A MINUTE OF DANCING A DAY FOR THE CITY
Instead of using words, she expresses herself with movement. Since the tragic terrorist attack on the office of Charlie Hebdo in Paris last year, French artist Nadia decided to devote a minute of dancing to and at the streets of Paris. This is her poetic way to act and to react to the things that are happening around her. She films each little performance and publishes them on her website for a year now.
In order to mark the year that has passed since the attack, in early January Nadia organized evening perfomances on different locations in Paris, titled “A minute of dancing a day”. Each evening was special, consisting of eight different mini videos of dance, Nadia’s live perfomance, and guest appearances of artists, scientists or journalists who spoke of her project through debate, research or their own artistic activities.
“Since the tragic event that took place in early January 2015, I have never felt a greater need for a performance such as this… And this is why I dance; I’ll dance today even if it’s short and pointless compared to everything else, like the flutter of a butterfly’s wings or a drop of water falling. I dance for us, for the ethnic co-existence in which I want to live myself”, says this doctor of performance arts and a licenced teacher of Vinyasa Yoga and Body-Mind Centering (a method of physical movement).
Translation: Nevena Erak