PETEC is an interdisciplinary platform for production, research and education in contemporary performing arts, with openness to related artistic, social and humanistic fields.
Past Present. The archive and the body
What is left when there is nothing left? “Past Present. The archive and the body” is an art project that explores the relationship between body, memory and archive in various displaced communities from radically destroyed places. Through performative means, we activate the remnants of communities immobilised in a traumatic historical time, as well as of disrupted worlds: the demolition in the 1980s of the neighbourhoods around the former Uranus Hill, Bucharest, and the body casts of the ancient inhabitants of Pompeii trapped under lava during the eruption of Vesuvius in 79. Archival fragments and memories are interpreted and reactivated [...]
Bodies On The Move
"Bodies on the Move" is a project created by the Association for Theater and Books (PETEC) and Indie Box, which aims to bring contemporary dance to the public in Buzau, Suceava and Ploiesti. The team of dancers and choreographers will support, during the tour, artistic interventions in the public space, the performances "Moving Fields", "Singing Bodies' Trilogy" and contemporary dance workshops inspired by the themes and work processes of the shows. We will discover new spaces and people, we will talk about our experiences in relation to the city, we will enter into a dialogue with technology and we [...]
Dancing walks – International Dance Day
Starting with April 29, the International Day of Dance and until June, we invite you to meet a dancer and walk together in a dancing walk. Walking is common, but with each step before the other the movement becomes automatic, unreflective and we tend to forget its potential to create. We invite you to take advantage of this walk and understand it as a dance. Walking, a concrete, everyday thing, then becomes abstract, because dance opens it to the possible. In the idea that every body movement is expressive, even walking, you will spend together an hour in which [...]
DANSTOPIC // Call ilustratori/graficieni
DANSTOPIC. Animation and augmented reality workshops for illustrators and graphic artists Indie Box is looking for 10 illustrators / graphic designers who want to experience collaboration with other arts, in workshops supported by Skeptic Dog (animation) and The Human Interface (AR), part of the DANSTOPIC project. During the beginning of the pandemic, 10 choreographers with activity in contemporary dance wrote a letter in which they reflected on the movement, dance, body and context in which they are. We want to find 10 paired illustrators, who will be inspired by their thoughts and interpret the letters in a visual representation. [...]
The educational program M U S I C O O L T 2021 is launched!
Seven composers from four countries - Timişoara, Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca and Iaşi - aim to prove that contemporary music ("art music", as it is also called) is not at all airtight and inaccessible to non-specialist audiences, but on the contrary: it is vivid, colorful and able to generate strong emotions. “You don't have to be a musician to fall in love with contemporary music, nor do you have to have any prior musical training to enjoy the most modern musical languages. You just have to have curious ears and an open mind ", says the MUSICOOLT project team. Any curious [...]
PETEC 2020 retrospective
PETEC is an interdisciplinary platform for production, research and education in the field of contemporary performing arts, focused mainly on dance. “2020 has put on hold the usual courses and the distribution of shows in the portfolio. However, it was a year of extensive international projects, designed on several levels. A year of collaborations, of openness to related artistic fields, of film production, of installation and multimedia show, of creating contacts with the music scene. We hope that by 2021 all the extended antennas will bear fruit, not forgetting the resources closest to us - the dancer's body and [...]