Humans | Bodies | Images

  • Dance & performance

60 min.

© Humans | Bodies| Images, photo: Adi Bulboacă


The concept of the Humans | Bodies | Images performance was developed based on the personal experience of the choreographer during her years of training in ballet school and extended to a broader perspective that includes the impact that body shaming currently has.

The performance is inspired by the real stories of some people who wanted to share their own experience during the research stage. Starting from these stories, the playwright Mihaela Michailov wrote a series of texts that complete the choreographic discourse of Ioana Marchidan. The show questions the way we relate to the body in art, in fashion, in the media, in education and in the family.

Concept and choreography: Ioana Marchidan
Performance: Teodora Velescu, Mariana Gavriciuc, Simona Dabija
Dramaturgy: Mihaela Michailov
Choreography assistant: Arcadie Rusu
Music and sound design: Alexandru Suciu
Light design and graphic design: Hermina Stănciulescu

Ioana Marchidan
is a performer, choreographer and has been working with local and international choreographers and theater directors for more than 15 years. She attended the “Floria Capsali” Choreography High School, and began her career as a professional dancer at the Romanian National Opera. Later, he became one of the members of the Gigi Căciuleanu Romanian Dance Company. She has danced in shows created by Ioana Macarie, Chris Simion, Radu Afrim, Dragos Galgoțiu and has participated in international festivals such as  Aerowaves – The Place (UK), Keochang International Festival of Theater (KR), Cairo Experimental Theater Festival (EG), Aichi Worldwide Exhibition (JP), Francophone Festival (AU, JO, IT, PT), Festival d’Avignon (FR). In 2013 she was one of the performers of the Venice Biennale, An Immaterial Retrospective of the Venice Biennale (Alexandra Pirici & Manuel Pelmuș). Later, Ioana started to create her own choreographies: 2 contemporary women, Reverse Discourse (project that is part of the E-MOTIONAL Residency at Forum Dança Lisbon) and Stabat Mater (Award for Best Performance at the Undercloud International Festival, Ro) . Since 2016, she is the president of the Dance Spot Association and artistic director at Linotip – Independent Choreographic Center. She collaborates with subsTANZ / Massimo Gerardi and Tangaj Collective.

Co-produced by
Dance Spot Association and Linotip – Independepent Choreographic Center

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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