Pretend we make you happy (again)

  • Dance & performance
  • In the frame of Dance me to the End of… – exercises, distances, proximities
© 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.

Concept and choreography: Andreea Novac
Vocal trainer: Denis Bolborea
Graphic design: Daniel & Andrew

Diana Dragu, Vera Cîrlugea, Laura Murariu, Iulia Chindea, Mădălina Răducanu

Performance created with the project Restitutions – performing the ephemeral

Co-financed by
The 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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