Bucharest Calling! Ioana Paun presents new work in London

05/03 - 06/07/2012 @ Theatre Royal Stratford East

Our former artist-in-residence, theatre director and performance artist Ioana Păun, will work across all areas within the Theatre Royal Stratford East, being inspired by the theatre's life, its artists and its community. She will create new work to be presented in June 2012.

Ioana Păun, born in 1984, is a theatre director and performance artist based in Bucharest and a member of the réaltympanica site-specific collective and Romanian based tangaProject theatre group. She graduated from the MA programme at Goldsmiths College in London and UNATC in Bucharest. Ioana's latest work is revolving around public space and social dynamics that she explores and represents using everyday culture resources: trenSformers (creative interventions in Romanian trains, documenting regional perceptions), X Street (a headphone live art piece where the audience, driven in a minibus through the London 2012 Olympics neighbourhood, penetrate private places through sound) or L-V:8-16 (a show based on the collective experiences of her generation from the ‘90s onward). She is also interested in teenage culture in Romania and is currently devising two high school projects with other Romanian young artists. She is also working with réaltympanica on a video live streaming project, creating site specific reconstructions of different European realities in a foreign country. The project has a pilot phase in Pécs, Hungary, during Europe Mania Festival.

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