Forms of (in)sanity
January 28, 17:00- 20:00
January 29, 14:00-17:00
January 31, 17:00- 20:00
February 1, 11:00-14:00
Mădălina Dan invites you to a four-day open-studio research at CNDB that aims, in the first instance, to share older performative practices and the recent creative process. This framework also wants to be an opportunity to meet dancers and performers from the dance community in order to collaborate for the future production supported by the National Center for Dance Bucharest which has the working period set for February, March and April.
The new direction of research revolves around the term “pharmakon” (in medical/pharmaceutical, ethical and philosophical interpretation), the theme of physical and mental health, the contradiction and intersection between beneficial and harmful treatments for the body, mind, soul, and of antagonistic healing modalities.
Physicality is the main point of interest, more precisely the connection between corporeality, emotion, vocal and verbal expression, working with physical and psychological limits and intensities, with bodily and behavioral contradictions. With these elements, Mădălina Dan aims to develop a specific body language, generated from physical themes treated in improvisation and in group choreographic scores. Also, a continuous interest, which migrates from other performances and artistic processes is constituted by: the relationship between body and language, the association between physical and verbal expression, writing text from physical experience, the relationship between life and work/art, between personal/biographical and professional/performative.
Within the collaboration, the artist seeks to work on the generation (through text and choreography) of personal stories and realities that find their place in a more global narrative, to question the relevance in a more general plan of subjective artistic approaches.
Alienation, social estrangement, information and technological influx and behavioral changes, illness-related anxiety, physical and mental exhaustion, humor as a survival strategy, are some of the keywords and research topics that will generate work material.
Mădălina Dan is a graduate of the “Floria Capsali” Choreography High School in Bucharest and of the National University of Theater and Cinematography in Bucharest – choreography department; she also graduated from UNATC with a master’s degree in dramatic writing. From 1998 to 2003 she was a member of the dance company “Oleg Danovski” from Constanța. In 2008 she participated in the scholarship program for contemporary dance “DanceWeb Scholarship” – Vienna. Mădălina Dan was a guest artist at the Arizona State University School of Dance and an associate artist at the National Center for Dance Bucharest Center in 2016.
She studied in Berlin at HZT (Hochschulübergreifende Zentrum Tanz Berlin) on the SoDA (Solo / Dance / Authorship) program. Her works have been presented at Springdance Festival Utrecht, Balkan Dance Platform – Novi Sad, eXplore Dance Festival – Bucharest, Temps d’Images – Cluj, SouthBank Center & Chisenhale Dance Space – London, Fabrik Potsdam, Hebbel am Uffer – Berlin, TanzFabrik- Berlin, Tanzquartier Wien, Dance Theater Workshop – New York, Firkin Crane-Cork, Alta Theater – Prague, Art Stations Foundation – Poznan, Sophien Saale – Berlin, FFT Düsseldorf, Impulse Festival, Mulheim, Lyon Dance Biennale, Schauschpiel Leipzig, Hellerau – Dresden, Bozar- Bruxelles, etc.
Confirmation of participation (at least two days before the workshop) is made by email to:
Access to the event is based on the latest regulations on security measures against SARS-CoV-2, the EU Digital Certificate COVID-19 (Green Pass) being requested for participation.