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March 14th–20th, 2016 / Cinema Muzeul Țăranului, Cinema Elvire Popesco, Universitatea Națională de Muzică / the 6th edition

BIEFF x CNDB: Symmetry (Like CNDB Opening)

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Thursday, March 17th, 7:00pm
at CNDB  Stere Popescu Hall

This year's BIEFF edition partners with the National Dance Centre Bucharest to open together the third edition of the LIKE CNDB Festival. Stere Popescu Hall will host the screening of the first fiction film shot in The Large Hadron Collider at CERN – Symmetry, a dance-film / dance-opera. The screening will be followed by a conversation with Ruben van Leer, the director and writer of the film, alongside experts and journalists from the fields of culture and science. An evening dedicated to the meeting between intimacy and technology.

LIKE CNDB supports thought and experimentation with no set interpretations, and invites you to a series of eclectic events between 17 March and 17 April, most of which are scheduled at the Stere Popescu Hall in Bucharest. The festival aims to bring together in the urban art space an alternative audience enthusiastic about contemporary dance, performance, theatre and experimental film, concerts, screenings, conferences or debates on such topics. LIKE CNDB 2016 fosters abandoned art expressions, such as ‘hybrid forms of performance and other related representations, resulting out of the encounter between arts’.

"Digital art, dance and physics blend to create a rumination on the philosophical mysteries swirling around in our universe in a film that touches on love, philosophy and the nature of life. Filmed on location in Switzerland at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) - home of The Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest and most powerful particle collider, the largest experimental facility ever built, and the largest single machine in the world – Symmetry follows a researcher working passionately on the theory of everything and the smallest particle.

Ruben van Leer skillfully utilises a unique interplay of choreography and sound to express the two sides of our understanding, one rational, the other emotional. The scientist's routine is interrupted by the voice of soprano Claron McFadden, which eventually transports him to an interior world, as an expression of how our drive for rational knowledge of the universe is rooted in a deeper, more emotional desire inside ourselves." (Hyperallergic.com)

The trailer of the film cand be viewed here.

The schedule of the third edition of LIKE CNDB is available on www.cndb.ro.