Home & 2084
Kinitiras hosts two dance performances of the two artistic groups that were distinguished in last year’s In Progress Feedback Festival (IPFF): Home by the Almalibre.co company of Anastasia Brouzioti and 2084 by A(r)CT company of Eleni Papaioannou and Alex Gotch .The two projects ranked first in public opinion feedback and will be presented at Kinitiras in their final form.
Home is inspired by Egon Schiele’s (1915-1917) The Embrace (The Loving) and Edward Hopper’s Coople Paintings (1939-1959) and Social Realism (1928-1947).Hopper’s realism and simplicity combined with his isolated figures, even when the faces he draws are in the same room, as opposed to the intense vitality of the two genders in the Schiele paintings, portray two completely opposite atmospheres, two different worlds of human coexistence and communication.Almalibre.co composes through movement, space and bodies a choreography that turns into a painting.
Choreography: Anastasia Brouzioti
Assistant choreographer: Smaralia Karakosta
Dramaturgy: Yannis Giannoulis-Anastasia Brouzioti
Music production: Yiannis Romanos
Music editing: Almalibre.co
Photos: Christos Tzimas, Eleni Papaioannou
Dancing: Alexandros Vardaxoglou, Matina Kokolaki, Anastasia Brouzioti, Yiannis Tsigris
A (r) CT
2084 is a collaboration of performers Eleni Papaioannou and Alex Gotch with the musician Panos Houdoulidis. Drawing information from 1984 by George Orwell, 2084 relies on the idea that love can be revolutionary, resisting and often risky.Two people who, beyond the love they share, love freedom as well.And they resist vigorously in the constant effort of a “superior” power to abolish every trace of interpersonal relationships so as to ensure absolute dominance over them.2084 reflects the fear that someday we may lose the ability to feel, think, and fight for ourselves, our dignity, those around us.Perhaps we lose the world we once dreamed of and fell in love.
Dancing : Eleni Papaioannou and Alex Gotch
Music composition: Panos Houdoulidis
A few words about the companies
Almalibre.co was created by Anastasia Brouzioti in 2011. Their works are: Wish (2012), A true story (2013), Moving Picture (2014), Race to Grace (2015), Soul Mechanisms / Journey in the Sky (2016), Infinity room dear (2017), Home (2017).Two of them have been awarded in the International Choreography Competition (Certamen Coreografico de Madrid) in Madrid in 2013 and 2015 respectively (A true story, Race to grace).They have participated in international festivals in Greece and abroad (Danza Trayectos, Arc for dance festival, Lekuz Lekuz, One Small Step, Dantza Hirian etc.), while in 2016 they were selected by the Spanish Festival Red de Cielo abierto to tour the country with the Race to Grace project.In 2017 they participated in Kinitiras In Progress Feedback Festival 2017 with the project Home, which was awarded the first prize (audience award).In November 2017 they will participate in the Echo Echo International Festival of Dance and Movement in Ireland.
A(r)CT was born in 2014 on the idea that dance, like all arts, should act as a mean of social change and not just change. Alex Gotch and Eleni Papaioannou had their first collaboration as part of their studies at the London Contemporary Dance School. They create projects based on dance and physical theater, installations and site-specific performances. They have participated in festivals in England and Greece, such as the Athens Video Dance Project Festival 2016 (Athens), the 1st and 2nd Dance Platform of the PK Theater (Athens), the 1st Dance Festival of Chorochronos (Athens), Resolution 2016 and Fringe Shorts 2015 at The Place (London), Summer Streets 2015 at Regents Street, Friday League at Theater Delicatessen (London), Motus Festival in Milton Keynes (England), 2nd Scratch Festival (Athens), Emerging Choreographers Platform 2015 at Broadway Theater, London. They have worked and influenced by professors, choreographers, dancers and artists from around the world such as Bruno Caverna, David Zambrano, Matan Levkowich, Edivaldo Ernesto, Rick Nodine, Luca Silvestrini (Protein Dance), Joanna Kalm, Seke Chimutengwende Livia Rita, Alexis Blake, Sophie Nuezel, Anders Duckworth, Daniel Persson (Humanah Productions), enriching their movement vocabulary.
Panos Houdoulidis is a London-based sound engineer and music producer.He collaborated for the first time with Eleni Papaioannou in the creation of a short video dance.
Days of performances: Saturday at 21.30, Sunday & Monday at 20.30
(A Master Class from the companies will be held for professional dancers on 21/10/2017, from 18.00 to 20.00, instead of the show, followed by an open to the public conversation.)
Duration: 80 minutes
Ticket price: general entrance 8 €
Reservations: 210-9248328 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Masterclass 21/10/2017, 18.00-20.00
The masterclass of Almalibre.co and A(r)CT is a contemporary dance workshop that combines elements from the Release, Floorwork, Flying low and Passing Through techniques.
During the workshop we will share with you our own personal practices and you will have the opportunity to explore the way we work and develop our work.
In particular, we will focus on how, through specific improvisation exercises, body movement can become emotional and enrich our movement vocabulary.
So, through group games, improvisations and more choreographed exercises, we will meet, run, play, move and dance as if there is no tomorrow!