Artwork © Yiannis Kranidiotis
Androniki Marathaki presents "Holy Purple", a new creation that consists of four distinct yet intergraded constellations: a dance stage creation, a digital project, an installation and a dance workshop. From April 20 until April 30, 2021, "Gardening the holy purple" airs online and welcomes its guests to interact with the interface and to leave their audio trace, an imprint that ultimately formulates, alters or contributes to the grand score of the project.
Research & Choreography
Research & Interpretation
Candy Karra, Loukiani Papadaki
Sound composition & Sound programming
Research & Dramaturgy
Website sound & visual programming
Alekos & Christos Bourelias
Feldenkrais method guidance
Nick Strauss Klein-feldenkraisproject
Alekos & Christos Bourelias
Anna Vakontiou, Kostis Kallivretakis
Tuesday 20 - Friday 30 April 2021
In case you are looking for further information, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can stay tuned for any news through the project's website and social media.
"Because nothing can thicken and expand forward if it does not have the ability to go backwards as well, something scale alike, I imagine a future will always stand upon generations.
Then I go back to the principles of man.
Through the way our perception works and processes past and present, virtual and reality, through the overlap of senses and our relationship with the world, I see future within the nature of a dancer: in their constant interaction with interval conciliation or emptiness and in their strength against their own fear of not staying still forever in the same place".
The four constellations that constitute the project as a whole, along with the intermediate gaps between them, compose a grid, a technology of relations. They also "knit" the past with whatever the future may look like and speculate about possible points of contact, points of communication of detached and deferred relationships, having distance between them and other which they are in conflict.
Where? On grounds that seem unstable and modified. An artistic platform that changes inclination with any shift from people, a digital site which is organized by their voices and a choreographic practice which develops through the relationship of their body.
In such "scenery" the holy purple today speculates about the nature of man, the nature of his "dance" and that of a work of art (dance).Through the transparency of the dancer and the ways in which he understands, experiences, trains, observes and consequently explores the world, holy purple shares processing modes as opportunities for rearrangements and transformations. As possibilities associated, but not guided to
In April 2021 the group shares their final rehearsal of the project with stage presence in a public space for the purpose of filming | hiding in holy purple. Meanwhile it includes a series of meetings-discussions based on the platform | turning in holy purple and activates its digital form from the 20th to the 30th of April where the viewers-users can notify further the project by recording their own voices | gardening the holy purple.
"Holy purple" belongs to the subject “It's not about if you will love me tomorrow” and has been funded by the Ministry of Culture and Sports for 2020-2021 for the production of the project and the choreographic research.
Due to safety regulations and restrictions we are currently unable to announce specific dates and venues for the remaining parts of the project. We sincerely hope we will be able to provide further information as soon as possible.
#GARDENING THE HOLY PURPLE | Digital performance
The digital “performance” evolves through the “divorse” of the digital and physical world and of any presence and absence. By creating a common place of human voices, it is suggestive of human life.
The voices, detached as they are, they whisper, they allow exclamations, they punt for breath, they breath, they shout out silently and finally they fall silently.
This digital “dance performance” researches liveness through relating and through embodying its pastness while creating common spaces with others.It suggests an application of the choreographing research around the question of how a dance performance lives in the digital world.
The website will be available from the 20th till the 30th of April for visitors and users to upload their own sound recordings.