In the framework of ERASMUS+ programme, Kinitiras Youth group in collaboration with Crooked House Theater (Ireland) brings together ten young people in order to create a performance that will take part in the Performing Arts Festival “Ragaire” *(Ireland) using their own tools and points of view.
An original idea of Kinitiras Artistic Network for Performing Arts and a collaboration with the Goethe-InstitutAthen,the French Institute of Greece, the Flux Laboratory Athens, realized with the support of the Franco-German Cultural Fund.
Part of the residency is realized with the kind support of J.F.Costopoulos Foundation and the French Institute of Bukavu (DR Congo).
Wherever you are on Friday 18/12, 2-5 p.m.(UTC+2) we will come to you, to watch together the works in progress created by our artists in Athens (Greece), Berlin (Germany), London (United Kingdom), Bukavu (Democratic Republic of the Congo) and Paris (France). Blaise, Emilie, Marilena and Patricia will be joining us! The webcast will be available on Kinitiras website.
The workshop will bring together the dancers on the theme of expressing hope despite the difficulties encountered in life; despite the cruelties our mothers, our sisters and we ourselves face every day; it will be about making the dancers understand their place in this martyred society; what should be their reaction; what is their mission … what must be their coded language as an African artist dancer; it will be about making them understand what they are dancing and also the most effective way to get the message across to the community, body language.
We are going to create a ball/a feast together from a distance. Each of us will be alone at home and should be well dressed as if going to a dance (festive, elegant, refined clothes, suitable for the occasion. The most important thing is to feel beautiful !!).
In this workshop we are going to explore the two different dance styles the dancers used as their tools for the improvisation we worked with. I will be leading a workshop based on my practice and how I approached the meaning behind the word transition -building bridges which was the theme and research question of this Residency.
Together we will explore the space of transition between the not-knowing and the knowing though the immediate experience of the body. Which transitions are there into future? How do we navigate through transitions, how are there embodied? Together we investigate movement in the space between the present and the future, its resonance in our surroundings.
Kinitiras, from September 2020 to June 2021, taking into consideration the new social (and not only) circumstances, remains in a transitional mode and proceeds step by step.
The Community Dance Residency on Transition and the exchange between Africa and Europe, originally programmed for Spring 2020 in the frame of In Progress Feedback Festival, is back, updated with creative proposals responding to globally spread challenges.
The time has come for us to move on to a new model of artistic existence that will continue to unite artists and amateurs from Greece and abroad without Kinitiras having a permanent base.
“Lifestyle Drug” duet is moving amongst colorful madness of western way of life.
A small gift from Kinitiras performed by many different performers of all ages and their cats somewhere between Greece, UK and India.