Maze Incense revolves around the idea of transparency and lack of pretense in one’s familiar, domestic surroundings, protected
from the labels others might attribute. The show aims to approach with openness and acceptance the unresolved, forgotten or less comfortable areas of oneself, the emotions and behaviors of boredom, procrastinations, denials, failures, confusions, cowardice. It is a closed sphere open for personal
dialogue with oneself, free of masquerades or artifice.
Concept, direction: Ioana Mona Popovici
Created with, performed by: Anna Línová
Photo credit: Jiří Tashi Vondráček
Special thanks to DanceLab.
Project partially created during Studio ALTA Residency.
Ioana Mona Popovici is performance and installation artist (RO, IS, CZ). Her works have been presented in festivals and galleries in Europe, USA, Mexico, South Korea, Israel, Brazil, Nepal. For several of her performances she was selected as “Choreographer To Watch” in the critics’ survey of the German Tanz magazine. In 2008 she received Sazka Award for the performance “Portrait”, in Prague. As a performer she collaborated with several choreographers and theatre directors such as Charles Linehan, Karine Ponties, Simon Vincenzi, Luis Guerra, Petr Tyc and others.
‘’My style can be described as a hybrid product, being inspired by things that often contradict each other and generate - in the performance itself - a state of inquietude, uncertainty and potential danger. I am interested in unpredictable, chaotic, and unlinear structures, as I believe that most interesting things happen on the edge of chaos and stress.’’
Anna Línová (SK) graduated from Dance Conservatory of Eva Jaczová and the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, majoring in classical dance pedagogy. In 2010 she completed Infant Developmental Movement Education (IDME), which is part of The School of Body-Mind Centering® program. She has completed the Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) courses of Prof. Kolar for trainers. Since 2001, she has worked as a dancer and performer in the field of contemporary dance, movement theatre and site-specific. She has collaborated for a long time with Anka Sedlačková (SK), director Anja Hlaváčová (SK) and choreographer Ioana Mona Popovici (RO).
Supported by: MOTUS, z.s., Distorted Bells Foundation