Trans-Contact 2013 is under preparation
Registration will start 20th of April, 2013, 20.00 (CET + 2 time)
Registration has just started for this year's edition of Trans-Contact! We will start on 28th of July and dance until August 5th. Details of the programme and teachers are available at Trans-Contact 2012 section of the site. Hope to dance with many of you, former and future participants!
Trans-Contact 2012 is around the corner
Kinga and the team
Intensive CI weekend in nature, with Katja Mustonen from Finland/Germany.
22-24 June, 2012, Măguri-Răcătău, jud. Cluj
Info and registration: office[at]groundfloor[dot]ro.
every year, the 2 % mechanism alows you to support the activities of GROUNDFLOOR GROUP with 2 % of your income taxes.
you can find the declaration below, please download it, fill it with your own data and send it together with your income declaration to the Financial Administration by MAY 25, 2012, or send it to us by MAY 15, 2012.
Declaratia 200 _ 2012
Declaratia 230 _ 2012
Alexey Levinskiy in Cluj
Masterclass in Meyerhold's BIOMECHANICS - for actors, directors, dancers.
19-23 March, 2012 - Cluj Napoca
Registration deadline: 14 March, 2012.
Next performance of DIVAS
TUESDAY, February 28 - from 19,00.
Admission: 15 RON/8 RON for students
Reservation by SMS: 0748-144322 or email: office[at]groundfloor[dot]ro
DIVAS in the press - first impressions
Here you can find an article in Hungarian language about DIVAS: signed by Réka Hegyi and Tímea Rácz on Hamlet.ro
Next performance date is: October 26 from 8 PM - make your reservation by sending an email to office[at]groundfloor[dot]ro.
Coming! Coming! Coming!
Make sure you don't miss it. Reserve your ticket by sending and email to office[at]groundfloor[dot]ro.
Trans-Contact 2011 is over
Thank you all for being with us for this edition. :) We are working on the reports and taking a short vacation afterwards.
Photos will be uploaded and available soon.
Looking forward to host you next year.
TRANS-CONTACT 2012 dates are July 28 - August 5, 2012. More info about the festival by the beining of next year, registration starts end of April.
Thank you for following on our website and on Facebook for Contact Events in Cluj
and also for other activities of GroundFoor Group
Kinga, Feró, Noémi and Orsi
Trans-Contact 2011 - UPDATE July 15th.
Upon request, we extended the deadline for participation with accomodation included. New deadline is July 22. Make sure you make the fee transfer before it. And looking forward to new participants :)
Trans-Contact 2011 - UPDATE July 14th.
Chris Aiken's intensive is full. Those who are registreging from now on, please, choose from the other two intensives.
Thank you and looking forward to meet you all!
Trans-Contact 2011 - UPDATE
Updated information about the 2011 edition of the festival HERE.
Teachers and descriptions are available HERE.
Registration started on 12 May, 2011, registration form available HERE
If you have any questions about the festival, the Work Exchange program, the First Contact Project, contact us at office [at] groundfloor [dot] ro
Looking forward to dance with you this summer.
Trans-Contact Organizing Team
POST.SYNC IN LJUBLJANA
We are very proud to announce that POST.SYNC was selected to take part in the 6th edition of the "Balkan Dance Platform 2011" (BDP 2011) which will take place between 19 - 24 April 2011 in partnership with *Exodos*, international festival for contemporary stage arts in Ljubljana, Slovenia (15-24.4.2011). 24 choreographers from 8 countries will present small scale works and full length performances in a special anniversary edition (10 years), dedicated to the contemporary dance in the Balkan region. The selection was made from 170 applications received, by an international jury consisting in the BDP partners and Jan Fabre as curator of 2011 Exodos festival, based on the quality of the work, concept and national representatively. More about Balkan Dance Platform and the full program available on the facebookpage of the event
Last chance to see it in Cluj, before it departs to Ljubljana - THURSDAY, 17th OF MARCH AT 8 PM
Tickets: 15 RON/8 RON - for students. For reservation, call or text 0748-144322.
Imagine a world in which there is no sound. A world in which objects, equipments lose their sounds and the familiar noises of vehicles, electrical appliances around us are gone.
Imagine zero-point. Silence. And a human voice.
This voice defines a schizoid space where fantasy merges with reality, where animation and feature films, sounds of radio emerge from subconscious to surprise, challenge and awaken us to grim reality: what we see or hear - whether it is present, past or future, real or screened – becomes part of our personality. There is no silence. No human voice. No escape.
directed by: Ferenc Sinkó
assistant director: Noémi Vajna
design: András Szabó
choreography: Ferenc Sinkó
video: Tihamér Török
sound: Szabolcs Balla
photo: István Biró
Special thanks to
CORSO Café & Bistro, Smaranda Almăşan
Opening was part of Temps d’Image International Festival, October 17th, 2010
foto: Biro Istvan
More pictures here
Letting the flow travel through me into the space
Workshop Contact Improvisation and Improvisation
at Studio of Fabrica de Pensule
Friday / March 18,
Saturday / March 19
Sunday / March 20
Preparation for performance / March 20,
Performance open to public: Sunday / March 20, 17.00 – ENTRANCE FREE
Open to all levels of movers. Workshop language: ENGLISH
Costs: 45 RON (40 for students)
Registration by email: email@example.com or phone number: +40-748-144322.
This workshop is organized in close collaboration with Deutsches Kulturzentrum Clausenburg.
Description of the workshop
Moving with fluidity and ease into the floor, surrendering, finding support from the earth, being able to get away and fly into the sky. Taking the invitation to play like the small kids, reaching out and getting what I want. Moving from the core and letting the flow travel all the way out to the fingertips and top of the toes. Allowing the emotions to travel from the inside out. Filling my movement with expression. Listening to myself. Listening to the group and the space, allowing me and the others to create something bigger than me. Letting it to flow through me. Letting it move me and the others like one being.
I would like to divide the workshop into 3 different sections which in the end will be brought together to an improvisational performance.
We will work with different contact improvisation skills like weight sharing in different levels, lifts and getting in and out of contact.
We will work on our personal dance qualities. Where do I get my impulse from for the improvisation? What interests me? Where inside me can I find my creative source? Here I would like to introduce the fluid systems of the body to flow from one state into another in our movement improvisation.
The third section will be to work to widening the awareness from the inner-personal dance experience in and out of contact to the awareness of the space and other dancers. How can I be connected to my inside and perceive the outside? How can I still listen to my insight while I am listening to the group and the space?
Short bio of Heike Kuhlmann
HEIKE KUHLMANN, German dancer, choreographer and teacher living in Berlin. Heike teaches dance and movement for adults and kids for more than 13 years. It is her deep interest to support others in developing access to their body wisdom and their creative body expression. To be in a good relationship with oneself and the world. Her dancing technique draws from different roots such as Release technique, Contact Improvisation, Capoeira and African dance techniques which she has studied for many years. She combines them with awareness exercises and bodywork,
Starting of with a university degree in Physical Education and Biology. She studied Dance Pedagogy with Leanore Ickstadt and has a Master in Choreography. In her Diploma in Integrative Bodywork & Movement Therapy (IBMT), she studied deeply Body-Mind Centering and Authentic Movement.
In 2010 she taught in Florianopolis, Brazil, at the Easter Improfestival in Göttingen and at Trans-Contact, Cluj-Napoca Romania. In 2009 she has been invited to the first Contact Festival in Florianopolis, Brasil.
She works as a dancer (Nov 2010 „Same person tomorrow?”), choreographer and creates her own performances. The last collaborative work on weather and climate change was shown at the Saalbau Neukölln, Berlin on the 27th of June 2009. This performance is still in further development.
In 2008 she developed collaboratively the performance installation „Nirgendland“, choreographed „Dancing on water” and danced at the Masdanca festival- Gran Canaria.
In 2007 she won the Berlin price of violence prevention for creation of a dance/theatre school project on violence through fairytales.
In 2006 she created the solo „To be looked at“ for the conference „Slavery in Contemporary Arts – Trauma, Memory and Visuality“. An article about that performance has been published in „Slavery in Art and Literature“ (2010).
More Information about Heike on: www. Heikekuhlmann.net
vis-à-vis - what is it about?
In a few days our new contemporary dance action starts.
presents performances from Budapest and Cluj, as if we were <<just across the street>>. In fact we are, taking the big map of contemporary dance in Europe into consideration.
is an exchange program involving artists around SIN Culture Center (Budapest) and GroundFloor Group (Cluj) who will present during a 5 day event: contemporary dance classes, shows and will take part in discussions and professional exchanges. We aim to know each other’s work better, to collaborate more often in the future and to offer the audience in Cluj a new perspective on what contemporary dance means for different artists. We also aim to transform this pilot event into a festival of exchanging ideas and sharing knowledge in the future.
Ladies and gentleman, please welcome our new born baby,
Help him grow by giving us what is most precious: time for live performing arts in your life.
Kinga Kelemen – director of GroundFloor Group
Tamás Lóky – executive manager of SÍN Culture Center