What can you learn from watching or working with teenagers and children? “They’re astonishingly good at manipulative behaviour”, argues Artemis Lampiri. Fremd
, the recent German production in which the choreographer played a part, was the inspiration for her new work, Me on Top, which addresses the role of power and the power of roles. By choosing to present five interwoven tales in parallel, the work seeks to identify the dimensions of different power relations and the changes people experience through them.
In a minimalist, abstract but warm stage environment, a mother, a child, a friend, a comrade and a boss weave a story which becomes universal. The choreographic approach emphasizes the unique movement identity and power relationships of each role, but avoids personalizing the narrative of the five stories.
As in her previous works, Artemis Lampiri, who made her name at Kinitiras 2012, where she won an award, and through her appearances at various Greek dance festivals, proves herself willing to tackle complex issues once again. After Apathy
, what will we make of Me on top
Choreography: Artemis Lampiri
Original music: Alexandros Karadimos, Dimitris Tasainas
Lighting: Michalis Kloukinas
Costumes: Dimitra Liakoura
Performers / Dancers: Achilleas Chariskos, Candy Karra, Ioanna Paraskevopoulou, Konstantinos Rizos, Ioanna Toumpakari
Onassis Cultural Centre and MAN dance company
14 Feb 2015
Discussion with choreographers Georgia Vardarou and Artemis Lampiri
16 Feb 2015
Discussion with choreographers Kiriakos Hadjiioannou and Lia Tsolaki