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Livestreamed on this page on Saturday 23 November 2019 at 19:30 EET (Bucharest, UTC +2) / 18:30 CET (Berlin, UTC +1) / 17:30 GMT (London, UTC +0) / 12:30 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5) / 11:30 a.m. CST (Detroit, UTC -6) / 9:30 a.m. PST (Vancouver, UTC -8).

Bucharest, Romania
Saturday 23 November 2019

Techno Trance Body Beats

Choreographic research and exploration of the dance culture of clubbing and electronic music festival scenes

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Saturday 23 November 2019

National Dance Centre in Bucharest, Romania presented Techno Trance Body Beats livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 23 November 2019 at 19:30 EET (Bucharest, UTC +2) / 18:30 CET (Berlin, UTC +1) / 17:30 GMT (London, UTC +0) / 12:30 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5) / 11:30 a.m. CST (Detroit, UTC -6) / 9:30 a.m. PST (Vancouver, UTC -8).

What is a trance?

How could we access a space where movements are self-generating and where the so-called "identity" gets lost in the vast desert of the generic and the impersonal?

How could we become a collective organism, a permeable togetherness?

Is it possible for the Other and all that is around us to become a sentient extension of who we are?

How could we create a space of non-performativity? To being nothing.

What if we became the spaces in-between ourselves?

How could we transform the dance floor into a space that opens up infinite possibilities of becoming?

Techno Trance Body Beats (TTBB) searches for the ecstatic state of a body that has abandoned its individual identity, ideology and language, a body that has modified its culturally inscribed image, a body that dances through an immediate experience of the world around; a body that silently witnesses the blurring of boundaries and differences.

TTBB unites different subjectivities within the collective rhythm, a rhythm that reverberates and gives shape to the practice of solidarity, all in a symbolic space-time conundrum that surpasses racial, social and ideological boarders.

TTBB is a choreographic research and exploration of the dance culture of clubbing and electronic music festival scenes. TTBB brings the phenomenon of electronic music and its adjacent bodily practices in the conceptual theatrical space, using various resources and tools specific to contemporary dance.

TTBB addresses techno dance as a practice of dissolution and dispersion, of non-representation, of empathy and de-subjectification. Through the left-right repetitive balancing, the techno trance reproduces the mechanics of salvation. Do the dance of the heart, of the thorax, of the legs, of the hands, and respond to the music freely, without any contemplation or respect.

Choreographer: Andreea David

Assistant choreographer: Maria Baroncea

Producer: Maria Mora

Performers: Adnana Cruceanu, Viviana Bravescu, Alina Ercău, Giles Michael Eldridge, Mugur Grosu, Maria Mora, Andrei Motrescu, Ada Mușat, Sînziana Pintean, Silvana Râpeanu, Miruna Alexandra Statache

Music: DJ Admina

Light design: Tudor Chiliman

Anthropologist: Laura-Maria Ilie

Communications and production assistant: Iulia Mărăcine

Sound system provided by Soundscape.

About HowlRound TV

HowlRound TV is a global, commons-based peer produced, open access livestreaming and video archive project stewarded by the nonprofit HowlRound. HowlRound TV is a free and shared resource for live conversations and performances relevant to the world's performing arts and cultural fields. Its mission is to break geographic isolation, promote resource sharing, and to develop our knowledge commons collectively. Participate in a community of peer organizations revolutionizing the flow of information, knowledge, and access in our field by becoming a producer and co-producing with us. Learn more by going to our participate page. For any other queries, email tv@howlround.com, or call Vijay Mathew at +1 917.686.3185 Signal/WhatsApp. View the video archive of past events.

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