Dear Mădălina!

A performative diary, a frame in which I capture and contextualize the present  with a camera, as a reference point and future artistic material. During the SoDA program, starting with the audition for the program, I have kept this recorded journal on the assessments and presentations. The diary will to be revisited in the frame of the SoDA Festival.                                                                                              This archive is gathered around the idea of performing and recording the present with a projection towards the future and the past, towards a projected temporality of micro/macro  personal/political/personal/social current details.

*This frame was initially elaborated in the  performance (anti)aging made in collaboration with Mihaela Dancs.

Mădălina Dan

maker and facilitator, studied at the Choreography Highschool in Bucharest and in the choreography department of the National University of Theatre and Film, where she also received her Masters in Play- Writing. She was a member of Oleg Danovski Ballet Company from 1998 till 2003. She was invited artist to the Herberger Institute, School of Dance (Arizona State University) in 2009 and in 2008 she received the danceWEB scholarship in Vienna. She studied at HZT in the MA program “Solo/Dance/Authorship” (2014-2016). Along the years, she has been an active member in the contemporary dance community in Romania, at the National Dance Centre in Bucharest, teaching and developing educational and social programs. . In 2015 she received a CNDB award for her contribution to contemporary dance’s development in Romania. Works by Mădălina Dan have been shown at Springdance Festival Utrecht, Tanzquartier Wien, Balkan Dance Platform-Novi Sad, eXplore Dance Festival- Bukarest, Temps d’Images- Cluj, SouthBank Center & Chisenhale Dance Space- London, Fabrik Potsdam, Hebbel am Uffer- Berlin, TanzFabrik Berlin, Dance Theater Workshop- New York, Firkin Crane-Cork, Alta Theater- Prague, FFT Dusseldorf, Stary Brovary Poznan, Sophiensaele Berlin and others. Latest collaborations together with: Sergiu Matis, Agata Siniarska, Tahni Holt, Mihaela Dancs, Alexandra Pirici, Farid Fairuz. She was an associated artist for the National Dance Center in Bucharest in the year 2016, in which she curated a SoDA Works program, a series of performances and artist talks with the 2014-2016 SoDA students.

in cooperation with ada Studio