October

05Oct(Oct 5)21:0006(Oct 6)23:00PersonasBy Plefsis Performance Ensemble Directed and conceived: Antonis Koutroumbis21:00 - 23:00 (6) LABATTOIR

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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 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.

CAST
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

Duration: 65’

 

Trailer

  • 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.

  • Review

    [….] 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

Time

5 (Saturday) 21:00 - 6 (Sunday) 23:00

Location

LABATTOIR

No 35 26th October Street Τ: 2313 318 203

Sun06Oct21:00Half the TruthBY ROOTLESSROOT Created and performed by Linda Kapetanea and Edivaldo Ernesto21:00 SOCIETY FOR MACEDONIAN STUDIES THEATRE

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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.

Created and performed by: Linda Kapetanea, Edivaldo Ernesto
Dramaturgy & set design: Jozef Frucek
Original music: Vassilis Mantzoukis
Lighting design: Periklis Mathielis
Sound engineer: Christos Parapagidis
Costumes design: Isabelle Lhoas
Photos & video: Mike Rafail
Produced by: ROOTLESSROOT
Distribution by: LIARTEM s.r.o.;

Supported by the Greek Ministry of Culture & Sports

Duration: 60’

HALF THE TRUTH PREMIERED IN ATHENS, GREECE ON MAY 26, 2018  WITHIN THE ARC FOR DANCE FESTIVAL 2018 PROGRAM.

LINDA KAPETANEA
Linda Kapetanea, dancer, choreographer and teacher of contemporary dance has been active worldwide for more than 25 years. She graduated from the Greek State School of Dance in Athens and continued for post-graduate studies in New York with a scholarship from the Greek State Scholarship Foundation.
Between 2002- 2006 she collaborated with Ultima Vez Company and Wim Vandekeybus in works such as Blush and Sonic Boom and she also appeared in the movies Puur, and Here After. In 2006 Linda and Jozef Frucek founded RootlessRoot dance company as a vehicle for their own artistic productions, research on human movement and teaching methods and since then they have presented 21 works in more than 30 countries (Europe, Asia, North America) many of them acquiring international distinctions. Together with Jozef Frucek they have developed the research program of Fighting Μonkey Practice which they teach in prestigious educational institutions all over
the world. Since 2006 she has a continuous collaboration as a teacher with the Greek State School of Dance in Athens. Since September 2017 she is the artistic director of Kalamata International Dance Festival.

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.

Time

(Sunday) 21:00

Location

SOCIETY FOR MACEDONIAN STUDIES THEATRE

2 Ethnikis Amynis Street Τ: 2315 200 200

Sun13Oct21:00Sylphidarium – Maria Taglioni on the GroundBy ColletivO CineticO (Italy)21:00 SOCIETY FOR MACEDONIAN STUDIES THEATRE

Price

12€ full 10€ reduced

Event Details

This performance is a deep journey into human body revealing its most real and natural aspect. Sylphidarium transforms “La Sylphide” choreography, a romantic ballet that made its first appearance on stage in Paris in 1832. Maria Taglioni, the main character of the show, presents a totally new hybrid version of this classic play which comprises physical exercise, acrobatics, aerobics and muscular strength.
ColletivO CineticO, under Francesca Pennini’s supervision, manages to present a spectacular performance full of music, costumes, smart humor, dramaturgical elements and a highly aesthetic language.

Direction, choreography: Francesca Pennini
Original music and live electronics: Francesco Antonioni
Dramaturgy: Angelo Pedroni, Francesca Pennini
Action and creation: Simone Arganini, Margherita Elliot, Carolina Fanti, Carmine Parise, Angelo Pedroni, Francesca Pennini, Stefano Sardi, Vilma Trevisan
Violin: Marlène Prodigo
Percussions: Riccardo Guidarini
Light design and technical direction: Fabio Sajiz
Video: Marco Morandi
Costume designer: Francesca Pennini
Co-production: CollettivO CineticO, Théatre de Liège, Torinodanza Festival, Festival MITO, CANGO, Cantieri Goldonetta Firenze
In collaboration with: Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione, Fondazione Teatro Comunale di Ferrara, L’Arboreto – Teatro Dimora di Mondaino and with the contribution of ResiDance XL – Action of the Network Anticorpi XL coordinated by L’Arboreto – Teatro Dimora di Mondaino

IN COOPERATION WITH
The Instituto di Cultura in Athens,
The Embassy of Italy in Athens,
and theTempo Forte Italy-Greece 2019,MIBAO

Time

(Sunday) 21:00

Location

SOCIETY FOR MACEDONIAN STUDIES THEATRE

2 Ethnikis Amynis Street Τ: 2315 200 200

Fri18Oct10:30Coulibaly workshopBy Serge Aimé Coulibaly dance group10:30 MUNICIPAL DANCE SCHOOL

Price

Free participation -Limited number of seats

Event Details

As part of the 54th Dimitria Festival, a dance seminar by Ida Faho, Ahmed Soura and Marion Alzieu dance group will take place.
It’s worth mentioning that Serge Aimé Coulibaly dance group will present their dance show Kalakuta Republic on October 20th 2019 at the theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies.
This workshop is addressed to dance students and professional dancers and is offered for free to 20 persons through a relevant selection process.
“After a targeted warm-up, we will have to deal with the 3 main elements of Kalakuta Republic Performance, in other words the movement accuracy, familiarity with music and the involvement of movement in speech. All participants will have the chance to discover their own acting skills through practicing certain choreographies and experiencing the dancer’s own interpretation. Thus, the participants will soon discover their own energy and its universality.

TIME
18/10 10:30-13:00
19/10 10:30-13:00
20/10 10:30-12:30

Time

(Friday) 10:30

Location

MUNICIPAL DANCE SCHOOL

32, Gianni Chalkidi Street 2310 305 960

Sun20Oct21:00Kalakuta RepublikChoreographer: Serge Aimé Coulibaly (Belgium)21:00 SOCIETY FOR MACEDONIAN STUDIES THEATRE

Price

12€ full 10€ reduced

Event Details

Inspired by Fela Kuti, the Nigerian composer, saxophonist, orchestrator, political activist and founder of the afrobeat, Serge Aimé Coulibaly presents a performance during which politics is brought out to be something greater than a simple dramaturgical note.

There are six dancers –soon seven- on stage performing in a constant alternation of movements and figure. This alternation signals the irresistible will for life and reflects politics penetrating human body. The dancers ‘speak’ a language full of elements from the traditional repertoire, the night club rhythms and jazz music that are soon transformed into a totally new kind of dance pouring out hastily free from its influences.

Concept & choreography: Serge Aimé Coulibaly
Creation & interpretation: Adonis Nebié, Marion Alzieu, Sayouba Sigué, Serge Aimé Coulibaly / Jean-Robert Koudogbo Kiki, Ahmed Soura, Ida Faho, Antonia Naouele
(Creation) Music: Yvan Talbot
(Creation) Video: Eve Martin
Dramaturgy: Sara Vanderieck
Assistant to the choreographer: Sayouba Sigué
Scenography (set) and costumes: Catherine Cosme
Creation light/lighting: Hermann Coulibaly
Technical direction:Sam Serruys
Production: Faso Danse Théâtre & Halles de Schaerbeek
Executive Production: Halles de Schaerbeek

Time

(Sunday) 21:00

Location

SOCIETY FOR MACEDONIAN STUDIES THEATRE

2 Ethnikis Amynis Street Τ: 2315 200 200