TZENI ARGYRIOU - ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE-ATHENS | MAIN STAGE | May 24-27, 2018
Concept & Choreography
Miguel Angel Melgares
Scenography & Visual Concept
Original Music & Sound Design
Pepe Garcia Rodriguez
Interactive media design and development
Research for the embodiment of social and digital media
Danai Giannakopoulou, Amalia Kosma
Production Design / Executive Producer
May 24-27, 20:30
Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens | Main Stage
When technology defines our life and our relationships, isn’t it time to start from the beginning? A journey to the source of dance – a journey to what is "ANΩNYMO"...
ANONYMO looks back to a time when art wasn't something created by particular, named individuals, but a practice which brought people—and kept communities—together. It immerses itself in these societies' dances and modes of expression, which are rooted in human contact, holding, group cohesion and shared joy. It observes our lives through collective body memory, the experience of passing traditional dances on and their complete transformation into a contemporary movement idiom. It is the representation of a dance which, though it has creators, insists on defining itself as "anonymous" as it seeks its roots in rites of initiation and participation.
Social media and digital interactions have replaced the skin of the other by the slick surface of a touchscreen, forcing us to redefine our emotional connections. The transformation of our ideas, desires and memories into encoded data, is generating a society that has to deal with the embodiment of the distance. Tzeni Argyriou’s new choreographic work is defined by human contact, the power of touch, group cohesion and the joy when shared.
Unplug yourselves. It’s time to reconnect.
Performed by: Hermes Malkotsis, Dimitra Mertzani, Konstantinos Papanikolaou, Ioanna Paraskeuopoulou, Stavroula Siamou, Nancy Stamatopoulou, Dimitris Sotiriou
Special thanks to Katia Arfara and the OCC, Froso Trousa and Arc For Dance Festival, Paraskevi Tektonidou, Pinelopi Iliaskou, Christiana Galanopoulou, Kostas Kalimeris, Elena Novakovits, Giorgos Lemos, Emmanouil Koutsourelis, as well as Manolis Oikonomou for the Hair Styling.
We would also like to thank the participants of the two-year research program that preceded the performance: Kostas Kalimeris, Kostas Theoglou, Soti Griva, Heracles Logothetis, Theofanis Tassis, Panos Charalampous, Idella Craddock, Miranda Terzopoulou, Panos Panopoulos, Eirini Loutzaki, Thanassis Deligiannis, Edgar Egian, Kostas Savinidis, Siplie Mukuri, Anna Karamitsou, Yiota Peklari, Vaggelis Telonis, Thanos Daskalopoulos, Marianna Kavallieratos, Maria Mpregianni, Alexis Fousekis, Lia Chamilothori, Dimokritos Sifakis, Elena Stavropoulou, Michalis Kriempardis, Christos Xyrafakis, Anastasios Karachanidis, Gabriella Antonopoulou.
Produced & Commissioned by: Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens
Co-produced by: Kalamata International Dance Festival (July 17, 2018)