“Orașul vorbește”: OUTCOME, after more than 20 years

“Orașul vorbește”: OUTCOME, after more than 20 years

Appreciated as one of the most daring choreographic works of the early 2000s in Romanian contemporary dance, Outcome was brought back to the stage after 20 years by its author, choreographer Manuel Pelmuș. In 2020 and 2021, Manuel Pelmuș worked with the students of the CNDB Academy of Dance and Performance, assisted by Eduard Gabia – the artist who performed in the original version in 2001. In the new version, the young dancer Filip Stoica takes over the task from Eduard Gabia, who became the coordinator of “Outcome”. The performance can be seen on 23 April at 7pm at Linotip, in Double-bill: Outcome & Reverse Discourse – CNDB productions, respectively LINOTP, presented at LINOTIP as part of CNDB Itinerant.

Outcome started a form of critical reflection towards the means of artistic production and the conventions and context in which they take place. The main merit (if not all of it) for the work is Eduard Gabia’s. We were friends and, one day, I told him about my idea. Edi was very open and pervious, he fully understood the artistic proposal, even if the concept was quite uncommon for him, but for me as well. What followed was a period of rehearsals and discussions, during which the piece evolved naturally, supported also by Edi excellent performance abilities. It was not a working process in the traditional sense, one in which I showed some moves and he tried to do them as well as he could. It was more of a process of accumulation, in which we fed each other ideas and feelings, adding movement details as we went along, and finally everything came together as Outcome. I remember that we talked about the relationship between object and subject, between presence and expression, between body and context.

(ManuelPelmuș, 2020)

Eduard Gabia, performer, choreographer, musician and actor in international film productions, and Filip Stoica, dancer and choreographer, are Luana Pleșea’s guests in the Dance Diary.

Creator: Luana Pleșea
Producer: Gabriela Mitan

Dance Diary, part of the broadcast “Orașul vorbește”, is the result of a collaboration between the CNDB Academy of Dance and Performance and Radio Romania Cultural.

The Academy of Dance and Performance is part of the South-East European Dance Stations (SEEDS) project, coordinated by the National Center for Dance Bucharest and carried out in partnership with the Brain Store Project Foundation (Sofia) and Stanica – Service for Contemporary Dance (Belgrade) in the period between 2022 and 2025. 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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