Herviss Family investigates ways of relating on stage, levels of awareness in the development of the characters and also possibilities to build the artistic act by theater strategies enforced by means of expression specific to contemporary dance and performance techniques. The result is a creation which makes the synthesis between various artistic tools applied through a strong interdisciplinary view-Gina Serbanescu, critic. Herviss Family is a performance that questions contemporary dance. The characters are playing with notions like: structure, improvisation, traditional, concept, idea, multi-disciplinary, contemporary; since this performance is also about the conventions used in creating a show.
Arca Theater Bucharest, Red House Sofia, Roundhouse London, Volksroom Brussels
Dorin Eugen Ionescu finished the Performing Arts Faculty at the Spiru Haret University in 2007. He is currently freelancing between dance, performance and theater. In 2013 he got the DanceWeb scholarship for ImPulsTanz-Viena. He danced in “A stroll in the air” by Georgiana Bobocel, “1+1=1” by Cristina Lilienfeld. In 2007 he created “Showbiz”-a theater and dance performance (Nottara Theater Bucharest). In 2007 he won best supporting actor at the Hyperion Festival Bucharest and in 2008 one prize for group performance at the Young Performers Gala. In 2014 he created the performance called Herviss Family. Coaching/Workshops/Training with: Ivo Dimchev, Jerome Bel, Trajal Harell, David Zambrano, Keith Hennessy, Kira Kirsch, Meg Stuart, Charmaine Leblanc, Matteo Fargion, , Iñaki Azpillaga, Mirva Makinen, Martin Keogh, Miguel Gutierrez, Konstantinos Mihos, Hilde Rustad, Jess Curtis, Ray Chung, Archie Burnett etc. Art EveryWhere is an independent artisitc association, created in 2007 by director/choreographer Dorin Eugen Ionescu. Since than in the frame of the association more than 30 shows were created for different venues and spaces, spiraling between dance, music, theater and more. It main objectives are the interdisciplinarity of arts, the accessibility of art( workshops and classes for both professionals and non-professionals, giving opportunity for individual artistic development.) etc.
Photo by: Eva Campos Suarez
This post is part of a series of profiles on performance and performance makers from this year’s book, Contemporary Performance Almanac 2016, an overview of contemporary performance presented during the 2014/2015 season available for touring now. If you would like to be apart of next year’s book, Contemporary Performance Almanac 2017, you can join the project here.