CYPRUS CHOREOGRAPHY PLATFORM

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Day 1

Suzana Phialas

“cold shiny screens” - 25'

 

Through the cold, shiny screens of the devices we are so attached to, reality is morphed into a grotesque cheeriness as users look to bump up their ratings and reputation and where “sameness” gets rid of emotional and physical pain and eradicates individualism and free will.

 

credits:

concept/choreography/direction: Suzana Phialas

performance/co-creation: Rania Glymitsa, Elena Gavriel, Julia Brendle, Alexia Perdikaki

additional performers: Eleftheria Sokratous, Maria Alexandrou

mentoring: Pavlos Kountouriotis, Rodia Vomvolou

lighting: Suzana Phialas in collaboration with Panayiotis Manousis

photo: Pavlos Vrionides

 

Natalie Tsingis

Who Am I - 15’

 

The two women, dominated by the idea of perfection, project an external, false image to gain the necessary attention, acceptance, and love. They adopt a competitive self, thinking that this is how they should be and how they should move in order to be acceptable.

 

But this slowly fades and eventually they accept and just love what is around them and most importantly, what is inside them, thereby allowing their True Self to flourish.

 

credits:

Natalie Tsingis

Viky Kalla

Styliana Ioannou

Music: Theodoros Marouf

Photo: Pablo Picasso - Portrait of Jaquieline

Vision Q Aneesha Michael

into the roots... - 15’

 

A time to change, a time to remove the many layers of burdens that life places upon us. First the wind, she comes and goes with a power that strips us of our dignity. Naked we float as light as falling feather, dancing to the music of life. Our heart cannot help it's self, but return us to the cradle of life. Only there do we find the power to be born again, wielding the sword of our truth, cutting through the web of ego. Now we have an empty space. What will we fill it with? It is a time to reveal our spirituality.

 

credits

Choreography/ Performer:  Aneesha Michael

Composer/ Musician:  Vasilios Firippis

Dramaturgist/ Mentor:  Bush Hartshorn

Photographer:  Kyriakos  Kadis

Special thanks to Susan Papa

Harry Koushos

Something might happen potentially more beautiful - The certainty of chances  - 25’

 

Harry Koushos, in his new piece for two dancers is inspired by the music of the experimentalist

composers of the 70’s, such as John Cage, Steve Reich, Cornelius Cardew, Terry Riley and Gavin Bryar. Koushos has created a movement pattern with a well-defined structure that although repetitive, allows dancers the freedom to define their relation with space, time and the rhythm. These “cracks” in the structure create “accidental” meetings, different attempts of communication between the two bodies on stage, composing each time a new narrative in real time before the audience. The control of the result is passed on from the choreographer to the performers, the strict structure is deconstructed, opening up the possibility for something to happen, something potentially more beautiful than anything.

 

credits

Choreography: Harry Koushos

Dramaturgy: Eleni Moleski

Dancers: Emi Korfia, Harry Koushos

Costumes: He_m_n_oid

Music: Marina Xafolidi

Photo: Odysseas I. Konstantinou

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