Dance Hub residency at ICI–CCN de Montpellier for Sergiu Matis & Mila Pavićevic
In the frame of the activity Dance Hub, ICI-CCN de Montpellier is offering a residency to the network partner 4Culture, who selected the Romanian artists Sergiu Matis (RO/DE), dancer and choreographer and Mila Pavićević (CR/DE), writer, for this slot.
From March 4 – 15, 2019 the artists will work on their latest production:
“In an attempt to understand and subvert populist aesthetics, folk dance elements have recently entered my work. As traditional culture is too often instrumentalized by identitarian politics, I have started re-dancing the folklore that I learnt in school, not only as an exercise in autoethnography, but also to put it in the context of my performance practice, which is informed by leftist, feminist and queer theory. Thus the question of identity has reappeared in my performance making.
Through this I have found myself constantly reminded that I’m Romanian. Until recently I thought I was beyond that sort of identification, one based on nationality. I thought I was European, or even further: a citizen of the world. I had always wanted to be part of the core culture – and I did arrive in it, but from the periphery.
In my next project, which will start with the residency in Montpellier, I will shift my attention towards the periphery of my thinking in performance making. Here, periphery means though: the core of my roots.” Sergiu Matiș
Dance and choreography: Sergiu Matiș // Dramaturgy: Mila Pavićević
04.03.19 - 15.03.19