How to film yourself dancing
June 25, 15:00
June 25, 17:00
June 26, 16:00
Simona Deaconescu, choreographer and dance film creator, artistic director of Bucharest International Dance Film Festival, invites children of all ages to a collaborative workshop dedicated to dance for the smallest screens. In the age of TikTok and Instagram, video content has come to influence the lives of children and teenagers. In response to an ever-changing universe, the choreographer proposes a workshop on how to create dance mediated by mobile device screens with responsibility and imagination. Using exclusively the video technology offered by mobile phones, Simona Deaconescu invites children to create videos of up to one minute, telling a story about the body. Starting from this premise, the artist will explore with children different framing, angles and creative cinematic techniques, as well as the importance of sound in relation to movement and the visual universe.
Simona Deaconescu works interdisciplinary, at the border between performance, installation and film, examining social constructs, between fiction and reality, sometimes with irony and black humor.
She completed her bachelor’s and master’s studies at the choreography department of the National University of Theater and Film in Bucharest.
She received the danceWEB scholarship in Vienna (2014), the National Center for Dance Bucharest Award (2016), was nominated as an Aerowaves Artist in 2018 and 2022 and as Springboard Danse Montréal Emerging Choreographer in 2019.
For the last two years, she has been a resident artist in the European projects Moving Digits and Biofrictioni, and in 2021 she became Forecast Mentee, under the mentorship of the French choreographer Mathilde Monnier.
Her works have been selected and presented on dance and theater stages, cinemas, galleries, museums and architectural sites, reaching audiences in Europe, North and South America.
In 2014, she founded Tangaj Collective, and since 2015 she has been the co-founder and artistic director of the Bucharest International Dance Film Festival.
Registration is done using the form available here and the maximum number of children admitted to a group is 12.
Children must come to the course with mobile devices with which they can film (phones, tablets, etc.).
Part of the project “Body in crisis – dance research and creation residency”
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.