performance | 40 min | 2017

A dance, installation and music performance in which all the elements can be seen as particles in perpetual movement, permutable and parallel. The show is based on the endeavours of deconstruction, destructuring, decorporalisation through multiple layers of decoding the information. Video, text and music decompose and recompose the movement spaces, pinpointing the permanent relation of transfer between body and space.


Based on philosophical and physical formulas, from the quantum theories to post-structuralism (Judith Butler, Julia Kristeva, Adriana Cavarero) and inspired by the the paraconsistent logic of dialectical philosophy (Graham Priest) and theories by Michel Foucault and Henri Lefebvre about the social production of space, the contradictory space, the other space (heterotopy), counter-space, the text puts the body in a fluid reality. Physical and mental body, parallel, dual, contradictory.

The choreographic approach is the result of a process of analysis and research with the bodies of eight dancers, which build up both a fluid and fragmented organism.

the makers

Choreography Simona Deaconescu
Curator & dramaturgical support Olivia Nitis
Visual composition Ciprian Ciuclea
Original score Catalin Cretu
Performers Alexandra Balasoiu, Andreea Belu, Corina Mitrovici, Denis Bolborea, George Alexandru Plesca, Georgeta Corca, Marian “Franke” Octavian, Simona Dabija
Light design Alexandros Raptis
Sound engineer Marian Catu


May 2017 @ The National Center of Dance Bucharest

producers and sponsors

Co-produers The National Center of Dance Bucharest, Tangaj Dance Collective
Official partner Experimental Project

“COUNTERBODY” is part of the cultural project “Room 0004_Sonic Spaces”, co-financed by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund. The project does not necessarily represent the position of The Administration of the National Cultural Fund. AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project, nor the manner in which the results of the project can be used. All these are entirely the responsibility of the beneficiary of the grant.

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