Day 1 / 10.12.2021 / Friday
Would you still love me if I was like this
Now that we’ve come closer
and started to get to know each other
what would you tell me about love?
What do you know?
Did you love?
No? Your eyes say differently.
If we weren’t like this, would you still love me?
If we stopped being here, would you love me like before?
When I see you standing there, in front of me, I love you even more. For real.
Even if you are at a distance.
Concept: Diamanto Hadjizacharia
Choreography: Diamanto Hadjizacharia in collaboration with Marina Sophocleous
Dramaturgy: Demetris Karamanos
Original Music: Alexandra Victoros
Costume Designer: Kristia Nektaria Mala
Photography: Pangram Pixels, danaemation
Performance: Diamanto Hadjizacharia, Marina Sophocleous
Diamanto Hadjizacharia is a performance maker who specialises in the medium of movement. She graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London as a contemporary dancer and from Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD) as a choreographer. Her artistic research examines the relationship between human and society in an attempt to understand how both work and interact with each other. Her works have been featured in festivals in the UK, Cyprus and Austria.
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“I cannot make you understand. I cannot make anyone understand what is happening inside me. I cannot even explain it to myself“.
Francis Kafka, Metamorphosis
Harry Koushos along with his collaborators composer Ecati, writer Ody Icon and dramaturg Eleni Moleski, performs an experiment. He imagines himself being 98 years old and looks back on his life, as it has already happened. What happens when someone reaches the end? When he stops worrying about tomorrow, because he is absolutely certain that, for him, there will be no tomorrow? Could then a moment of absolute freedom be possible, a moment of abolishing every acquired identity that has been attributed to us throughout our previous life?
Concept, direction, performance: Harry Koushos
Dramaturgy: Eleni Moleski
Text: Ody Icon, Eleni Moleski, Harry Koushos
Mix, mastering: Ilias Pantelias
Harry Koushos was born in 1988 in Cyprus and studied dance at “Niki Kontaxaki” Higher Private Professional Dance School. As a dancer, he has mainly collaborated with Alexandra Waierstall. As a creator, he has received support from the European Module Dance and Aerowaves programmes. He has presented his work on the main stage of CTO (Cyprus Theatre Organisation), on the main stage of Onassis Cultural Center, and has collaborated with the Greek National Opera, among others. He has also created numerous short dance videos and a dance film. He has given dance lessons at academies, universities, dance studios, festivals, and is regularly teaching classes at "Ηorochronos" and "Niki Kontaxaki" Higher Dance Schools. He served as a member of the advisory committee of the Μinistry of Culture for the dance education system in Greece, and as a member of the evaluation committee for higher institution admissions and graduation exams.
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Andromachi Dimitriadou Lindahl
«Acheiropoietos»: a byzantine icon painting term, «the one not made by man’s hand», suggesting that something is made by another kind of creative force. Images of the Mother of God. A Church in Thessaloniki founded on top of Aphrodite’s temple. Care, worship, prayers. Shelter of the refugees, slaughterhouse of the unbelievers, trophy of the conquerors. The one that embraces all, endures all. Temple as a body, body as a temple. Reflection in movement. Faces of femininity, moments and stories. Roles we turn on and off. Acheiropoietos being the essence of our existence. Acheiropoietos being Her invisible and reassuring presence: «Go, and I will be there».
Concept/Choreography /Dance: Andromachi Dimitriadou Lindahl
Music composition/Performance: Konstantina Polychronopoulou
Video art: Christophoros Larkos
Art Photography: Anthi Kettirou
Andromachi Dimitriadou Lindahl was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. A graduate of the Hellenic State School of Dance, and a scholarship recipient of Alexander S. Onassis Foundation, she studied contemporary dance in New York at the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, release technique and improvisation with Nancy Topf, as well as Taoist energy arts with Da Liu and others. A Greek of the Diaspora, she has lived and worked in Stockholm and Paris where she founded her dance company ‘Asomates Dynameis’. She came to Cyprus in 2004. She has presented her works at festivals in Greece, Cyprus, France, Sweden and India. Her dance, both expressive and lyrical, focuses on the human experience, body memory, identity, loss, dystopia, violence. Gender and social issues often become the starting point for reflection and the canvas where dance, text, music and images constitute her poetic universe.
The two heroines find themselves in an ‘environment’ of seeking their own personal identities. In order to be able to stand rightfully and meaningfully in the face of their values and ideals, they have to face their memories. Every decision, every action, every deed, shapes and re-shapes their identity. Determined to move forward, they will have to overcome every obstacle; thus, to discern those signs that will make them feel they are on the right path.
Choreography: Antonis Antoniou
Dramaturgy: Fotis Nicolaou
Choreography Assistant: Rialena Nikodimou
Performers: Gavriela Antonopoulou, Stefania Sotiropoulou
Music composition: Jeph Vanger
Production: Spyros Touliatos
Photography: Vasilis Antoniou
Antonis Antoniou was born in Pafos, Cyprus. He is a graduate of the National School of Dance in Athens. He is the composer and choreographer of the performances Home Story, Room 1, Trailer, Exi and Nowhere, no body. Moreover, he collaborated as a movement artist for the theatrical plays 65 minutes and Nice Balcony (created and performed by the group ’Theatro Dentro’). As a choreographer he has presented his work in various festivals in Cyprus, Greece and Germany, and, as a performer he has participated in multiple reputable productions both in Cyprus and abroad.