“Βlue Beyond” της Ελεονώρας Σιαράβα
20.05.22 @ 20:00
Eleonora Siarava, a choreographer who lives and works between Greece and Germany presents her new piece Blue Beyond. Blue Beyond is a dance performance about time which as an experiential perception, a natural phenomenon, a corporeal event runs through a continuum. It constructs an imaginary condition where future penetrates present and present emerges into future creating overlapping temporalities. Drawing from the chi-fi book of the beginning of the 20th century “Last and First Men: A Story of the Near and Far Future” by Olaf Stapledon, 1930, explores corporealities, cartographies and images of the Future and questions how the idea, the vision or the fantasy of the Future is depicted, reflected, embodied.
Through an interplay with mythologies, realities, dramaturgies, fictions, topologies, imaginary spaces of the future, memories of the live present and embodied traces of the past, the idea is to turn the stage into an active hybrid space with movements, objects, sounds, words and create a live moving capsule of imprints and visions forming a Memoir for¦of the Future, a cyclic schema to represent time.
The piece uses montage techniques in order to reveal different variations of non-linear performance unfolding and explore how body and movement are affected when transferred in a different temporal condition or spatial context. To enhance this, there is an interactive sound design with live amplification processes and recording within recording techniques.
Blue Beyond follows a series of Siarava’s artworks about Time. The Body and the Other ~ (2020) premiered in one of the most important dance production houses in Europe, Tanzhaus NRW at Düsseldorf in the framework of Temps D ‘Images Festival while Who knows where the time goes – potential destination #1 (2021) was presented in Athens supported by the Ministry of Culture of Greece and after a residency at SE.S.TA Centre for Choreographing Development/Interdisciplinary Incubator 2019 (Prague).
Concept – Choreography – Artistic Direction: Eleonora Siarava
Dance, choreography: Eftychia Stefanou
Sound design: Yannis Tsirikoglou, Space design: Eleonora Siarava, Light design: Eliza Alexandropoulou, Dramaturgy advice: Betina Panagiotara, Set construction: Christofili Kodolefa, Athina Koubarouli, Costume: Girogia Dipla, Production assistant: Nefeli Vlachouli, Visual communication: Christofili Kodolefa
Production: Per_Dance Choreographic Research Plarform
With the financial support of the Ministry of Culture and Sports of Greece for 2021-2022
20-21-22 May | 20.00 | Theseum Theatre
Tournavitou 7, Athens
Duration: 50 minutes
Contact: [email protected]
On Sunday 23th May the performance will be followed by a discussion between the artistic team and the audience facilitated by the dramaturg Betina Panagiotara.
Η παράσταση πραγματοποιείται με την οικονομική υποστήριξη του Υπουργείου Πολιτισμού και Αθλητισμού για το 2021-2022