>> 04.03 – 05.03.2023
#TO BE POSSESSED
Photo © Penilopi Gerasimou
Chara Kotsali’s new dance solo is a rehearsal of demonic rituals. In ‘To Be Possessed’, she summons spirits that haunt our language, our scriptures, our knowledge, our minds, and the material world itself.
Concept, choreography, performance:
Music and sound design:
Original music composition
"Furiosa": Dimitra Trypani
Production management and touring:
When: March 4-5
Where: Onassis Stegi
Tickets: SOLD OUT
Kotsali explores women’s testimonies from different cultural contexts, letting herself become a mouthpiece for these stories about demons, exorcism and the invocation of spirits.
Doing so, Kotsali presents a moving body that is forever outside the self, forms of experience that call into question the self-sufficiency and autonomy of the individual and the originality of artistic creation.
To Be Possessed experiments with the creation of rituals of remembrance and the stirring of the multiple voices that dwell within us. As a performer, Chora Kotsali indulges in a rehearsal of demonic rituals as she attempts to animate the phenomena she encounters, inviting them to reveal their overwhelming yet subversive character.
Chara Kotsali is a choreographer and performer from Athens Greece. She graduated from the “Rallou Manou” Higher Professional School of Dance, where she currently works as a teacher of contemporary dance techniques. She also has a degree in Theater Studies and Social and Cultural Anthropology, as well as training in music.
As a performer, Kotsali has worked with Christos Papadopoulos, Euripides Laskaridis, Tzeni Argyriou and many others. She has also choreographed several works of her own and works as a choreographer for theatre productions, most recently for Aris Biniaris’ adaptation of Bertolt Brecht’s ‘The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui’.