photo: Eleni Taxeri
After three years of choreographic research on female nature and femininity in transition, in collaboration with important institutions and studios, Kinitiras Dance Company presents the performance Fantastic Women, with the aim of celebrating the female existence and femininity of people. The research was carried out in Greece and abroad- Switzerland, Israel, Great Britain- in beaches, mountains, living rooms, studios, airplanes and the routes between them.
In 2019, Antigone Gyra launched a series of solos, which she co-created together with some of her constant collaborators-muses. Afroditi Vervenioti, Ioanna Kampylafka, Eugenia Sigalou, Anthi Theofilidi, Artemis Lampiri and Avra Agora worked before, during and after the quarantine. Some of these solos were presented to a limited audience and some were not. The joy of being a woman, the strength with which your nature has endowed you, resilience, humor and the female body as a vessel for people, emotions, thoughts and dreams were explored in this process. Meanwhile, in 2022, Antigone Gyra returned to the stage after twenty-six years with the solo “ehS came from another planet” in collaboration with Amalia Bennett; a solo that speaks to all her previous work.
The material from these solos is reworked by the choreographer, in close collaboration with the dancers, additionally inviting Penelope Pyrrou from the group Kinitiras Ω (Omega) and Christos Polymenakos as a dramaturgy consultant, so that a new project is being created.
On the last day of the performances, Kinitiras together with the NGO Gender Alliance Initiative, will co-organize a discussion inspired by the Erasmus+ program SEX Educ’Accion in which members of the Kinitiras network participated in Spain. Fotini Sianou, feminist and activist for peace and non-violence will be invited in the discussion”Fantastic Women of then and now. Claims of then and now”. The debate will be moderated by Giorgos Nikolaidis, Coordinator of the Gender Alliance Initiative.
Choreography: Antigone Gyra in collaboration with the performers
Dramaturgy Consultant: Christos Polymenakos
Soundscape and original music: Orestis Tanis
Lighting: Anti Steve
Costumes: Ioanna Kampylafka
Texts: Christos Polymenakos, Dimitra Zagora
Song: Aliki Avdelopoulou
Assistant Choreographers: Alexis Vidalakis, Dorothea Mavrommati
Props: Aristotelis-Georgios Zogas
Photos: Eleni Taxeri
Antigone Gyra co-created her solo with Amalia Bennett and her costume was created by Evdokia Veropoulou
Performers (alphabetically): Avra Agora, Antigone Gyra, Ioanna Kampylafka, Penelope Pyrrou, Eugenia Sigalou, Anthi Theofilidi, Aphrodite Vervenioti
When: 21, 22/4/2023 at 21.00 & 23/4/2023 at 20.00
Where: Roes Theatre, Iakhou 16, Kerameikos
Duration: 60 minutes
Tickets: 15 euros / 12 euros reduced (student, disabled, 65+) / unemployed free if seats are available at the theatre box office on the day of the performance
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Thank you Leica Akademie Greece and especially the students, Elli Balatsoura, Ilias Fountis, Eleni Grigoratou, Alexandra Papoutsi, Ingmar Riswick and Alexandros Sofianos for the photos: