The Return To Innocence was an urban performance organized by Mendel Collective at the invitation of Urbannect organization, which took place on the sides of the river Somes, in Cluj Napoca, Romania.
The happening, entitled “The Return to Inocence”, aimed to channel the inner child that hides deep down inside each of us, let him run free and have fun on a beautiful sunny day at the beach. From little kids to grown-ups, boosted by the playfull energy of the performers, the beach visitors had the chance to discover and explore a world of joy and curiosity. By nightfall, the performance, initially focused on the interaction with the children, evolved into a party for grown-ups, animated by the bright sounds of the Men-D music. The party was an opportunity for the performers to explore curiously a shining and cheerful night-time universe and for the adults to let go of their daytime worries, dance and have fun. The event was a joyfull mixture of childish energy, questions, games, an invitation for the visitors, no matter how old they are, to have a good time and connect to their inner child.
The Return To Innocence
Directed by Cătălin Bocîrnea
Music production: Men-D
Video recordings and edit: Luana Șeu
Executive producer: Thomas Mendel
Special thanks to Urbannect
Location: Plaja Grigorescu
Mendel Collective 2017