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Love Declaration/Declarations - 'The structure from beyond insanity' or 'Why we love Gigi Căciuleanu'

Monday, 28 March 2016 , ora 14.58
 
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- In order to remain an eternal teenager who ignores with serenity the passing of the years…

For this new term, dansactor, which he has created, filled with ingenuity and inspiration…

- For opening the path for dozens of youngsters whom he has persuaded to follow him on the big path of the arts which intertwine: theatre, dance, music, arts which (re)modelled not only the youngsters' body, but also their mind and soul,

- Because he wrote for them and us, Wind, Volumes, Vectors An Essay about the cromoanalysis applied to the body in a state of dance, which appeared in 2008 at the Cartea Românească Publishing House

- For the numerous theatre-dance creations he has offered us in the last years and for his recent creation: L'Om DAda now named "choreographic theatre"

- For his generous gesture of honouring a Romanian author, Tristan Tzara through his creation by making L'homme approximatif become his inspiration - "a writer with an unending originality and with a charming sensibility" -, and who celebrates 120 years in 2016 from his birth (16th April 1896, Moinești - 25th December 1963, Paris)…

- For the commendable intention of paying homage to a really unique, original, radical, explosive form of art - the Dadaist movement which celebrates a century since its foundation on the 6th February 1916…

- For this theatre-dance show, L'Om DAda, whose basis I consent to have been deeply rooted in an ancient timespan of one hundred years, but whose meanings and subtleties I feel to exceed the present and which head out firmly and certainly towards an atemporal space which guarantees its future

- Because he helps me understand what he wanted to tell me, by offering me some clues to his ideas: "While interpreting a choreography, how many times have I felt the need to resort to a moment of madness in order to make its structure shatter in thousands of pieces" or "In my dance nor madness, nor structure can exist alone"…

- Because after I have seen L'Om DAda, I can not only see/read/hear, but I can also grasp/understand/listen much better Magritte, Satie or Apollinaire's art…

For those sixty minutes which pass so quickly during which he laughs, dances, recites, philosophies and acts like a child, in a colourful, sincere and contagious way…

- For saving and wasting resources at the same time, resources he uses to make himself fully understood…

- For his big and sincere gesture-like-hug, in which I feel like melting…

- For the strange bewilderment which he succeeds in giving it to me…

- For the wonderful well-being he brings about in my soul, which has not left me, not even now, after a night and a half after the show ended…

- For the belief that everything is possible and that in the clarity of a dew drop, which fell randomly on a blade of grass, the whole universe can be contained…

- For the certainty that the road of it can only be like this can be easily blocked by choosing another road, that of do as you want and as you feel fit

For all of these and many more, which right now I can't recall, I hereby declare I love Gigi Căciuleanu.



PS. I also love a little bit Lari Georgescu, the dansactor made by Gigi Căciuleanu, the most perfected and who is already at his fourth collaboration with the maestro and who declares: "The proposition of working on a work of Tristan Tzara is even more welcomed the more I discover, with surprise, how close we all are to the Dadaist movement; and most of the time we don't know it. I think this will also be the audience's feeling, at the end of the show".

I share his surprised discovery and I find myself wondering: is it possible for the two actors-dancers-clowns-philosophers-children-aged men…ageless to have been born on the "Sun's crease"?

The National Theatre Bucharest. Workshop Hall

L'Om DAda

A show by Gigi Căciuleanu

Inspired by Tristan Tzara's works

Translated in Romanian by: Ion Pop

With Gigi Căciuleanu and Lari Georgescu

The show L'Om DAda is produced by the National Theatre Bucharest, Researching and Theatrical Creation Center "Ion Sava", "Gigi Caciuleanu Romania Dance Company" and Art Production Foundation, sponsor of "Gigi Caciuleanu Romania Dance Company" JTI.

Cristina Sârbu
Translated by Irina Mihai
MTTLC, University of Bucharest