[50 min LIVE, WORK-IN-PROGRESS dance performance]
[JULY 25, 2019] AKADIMIA EMPORIKOU NAFTIKOU (A.E.N.), HYDRA, GREECE
[JUNE 27, 2019] ARTEZ TEATRIUM (ORDERLANGS), ARNHEM, THE NETHERLANDS
Attempting to grope the immeasurable geometry of feelings, she loops on the perimeter of an impeccable shape, the square. The square does not condone any mistakes and drives the individual to the quest of a never-ending pattern, of a square within a square, within a square, on a seemingly infinite spatial existence in between our familiar dimensions. Persistently dancing on, in and in relation to a squared fractal-inspired structure in space, she conquests for the impossible: to infinitely continue creating the smallest square, searching to balance bewteen geometry of sentiments and vanity of human rationalization.
This solo performance is a delivery product of the ongoing research project “Performing Geometries: Embodying Regular Euclidean Shapes Through Dancing”. The performance is the research’s first case study on the square shape, which besides deploying Euclidean Geometry, it is also inspired by Fractal Geometry.
Idea / Creation / Dance: Sofia Kondylia
Dramaturgy: Eleni Mloukie
RESEARCH MENTOR: Dr. João Cerqueira da Silva Junior*
MOVEMENT ADVISOR: vasilIKI BACCA
Music: STEFANOS BARBALIAS
LIGHT DESIGN: SOFIA KONDYLIA | Graphic design: Konstantinos Argyriou | PHOTOES: FENIA KOTSOPOULOU, MARIA KARKAVILLA, YANNIS MEZES | VIDEO making: SOFIA KONDYLIA | PRODUCTION EXECUTION-ORGANIZATION: SOFIA KONDYLIA | PRODUCTION: TRIAL + ERROR CROSS ARTS RESEARCH GROUP
* this piece has been developed with the invaluable support of my peers, teachers and mentors of ArtEZ University of the Arts, Master of Theater Practices, Arnhem, The Netherlands.
Header image @Maria Karkavilla
JUNE 27, 2019 // ArtEZ Teatrium (Orderlangs), Arnhem, The Netherlands
Photographer: Fenia Kotsopoulou
Akadimia Emporikou Naftikou (A.E.N.), Hydra, Greece
Photographers: Maria Karkavilla, Alexandros Botonakis, Yannis Mezes, Salvo Genovesi