Simona Deaconescu

Project: Collective Cadence

Simona Deaconescu is a Romanian choreographer and filmmaker working across genres and formats. She examines social constructs, at the border of fiction and objective reality, sometimes with irony and black humor. Her work is research-based, looking for scientific contributions to the field of dance and marginal historical events about resilient bodies.  She holds a BA and a MA at the choreography department of the National University of Theatre and Film in Bucharest and a BA in Film Directing at the Media University in Bucharest. In 2022 she was nominated as an Associated Artist with the National Centre for Dance in Bucharest, a Forecast Mentee, and Aerowaves Twenty22 Artist. She is the artistic director and co-founder of Tangaj Collective and Bucharest International Dance Film Festival.  Her works have been presented internationally, reaching audiences from Europe, North and South America, and Southern Africa.