Making of 8 days a week

  • Documentary
  • Part of the project Distances and proximities

35 min.






In 2020 and 2021, the choreographer Eduard Gabia worked with the students of the CNDB Academy of Dance and Performace to bring back on stage the work “8 Days a week”, which had its original premiere in 2006.

The revisitation of the recent history of Romanian contemporary dance, as an exercise in training a new generation of dancers and performers, was documented in 2020 by Bogdana Pascal, video artist and TVR producer.

We invite you to discover the collective and personal efforts behind their work, on Saturday, October 9, at 12:00, in the documentary that captures interviews with artists, filming of rehearsals and excerpts from the show.

8 days a week is the performance created by Eduard Gabia and presented for the first time in 2006 being a co-production of CNDB and Kaaitheater Bruxelles. In order to create the work, the artistic team from back then (Eduard Gabia, Carmen Coțofană, Maria Baroncea, Florin Fieroiu, Brynjar Bandlien and Beniamin Boar) benefited from a creative residency at Kaaitheater, one of the most prestigious European contemporary dance theatres, where they also presented the performance two times.

8 days a week is a performance built on an ingenious practice of movement, which Gabia experienced playfully himself before developing a whole set of tools that he delivers to the dancers for their own use. Nothing simpler, nothing more difficult.

“In the reality of the world around us, our actions are composed of two types of interaction, Gabia tells us. Informational – we have the necessary knowledge for that action. Energy – we know, we have, the exact amount of energy to perform that action. The action is the meeting point of the two perspectives, which in 8 days a week I tried to unbalance, turning each action into a “failure”, into a “mistake”. And from mistake to mistake a normal, natural reality gathers.” (Eduard Gabia)

Facebook stream link
The facebook event where you can watch this video production is available here.

Concept and choreography: Eduard Gabia
Light design: Alexandros Raptis
Video production: Bogdana Pascal

Diana Dragu, Laura Murariu, Adrian Popiță, Mădălina Răducanu/Carmen Coțofană, Filip Stoica/Eduard Gabia

Performance presented within the project Distances and proximities.

Co-produced by
Solitude Project Cultural Association, The National Center for Dance Bucharest (CNDB)

Co–financed by
Administration of the National Cultural Fund (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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