Ioana Mona Popovici
performance length: 60 min
Visual Movement Theatre
no language barrier
concept: Ioana Mona Popovici
direction: Ioana Mona Popovici
interpretation: Ioana Mona Popovici
27. 11. the premiere of Work in Regress pt. II!

Work in Regress' and 'Work in Regress -Part II' form a journey from an empty, deserted space, where nothing can be controlled and possessed, to a place of victories and ownership that are regarded as unforgivable, major culpability. In this place every conquest equals loss, it has to be hidden, feared and ultimately forgotten that it exists. The journey is a full circle, departing from a point of nothingness and arriving at a point of camouflaged, unseen and never shared glory. The distinctive identity and bravery become only internal experiences, which fade with the passing of time, in the favour of frivolity.

Dedicated to my parents, Angela and Eugen.
(I. M. Popovici)

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, Amnesic Days of Polar Nights, and Cosmic Harmony Club (immersive installation commissioned by Prague Quadrennial 2011).
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. Ioana’s works have been presented in festivals in Europe and the USA.
Performance supported by: Život umělce Foundation, Motus – producers of the Alfred ve dvoře Theatre.