Current Projects (2024-25)

Body Landscapes. An Ecofeminist Perspective

‘BLOT – Body Line of Thought’, a mesmerising dance performance created by Simona Deaconescu (RO) and Vanessa Goodman (CA), depicts how uncontrolled microbiological entanglements shape our existence. For one month, in the late spring of 2025, ‘BLOT’ becomes a metaphor for sustainable collaboration, awareness, and care in a circuit gathering artists’ collectives, institutions, and festivals in the diverse contexts of Western countries and the Eastern/Balkan Region.

Travelling by land only, Tangaj Collective will present ‘BLOT’ together with LOKOMOTIVA – Centre for New Initiatives in Arts and Culture (Skopje, MK), Albania Dance Meeting (Tirana, AL), Students Cultural Centre in Novi Sad (RS), Croatian Cultural Centre/Port of Dance Festival (Rijeka, HR), En-Knap Productions (Ljubljana, SI), Fondazione Emilia Romagna Teatro (Bologna, IT), Klagenfurt Festival (AT), L1 Independent Artists Association of Public Utility (Budapest, HU), and The National Centre for Dance in Bucharest (RO).

The show is accompanied by a screening featuring five dance films on ecofeminist themes and a workshop led by choreographer Simona Deaconescu. The show will include open captions and a dossier for neurodivergent audiences to address a notable gap in making performances accessible in the regional context.

Perform Europe Grant
EUR 60,000

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Artistic Works

BLOT — Body Lines of Thought
Producers: Tangaj Collective, Action at a Distance, The National Centre for Dance in Bucharest
Recent environmental events underscore the importance of viewing the body as part of its inner ecosystem. ‘BLOT – Body Line of Thought’, a groundbreaking hybrid show, embodies this concept through a trance-inducing performance by nude bodies. This innovative piece, created by Romanian-Canadian duo Simona Deaconescu and Vanessa Goodman, explores the relationship between movement and the bacteria within us. It highlights shared traits between humans and animals – sweating, scent, reproduction, and immunity – revealing how bacteria influence these aspects and connect us to the Earth.

Premiering in 2022 at the National Centre for Dance in Bucharest, ‘BLOT’ benefits from the insights of visual arts curator Olivia Nițis and feminist bio-artist Marta de Menezes. Featuring two talented Romanian dancers, the performance examines our unique microbial footprints, constantly altered through interactions and resource exchanges. ‘BLOT’, a thought-provoking performance, challenges audiences to rethink the concept of identity, emphasising the continuous interplay between our inner ecosystems and the environment.

Tour Dates

List of performances
DATES
Venue and location
Performing arts
Topics covered
Date
BLOT — Body Lines of Thought
Institution Students Cultural Centre in Novi Sad (SKCNS)
Serbia
Dance
Performance Art
Climate justice
Cross-sectoral collaboration
Environment
Feminism
Sustainability
April 4, 2025 - May 11, 2025
BLOT — Body Lines of Thought
Museum of Contemporary Art
North Macedonia
Dance
Performance Art
Climate justice
Cross-sectoral collaboration
Environment
Feminism
Sustainability
April 22, 2025 - April 30, 2025
BLOT — Body Lines of Thought
National Experimental Theatre "Black Box Hall”, Arturbina building
Albania
Dance
Performance Art
Climate justice
Cross-sectoral collaboration
Environment
Feminism
Sustainability
April 28, 2025 - May 6, 2025
BLOT — Body Lines of Thought
Hrvatski kulturni dom na Sušaku (HKD
Croatia
Dance
Performance Art
Climate justice
Cross-sectoral collaboration
Environment
Feminism
Sustainability
May 13, 2025 - May 17, 2025
BLOT — Body Lines of Thought
Španski Borci Main Hall
Slovakia
Dance
Performance Art
Climate justice
Cross-sectoral collaboration
Environment
Feminism
Sustainability
May 15, 2025 - May 25, 2025
BLOT — Body Lines of Thought
Teatro Arena del Sole - Sala Salmon in Bologna
Italy
Dance
Performance Art
Climate justice
Cross-sectoral collaboration
Environment
Feminism
Sustainability
May 19, 2025 - May 25, 2025
BLOT — Body Lines of Thought
Architekturhaus Klagenfurt (or Burghof Klagenfurt)
Austria
Dance
Performance Art
Climate justice
Cross-sectoral collaboration
Environment
Feminism
Sustainability
May 28, 2025 - June 11, 2025
BLOT — Body Lines of Thought
Stere Popescu Hall (CNDB)
Romania
Dance
Performance Art
Climate justice
Cross-sectoral collaboration
Environment
Feminism
Sustainability
June 9, 2025 - June 22, 2025
BLOT — Body Lines of Thought
Hungary
Dance
Performance Art
Climate justice
Cross-sectoral collaboration
Environment
Feminism
Sustainability
Photo credits

Adi Bulboacă

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