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All that mattered

Performance with Sergiu Matis

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 Matiș, born in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, began his professional career at the Tanztheater Nuremberg. He has been living in Berlin since 2008, working with choreographers such as Colette Sadler, Yossi Berg, Philip Bergmann, Daniel Kok, and Jee-Ae Lim. He dances and works in several choreographies of Sasha Waltz & Guests (Dialoge: Neues Museum and MAXXI, Continu, Matsukaze, and Sacre). In 2014 he completed his Master’s degree Solo/Dance/Authorship (SODA) at HZT Berlin and received a scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation. His choreographies (Human Nature, Landing, ThreeDoors. Search, 89. Grenzenlos, Ending-dong, doom room, Duet, Keep it real, Explicit Content) have been shown internationally in Radialsystem/Berlin, Kinitiras Studio/Athens, eXplore Dance Festival/Bucharest, European Festival of Performing Arts Timișoara/Romania, International Festival dance.movement.theatre Gheorgheni/Romania, The National Dance Centre in Bucharest, Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Antistatic Festival/Sofia, and Impulstanz Vienna.

Double bill with Felix Ott/Dmitry Paranyushkin