“HARD TIMES GOOD TIMES” BΥ Sophia Danae Vorvila

18.03.23 @ 20:30


poster: fred afraid

In this performance project, six (trained) dancers and six artists from various disciplines, including music, cinema, and visual arts, explore the themes of discomfort, pleasure, and tenderness through their own solos or duets, which were developed during 16 hours of studio work. Twelve performers share a (fictional) space where they unfold and map their experiences of daily life by sharing their own texts and memories; they create room for vulnerability, while caressing each other and enjoying themselves (because hard times can be good times as well) The project builds on previous research by Sophia Danae Vorvila which explores the potential of discomfort and uneasiness of daily life as a source of artistic creation and was developed during her MA studies at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp. Her artistic practice is linked with improvisation and instant composition; in 2022, she presented the performance project ”this_is_a_never_ending_sunday.jpg” alongside Aliki Leftherioti at Kaaistudio’s in Brussels with the support of various organizations.

by and with

Giorgos Athanasiou
Dimitris Apostolakidis
Olga Vlassi
Eleni Vlachou
Christina Zacharia
Rallou Karella
Johnny Labelle
Aliki Leftherioti
Theano Xidia
Elpiniki Saripanidou
Christina Skoutela
Chris Scott

concept and research
Sophia Danae Vorvila

with gratitude to Tasos Koukoutas, the whole M54 team and our friends for their invaluable support in bringing this project to fruition.

*Sophia Danae Vorvila is SNF ARTWORKS Fellows (2022)

an ode to what gets itchy and may still hurt
Saturday 18 March & Sunday 19 March, 20:30-22:30
M54 studio (Menandrou 54), Athens

trailer: https://vimeo.com/800274193