SYNC IS AN INVITATION TO EXPERIENCE THE EPHEMERAL BEAUTY OF TOGETHERNESS.
FROM THE SIMPLICITY OF HUMAN TOUCH TO FLUID INTERACTIONS, NINE DANCERS SWAY BACK AND FORTH, FORMING AND DECONSTRUCTING A SUCCESSION OF TABLEAUX.
HYPNOTIC AND MEDITATIVE, SYNC ENABLES THE SPECTATORS AND PERFORMERS TO SYNCHRONISE THEIR SENSES AND GAZES AND TO ASK THEMSELVES: WHAT KEEPS US TOGETHER?
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. Sync is an invitation from Me to Us.
The performance was selected by the Aerowaves dance network and was presented at the Spring Forward Festival 2017 as well as at the Athens and Epidaurus Festival 2017.
“Sync begins with nine dancers strutting about the stage one by one, then forming duets or trios and leaving no spot unmarked. They move to and from every direction like the sun’s rays, running and pausing in linear patterns that keep their momentum alive. It’s as if Anastasia Valsamaki has discovered an invigorating cosmos strongly linked to physics and geometry. (…)”
—TIA LFOY, journalist, essayist & researcher
“(…)Valsamaki has a special gift for creating kaleidoscopic patterns that keep the fascination going – and the dancers too. Sync stands out as a perpetuum mobile, an enigmatic chain of being in never ending motion. The movement is the message.
—MONNA DITHMER, theatre and dance critic
Choreography : Anastasia Valsamaki // Aerowaves Twenty17 Artist
Music: Stavros Gasparatos
Performers (1st cast): Gabriela Antonopoulou, Konstantina Barkouli, Nefeli Kadinopoulou Asteriou, Myrto Katsou, George Michelakis, Natasa Pantemarli, Maria Paschalidou, Kostis Spyrou, Arianna Zarmakoupi Performers (2nd cast): Gavriela Antonopoulou, Konstantina Barkouli, Nikolas Chatzivasileiadis, Nefeli Kadinopoulou Asteriou, Myrto Katsou, Dimitrios Mytilinaios Maria Paschalidou, Natassa Pandermali, Arianna Zarmakoupi
BIOS exploring urban culture
June 9-12, 2016
• SPRING FORWARD FESTIVAL
Bora Bora Dance & Visual theater
April 29, 2017
• ATHENS & EPIDAURUS FESTIVAL
July 2-3, 2017