Less might be more, but sometimes less is just nothing

  • Dance and performance
  • Invitation-based entry
  • ReDANS 2020, part of “Dance me to the End of…” program

60 min.


CNDB continues the series of performances within the program Dance me to the End of… with the premiere of a work inspired by the disco band Zoom, founded in 1973, in Spain. Less might be more, but sometimes less is just nothing is a work signed by Bulgarian choreographer Willy Prager, who worked with students from the CNDB Academy of Dance and Performance in this project at the intersection of visual art and disco dance culture.

Willy Prager:
“As an artist I am interested in the processes of transformation in the context of social, political, economic, and cultural changes. I elaborated a a working method based on the procedures of translation and reformulation of pre-given performance material. Before the COVID-19 the development of contemporary art was following the principle of modernity – less is more. Being in restrictions in recent months of less communication, less meetings, less dancing, less participation, less protesting, less socialization, less interacting, less interpreting, less criticizing, less demonstrating, less participating, less …..this performance questions the thesis whether less is still more or whether it is just nothing..

The performance uses various techniques for reformulation such as accumulation, anticipation, perversion, mediation, horse jump and mapping. They are aimed at translation of an already existing work in another authorized one. Here, the strategy for composition goes through destruction of the original material, followed by a reconstruction that leads to recomposition.

Given the legal stipulations on the safety measures against CO-VID19 regarding the maximum number of participants allowed at an event at CNDB, participation at the event 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, Mădălin Răducanu, Claudiu Silvianu

Cofunded 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.