Athens Epidauros Festival
#Thirst – Ermira Goro
Photo © Pinelopi Gerasimou
In the first weekend of June, Ermira Goro will present her latest choreographic work Thirst at the Athens Epidauros Festival. The piece makes use of repetition, attraction and rejection to explore the concept of rituals – guided by renowned composer Stavros Gasparatos’ hypnotic score.
Concept – Choreography:
Iro Konti, Dimitra Mertzani, Martha Pasakopoulou, Elton Petri, Sofia Pouchtou, Thanos Ragousis
Set and costume design:
Assistant to the composer:
With the financial support of:
the Hellenic Ministry of Culture & Sports
With the support of:
the NEON Organization for Culture and Development
June 3 – June 5 at 21:00
Athens Epidauros Festival, Peiraios 206 (E)
Tickets: € 5-7, here
Thirst is a true experience of the primeval and ever-cherished concept of rituals. With the help of six dancers and Gasparatos’ original composition, the work explores how contemporary art may be part of the quest for, or better put, the invention of ‘new’ rituals necessary for our survival.
In an era where “rituals” have become individualized and detached from the context of community, how do we detect the physical memory that exists in all authentic rituals? How exactly does this form of memory survive? In her work, Ermira Goro seeks something that may be impossible to find anymore. Flashes of memory, fragments of movement, shells of experience punctuate the original question: if ritual inhabits the cellular memory of a community, what can it reveal about its contemporary structure and the bodies attempting to perform it?”
Ermira Goro is an artist of movement and Dance Theater, who is always in search of new forms of research and communication of her ideas. Goro graduated from the State School of Orchestral Art and then found herself in New York as a fellow of the Pratsika Brothers Scholarship Foundation and the State Scholarship Foundation (IKY). In New York she focused on the research of interpretation, the composition of improvisation and movement, collaborated with international dance groups and created her first choreographies. From 2007 to 2016 she
was a member of the internationally
recognized DV8 Physical Theatre team participating as a performer, teacher and Research and Development / Choreography Assistant. As a choreographer, she has presented her work at the Judson Church, at the Cultural Center ‘Hellenic World - Foundation
for the Greater Culture’, Joyce SoHo, Chora Theater, Point Theater, PS 122, Danspace Project, GalapagosArtSpace, School 2 Festival, Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2014/2016 and at the House of Letters and Arts.