On the 6th of April, from 7 PM, Tangaj Collective and Casa Tranzit invite you to the second evening of the Retrocontrol Tour in Cluj, an evening of performance art and film. In full international acclaim, artist Simona Deaconescu presents "BLOT - Body Line of Thinking," a performance created in collaboration with Canadian choreographer Vanessa Goodman. BLOT, a powerful and compelling work performed by Simona Dabija and Maria Luiza Dimulescu, discusses our relationship with bacteria.
On April 6th, following the second performance, at 8 PM, you are invited to “(un)safe Zones”, an exquisite collection of seven short dance films co-presented by the Bucharest International Dance Film Festival. Filmmakers from France, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Estonia, Germany, and the Czech Republic portray the uncertainty of contemporary reality while confining the body to their own fears, desires, and fantasies.
SCHEDULE the 6th of April:
Tranzit House / 16 George Barițiu Street
Further information about the tour: https://www.tangajdance.com/retrocontrol/
BLOT - Body Line of Thought
42’ / performance / 2022 / RO, CA, PT
by Simona Deaconescu & Vanessa Goodman
BLOT explores movement in relation to the bacteria in our body. The show presents the body as an interconnected system, strong and fragile at the same time. Stripped of the social meanings determined by language, the body is redefined through a dialogue about our coexistence with microbiological beings. In BLOT, our salts are a conductor of creativity, electricity, and infection. Salt is shared by all, from ocean to soil and body, and is an essential supporter of life on earth. A dune of salt creates a collective body on stage. Our perspiration system defines our biological identity through our unique body odor created by bacteria.
60’, dance film screening, co-presented by The Bucharest International Dance Film Festival
Tangaj Collective was founded in 2014 by choreographer Simona Deaconescu. Tangaj creates and promotes a hybrid art of in-between bodies at the edge of different genres, formats, and periods. Many of Tangaj's works are created collectively, bringing together artists from different countries and fields. Their performative productions have been presented in Germany, the United Kingdom, Austria, Lithuania, Slovenia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Italy, Greece, Canada, the United States of America, and Madagascar. Their dance films have been chosen for some of the world's most prestigious screendance festivals. Tangaj Collective is the Bucharest International Dance Film Festival producer, an exquisite showcase of bodies mediated by the screen and new technologies at its ninth edition this year.
Tangaj Collective presents the two-day dance, film, and discussion program in partnership with Tranzit House as part of "Retrocontrol - Performative Documentaries on the Move," a national and international cultural mobility project co-financed by AFCN - The Administration of the National Cultural Fund. AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or how the results of the project may be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the beneficiary of the funding.