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All that mattered

Performance by Sergiu Matis
In the frame of Open Spaces #3-2015

The “Sleeping Beauty” ballet provides a full-length framework for the work of the Romanian dancers Madalina Dan and Sergiu Matis, who tear holes in the lushness of the classical ballet in order to get nearer to their own ballet history. The discrepancy between social realities in Romania in the 1990s, and the floridly opulent majestic fairy-tales in most ballets which Madalina Dan and Sergiu Matis learnt as trainee dancers has left its mark on their cover version of “Sleeping Beauty”. The two dancers created the ballet in just 20 days from their bodily memories of the frustration they felt during their training. Another of its themes is the precarious working conditions endured by dancers and choreographers today.

Concept/performance: Madalina Dan, Sergiu Matis | A production of Festival for Performing Arts Timisoara supported by Rumänisches Kulturinstitut Berlin and Tanzfabrik Berlin.

Sergiu Matis

Sergiu Matis is a Romanian choreographer born in 1981 in Cluj-Napoca. He received his dance education at the Liceul de Coregrafie in Cluj and the Mannheim Academy of Dance, and began his career at Tanztheater Nuremberg. He has been living and working in Berlin since 2008, creating his own works such as Keep It Real (2013), Explicit Content (2015), Neverendings (2017), Hopeless. (2019) and UNREST (2021). He has led workshops and educational activities at a range of institutions worldwide. In 2014 he completed his masters in Solo/Dance/Authorship at the Inter-University Centre for Dance (HZT) / Berlin University of the Arts (UdK). Content (2015), Neverendings (2017), Hopeless. (2019) and UNREST (2021). He has led workshops and educational activities at a range of institutions worldwide. In 2014 he completed his masters in Solo/Dance/Authorship at the Inter-University Centre for Dance (HZT) / Berlin University of the Arts (UdK).

Double bill with Felix Ott/Dmitry Paranyushkin