Up Stairs movie premiere – online event
September 15, 2020 @ 9:00 pm – 9:30 pm
We invite you to the launch of contemporary dance film Up Stairs on the TIFF Unlimited online platform, Tuesday, 15th September, from 21.00.
Online Event: http://unlimited.tiff.ro/
UP STAIRS, directed by Alina Ușurelu and produced by Irina Marinescu, is an experimental dance film that uses the staircase as a pretext to perform and as a symbol of the utilitarian/public space that is reactivated, reinterpreted and recreated through the body, senses and personal filters interaction.
The film metaphoric composition traces how space is deconstructed and reconstructed at the meeting place with the body – from dark to light, from monument to ruin, from green, alive, natural, to technology – with the involvement of six performers from the contemporary dance community in Romania. By means of sensory and kinetic interaction, five performers connect with one space/staircase, following a predefined trajectory: confinement staircase – monumental staircase – ruin staircase – staircase claimed by nature – technology staircase. The sixth performer brings together the five spaces/staircases to punctuate the different and diverse ways to understand and connect to the (im/permanent) constructed environment. This way, the latter creates a unified journey that exposes different reactions and interpretations of the spatial relation.
This is how UP STAIRS achieves a new visual approach that responds to the need to understand space, body and the relation between the two in a different and qualitative manner.
Performers: Carmen Coțofană, Catrinel Catană, Cristina Lilienfeld, Irina Strungăreanu, Istvan Teglaș, Momo Peter Sanno.
Up Stairs is a cultural project of Asociația pentru Teatru și Carte – PETEC, launched in partnership with Developing Art and supported by the Ministry of Culture.