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Dancing Walks with Virginia Negru · International Dance Day

June 1, 2021 @ 10:00 am 11:30 am

June 1, 2021 @ 10:00 am 11:30 am

Between May 24 and June 1, we invite you to meet Virginia Negru and walk together in Bucharest on a dancing walk.

. Participation in the event will be based on a GIVEAWAY, the post where you can register is on the PETEC facebook page @petecdecultura

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. In the idea that every body movement is expressive, even walking, you will spend together an hour in which you will be attentive to the body, you will explore what happens and how you feel when you bring intentionality in the movements you make.

In the walk we propose together with Virginia, we invite you to let your body be like a site for researching a world understood through dance. We propose a meeting that will bring your attention to your attitude, posture and the way you feel. A dancing walk about the things that change your energy in your body through ordinary movements. An hour about the things that turn movement into dance, about the thoughts that appear when you have body awareness and about the techniques that you can use to feel good.

A dancing walk does not necessarily look unusual – from the outside it looks like a simple walk. The most important thing is that you become present in your body, and from something so simple, dance opens a new world for you, whose creator we invite you to become.

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How does a dancing walk go?

1. You meet and meet Virginia Negru.
2. Choose a route to walk for an hour.
3. How do you feel when you move? Starting from this question, discover together how to listen better to your body and what the relationship is between what you feel and where you are.
4. My practice, your practice. The dancer shares a practice that he uses to make him feel better, and if you have one, explore them both together.
5. Wrap Up. End the meeting by discussing the things you noticed and discovered during your walk. At the end, take a selfie with the hashtag #DancingWalks.

How to participate Participation in the event will be based on a giveaway, the post where you can register is on the PETEC facebook page @petecdeculturaWhat do you have to do?

Like the post.
Tag 2 friends who make you dance, and we offer you a dancing walk with Virginia Negru.
Optionally you can leave us in the comment one or two of your favorite available data.
If you haven’t already done so, like our page and another one at @CentrulNationalalDansuluiBucuresti
Share the story post to join the giveaway.

Possible dates for participation are:

Monday, May 24 · 10:00 -11: 30
Tuesday, May 25 · 10:00 -11: 30
Monday, May 31 · 10:00 -11: 30
Tuesday, June 1 · 10:00 -11: 30

The contest ends on May 20 and the winners of the 4 available dance walks will be selected through random.org and announced both here and in the Giveaway post.


BIO Virginia Black

Virginia Negru presents herself as an uneducated dancer or a professional amateur. This refers to the culture in which he grew up, where dance was seen rather as something frivolous and unworthy of too much involvement, but especially to the way this preconception affected his study choices. She graduated from the Faculty of Law, determined never to work in this field. His personal, cultural and social history has shaped a contradictory personality – distrustful and at the same time confident in his own strength – a detail that later infiltrated and mixed with his path and identity as a dancer.

Driven in some places by a feeling of failure, that he did not follow the necessary education of a professional dancer, but also by his slightly obsessive / insistent nature, he stubbornly followed all the opportunities to educate himself and to live dancing. She looked for and met teachers, media and artists who inspired her, most often in non-academic study settings – festivals, workshops, jam sessions – both in Romania and abroad, read, researched, traveled and followed various movement practices that shaped his dance style: Catrina Choate (Contemporary Dance and Feldekrais), Amalia Stinopoulou (Limon Technique), Lelia Marcu (ballet), Steve Batts and Ursula Laeubli (Poetic Movement), Benno Voorham and Sybrig Dokter, Scott Wells, Alexandra Soshnicova and Serghei Golovnya, Cyrus Khambatta, Nora Hajos, Nancy Stark Smith, Sasha Dodo, Adrian Russi, Susanne Martin, (Instant Composition and Contact Improvisation), Kira Kirsch and Antoine Ragot (Axis Syllabus) .

Discipline and self-taught spirit but also emotional maturation determined her, around the age of 30, to recognize her achievements, to assume the identity of a dancer, and to embrace the atypical path he walked with a strange consistency, one that does not seem to be related to education but is rather specific to soul calls.

In 2011 an event in personal life was the catalyst and the beginning of a period of internalization, questionnaires, contemplation and unique journeys, which later resulted in several artistic endeavors, pedagogical initiatives, performative invitations: My life is my art – a journey from Venice to Finisterra – 4 months walking in a rush to find out what is behind the “curtain” of everyday reality and to question the demonstrative and visible way in which an artist is asked to contribute artistically, socially and politically in the world in which he lives; weekly Contact Improvisation courses followed by dance jam sessions – as a manifestation of the desire for direct and immediate communication with other artists and the public interested in dance, but also the need to replicate models of learning and practice encountered in other countries; Contact Bucharest Festival – the annual organization of an intensive event of learning, practice and exchange of experience through dance and Contact Improvisation with teachers and participants from several countries; Pe Bune – guest dancer and teacher in the PETEC project to contribute to the creation of an improvisation, music and dance show for children; Balance in Imbalance – a series of Contact Improvisation workshops dedicated to professional actors and dancers from several cities in Romania; Negotiating reality – movement research laboratory through Contact Improvisation; After.Life shows by Sasha Dodo, Illusionists by Mădălina Dan – dancer / performer; CNDB Dance and Performance Academy – guest lecturer.

He currently guides the Perspective in Motion composition improvisation laboratory and enthusiastically gives himself every opportunity to share with others the experience and energy he has accumulated so far dancing, teaching and performing.

Dancing Walks is a project on the occasion of the International Dance Day, initiated by the National Dance Center of Bucharest in partnership with: AREAL – Choreographic Development Space (Bucharest), Bezsán Noémi (Târgu Mureș), Collective A (Cluj-Napoca), Contact Bucharest Festival (Bucharest), Delazero (Bucharest), Developing Art (Bucharest), Gabriela Tudor Foundation (Bucharest), I Dance You (Brașov), Indie Box (Bucharest), PETEC (Bucharest), LINOTIP Independent Choreographic Center (Bucharest), M Studio (Sfântu Gheorghe), Tangaj Collective (Bucharest), Teatrul din Stejar (Iași), Unfold Motion (Timișoara).

Participating artists:
Oana Băluță (Contact Bucharest Festival), Denis Bolborea (Areal, Bucharest), Catrinel Catană (Gabriela Tudor Foundation, Bucharest), Simona Dabija (Tangaj Collective, Bucharest), Alexandra Gîrbea (Indie Box, Bucharest), Ana Maria Guguian (I dance you, Brașov), Antonia Itineanț (Unfold Motion, Timișoara), Szekrényes László (M Studio, Sfântu Gheorghe), Irina Marinescu (Developing Art, Bucharest), Oana Mureșan (ColectivA, Cluj), Virginia Negru (PETEC, Bucharest), Bezsán Noémi (Târgu Mureș), Alexandru Radu (Oak Theater), Arcadie Rusu (Linotip, Bucharest), Beatrice Tudor (Delazero, Timișoara).

The project takes place outdoors, in one-on-one format. Each partner entity decides on the days of the project, depending on the regulations in force in each city. The protection measures and legal rules imposed against the spread of CO-VID19 will be observed throughout the meetings.



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Centrul Național al Dansului București

Bd. Mărășești Nr.80
București, Sector 4 România
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