CNDB x Willy Prager

  • Artist Talk
  • CNDB Online
  • ReDANS 2020, part of „Dance me to the End of…” program

15 min.

©Vlad Bâscă

Info

CNDB invites you to watch an artist-talk with Willy Prager, the artist behind the concept and artistic direction of the performance Less might be more, but sometimes less is just nothing. The artist-talk explores the creative process behind the creation of this performance with the first generation of graduates from The CNDB Academy of Dance and Performance.

This work is inspired by the band Zoom, a disco band from Spain in the ‘70s, and thus is at the intersection between visual art and disco dance culture. It is a show in which the artist Willy Prager is interested in the processes of transformation in the context of social, political, economic and cultural changes.

For this performance, we developed a working method based on procedures for translating and reformulating a pre-existing performative material. Before COVID-19, the development of contemporary art followed the principle of modernity – a “less is more” approach. Restrictions in recent months, less communication, fewer meetings, less dancing, less participation, less protests, less socialization, less interaction, less interpretations, less criticism, less demonstrations, fewer participants, less of… makes the performance question this thesis and explores whether less is still more or nothing.

– Willy Prager

Extra

In November, CNDB presents the work process behind the performances that resulted from the work of the first generation of students of CNDB’s Academy of Dance and Performance. During the last year, ten choreographers were invited to the program Dance me to the End of… (exercises, distances, proximities) as they worked with the students from CNDB’s Academy of Dance and Performance to bring back on stage established works of the artists, but also to propose new ones.

Concept and artistic direction: Willy Prager
Choreography: Willy Prager in collaboration with performers
Music: Emilian Gatsov-Elbi
Light design: Alexandros Raptis
Moderating and editing: Corina Cimpoieru, Maria Salomia

With
Georgia Elza Măciuceanu, Cătălin Munteanu, Adrian Popița, Mădălina Răducanu, Claudiu Silvianu

Performance created within the project ReDANS – residencies for dancers 2020.

Co-financed by
The 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.