[50 min site-specific performance]
at Keratsini-Drapetsona School of Art (former “Palandjian” hammam) 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.
gazes are returned
In there the body undresses
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 mixed aged group of adult dancers and dance students of the school, attempts to bridge the past and present of the building throughout a symbolic dialogue of Body, Time and Architectural Space. The piece explores if the body, emancipated from its socially disciplined and professionally constructed self (persona), could lead to a more versatile and human way to be together. In that context, the historical hammam turns into an alternative school, in which the learning and socialized body needs to relate in a non-stereotypical way both with itself and the 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