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Cie. Willi Dorner

bodies in urban spaces

Dancing Athens


1 ΟCT 2016
18:00
Syntagma Square, Athens centre
Unbelievable bodies, unexpected images: a different take on the urban landscape!
Free admission

Starting point: Syntagma sq.
You’re walking through your city, along the streets you know so well, when it suddenly hits you: something's different: there’s a heap of bodies filling a doorway, squeezed in as tightly as sardines in a tin! The bodies belong to the dancers of the Willi Dorner Dance Company, who invite you to take a walk on the wild side. As you stroll along, they have gone on ahead and somehow wedged themselves under a ladder, formed an arch or piled up on top of one another in an alcove. They climb columns, dangle from pipes, scale vertical walls, balance, dance, walk and, every so often, create an image with their bodies. Thanks to their brightly-coloured clothes, the dancer create a new composition every time they pile into a space.

Their unexpected choreography reflects the pulse of the city, steals its way of doing things, and reveals it in a unique light. The passers-by react, the dancers play with them and the atmosphere changes. At other times, their choice of locations for their interventions is anything but random: cracks in the urban fabric, sites the city’s inhabitants have long forgotten about, are brought back to life through their play. And while their bodies may leave no trace behind, the strange images intervening in the familiar landscape create indelible memories in the experiences of all those that take the walk. 

credits

Concept: Willi Dorner
Photos: Lisa Rastl
Choreographer assistant: Ian Dolan
Dancers: Dimitra Antonaki, Eleni Arapaki, Katerina Gevetzi, Nefeli Gioti, Lambrini Gkolia, Myrto Delimichali, Olga Dimitraki, Anthi Theofilidi, Candy Karra, Euaggelia Kibitzi, Alexadros Laskaratos, Georgia Mikou, Maria Moschou, Natalia Mpaka, Giannis Nikolaidis, Danae Panou, Aris Papadopoulos, Irene Papanikolaou, Martha Pasakopoulou, Eugenia Sigalou, Periklis Skordilis, Vicky Spahou, Eleni Stavropoulou, Zafeiria Tsirakaki, Katerina Foti

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Full price: 25-35-40-45-48-50 €
Reduced, Friends & Small groups (5-9 people): 20-28-32-36-38-40 €  
Large groups (10+ people): 25-28-32-34-35 €
People with disabilities: 5 € - Companions: 10 €
Unemployed: 5 €

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