BodIS (2019)

[50 min site-specific performance]
The delivery output of the 4th cycle of “Architecture + Dance” research, held at Keratsini-Drapetsona School of Art (former “Palandjian” hammam) and co-created by dancers and dance students of the school.
Concept, Creation: Sofia Kondylia
Co-creation, performance: Vicky Alexandraki, Nikos Dragonas, Anthi Theofilidi, Sofia Kondylia and the students Violetta Argirou, Philippos Atkinson, Angeliki-Krinea Beveratou, Nayiri Movsessian, Panagiotis Tasoulis
Dramaturgical advice: Evi Dimitropoulou | Original music: Stefanos Barbalias | Lighting Design: Michalis Kloukinas | Custom Selection: Sofia Kondylia | Graphic design, Communication: Konstantinos Argyriou | Video, Photography: Marina Fragkioudaki | Production Organization/ Execution: Sofia Kondylia

A hammam inside a school
A school inside a hammam
Children and adults together
in a classroom without students and teachers.
In there
information overwhelms
silence prevails
gazes are returned
In there, the body undresses
In there
the body is,
as it does not need to be.

“BodIS” performance results from site-specific research at the historical spaces of Keratsini School of Art, which used to be the Armenian “Palandjian” hammam (1932-1972). The collaboration of the creator with the multigenerational group of adult dancers and dance students of the school intends to bridge the past and present of the building through a symbolic dialogue of Body, Time, and Architectural Space. The dramaturgy explores if the body, emancipated from its socially disciplined and professionally constructed self (persona), could lead to a more versatile and human way of being together. In that context, the historical bath turns into an alternative school, in which the body “underdresses” its socially constructed self to learn how to relate in a non-stereotypical way with itself and others.

MAY 27, 2019 [PREMIERE]

MAY 28 & JUNE 01, 02, 09, 10, 14, 15, 2019

Keratsini-Drapetsona School of Art (“Palandjian” hammam)

  • Header image by Marina Fragkioudaki
  • Copyright of each photo gallery is noted at the bottom of it.
    Photographers: Marina Fragkioudaki, PV, Stelios Vlachos

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Trial + Error cross arts research group
With the support of:

Keratsini-Drapetsona School of Art
Greek Democracy -Region of Attica
NEON Organization of Culture and Development
Greek Physics Association