Renowned choreographer Ermira Goro, a familiar name to Festival audiences, returns with her new piece: a spellbinding performance, a true experience on the primeval and ever-cherished concept of rituals. Via six dancers and Stavros Gasparatos’ original musical composition, this work explores how contemporary art may be part of the quest for, or better put, the invention of “new” rituals necessary for our survival.
The performance contains nudity
June 4: Post-performance talk with Ermira Goro. Moderated by Paraskevi Tektonidou.
Concept – Choreography Ermira Goro
Movement material in collaboration with the performers
Performers Iro Konti, Dimitra Mertzani, Martha Pasakopoulou, Elton Petri, Sofia Pouchtou, Thanos Ragousis
Dramaturgy Anastasios Koukoutas
Music Stavros Gasparatos
Set and costume design Christos Delidimos
Lighting design Vangelis Mountrichas
Assistant to the composer Alexandra Katerinopoulou
Executive production Delta Pi
Production manager Removement
With the financial support of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture & Sports
With the support of the NEON Organization for Culture and Development
“In an era where “rituals” have become individualized and detached from the context of community, how do we detect the physical memory that exists in all authentic rituals? How exactly does this form of memory survive? In her new piece, choreographer Ermira Goro, a familiar name to Festival audiences, deliberately avoids a nostalgic take on ritual as a foundational “myth”. Six dancers, guided by Stavros Gasparatos’ original musical composition, seek something that may be impossible to find anymore. Flashes of memory, fragments of movement, shells of experience punctuate the original question: if ritual inhabits the cellular memory of a community, what exactly can it reveal to us about its contemporary structure and the bodies attempting to perform it?”
VIP 17€ • ZONE Α΄ 12€ • STUDENTS/ 65+/ ARTIST UNIONS 10€ • UNEMPLOYED/ ART SCHOOL STUDENTS 5€
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