2nd New Choreographers Festival: Georgia Vardarou / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE

2nd New Choreographers Festival: Georgia Vardarou


2nd Young Choreographers Festival

14 - 15 February 2015
Upper Stage
Three dancers create their own language of movement and chart a course all their own through conditions of harmony, conflict and apathy.
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Following on in the wake of her much-discussed solo, Hardcore Research on Dance, Georgia Vardarou returns with Phenomena, an award-winning production that has left its mark on the European festival circuit. A dancer and choreographer whose achievements belie her youth, Vardarou was recently honoured with an invitation to work alongside Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and her Rosas company.

Phenomena is an exploratory collaboration and study on personal identity in a minimal and abstract spatial and visual environment. How can the uniqueness of the individual make its mark in a social environment or an organized group structure? The three dancers in the production respond to the question with method and near-improvisatory experimentation: momentary movements spur in them a new interest in the static harmony of the scene; unexpected reactions bestow a special meaning on the narrativity of the space which the work invites us to share, visually. The choreographer stresses the importance of experience over the hegemony of logic. The minimalist stage is warmly lit in primary shades of yellow, blue and red. The initial silence melts into remixed works by Philip Glass.


Concept & choreography: Georgia Vardarou
Dance: Stav Yeini, Georgia Vardarou, Eleanor Campbell
Creation: Stav Yeini, Georgia Vardarou, Eun Kyung Lee
Light design: Salva Sanchis
Music: Tyondai Braxton, Rubric Remix (Rework Philip Glass) & Beck, NYC:73-78 (Rework Philip Glass)
Coach: Marc Vanruxt
Technique: Stanislav Dobak
Post-production: Hiros (Brussels)
Thanks to: Griet Verstraelen & Filip Mattens
Coproduction: STUK Kunstencentrum (Leuven), Kunst/Werk (Antwerp), Jardin d'Europe / Workspacebrussels (supported by the Culture Program of the European Union)
In collaboration with Wp zimmer (Antwerp), Ultima Vez (Brussels), Kunstencentrum Vooruit (Gent)
With the support of: the Flemish Community

14 Feb 2015

10:30 Upper Stage


Discussion with choreographers Georgia Vardarou and Artemis Lampiri

16 Feb 2015

10:30 Upper Stage


Discussion with choreographers Kiriakos Hadjiioannou and Lia Tsolaki

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