Less might be more, but sometimes less is just nothing

  • Dance & performance
  • Invitation based entrance
  • ReDANS 2020, part of Dance me to the End of… (exercises, distances, proximities)

60 min.


CNDB continues the series of performances within the program Dance me to the End of… with the premiere of the performance Less might be more, but sometimes less is just nothing, a work signed by the Bulgarian choreographer Willy Prager and inspired by the disco band Zoom, founded in 1973, in Spain. The artist worked with the 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

Given the legal provisions on safety measures against CO-VID19, regarding the maximum number of participants allowed at a CNDB event, participation at this contemporary dance performance is by invitation only, the selection of guests being reserved for the artistic team.

Concept and directing: Willy Prager
Choreography: Willy Prager in collaboration with the performers
Music: Emilian Gatsov-Elbi
Light design: Alexandros Raptis

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

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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