(ANTI)AGING / Madalina Dan and Mihaela Dancs (RO)

In English
performance length: 60 min
Concept, choreography & performance:: Mădălina Dan, Mihaela Dancs
light design: Cătălin Nicolescu
specialist consultant: Stefania Ferchedau
Technical support: Mircea Andrei Ghinea
“(anti) aging is a tonic and tender performance about an age which smolders with the memory of certain impulses and strong sensations. It is an affective map of the future, as it appears projected within existing voices. It is an emotional manifest of the ones-we-will-become, as we would have in our hands a photography
of ourselves at different ages.”
Mihaela Michailov, Art Act Magazine

Motus continues to present the work of innovating young independent artists from Central and Easten Europe. This time, Romanian artist Madalina Dan and Mihaela Dancs presents the czech premiere of their project (anti)aging.

In (anti) Mădălina Dan and Mihaela Dancs propose the Creative Sanatorium format, aiming for delight, relaxation and psychic comfort, enjoyment of pleasure, vitality and voluptuousness, serene acceptance of the present and preservation for the future.

(anti) aging aspires to perpetuate an optimistic attitude both in the creative work but also in the way we perceive and understand life.
The performance was created with the intention to be remade in 2041, 30 years after its premiere.

The performance contains nudity.

Mădălina DAN studied at the Choreography Highschool from Bucharest and at the University of Drama and Film in Bucharest – choreography department. In 2008 she participated in Danceweb Scholarship Program-Vienna. She studied playwriting in the frame
of a MA program at the University of Drama and Film in Bucharest.
She was invited artist at the Herberber Institute, School of Dance (Arizona State University). Since 2005, she teaches contemporary dance for amateurs at the National Dance Centre in Bucharest. Her work has need presented at Sprindance Festival Utrecht, Tanzquartier Wien, Balkan Dance Platform Novi Sad, eXplore Dance Festival Bucharest, Temps d’Images Cluj, SouthBank Center& Chisenhale Dance Space London, Fabrik Potsdam, DTW New York, etc.

Former dentist Mihaela DANCS is currently a performer and choreographer based in Bucharest. She has danced among others for Allyson Green, Catalina Gubandru, Andreea Capitanescu, Florin Flueras, Maria Baroncea & Eduard Gabia, Vava Stefanescu, Madalina Dan, Robin Dingemans, Paul Dunca, Doris Uhlich. Her works include collaborations with Rui Catalao (Coada Soricelului and Follow That Summer) and Carmen Cotofana (First Steps), solos (Reprogramare, Lulu’s Room, The Greatest Loss of All – adaptation of Deborah Hay’s Art and Life, Solo Performing Commissioning Project 2010), and have been presented in theaters, apartments, attics, churches, factories, art galleries and dance studios in Bucharest, Cluj, New York, San Diego, Timisoara, Gheorgheni, London, Riga, Cork, Venice etc. In 2010 and 2012 she received the DanceWEB Scholarship in Vienna/Impulstanz. In 2012 she initiates, together with Madalina Dan, Azuga Summer School, an annual arts education program for kids.
Supported by:
The Romanian Cultural Institute, Prague, The National Museum
of Contemporary Art, Bucharest; National Dance Centre Bucharest; E-motional Bodies& Cities/ Gabriela Tudor Foundation; Asociatia Colectiv A, artsf

Photo: Alessio Cavallucci Photo: Alessio Cavallucci Photo: Alessio Cavallucci