In this passionate solo performance, Sergiu Matis mixes fragments of his personal history with fragments of Western dance history. By learning from machines, playing with the English language and flirting with poetry, theory and sounds, he searches for a new kind of virtuosity. Performative text and choreographic semantics go hand in hand.
The dancer-choreographer was born in Cluj-Napoca, Romania and started dancing professionally when he moved to Nuremberg. He has been living in Berlin since 2008 and has worked with Sasha Waltz & Guests, Colette Sadler and Jee-Ae Lim. In 2014, he completed a Master’s in Solo/ Dance/Authorship at the HZT in Berlin. Matis’ has performed in Berlin, Bucharest, Seoul and Tokyo. Nocturne for Broken Vocal Cords is the latest example of his artistic approach to dance as “the visible thinking body”.