GAIA-be the bee - Fysalida Dance - fysalidance.com
The project “GAIA-be the bee” tells us stories about the illusive love of power, the cost of the capitalization of all things and human disorientation as we move away from the arms of Mother Earth.
"Gaia" presents an original chronicle of human society, of our relationship with nature and fellow human beings, of female existence in a constant struggle for emancipation and survival. The performance focuses on female figures traveling in time, transforming the definition of female nature and the natural environment by following the "dogmas of the times"... or perhaps they define them?
In this particularly aquatic eco-artistic journey we will have as companions the Snake Goddess and other primitive and modern characters that emerge from times that we associate with innocence, romance, harmony with nature. We are witnessing their mutation, martyrdom, revival, even their death, hoping to experience a kind of renaissance that will co-ordinate with humility and reverence, awe and gratitude to the divine natural phenomena and the rich goods of Mother Earth.
A dance theater production molded with the "earthly" materials of movement, contemporary dance and theatrical expression. With original texts and music by famous composers, all woven together via a sound design that harmoniously embraces the aquatic environment of the performance. GAIA uses site-specific elements, architectural mapping, body percussion sounds and vocal improvisations. It is an interactive life journey through the aquarium spaces, an awakening-route screaming an SOS message to humanity, calling us all to escape from the mazes of speculation, our autistic loneliness and self-imposed exile, encouraging us to return with humility into the boundless arms of Mother Earth.
GAIA-be the bee
a contemporary look in today's society
Concept/Scenario/Direction/Choreography/Texts: Georgia Petrali
Assistant Choreographer: Dimitra Daskalaki
Performers: Dimitra Daskalaki, Marina Christodoulaki, Artemis Adami, Georgia Petrali, Theodora Chalatsi, Xenia Kouliou, Maritzia Katsouna
Music: George Gurdjieff, Eric Satie, Johann Sebastian Bach, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Sound Design: Vagelis Zaharakis
Lighting Design/Technical Support: Yannis Androulakis
Snake Goddess Costume: Chiara Valentini
Sirens’ Costumes: Angeliki Petrali
Costumes: Stella-Melina Vasilaki, Georgia Petrali
Architecture Mapping: Tzeni Mavraki, Yannis Delimpasis
Video Teasers: Sibylle Meder
Video Performance: Kostas Dimakis
Photographer: Zenia Drosou
Graphic Design: Dimitris Panayiotakis
Web Administration: Maria Kasnakidi
Communication/Public Relations/Guide: Nancy Galenianou
Production Assistants: Maria Kasnakidi, Stella-Melina Vasilaki, Manos Fragkiadakis, Alexandra Adami
Production: Fysalida Dance © 2016
Coproduction: Praxi Technis Imeros