Synopsis A multimedia performance of body theater, that explores the interrelationships of various art forms as guided by the legacy of American poet John Ashbery. The theme is the poetic introduction of
A multimedia performance of body theater, that explores the interrelationships of various art forms as guided by the legacy of American poet John Ashbery.
The theme is the poetic introduction of the viewer into the “world of the self” defined by the concepts, “I notice, I discover, I connect, I carry within my memory.”
The show moves between 2 poles: The virtual reality and the relationship of the performer with the scenery, the objects, and the natural materials used in the show in a direct, handmade way. With a style alternating between seriousness and humorous moods, several questions arise during the performance that act as a guide to the viewer for his introduction to this poetic narrative: “What is behind a portrait? How do I look at the other? What is my deepest need for exposure?”
A composite spectacle that brings together physical theater, contemporary dance, theater of objects, the visual environment, the composition of electro-acoustic landscapes and live electronics, live projections and graphic animations coexist on stage.
Idea, Direction, Stage sets: Antonis Koutroumpis
Performing , Choreography: Olga Gerogiannaki, Antonis Koutroumpis, Tzanos Mazis, Danai Pazirgianidi
Soprano: Kalliopi Aggelopoulou
Music composition, live electronics : Minas Emmanouil
Light design: Elisa Alexandropoulou
Costumes: Olga Gerogiannaki
Video art, Graphic animation: Akrivi Anagnostaki
Teaser, trailer: Eirini Steirou
Stage construction: Dimitris Maroulis
Stage objects: Thenia Koutroumpi
Photos: Nikos Markou
About the ensemble Plefsis
For most critics (and theatre goers) this is the best Greek ensemble in the field of mime and physical theatre. Since its foundation in 1996 it has developed a unique stage language that combines contemporary dance, dramatic theatre, mime and technology. It never stops enriching its research into the potential of the body. It has participated in a big number of international Festivals.
[….] Antonis Koutroubis with his most recent work has offered us a spectacle of supreme stage aesthetics. He has created a multi-form journey with solid materials and surplus of inspiration, discovering the essence of body art within just 65 minutes. Plefsis: an ensemble precious for our theatrescape. Prof. Dimitris Tsatsoulis, Ideodromos
5 (Saturday) 21:00 - 6 (Sunday) 23:00
No 35 26th October Street Τ: 2313 318 203
About the performance It is their brilliance, their virtuosity, and belief that the human body has the power to express emotion. They are not afraid to feel, perform, sweat and
About the performance
It is their brilliance, their virtuosity, and belief that the human body has the power to express emotion. They are not afraid to feel, perform, sweat and risk. The substance of this performance is the Body we do not know. It is not about knowing at all. This Performance is a mapping device for the landscape of the Unknown. It is not what we premeditate, what we conceptualize. It remains rather a mystery. It is about their body on the edge of the Impossible. Where too much is not enough for being on stage.. It is about daring to disagree with the agreement to entertain.
DRAMATURGY & VISUAL DESIGN: JOZEF FRUCEK
ORIGINAL MUSIC: VASSILIS MANTZOUKIS
SUPPORTED: BY THE GREEK MINISTRY OF CULTURE & SPORTS
HALF THE TRUTH PREMIERED IN ATHENS, GREECE ON MAY 26, 2018 WITHIN THE ARC FOR DANCE FESTIVAL 2018 PROGRAM.
Linda Kapetanea graduated from the Greek State School of Dance in Athens. She attended the Cunningham Studio, Movement, Research and Dance Space with a State Scholarship. In 2002-2003 she was awarded the “best performer” prize of the year by the Minister of Culture. In 2006 she and Jozef Frucek formed their own company, RootlessRoot, as a vehicle for their own research, productions and teaching. They regularly give workshops in international festivals. Linda is currently the artistic director of Kalamata’s Dance Festival, the biggest festival of its kind in Greece. A
Edivaldo Ernesto (Mozambique) is an improvisation expert, teacher and choreographer. He began to dance in 1997 Mozambican traditional dances and after attending seminars of contemporary dance he formed as a gifted dancer, teacher and choreographer. For a period of eleven years he worked with David Zambrano in duet improvisations and other performances and touring across the world. He collaborated with Sasha Waltz and Guests Company from 2007 until 2014. Since 2012 he has developed various collaborative projects with Judith Sánchez Ruíz while at the same time focusing on the investigation and development of his own techniques.
SOCIETY FOR MACEDONIAN STUDIES THEATRE
2 Ethnikis Amynis Street Τ: 2315 200 200