Ioana Mona Popovici
performance length: 35 min
persuasive physical theatre
no language barrier
Humorous, and often sinister investigation of a master´s regression after his loss of power and authority.
(Aoife McGrafth, Dance Europe)

Part one of a trilogy, based on personal experiences, exploring the interconnections and mutual dependencies between domination and servitude and inspired in part by George Orwell’s Animal Farm. What happens to someone who is used to being the master if there’s nothing to be master of? How would such a master react when meeting a dumb sheep?
Popovici is the resident artist in Motus for 2011. Her new theatre project will premiere at Alfred ve dvoře in fall 2011.

Concept, direction and design: Ioana Mona Popovici
Supported by Eira 33, Lisbon & Cultural Centre Zahrada, Prague

Ioana Mona Popovici is a dancer, performer and theatre director from Romania, where she attended the University of Dramatic and Cinema Arts in Bucharest. As a dancer she has worked with Karine Ponties, Sarah Bild, Frederique Lescure, Petr Tyc and Luis Guerra de Laocoi. From 2000 to 2004 she was a member of the International Charles Linehan Company – UK, performing in Santa Pod, Speak, Memory, Number Stations and New Quartet. Ioana’s own performances include Buy a Soup Get One For Free, Breath, Shadow, Nothing, Requiem For a Dog, The Chair, Remote Edens, Portrait (awarded the SAZKA Award in 2007), CARMEN MIRANDA IS DEAD (in collaboration with choreographers Francisca Sazié, Luis Guerra, Rafael Alvarez and Simon Vincenzi in Brazil), Work in Regress, Full Moon and Amnesic Days of Polar Nights. For three of her performances she was nominated as a Young Choreographer to Watch in the annual critics’ survey of Germany’s prestigious BalletTanz magazine.

Currently she is preparing the project Cosmic Harmony Club,commisioned by the Prague Quadrennial - Intersection, which will premiere in June 2011. Ioana’s works have been presented in festivals in Europe and the USA.