Cultartes Features: ‘Mynah’ – The Modern Dance Series of Cristina Siminiceanu

Cristina Siminiceanu is a Romanian dancer, photographer and model based in Timisoara. The intense passion for modern dancing determined her to create a series of videos that would make you experience a large range of emotions, from nostalgia, love or melancholy to revolt, closeness and panic in a relatively short time. She came up with the series back in 2013, even though the project has been publicly released on February 2, 2014.

“It all began in December of 2013 from the desire to dance and create unique stories that I can share with everyone. The video-graphic project consists of collaborations with dancers, where we will experience movements, emotions, stories”, Cristina explains on her Vimeo channel.

The Mynah project has 22 episodes since its debut, some of them futuristic, some traditional. The artist also says: “Each episode has a well-defined concept and for it to take shape visually Mynah also collaborates with videographers, photographers, designers, MUA, hairstylists”. Some of the other people involved are credited at the end of the episodes.

(c) Mynah - the dance project
(c) Mynah – the dance project
(c) Mynah - the dance project
(c) Mynah – the dance project

Great combo of diverse environments, musical genres and dance styles. While watching the episodes in chronological order you can practically see the way she evolved over one year, the way she slightly changed her perceptions on movement art itself, without losing her inner self in the process. I find this amazingly challenging and awesomely satisfying. I don’t get how this is not more popular. “I just want to succeed, along with the people I will work with to overcome our limitations and to spread the dance”, concludes Cristina.

(c) Mynah - the dance project
(c) Mynah – the dance project

Support her conceptually stunning project by sharing it. Follow the project on Facebook and Tumblr. More projects here.

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