Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2017
2 – 3 July 2017
A group performance for nine dancers, exploring the tension between individuality and collaboration, in search of a harmonic co-existence between the two. The dramaturgy is structured around the dancers’ physical contact and the trajectory of their bodies. In its dizzying, accelerating, almost palindromic sense of rhythm, the performance invites audiences to immerse themselves into and reflect upon the nature of collaboration. The materiality of the senses, the different ways in which bodies can “breathe,” and the fragility of being are highlighted through images, gazes, and physical contact.
DIMENSIONS OF A MEMORY
„Because the Night“
ARGE tanz – SEAD – Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance
30 May 2017
Human existence, the life of the intellect, signifies an experience of this melancholy and the vital capacity to overcome It.
George Steiner, Ten (Possible) Reasons for the Sadness of Thought.
Dimensions of a memory is the first piece of a longer work of research, a solo for two. The work has been developed focusing on the notion of melancholia as a mechanism that will prevent the loved objects to depart forever* therefore as a state that intrigues creativity while coming to an understanding of the ephemeral reality. What can we create on stage that leaves you space to relate, remember and question? When was the last time that you sang a song or played a game? Where do you see yourself? Following these questions we construct a collage of scenes exploring what we enjoy, what we remember, what we forget, what we dream.
*Andre Lepecki, Exhausting Dance: Performance and the politics of movement
Concept & Choreography by Anastasia Valsamaki
Created & Performed by Anastasia Valsamaki & Eftychia Stefanou
Special Thanks to Susan Quinn and Jelka Milic for their trust and support.
Spring Forward 2017
28 – 30 April 2017
Aerowaves Spring Forward provides a platform for the most vibrant and promising choreographers to show their work to performing arts professionals and local audiences. The festival is Live Streamed to reach dance fans across the world. Spring Forward festival will be hosted by Bora Bora and other local venues (Åbne Scene Godsbanen, Teater Katapult, Teater Svalegangen and Musikhuset Aarhus) as part their year-long European Capital of Culture 2017 programme.