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Dancing (fancy) [Audio Description]

27-30 September 2023 at 9:00 pm.

BIOS. 84 Pireos Str.

---With Audio Description on the 28th and the 29th of September---

by Emmanouela Patiniotaki and ATLAS E.P.

Against a white wall background, three female bodies from the sternum upwards, one close to the other, but in different directions. All three dressed in a loose white short-sleeved blouse. The first body, back turned, slightly tilted to the left. Limited view of the left profile. Tall messy bun on the head. The second perpendicular to the first, and between it and the third, turned to the right, head low. Clear view of the right profile. Half of the hair caught messily, the other half covering the nape of the neck. The third, lower than the other two, can be seen in the background in front and to the side of the intermediate body. Lateral view of the right profile. Low bun, silver ring at ear.
The three dancers of the performance.

The performance Dancing (fancy) investigates aspects of the able and the disabled, the young or old body, the body that is not necessarily accepted on stage.

The main focus of the choreography, which began at Folkwang University in Essen and continued growing at Cologne thanks to the Tanzrecherche NRW scholarship, is Gilles Deleuze’s question: “What can a body do”.

Maria Koliopoulou combined her research regarding the body with breathing, the voice and movement, while creating a common ground for the group to co-exist which changes each time according to the place and time of the performance.

The composition of the piece constantly redefines one body through the other, searching for simplicity in movement using humour, inside a fairytale-like universe.

The space does not have accessible toilets.

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Choreography: Maria Koliopoulou

Performers: Katerina Avramopoulou, Katerina Gevetzi, Loukiani Papadaki

Performance consultant: Benita Panagiotara

Vocal preparation - Vocal dramatisation: Anna Pangalou

Artistic cooperation: Marisa Vinieratou

Sound Design: Yiannis Isidorou

Lighting Design: Thomas Oikonomakos

Costume Design: Eleftheria Arapoglou - digitaria

Photography: Elpida Tempou

Audio Description: Emmanouela Patiniotaki, ATLAS E.P.

Production Organisation: cultopia

Production: Prosxima Dance Company

The performance is subsidised by the Ministry of Culture and Sports.

The research is supported by NRW KULTURsekretariat - with the aid of the Ministry of Culture and Science of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia

The project "Culture Moves Europe" is funded by the European Union and is implemented by the Goethe-Institut. The present performance was developed with the financial aid of the European Union. Under no circumstances should the views expressed in the present work be considered as a reflection of the official point of view of the European Union.

„iJuLa – intersektionale JugendLabore im Veedel“ "iJuLa – intersectional YouthLabs in Veedel" is a project by ROOTS & ROUTES Cologne e. V. (RRCGN) and it is funded within the framework of the federal programme "Demokratie leben!" of the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth. Extra funds come from the Children and Young People’s Action Plan of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.


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