LEXICON

Choreography: Mariela Nestora
Performance: Marilena Petridou
Music: ILIOS
Costume: Adonis Volanakis
Lighting design: Sakis Birbilis
Video: Louizos Aslanidis
Photographs: Mirto Apostolidou

Lexicon strips down dance to its basic elements: the dancing body, space and time. Choreographer Mariela Nestora and dancer Marilena Petridou co-write a dictionary (Lexicon) of movement qualities, an index of the core of movement languages.
At first, the dancing body acts only as an instrument, dance is exhibited as an independent medium, beyond narrative. In the second part, the dancer as performer and as creator, embodies this same dance index, informing it emotionally and kinesthetically. Performativity co- exists with music, costume and light. In this study the dancer challenges the body both as instrument and as image.
Lexicon was presented in Athens, at the 3rd Panorama festival- Benaki Museum ‘Sinandisis’, 8th Choreographers Association Dance festival, 9th Choreographers Association Dance festival, ‘soloX3’ evening Roes theatre and at the centre of Mediterranean architecture in Chania, Crete.

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