; she also graduated from UNATC with a master’s degree in dramatic writing. From 1998 to 2003 she was a member of the dance company “Oleg Danovski” from Constanța. In 2008 she participated in the scholarship program for contemporary dance “DanceWeb Scholarship” – Vienna. Mădălina Dan was a guest artist at the Arizona State University School of Dance and an associate artist at the National Center for Dance Bucharest Center in 2016.
She studied in Berlin at HZT (Hochschulübergreifende Zentrum Tanz Berlin) on the SoDA (Solo / Dance / Authorship) program. Her works have been presented at Springdance Festival Utrecht, Balkan Dance Platform – Novi Sad, eXplore Dance Festival – Bucharest, Temps d’Images – Cluj, SouthBank Center & Chisenhale Dance Space – London, Fabrik Potsdam, Hebbel am Uffer – Berlin, TanzFabrik- Berlin, Tanzquartier Wien, Dance Theater Workshop – New York, Firkin Crane-Cork, Alta Theater – Prague, Art Stations Foundation – Poznan, Sophien Saale – Berlin, FFT Düsseldorf, Impulse Festival, Mulheim, Lyon Dance Biennale, Schauschpiel Leipzig, Hellerau – Dresden, Bozar- Bruxelles, etc.
Alexandra Mihaela Dancs, dancer and independent choreographer, collaborates with Vava Ștefănescu, Cosmin Manolescu, Florin Flueras, Cătălina Gubandru, Doris Uhlich, Mădălina Dan, Andreea David, Zan Yamashita, Rui Catalao, Carmen Coțofană, Robert Bălan, Jean Lorin Sterian, etc. In 2010 and 2012 she is a DanceWeb scholar at Impulstanz Vienna. In 2014 she received the Excellence Award for her contribution to the construction of Romanian contemporary dance from the National Center for Dance Bucharest. In 2016 she conceived “Everything for Endorphins”, a program produced by CNDB, addressed to all dance lovers. Her laters art projects are: “ALTER” hybrid intervention in collaboration with Nicoleta Lefter and Vlaicu Golcea, on the texts of Angela Marinescu, the solo “In Search of Dance” and the duet “Attention: River Residents!” in collaboration with Urvi Vora. From 2021 she is an associate artist at AREAL – space for choreographic development.
The National Center for Dance Bucharest, E-motional Bodies & Cities/Gabriela Tudor Foundation, artsf
Modernism, Scena.ro, Feeder
The performance contains nudity