Monday, 13 May 2019

Trajectory of an Idea: An interactive contemporary dance performance.

Fri 31 May, 21:00
OLVIO theater
Iera Odos 67 & Falaisiou 7, Votanikos, 118 55


A metaphor likens the path, or trajectory, of an idea in time with the course of a human life: An idea is born, grows, matures, dies. It interacts with its surroundings. It plays. It gets trapped. It overcomes. The bodies on stage represent, or embody, ideas. They come into contact with each other, as well as their environment, which presents them with limits and conditions. The choreography is structured on the dynamic relationships of the bodies with their environment: What does a limit on stage afford? What forces can be developed between ground and body? What possibilites does an idea present to another? And what does the end mean, for an idea, its realisation, or it being forgot? The visible technology on the dancers' bodies references a cyberpunk aesthetic, while the costumes will include 3D printed elements.

Motion and sound operate at an action/reaction, or cause and effect, level, creating the impression of interaction between the body and an imaginary, thus pliable, environment. In essence, sound works as a stage set, alive and mutable, using a surround 4.1 format.

Choreography/performance: Drosia Triantaki
Performance: Margarita Panagiotou, Dolores Lousioti
Music, Interactive systems: Dani Joss
Video: Aliki Iosafat
Electronics: Giannis Perisoratis
Costumes/3D print design: Ioanna Symeonidou
Costumes/fitting: Maria Louvari
Additional sound design: Paradigm Weave - Alfonso De Grandis
Φωτισμός: Thomas Economacos
Recording musicians: Lazaros Pliambas (percussion), Dimitris Dalezis (trumpet), Iraklis Iosifidis (double bass), Giannis Kyratsos (vocals), Michalis Karanikos (trombone)
Photos: Giorgos Alexakis
3D scanning at the International Hellenic University

Duration: 60 minutes

Special thanks:
Giannis Kyratsos, Lazaros Pliambas, coho, Alfonso De Grandis, Dimitris Adam.

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