Dissonant Unity

[work in progress]
Interactive performative act for // bodies, space, sound, and light.
50 minutes
Concept, Composition, Direction:
Sofia Kondylia | dancer, choreographer
Stefanos Syminelakis | musician, composer
Maria Tsouvala

The act deals with privacy (individuality), seen from the perspective of observation and exhibition of an artistic act. Within some determined boundaries of intimacy and isolation, the audience is encouraged to come into contact and interact with the performers while moving freely into the field of action, shaping an audio-visual environment.

Participation of the audience is the vital condition that activates the play. Through this interaction we aspire to highlight the private nature of the performative experience. Giving the viewer the right to interfere on the flow of action, we challenge the conventional condition of performance and question to what extent the observation of a structured artwork, which is deliberately left open, consists a personal experience.

* The work started as an artistic proposal for OCC / Munich Bienalle of New Music Theater 2018 “Private Matter” participating in the international platform which took place in Greece during October 2016 – March 2017. Now it is developed independentely by the creators.