Less might be more, but sometimes less is just nothing

  • Dance & performance
  • Part of the program Distances and proximities

60 min.


Less might be more, but sometimes less is just nothing, is a work signed by Bulgarian choreographer Willy Prager and inspired by the disco band Zoom, founded in 1973 in Spain. The artist worked with students from the CNDB Academy of Dance and Performance for this project that is located at the intersection of visual art and disco dance culture.

As an artist, I am interested in the processes of transformation in the context of social, political, economic and cultural changes. We have developed a working method based on procedures for translating and reformulating 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

Concept and directing: Willy Prager
Choreography: Willy Prager in collaboration with the performers
Choreography assistant: Carmen Coțofană
Music: Emilian Gatsov-Elbi
Light design: Alexandros Raptis
Graphic design: Daniel & Andrew

Diana Dragu, Georgia Elza Măciuceanu, Cătălin Munteanu, Adrian Popița, Claudiu Silvianu

Produced by
The National Center for Dance Bucharest

The performance is presented within the project Distances and proximities.

Cofinanced by
The National Cultural Fund Administration (AFCN)
The project does not necessarily represent the position of AFCN. AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or the way the project results can be used. This is entirely the responsibility of the beneficiary of the funding.

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