Androniki Marathaki

It’s not about if you will love me tomorrow_Part 2


Androniki Marathaki, one of the most acclaimed young dance artists, makes her Athens Festival debut with It’s not about if you will love me tomorrow_Part 2. The performance is conceived as a game in public view; a game raising questions on the relationship between dancing and viewing and on the balance of this paradoxical relationship that is fraught with tension.

A platform whose movement and inclination changes depending on where people stand and transfer their weight is divided among four performers. The performers test their limits within this new order of things, as the most reliable thing imaginable, the ground, is destabilized and becomes part of a fluid universe of ever-changing space, rhythm, and mobility.

The game is built on the concept of fair-cake cutting, a fair division problem on how to divide a ‘space’ such as a cake or a territory or a frequency domain so that they everyone can receive the ‘space’ they personally believe should be theirs. That is, a division, not in equal parts, bur in parts which embrace and appeal to each participant’s individual values and preferences.

Will spectators be able to assist performers in their foray into this new land?

A work at once intimate and public, which, in the creator’s own words, “maybe it’s a dance piece, or maybe it isn’t.”

It’s not about if you will love me tomorrow_Part 2 is the second part of a diptych whose first segment premiered in February at Art Factory.