Alexandros Vardaxoglou &
Theater Rotterdam / RIDCC
Photo © Myrto Grigoriou
Alexandros Vardaxoglou and Dafin Antoniadou present their first joint project as choreographers at the 3rd edition of the Rotterdam International Duet Choreography Competition (RIDCC). "Vanishing Point" stands as the basis for a journey that initiates creators and audiences into a world that sits on the border between imagination and dark reality.
Performers: Dafni Antoniadou, Konstantinos Chrysafidis
Constantine Skourlis, Stephan Richter
Touring & Diffusion:
Onassis Stegi & Delta Pi
24-26 June 2021
heater Rotterdam, location ‘Schouwburg’, big hall
“Dismembered and incomplete at the edges of life” in the words of these two choreographers, the body seems to be both a destination reached and unreachably distant at the same time. In Vanishing Point, a humanoid being wakes from the depths of an agonizing memory or an otherworldly future. Is this science fiction or some nightmare made a reality? The stage is turned into a mirror of existence, through which the deepest of fears are refracted, with images drawn from the human condition itself.
With their performance, Vardaxoglou and Antoniadou will join dance talent from all over the world for the third edition of the Rotterdam International Duet Choreography Competition (RIDCC). The RIDCC offers audiences the chance to see up-and-coming talent in Theater Rotterdam. Selected choreographies in all kinds of styles will be presented during the preliminaries on June 24th and 25th. They are shown again during the finals on June 26th, when a renowned jury will decide who wins the XL Production award. Additionally, PRIDCC partners pick the winners of the Partner awards and an Audience Award will be given out by the audience itself.
Antoniadou and Vardaxoglou’s first on-stage partnership draws its inspiration from both the visual arts and from film, and these are incorporated as clear references in the work’s atmosphere and soundscape.
Alexandros Vardaxoglou graduated from the “Modern Times” theatre school and the State School of Dance (KSOT) in Greece and received his postgraduate degree in Acting at RADA (MA Lab Course 2015-16). He works as a dancer and actor since 2012. Vardaxoglou has collaborated with several dance companies and choreographers in Greece and abroad, such as Andonis Foniadakis, Marianna Kavallieratos, Johannes Wieland, Christos Papadopoulos, Anastasia Brouzioti, Lia Tsolaki, “Ki omOs kineitai” company, Maria Gorgia, Efi Birba, Default company, Amalia Bennett et al. He has also played in several films by Telemachos Alexiou and Sebideh Farsi, as well as various theatre plays.
Dafin Antoniadou is a freelance choreographer, performer and dancer based in Athens. In 2016, she graduated first in her class from the Greek National School of Dance (KSOT). In 2017 Antoniadiou created her first choreographic work, Matter, in collaboration with composer Constantine Skourlis and artist Stathis Doganis, which premiered at Beton7 Centre for the Arts in Athens. She has since engaged in various artistic projects and collaborations, such as the multidimensional performance/installation AnimaCaptus –Troades with Rafika Chawise, and Efi Birba’s performance piece Don Quixote, 2nd Book, chapter 23.
The participation of Vanishing Point in the RIDCC is supported by Onassis Stegi.