Seeing hundreds of birds flying together in a whirling, ever-changing pattern or observe the collective movements of a shoal of fish are experiences that amaze and delight us. The Greek choreographer Christos Papadopoulos decided to take these natural phenomena as a starting point to create a dance performance. From there, he zoomed in on ions, electrically charged atoms, only to rediscover the same basic forces of attraction and repulsion that govern not only all existing life, but also all human relationships. On stage, the dancers engage in an extremely precise flow of group dynamics, developing a succession of hypnotic, trance-invoking micro movements. The result is a physical mantra, a mesmerizing world of enchanting precision.
Christos Papadopoulos is member of a young generation of remarkable talents of the theatre and dance scene from Athens and is hailed as a surprising new voice in contemporary dance. Performances such as Elvedon, OPUS and Counter Reset have been shown on the international stages and Papadopoulos was invited to be part of the teams that created the choreography for the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games in Athens (2004) and the European Games in Baku (2015).
CONCEPT AND CHOREOGRAPHY
Nanti Gogoulou, Nontas Damopoulos, Amalia Kosma, Hara Kotsali, Giorgos Kotsifakis, Efthymis Moschopoulos, Dimitra Mertzani, Maria Bregianni, Ioanna Paraskevopoulou, Alexis Tsiamoglou
1ST ASSISTANT CHOREOGRAPHY
2ST ASSISTANT CHOREOGRAPHY
Fondation d’entreprise Hermès no âmbito do programa New Settings
Théâtre de la Ville-Paris, Le Lieu Unique-Scène nationale de Nantes
Dublin Dance Festival