Don’t Take It Personally

  • Dance & performance
  • Hosted event

30 mins.


A performance about the eventuality of emotions.

On a daily basis we go through a series of emotions, more or less nuanced – happiness, fear, sadness, anger, surprise, disgust – states of the body, as we perceive them mentally. But what do we do with them, in a world in which we are encouraged to differentiate rationality from affect? To what extent do we deny our emotions in an attempt to maintain balance in stressful situations, in a highly tech environment, continuously and rapidly changing? What echo do everyday experiences have in our body, what do we choose to keep of what we experience, what do we ignore and what do we express?” – Irina Marinescu

“Don’t Take It Personally” is an invitation to a space where emotion becomes movement, sound, color. Separately and collectively, the proposals of the five artists collaborating on the project pull the imagination and the body into an immersive experience which aims to offer perspectives on somatization. Each proposal has an immediate consequence, but don’t take it personally.

Concept and performance: Irina Marinescu
Scenography: Alexandra Panaite
Visuals: EZA - Alina Ușurelu
Music: Alexandros Raptis
Sound design & interaction design: Ștefan Damian

Developing Art Association

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.

Amural Visual Festival, National Center for Dance Bucharest (CNDB), CESI (Center of Excellence in Image Study), UNATC “I.L.Caragiale” via CINETic (International Center for Research and Education in Innovative Creative Technologies), “La Firul Ierbii” – Center for Debates and Civic Initiatives, National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC)

Media Partners
Modernism.ro, Feeder.ro, Civil Society Gala

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