Pretend we make you happy (again)

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

35 min.

pretend we make you happy again 2021
©Vlad Bâscă


In the working process of the performance Pretend we make you happy, created in 2010, Andreea Novac wondered what type of movement should be put on stage in order to provoke and produce an energy transfer between performers and the audience.

What kind of interactivity is needed, how is it constructed and manipulated from the inside out, what moves us when we watch an intense, exhausting, vibrant show? (Andreea Novac)

In the version revisited in 2020, the artist seeks energy and pleasure and starts from the same principles of composition, translated and multiplied by the bodies of the five performers.

Starting from the four “body genres” (comedy, drama, erotica and horror), genres that, at least theoretically, create shivers, excitement or pleasure in the body of the person experiencing the situation or in the person who is viewing the situation, the artist continues to search for ways to kinaesthetically stimulate the viewer, and does so by working with cinematic references.

IMPORTANT: Access to the event is based on the latest regulations on safety measures against SARS-CoV-2. Participants must present their identity card and the EU COVID-19 Digital Certificate (Green Pass), which must contain: either proof of vaccination against the SARS-CoV-2 virus for which 10 days have passed since the completion of the vaccination scheme with an authorised vaccine in Romania; or proof that it is in the period between the 15th and 180th day following confirmation of SARS-CoV-2 virus infection; or proof of the negative result of an RT-PCR test, not older than 72 hours.

Concept and choreography: Andreea Novac
Vocal trainer: Denis Bolborea

Diana Dragu, Georgia Elza Măciuceanu, Laura Murariu, Iulia Chindea, Alexandra Zavelea

Performance presented within the project Distances and proximities.

Co-financed by
Administration of the National Cultural Fund
The project does not necessarily represent the position of The Administration of the National Cultural Fund. The Administration of the National Cultural Fund is not responsible for the content of the project or the manner in which the results of the project may be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the funding recipient.

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