Vera Proca-Ciortea

Creator of a ballet genre that draws on the essence of Romanian folk dance, expressing it in a vocabulary that includes elements borrowed from gymnastics – a genre rightly defined by the critic Liana Tugearu as 'Romanian rhythmic dance.' From the ten pieces in her program, the finest, most original and emotionally powerful was Rythmodia: perfectly intuited, the expression of Nicolae Brînduş's music is diffused into the movement, the plastic suggestion being amplified by symbolic elements in the costumes.

by Luminiţa Vartolomei