”The Story of Lost Stories” |Unfold Motion (24 November)-Timișoara

The performance represents the development of ” Energy Scholarship! ” obtained at the end of 2022 by the choreographer Lavinia Urcan. The central concept of the performance ” The Story of Lost Stories ” is the transgenerational heritage of the contemporary individual in terms of the influence that their personal stories have on their relationship with the world and the people around them- ” We tell stories from the past to understand something of our common present ”. Under the coordination of the choreographer, the 6 dancers will outline different experiential stories, using their own word and languages of movement and expression ).

Artistic team:

Concept and choreography: Lavinia Urcan in collaboration with the dancers |Cast: 𝗗𝗶𝗮𝗻𝗮 𝗔𝗯𝗱𝗼, 𝗧𝗲𝗼𝗱𝗼𝗿 𝗖𝗮𝘂𝘀̦, 𝗦𝗮𝗿𝗮 𝗚𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗲𝘇𝗮𝗻, 𝗩𝗶𝗸𝗮 𝗠𝗲𝗱𝘃𝗲𝗱𝗲𝘃𝗮, 𝗦𝗲𝗯𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗧𝗲𝗼𝗱𝗼𝗿𝗼𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗶, CAROLINA TAPOC | Sound design: 𝗚𝗲𝗼𝗿𝗴𝗲 𝗔𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗻| light design: 𝗔𝗻𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗶 𝗖𝗵𝗶𝗳𝘂| Sound design: George Allen.

Through this cultural approach, the Unfold Motion Association aims to develop new audiences for the field of contemporary dance and to lay the foundations for the accessibility of a constant cultural offer for the consumer of contemporary dance performances and events related to it such as: Dance films, workshops, etc.

The contemporary dance season is the first such initiative of choreographers working in Timisoara, under the umbrella of the Unfold Motion Association and was born out of the need to have a context for watching dance performances, as is possible in the world of theater.  In a cultural context in which contemporary dance does not enjoy sustained support at national level, the visibility of dance performances is affected by the lack of contexts of presentation to the public. And DINAM is trying to be one of those contexts.

The curatorial vision of the season is eclectic because we believe that the evolution of different aesthetics of contemporary dance (both nationally and internationally) enriches through diversity, an event such as the season.  We want the audience to get in touch with as many artistic currents and choreographic visions as possible so that they can form and develop a critical sense and preferences for certain genres.

The third edition of the DINAM season took place between 6 October and 25 November 2023 and included: 10 contemporary dance performances, Q&A sessions with invited artists, workshops and interviews “meet the artist/sharing practices”, 3 dance film screenings, an audio-video performance installation and a series of sound mixing workshops for the audience.

Partners: Mihai Eminescu National Theatre Timisoara, Victoria Cinema, Faculty of Arts and Design Timisoara, Ion Vidu Art High School, German Cultural Center, French Institute Timisoara, Faber, Iulius Town, Delazero Association, Contemporary Creative Dreamers, At two Owls (n.r. “la Două Bufnițe”) Library, Social assistance Department of Timisoara, iabilet.ro.

Project implemented with the support of the Timis County Youth Foundation and the National Dance Center Bucharest.

Media partners: TVR Timisoara, West City Radio, best of Timisoara, Carturesti bookshops;

Producer: Unfold Motion

DINAM season is part of the Cultural Program Timisoara 2023-European Capital of Culture and is co-financed by the City of Timisoara through the Project Center.

Credit foto: Lorena Dumitrașcu

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