REQUIEM - a choreographed portrait
The piece is a tribute to the dancer and reflects an effort to choreographically portray and highlight her personal itinerary.
The performance explores how the dancer's body is marked, socially and politically -- the dancer is seen as a living, embodied record.
On a set of hundreds of ping pong balls, the dancer interacts with the balls creating a live soundscape and shares her experiences, allowing for the audience to make sense of the traces left upon and running through her body.
It brings to the fore and questions dominant ideas of the present, which subjugate and construct the "dancing body".
concept|choreography: Alexis Tsiamoglou
performer: Niovi Benou
costume|set design: Stella Gkrekioti
light design: Eleni Choumou
music: Sonny Touch