“It is a utopian fiction of practical solutions. It mixes work and leisure to reach a futuristic adventure. It is the investigation of the practical performativity. It is a co-created experience where the ultimate aim is to be
“EIO” premiered in eXplore dance festival #5, in Bucharest, October 7, 2010, followed by a showing in Istanbul, within iDANS and Prix Jardin d’Europe 2010.
EIO was awarded the Prix Jardin d’Europe award 2010, value EUR 10.000, for a new dance creation.
"Try to be as practical as possible. That’s what the contract said, that i signed after i agreed to ‘work’
during the performance ‘EIO’ of Maria Baroncea, Eduard Gabia and Dragana Bulut. To enable me
and my co-workers to fulfill this task, they had provided us with all sorts of working tools and
materials. My critical endeavour-colleages who chose not to work but just to watch, told me how
incredibly funny it was- a choreography of its own, unfolding in absurd actions of people creating
and uncreating what was just created by others and clearly having different opinions about the
meaning of being ‘practical’. As for me, from my own –limited perspective-, EIO provided a very
clear and simple structure that functioned as a springboard to a very personal investigation in what
it means to be practical and to rethink todays modes of production and the creation of value in the
arts world and in the world at large."
Julie Rodeyns (Critical Endeavour participant 2010)
Additional performances followed in 2010 and 2011, in Belgrade, Zagreb, Berlin, and Vienna. EIO will be presented in euroscene Leipzig 2011 (DE).