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Christos Papadopoulos

Ion
© Elina Giounanli.
© Elina Giounanli.
© Elina Giounanli.

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).

16 OCT 2020
FRI 21:00

17 OCT 2020
SAT 19:00

Sold out
Main Auditorium
14€ (discounts)
Duration 60 min
M/6

Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, following ACT - Art, Climate, Transition project

ACT Art Climate Transition

ION is presented with the support of Onassis STEGI

Onassis Stegi

CONCEPT AND CHOREOGRAPHY

Christos Papadopoulos

DRAMATURGY

Tassos Koukoutas

WITH

Nanti Gogoulou, Nontas Damopoulos, Amalia Kosma, Hara Kotsali, Giorgos Kotsifakis, Efthymis Moschopoulos, Sotiria Koutsopetrou, Maria Bregianni, Ioanna Paraskevopoulou, Alexis Tsiamoglou

MUSIC

Coti K

LIGHT

Tasos Palaioroutas

COSTUMES

Angelos Mentis

SET DESIGN

Evangelia Therianou

1ST ASSISTANT CHOREOGRAPHY

Katerina Spyropoulou

2ST ASSISTANT CHOREOGRAPHY

Ioanna Antonarou

EXECUTIVE PRODUCTION

Theodora Kapralou

PRODUCTION

Onassis Stegi

SUPPORT

Fondation d’entreprise Hermès no âmbito do programa New Settings

COPRODUCTION

Théâtre de la Ville-Paris, Le Lieu Unique-Scène nationale de Nantes

PARTNERSHIP

Dublin Dance Festival

PROMOTION

Key Performance

 

Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, following ACT — Art, Climate, Transition project

Christos Papadopoulos "Ion" trailer
Christos Papadopoulos "Ion" trailer
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