- Dance & performance
“Daughters” is a show about transformation, during which three fictionalized micro-histories, charged with irony and suspense blend together, creating a new identity. Three girls on roller skates alter a pre-established chronology. Their actions are filtered and recomposed in an analogue multimedia universe.
“We are the daughters of a generation, of a community, of a space and of a time in which the reality is told in fragments, in explosions of information. We are cyborgs of a constantly changing world, in a state of constant accumulation and tension, in which the notions of time and space are lost. The present stretches like a rubber band, it stops or flows like a perpetuum mobile.”
The show places the feminine body in an extended context, sometimes real, sometimes imagined, in which the birth of each marks an important moment in space and time. They are the daughters of a confused generation, a resilient community, in which reality is never that it seems.
In “Daughters” there is no present time, just a constant feeling of temporal uncertainty, in a state of constant accumulation and tension. The music is created by Monocube (DE/UA) whose sound universe is a reflection on the contemporary work via analogue instrument The visual composition, taking form in an installation of cathodic tube TVs, is signed by M. Kardinal (DE) and created by methods that deconstruct forms, imagines becoming distorted and blurred in their interaction with the subject and the object.
In Daughters, my interest lies in exploring the sensations of intimate proximity, in a set-up that can displace and amplify movement. Far from being a pretentious and overly intellectual work, the show has ironic highlights and is developed in a concert-like atmosphere on Monocube’s music. Daughters starts with the slowness of my latest works and ends in an impossible speed. The roller skates create a parallel speed that takes the show into a surreal dark universe. For me, the three dancers are three cyborgs who explore sexuality, power and freedom, making unexpected jumps in time.
The legal provisions regarding the safety of spectators, together with all the protection measures and regulations imposed against the spread of CO-VID19 will be respected throughout the entire event.
Concept and choreography: Simona Deaconescu
Text and performance: Georgeta Corca, Simona Dabija, Teodora Velescu
Visual composition: M. Kardinal
Light design: Alexandros Raptis, Ionuț Cherana
Producer: Laura Trocan
Simona Deaconescu works interdisciplinary, at the border between performance, installation and film, examining social constructs, between fiction and reality, sometimes with irony and black humor.
She completed her bachelor’s and master’s studies at the choreography department of the National University of Theater and Film in Bucharest.
She received the danceWEB scholarship in Vienna (2014), the National Center for Dance Bucharest Award (2016), was nominated as an Aerowaves Artist in 2018 and 2022 and as Springboard Danse Montréal Emerging Choreographer in 2019.
For the last two years, she has been a resident artist in the European projects Moving Digits and Biofrictioni, and in 2021 she became Forecast Mentee, under the mentorship of the French choreographer Mathilde Monnier.
Her works have been selected and presented on dance and theater stages, cinemas, galleries, museums and architectural sites, reaching audiences in Europe, North and South America.
In 2014, she founded Tangaj Collective, and since 2015 she has been the co-founder and artistic director of the Bucharest International Dance Film Festival.
Tangaj Dance and the National Center for Dance Bucharest
October 19, 2019
The performance is part of “Sons and Daughters” project, co-financed by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund, in partnership with the National Center for Dance Bucharest.
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.
The performance contains light effects (stroboscope), which may harm children or people with epilepsy.
The performance contains text in English.