In December 2015, the annual EDN meeting took place in Athens at Duncan Dance Research Center. On this occasion, DDRC, founding member of EDN and host of the event, presented a ‘map’ of contemporary dance in Greece, that allowed the EDN partners to “slide” into the city, the country, the actual dance landscape in a fresh and clear way. This map has been drawn as a series of events of a fragmentary and discontinuous nature which characterizes the local artistic community as well as the current social and political reality.
Among these events, the video screening "Positions", presents choreographers whose work is in discourse with the socio-political condition of the last years. ‘How this situation has affected their thinking and work, their thematic content and their collaborations? Have they delved into areas that they wouldn’t have visited otherwise?‘ Far from focusing on final ‘products’, this video mainly reveals procedures and dynamics, detecting and depicting multiple artistic voices in research of new materials, new ways of performativity, collaborations and presentation.
Choreographers presented: Tzeni Argyriou, Ermira Goro, Maria Gorgia, Zoi Dimitriou, Lenio kaklea, Giota Kallimani, Iris Karayan, Euripides Laskaridis, Medie Mega, Mariela Nestora, Dimitris Papaioannou, Ioanna Portolou, Kostas Tsioukas.
Relic is something that has survived the past, something that’s left behind; be it a memory, an object, a language or a being.
In a makeshift room, decorated in a haphazard DIY fashion, a performer puts his notably awkwardly shaped body under the magnifying glass. Magic comes from the mundane and references to cabaret, vaudeville and slapstick abound.
Greek artist Euripides Laskaridis is preoccupied by ideas about transformation and ridicule. By testing the limits of our acceptance of the incongruous and unfamiliar, performer and audience alike will experience a moment of transcendence.
This performance is part of the Aerowaves top Twenty ‘15
Director, choreographer, performer, set design Euripides Laskaridis
Consultant to the director Tatiana Bre
Costume Angelos Mendis
Sound design Kostas Michopoulos
Light installation Miltos Athanasiou
Music consultant Kornelios Selamsis
Dramaturgy consultant Alexandros Mistriotis
Lighting consultant Eliza Alexandropoulou
Assistant director Ioanna Plessa
Special constructions Marios Sergios Eliakis, Ioanna Plessa
Creative production James Konstantinidis, Natasa Kouvari
Photos by Miltos Athanasiou
The music themes heard during the performance are:
Dá-me um Beijo by Elis Regina
Kapia Mana Anastenazi by Vaggelis Perpiniadis
Somewhere in Time by John Barry & Roger Williams