“The After-Life – dance opens doors” project proposed a series of events exploring the collective imagination of life after death through various artistic means of expression: contact improvisation, butoh, video projections, poetry, musical improvisation, puppets and shadows theater.
Together with dancers Virginia Negru, Simona Baciu and Smaranda Găbudeanu, the musician Catalin Diaconu and the video artist Elena Muchnaya, the Russian choreographer Sasha Dodo (Alexander Omelchenko) created a performance, from which the scenes later unfolded, they were put under the magnifying glass and explored in detail through a series of unconventional performance.
The costumes were created by Georgiana Gherghisan, the stage design by Evgheni Pînzari and Alexandra Andrieş, the concept of lights by Alexandros Raptis and the graphic by Oana Băluţă.
The work process was participatory, the team has been in constant communication with the audience through contact improvisation workshops, lectures by visual artist Katya Zorina and the I am Lalla lab, where members of the public have become performers.
“Before we talk about what happens after, we ask what is now and here and what was before. Who is the viewer? What is the perspective we look from? At the intersection of these questions comes the mystery. “(Sasha Dodo)
After.Life – open doors through dance means:
After.Life – a contemporary dance performance by Sasha Dodo at the National Dance Center, Bucharest and Point
losing the last petal becomes a horizon – performance at the National Library of Romania within the Libraries’ Nocturne
In the Source – a specific site-specific performance for 3 consecutive days in the Water Tower – Make a Point within the Giants of Pantelimon;
Spatio Poetry – two lectures at the Dance Center and UNATC “I.L. Caragiale “
I AM LALLA – a laboratory where Katya Zorina used Human Design principles to create – a performance with the lyrics of Lalleshwari’s 14th century mystic writer at CNDB
Contact Impro for everyBODY - 4 contact improvisation workshops in Bucharest neighborhoods: Tei, Ferentari, Giuleşti Sîrbi, Cişmigiu
After.Life – open doors through dance is a project of Petec Association funded by the City Hall through the Cultural Projects Center of Bucharest – ARCUB as part of the Bucharest – Participatory City program.
Partners: National Center of Dance Bucharest, Make a Point, National Library of Romania, Romano ButiQ, Civic Initiative Group Lake Tei, Point, UNATC “I.L.Caragiale”, Hippocampus, Universe Sudiria, Policy Center for Roma and Minorities
Media partners: Garbo, LiterNet, Modernism, art7