3rd Young Choreographers Festival: Harry Koushos / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE
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3rd Young Choreographers Festival: Harry Koushos

lacrimal

3rd Young Choreographers Festival


23-24 MAR 2016
20:30
 
Main Stage
45 minutes
Nine musicians and 40 dancers explore the expressive power of lament, initiating the public in a disarming and awakening experience. Composer Dimitrios Skyllas and choreographer Harry Koushos come together in a journey, whose final destination is catharsis itself.
Full price: 7 €
Reduced/Small groups
(5-9 people): 6 €
Large groups (10+ people): 4 €
People with disabilities: 4 € -
Companions: 7 €
Unemployed: 4 €
Two bold artists of the younger generation, composer Dimitrios Skyllas and choreographer Harry Koushos, come together for the first time to create a work that comments on the timeliness of tradition, and on our relationship with the history of our place. lacrimal explores the expressive power of lament, as well as the images evoked by sounds that are deeply rooted in our unconscious. Nine musicians on stage and forty dancers take part in this ‘journey’, seeking the forgotten live dialogue between music and movement.

The forty dancers resemble an anonymous crowd, a mass left to the uninterrupted flow of movement, alluding to scenes of mass migration. This unending travelogue takes place linearly and consistently. Without overtly focusing on the music, it allows the spectator to think freely about movement. As the crowd moves away, seven bodies remain naked on stage, recalling an archetypal space, or an alarmingly futuristic one. The stage ‘language’ is both elliptical and dense. It aims at an ‘interior rhythm’ that, in reaching a climax, gradually brings to both the performers and the audience the cathartic union of music and dance.

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Choreography: Harry Koushos
Composition: Dimitrios Skyllas
Music Direction: Andreas Tselikas
Sets, Lighting: Dimitris Nasiakos
Assistant Choreographer: Mina Lampropoulou
Dancers: Georgios Kotsifakis, Ioanna Apostolou, Ioanna Paraskevopoulou, Ioanna Toumpakari, Katerina Spyropoulou, Nontas Damopoulos, Periklis Skordilis

Musicians: Giannis Samprovalakis (clarinet), Costas Siskos (horn), Andreas-Roland Theodorou (trombone), Thodoris Iosifidis (piano), Spyros Lampouras (percussion), Costas Panagiotidis (violin), Giannis Romanos (viola), Vasilis Lykos (cello), Takis Kapogiannis (double bass)

Dancing crowd: Katerina Archodaki, Gabriela Antonopoulou, Anastasia Valsamaki, Marianna Varvianni, Sathis Doganis, Elina Zepou, Nikos Kalyvas, Myrto Katsou, Faidora Kolozi, Konstantina Koutsaftaki, Hara Kyriakopoulou, Alexandra Kostopoulou, Andrew Labner, Evripides Makris, Fotini Markopoulou, Alexandros Metaxas, Giorgos Mihelakis, Konstantina, Barkouli, Ioanna Bisbi, Alexandros Papaioannou, Maria Pasalidou, Panagiotis Politis, Ivi Riga, Stella Spyrou, Giannis Tsigkris, Vaso Florou, Anna Foskolou, Katerina Foti, Katerina Haida, Marilia Haremi, Myrto Haritaki, Kimon Haritakis, Mari Christopoulou
 
Production: Onassis Cultural Centre, Onassis Foundation
Production execution: Dance Unitiva
Supported by the House of Cyprus and Dance Cultural Centre
 
Many thanks to: Alexandros Diakosavvas, Giorgos Koumentakis, Evangelia Rantou, Thanasis Fotiou, Kallirroi Papadopoulou, Katerina Archontaki, Rena Andreadaki, Froso Trousa, Giorgos Kollidas, Odysseas I. Konstantinou

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FESTIVAL PROGRAMME
23-24 March

Evangelia Kolyra
10,000 litres
(Upper Stage | 19:00)

Harry Koushos
lacrimal
(Main Stage | 20:30)

Ioanna Angelopoulou
Palm in Palm
(Upper Stage | 22:00)

PARALLEL EVENT
Thursday 24 March
After the last performance, a talk will be held with the participating artists (at 23:00).
Chaired by Christiana Galanopoulou, art historian & artistic director of MIRfestival

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RELEVANT EVENTS

23 - 24 Mar 2016

19:00 Upper Stage
Full price: 7 €
Reduced/Small groups
(5-9 people): 6 €
Large groups (10+ people): 4 €
People with disabilities: 4 € -
Companions: 7 €
Unemployed: 4 €

DANCE

3rd Young Choreographers Festival: Evangelia Kolyra 10,000 litres

23 - 24 Mar 2016

22:00 Upper Stage
Full price: 7 €
Reduced/Small groups
(5-9 people): 6 €
Large groups (10+ people): 4 €
People with disabilities: 4 € -
Companions: 7 €
Unemployed: 4 €

DANCE

3rd Young Choreographers Festival: Ioanna Angelopoulou Palm in Palm