xiri tara noir: Even when you say there is no music, there is still a rhythm, which creates a sound
xiri tara noir is a choreographer and a dancer from Denmark, and also has a background in visual arts and activism. For they it is very important what it can do, not always what it is. xiri works not necessarily with professional dancers, but with the people they can meet everyday. Until now, xiri worked with sex workers, people without papers or people with different disabilities.
The artist xiri tara noir thinks there is movement and dance everywhere. Sound, music and dance are like the same thing for me. So you could not have dance without music and you could not have music without dance. Even when you say there is no music, there is still a rhythm, which creates a sound. You can feel a sound.
That’s the same thing when we work. We find the rhythm of everyday life. So it’s like finding poetry in something that we do for survival. xiri will do the choreography for the show Everlasting Youth & Life Without End, which is the final presentation in the Romanian Centriphery project. To see the result of their work, we invite you between July 23-25, in Liberty Square of Timisoara.
Livia Coloji: The subject of the fairy tale is great, we share the same desire with the main character
Illustrator, 1/3 of Balamuc, 1/4 of Gruni, Livia Coloji is a visual artist and is originally from Oravița, Caras-Severin county, Romania. She has a degree in graphics from the Faculty of Arts and Design and lives in Timisoara. In the studio she shares with two other colleagues she works with clients and teams around the world to illustrate children’s books, stationery, packaging and editorials of all kinds.
Livia wants to know anything about anything, and until Centriphery she did not have the opportunity to collaborate with the world of experimental theater, with actors, musicians, choreographers or artists from the world of show business. She believes that those who contribute in this project will have the opportunity to try, learn or gain experience in a certain field, and in the end, the satisfaction of the things well done will appear.
The subject of the fairy tale is great, we share the same desire with the main character, we get it and then what!? Without being moralizing, the story Everlasting Youth & Life Without End, the adapted play and all the related events just put a mirror in front of us and put us in a different context. Coincidentally or not, the fairy tale is Romanian (too). Livia made the art work of the show’s poster, but also hundreds of illustrations, helped by volunteers, that will be part of the play’s scenery.
Short interviews conducted by Anitta Pelin Photo credit: Andreea-Eva Herczegh