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Body Politics

26-30 OCT 2018
 
Exhibition Hall & Upper Stage
Six artists from different corners of the planet whose works showcase the body as a field of research, but also as a tool for making political claims in today’s world.
The Body Politics festival presents six choreographic solos by artists from different corners of the planet, all outside the West. What unites them is the intensity with which the artists use the body in order to speak about things society as a whole still refuses to face.
 
The body, which perfectly expresses all things, thus becomes a field where norms and exceptions collide, the accepted and the forbidden, conservatism and freedom. It becomes a field of confrontation, a tool for claiming emancipation, human rights, acceptance, becomes a field of expression for gender identity, but also a space for encountering difference, encountering the Other. The body is always the threshold for that encounter, the limit point for claims, the vehicle for resistance, the point where political claims and solidarity meet.
 
Thus, South African Robyn Orlin directs an explosive one-man show about racism, homophobia, and freedom; Nadia Beaugré from Côte d’Ivoire performs an astonishing one-woman protest show about the apathy of the West before the utter indigence of the African continent, which the West has itself brought about; Indian Mallika Taneja presents a daring performance about the role of women in her country and the body as taboo; Iranian Sorour Darabi focuses on the relationship between language, power, and gender identity; and Lebanese Danya Hammoud offers an exploratory performance about the body as a place where the contradictions in human nature come into conflict; while Filipina Eisa Jocson delivers a surprising solo about the construction of gender roles and the body as an object in the market for sex entertainment.

Curated by: Katia Arfara
Production Management: Dimitra Dernikou
INCLUDED IN CIRCLE

26 - 27 Oct 2018

19:30 Upper Stage
Onassis Stegi Friends presale: from 2 OCT 2018, 12:00
General presale: from 9 OCT 2018, 12:00

Full price: 7 €
Reduced, Friend & Groups 5-9 people: 6 €
Groups 10+ people, People with disabilities - Companions & Unemployed: 5 €

Group ticket reservations at groupsales@sgt.gr

DANCE

Be Careful Mallika Taneja

26 - 27 Oct 2018

22:00 Upper Stage
Onassis Stegi Friends presale: from 2 OCT 2018, 12:00
General presale: from 9 OCT 2018, 12:00

Full price: 7 €
Reduced, Friend & Groups 5-9 people: 6 €
Groups 10+ people, People with disabilities - Companions & Unemployed: 5 €

Group ticket reservations at groupsales@sgt.gr

DANCE

FARCI.E Sorour Darabi

26 - 27 Oct 2018

20:30 Exhibition Hall
Full price: 7 €
Reduced, Friend & Groups 5-9 people: 6 €
Groups 10+ people, People with disabilities - Companions & Unemployed: 5 €

Group ticket reservations at groupsales@sgt.gr

DANCE

Macho Dancer Eisa Jocson

29 - 30 Oct 2018

19:30 Upper Stage
Onassis Stegi Friends presale: from 2 OCT 2018, 12:00
General presale: from 9 OCT 2018, 12:00

Full price: 7 €
Reduced, Friend & Groups 5-9 people: 6 €
Groups 10+ people, People with disabilities - Companions & Unemployed: 5 €

Group ticket reservations at groupsales@sgt.gr

DANCE

And So You See... Robyn Orlin

29 - 30 Oct 2018

20:30 Exhibition Hall
Onassis Stegi Friends presale: from 2 OCT 2018, 12:00
General presale: from 9 OCT 2018, 12:00

Full price: 7 €
Reduced, Friend & Groups 5-9 people: 6 €
Groups 10+ people, People with disabilities - Companions & Unemployed: 5 €

Group ticket reservations at groupsales@sgt.gr

DANCE

Quartiers Libres Nadia Beugré

29 - 30 Oct 2018

22:00 Upper Stage
Onassis Stegi Friends presale: from 2 OCT 2018, 12:00
General presale: from 9 OCT 2018, 12:00

Full price: 7 €
Reduced, Friend & Groups 5-9 people: 6 €
Groups 10+ people, People with disabilities - Companions & Unemployed: 5 €

Group ticket reservations at groupsales@sgt.gr

DANCE

To Rest on a Slope Danya Hammoud