Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Spotlight On...Paul-Cosma Cimpoieru
Hometown: Bucharest / Romania / Europe
Education: Off the street
Why theater?: There is no theater, or dance, or non-verbal.... it's just a way to "speak", to show and to share dreams, messages, emotions, etc...
Tell us about Homo Americanus: Homo Americanus is an American experience. It is a total experience. Using music and dance, the Hero fervently explores a Romanian/Artist immigrant’s experiences in the Big Apple. From the subways, bodegas, tourists, Uptown, Downtown, he reveals through this interpretive dance work what it feels like to wake up in the city that never sleeps and strive to be a part of it.
What inspired you to write Homo Americanus?: Homo Americanus is about Life.... and is like writing a book: never know where is the border between real life and fiction, between me and the projections of me... in 2015 I got a fellowship @ Actors Studio as a performer / non-verbal actor (not usual for their policy) and so I came and lived in NYC for about 6 months.... This show is a story about any new comers arrived in New York with their goals, dreams, hopes... it's clash of cultures, civilizations told with a lot of humor and sensibility! There is a lot of empathy with the Hero cause, in a very unusual way, in NYC we are all immigrants!
What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: I use to call my work in theater as "montage of emotions"! The emotions are the structure of the performance and they will conduct the story.. I am inspired by images, sounds, smells, colors.....
If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: hahhaa! Would you introduce me to Robert (Bob) Wilson, Romeo Castellucci, Nederlands Dance Theater, Kim-Ki Duk, Wong Kar-Wai (film)
What show have you recommended to your friends?: Hey, Girl! (Romeo Catesllucci)... and some performances from NY Joyce Theater!
Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: the movie - it was done already ;) title: "About the man and the fish"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkBPNMRtXZA There will be a big dilemma for me: casting between Johnny (Depp), Keanu (Reeves) or the fish!!!
If you could go back in time and see any play or musical you missed, what would it be?: I would die to see... A Streetcar Named Desire (Marlon Brando) and Looking for Richard (Al Pacino)
What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: "Dolce far niente" - dreaming!
If you weren’t working in theater, you would be ______?: Rugby / Soccer Coach (I practiced for years and I have the skills to motivate the team to fight / to faith / to win)!
What’s up next?: DUAF Award !