LUCY. TUTORIAL FOR A RITUAL
ARISANDMARTHA - GREEK FESTIVAL - PEIRAIOS 260 HALL E' | June 27-28, 2019
Photo © Manos Arvanitakis
Aris Papadopoulos & Martha Pasakopoulou
Sound Design &Original Music
Set and Costume Design
Dimitra Liakoura & Periklis Pravitas
Chrysoula Korovesi & Marios Gampierakis
Aris Papadopoulos and Martha Pasakopoulou explore the fields of dance, performance, and site specific. While following individual artistic paths and collaborations, they are also working together as arisandmartha since 2016, bringing their personal interests and aesthetics into a mutual discussion. Flexible and open to the double identity of dancer-choreographer, they are discovering new, common creative grounds with their every performative encounter.
Having previously presented their debut work at the Aerowaves 2018 dance platform, the creative duo arisandmartha (Aris Papadopoulos and Martha Pasakopoulou) have now come up with the concept of a contemporary, devised ritual that places us in a liminal world, where everything is invested with meaning by the mere fact of its presence. The title references the famous controversial skeleton of Lucy, the first Australopithecus afarensis identified in Ethiopia in 1974. This performance is a ritualistic attempt to connect disparate elements, an experiment on the unclear temporal and spatial boundaries of the transition from the individual to the collective. Toying with the aspects of ecstacy and conscious observation, imagination and inescapable reality, the forgotten need for faith and the glorification of lies, the ‘man-animal’ and the ‘human animal,’ this performance sets out to expand our perception, inviting us to reconsider ways and places of ritualistic practices still surviving in our everyday life. The artists raise the question: “Can we reach something real through something fake?”
Thursday 27 &Friday 28 of June, 2019, at 21:00
Athens & Epidaurus Festival
Peiraios 260 - Hall E'
Tickets: 5€ - 15€
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