Bodies on the line

  • Dance & performance

60 min.


The new production of the National Centre for Dance Bucharest, Bodies on the line, brings to the stage graduates of the CNDB Dance and Performance Academy 2022-2023, choreographed by Ioana Marchidan.

The show will also tour the country, in Sfântu-Gheorghe and Craiova, before its premiere at Iridescent 2023 – International Festival of Contemporary Dance and Other Reconfigurations of the Sensitive.

What are the places that independent artists and performers occupy? Do they have a group consciousness? Do they belong to a community? Is there a common set of expectations, desires, needs of the 20+ generation? How does an artist live for whom the word stability becomes a utopia? A restless slalom after visibility and peace? Can one make a decent living from independent projects? What does decent mean?

BODIES ON THE LINE explores fragile territories between confessions and statements, placing bodies in spaces of both safety and uncertainty, from which they can articulate their anxieties, hopes and the need to belong to a collectivity that makes the daily struggle for survival a little more bearable.

BODIES ON THE LINE compresses the time of personal stories and dilates the pressure of the times in which we live, dominated by the alienating flight after overlapping projects, exhaustion, burn-out and the feeling that if you are not seen, you do not exist?

Concept, choreography: Ioana Marchidan
Performers: Anca Stoica, Sergiu Dita, Varga Hunor-Jozsef, Eva Danciu
Text and dramaturgy in collaboration with: Mihaela Michailov
Original music and musical training for the performers: Alexandru Suciu
Light design: Alexandros Raptis

Produced by
National Centre for Dance Bucharest (CNDB)

Craiova National Theatre, MStudio Sfântu-Gheorghe, Linotip – Independent Choreographic Centre

Performance realized within the project 𝑫𝒂𝒏𝒔𝑴𝒂𝒏𝒊𝒇𝒆𝒔𝒕.

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. AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or the way the results of the programme may be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the grantee.

SEEDS – Creative Europe
The SEEDS project is co-financed by the European Union through the Creative Europe program. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.


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