GAV artistic company
A performance inspired by Nancy’s Huston novel, Dolce Agonia
“[..] a number of trivial coincidences and unexpected convergences turned this night into a poem.”
Nancy Huston · Dolce Agonia
The new work of Kinitiras, Deep Sigh, opening on the 9th of February, marks the unique artistic collaboration of choreographer and director Antigone Gyra, director and actress Vicky Adamou and visual artist and performer Iason Venetsanopoulos. GAV, the newly-formed artistic company, will debut with their new performance, inspired by Nancy Huston’s novel Dolce Agonia; a performance about individual and collective pain, moving from everyday and obvious aspects of life to the obscure and vague parts of human existence.
A festive day, in the beginning of the millennium, a group of mostly middle-aged friends meet around a floating table in order to eat, share and communicate. Present, past and future coexist within their actions, physical conversations and their hidden memories, whilst the divine element is acting as an observer and flux subverter.
Where is our tender-animal body hidden? How do emotions and memories create the map of our body and voice? Which is their outlet and how can they be expressed through the evolution of physical activities, such as sigh, cough, laughter, cry, flatulate, hiccup or sneeze?
Having as a starting point the thrilling novel by Nancy Huston, along with significant performers from the dance, music and performance fields, Deep Sigh deals with a humorous and self-sarcastic manner with the pain and scaring experiences that each of us is collecting throughout his life, without, however, the absence of joy.
About GAV artistic company
GAV are the choreographer and director Antigone Gyra, the director and actress Vicky Adamou and the visual artist and performer Iasonas Venetsanopoulos. The company merged during Kinitiras’ classes and performances creative process. GAV, guided by the inspiration, knowledge, experience and dreams of its members, aims in creating performances where dance, theatre and visual arts are equally associated compounding a common ground for stage composition.
Direction: GAV (Antigone Gyra, Vicky Adamou, Iasonas Venetsanopoulos)
Set Design: Vicky Adamou, Iasonas Venetsanopoulos
Choreography/ Movement: Antigone Gyra, Ioanna Kampylafka
Music Composition and Editing: Orestis Tanis
Dramaturgy: Anna Tsichli
Lighting: Αnti Steve
GAV Assistant: Christina Papadaki
Set / Costume Design Assistant: Fani Kokkolaki
Performers: Vicky Adamou, Kostis Daskalakis, Nikos Dragonas, Ioanna Kampylafka, Grigoris Sermpis, Katerina Skiada, Joe Tornabene
Guest: Ana Sanchez Colberg
Days and hours: Friday & Saturday 21.30 and Sunday & Monday 20.30
Tickets: 15€, 10€ (unemployed, students)
Reserve a place at 210 9248328 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Limited Presale offer for the first 4 performances: 10 euros per ticket instead of 15 euros.
Presale hours at Kinitiras: From 22/1 Monday-Friday 11.00-13.00 and 17.00-20.00, Saturday 11.00-13.00.
Watch the first steps of the performance here.
The novel Dolce Agonia is available from AGRA Editions
The performance Deep Sigh is funded by the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports