This performance works with seduction and emotional manipulation as statements, hypnosis and strangeness, pain and pushing the limit between the comfortable visible and the uncomfortable invisible.
Starting from questions like: how does the audience perceive / experience a dance performance? Can you penetrate the line between private / subjective experience and general / objective? Is there a recipe for inducing states not used by the mainstream media? Starting from these questions a "performance within a performance" was born during the Reedans research residency that took place in Cluj and was organised by The National Dance Center Bucharest in the summer of 2019.
The core of this performance questions states of being as a person surviving / living in the contemporary world.
The frame for this core questions how we, as audience, watch, how do we empathize, how do we separate or not from what we see.
And everything starts with a letter addressed to the audience!
Concept and dance: Cristina Lilienfeld
Music: Alvo Noto and Marian Citu
Light design: Alexandros Raptis
Costume: Antoaneta Tica
With the support of Viktor Ruban and Cristian Iordache.
Performance produced with the support of the National Dance Center Bucharest.
Photo credit: Mircea Albutiu
Eighty Five Percent Of What You Remember is presented within THE BODY SEASON @ONLINE, an AREAL project.
THE BODY SEASON @ONLINE is a project initiated by Andreea Belu PFA, Gabriela Tudor Foundation, Indie Box, PETEC Association, Delazero Association, in partnership with Goethe Institute, Creart through Teatrelli, Austrian Cultural Forum, National Dance Center Bucharest, Tangaj Dance & Bucharest International Dance Film Festival, European Dancehouse Network. This project is co-financed by the National Cultural Fund Administration. The project is not a representation of the views of the National Cultural Fund Administration. The National Cultural Fund Administration is not responsible for the content of the project or for the way in which the results of the projects could be used. The beneficiary of the funding is the sole responsible for the above mentioned.
The price of an access ticket for the performances and movies presented within THE BODY [email protected] is 10 lei, except for the events on November 13th, for which the access is free, but the reservations are mandatory. The schedule of the events is available at www.arealcolectiv.ro or directly on Eventbook at https://eventbook.ro/program/stagiunea-corp.
AREAL - space for choreographic development is a collective project which aims at increasing the cohesion of the Romanian contemporary dance community, widening and diversifying the audience of this cultural sector, encouraging mobility and interconnection of those who are active in the field of performative arts, through creating a space for artistic processes. AREAL emerged in 2020 in the frame of 4 Bodies - Collective for Dance, a cultural programme co-financed by the National Cultural Fund Administration.