INSECT - Fysalida Dance (c) 2009
In 2009 Fysalida produced the solo performance and video art piece “Insect” which together first appeared in Amorgos town on 10.4.2010 as part of the 8th International Culture and Tourism Conference ‘Yperia 2010’ on Amorgos. The video art piece “Insect” has also been screened at the 30th International Festival of Films on Art in Montreal, Canada, at the International Film Festival Document.Art in Otopeni, Romania, at Booze Cooperativa in Athens, at Athens Video Dance Project 2010, at Athens Video Festival 2010, at Athens Fringe Festival 2011, at the International Symposium of Nafpaktos 2011, at the 3rd Moving Frames-Digital Art Festival in Mitilini, at Naoussa International Film Festival-Digital Shorts 2011, at Festival Miden in the Historical Centre of Kalamata, as also at several festivals in Greece and abroad.
“Insect” describes the process of metamorphosis of an insect from larva to pupa. It is a journey from earth to sky, from darkness to light, from life to death and back to life again; rebirth. Death contains within it a new life. The insect does not fear its metamorphosis. It accepts its fate and the development and evolution nature offers it.
Man perceives this development as an imposition, like death and is unable to be present at the moment of his own metamorphosis. The insect is not afraid. It is wholly in the here and now. It receives salvation from death in life by following the path from darkness towards light. Everything is one.
The intense, spasmodic movements of the dancer are nothing more than the insect’s struggle to release itself from the previous situation and move to the next one. It is a normal, organic development. It may exist in every moment just like every moment brings death and life. Earth and sky. Light and darkness.
Duration of Performance: 15΄
Duration of video art: 5΄
Concept/Stage Direction/Choreography: Georgia Petrali
Performance: Georgia Petrali/ Maria Manoura
Performer of video art: Maria Manoura
Music/Sound Recording: Emmanouel Sgouridis
Video post production: Aliki Hiotaki
Operator: Aliki Hiotaki, Zenia Drosou, Georgia Petrali
Costume design: Georgia Petrali
Production: Fysalida Dance ©