Less might be more, but sometimes less is just nothing

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

40 min.

06.10.2021

Wednesday

19:30

CNDB "Stere Popescu” hall (Mărășești, 80-82)

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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

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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 artistic direction: Willy Prager
Choreography: Willy Prager în colaborare cu interpreții
Choreography assistant: Carmen Coțofană
Music: Emilian Gatsov-Elbi
Light design: Alexandros Raptis

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

Produced by
The National Center for Dance Bucharest (CNDB)

Performance presented within the project Distances and proximities.

Co–financed 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.