By collecting elements from the past and bringing them to today, we create a Contemporary Traditional Celebration. The performance studies and at the same time highlights the beauty and simplicity of tradition, in every moment people blend it with today. The dancer is in a perfect connection and harmony with the musician while a mutual relationship takes shape, which they build with a series of steps and notes. The steps of traditional dance coming through the years, meet with the body, inspire and give the spark to this performance’s movements. The audience will have the opportunity to participate in and experience a traditional celebration made for the present.
Saltator Dance Company and the music band EleKtroBalKana have studied and experimented with issues regarding the role of tradition in contemporary society and the reasons that we can a observe a return to it, even by people of a young age. During the rehearsal we were taught traditional dances from different regions of Greece and then we tried to understand their steps and transfer them in our own way through contemporary dance to the present, improvising in parallel with the musicians.
One characteristic of the performance is that it takes place in the light of day. Specifically, it starts one hour before sunset. We don’t need a floor made especially for dancing and at the end of the choreographed part the dancers dance with the spectators and the spectators with each other.