What (still) moves us
- Choreographic meetings
After almost one year of waiting, the doors of CNDB reopen to the public through the series of meetings What (still) moves us, between the artist Mădălina Dan and her guests. An opportunity for meeting and dialogue between members of the dance community, the series are also an opportunity for the public to get to know the artists better and to discover more about the field of contemporary dance.
The meetings focus on dance, movement, performativity and bring to the fore different ways of approaching choreography and the performing arts, without being limited to these means of expression.
For the first two meetings in the series, Mădălina Dan has as guests the choreographic artists Florin Fieroiu (February 20) and Ioana Marchidan (February 21). In the discussions moderated by Mădălina Dan, the artists will share their ideas and workings tools as they make the work processes and methodologies transparent, they will make known the sources of inspiration and dance together.
The meetings are also an opportunity for the public to discover new or old works of the guests, the project being supported by materials from the CNDB Archive.
The setting is public, but not formal, with an emphasis on the idea of a laboratory meeting.
Tickets are available both for those who want to view the event online and for those of you who want to be present in the hall. Given the regulations on the operation of performance institutions in pandemic conditions, the number of seats in the hall is limited to 30 spectators. Wearing a mask is mandatory during the entire visit at CNDB.
Concept: Mădălina Dan
Guest: Ioana Marchidan
Ioana Marchidan is a performer, choreographer who has been working with local and international choreographers and theater directors for more than 15 years. She attended the “Floria Capsali” Choreography High School, and began her career as a professional dancer at the Romanian National Opera. Later, she became one of the dancers from Gigi Căciuleanu Romanian Dance Company.
She has danced in shows created by Ioana Macarie, Chris Simion, Radu Afrim, Dragoș Galgoțiu and has participated in international festivals such as Aerowaves-The Place (UK), Keochang International Festival of Theater (KR), Cairo Experimental Theater Festival (EG), Aichi Worldwide Exhibition (JP), Francophone Festival (AU, JO, IT, PT), Festival d’Avignon (FR).
In 2013 she was one of the performers of the Venice Biennale, “An Immaterial Retrospective of the Venice Biennale” (Alexandra Pirici & Manuel Pelmus). Later, Ioana started to create her own choreographies: “2 contemporary women”, “Reverse Discourse” (project that is part of the E-MOTIONAL Residency at Forum Dança Lisbon) and Stabat Mater (Award for “Best Performance” at Undercloud International Festival, Ro). Since 2016, he is the president of the Dance Spot Association and artistic director at Linotip – Independent Choreographic Center. Collaborates with subsTANZ / Massimo Gerardi and Tangaj Collective.
Ioana’s artistic discourse addresses the issues that surround her day by day, speaking from a feminist perspective about the influence of education on the way a woman is perceived.
What (still) moves us
Choreographic meetings: Mădălina Dan and Florin Fieroiu