Choreography LENIO KAKLEA
Dancers ZOI SCHINOPLOKAKI, YANNIS GANTSIOS
Choreographer Assistant DIMITRA LAOUDI
If the modernist era, driven by the ideology of progress, wished to explore the unlimited possibilities of humans and nature, the succession of social and ecological crisis finds us constrained in regard to such ambitions. And, if classical dance repertory with its narratives, elaborated stereotypical racial and gendered characters, to which for two centuries dancers had to fit, this new decade finds us in the obligation to propose alternatives for our identities in motion.
In line with these critical thoughts, my choreography of the 7-9 minutes, 4x4m commission will be an exploration of the modernist and urban environment in which the dance will be situated. I will play with both the architectural elements of the SNFCC terrace as well as with how natural elements such as sun light, the sky’s movements and colours make appear or disappear the dancers’ figures. This short dance will also play with how steps and jumps (human, choreographed or animal like) organise the movements of the dancers in space, in relation to each other and with the audience.