Synthesis 748 Dance Company

a choreographic installation/performance for 5 dancers and musical composition

The performance was funded by the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports and by John. F. Costopoulos Foundation

CREDITS

Conception, Choreography, Scenic Installation: Spyros Kouvaras
Dramaturgy: Nathalie Koutsougera
Musical Composition: Giorgos Kouvaras
Performers: Stella Dimitrakopoulou, Elli Avraam Repa, Alexandra Rogovska, George Michelakis, Spyros Kouvaras
Lighting Design: Thomas Economacos
Production Organisation: Korina Kotsiri
Photos and video credits: Yiorgos Bakalis
Communication and Promotion: Maria Tsolaki

«Waste Land - AFTER»

an allegory of the real

The choreographer/performer Spyros Kouvaras and his Dance Company, Synthesis 748, founded in Paris in 2008 and now based in Athens, sign their new creation with the performance «Waste Land-AFTER», a project which was coproduced by the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports and by the John F. Costopoulos Foundation. The international choreographer, with intercultural collaborations, including art@CMS, a programme of the CERN Experiment in Switzerland, creates with his new work, a visual and choreographic universe which approaches the meaning of heterotopia, as a wide field of contingencies and as a continuous transformational process of the existing. The performance, drawing material from T. S. Eliot’s «Waste Land», and the feeling of intense deprivation and depersonalization that permeates the poem, explores common references between the author's poetry and today’s socio-political Greek landscape, focusing on the meaning of AFTER as a living heterotopia. The scenic installation of the performance does not mention a specific place and time but gradually forms a liminal, timeless (non)place. The choreography creates atmospherically a non-linear and continuous contemporary ritual of transition to a mythical and oneiric frame. In this timeless (non)place, the dancers seem to be suspended «between and betwixt», in both before and now, in oblivion and memory, in vulnerability and robustness, in trauma and its overcoming, thus indicating the potential passage from something that has existed to something that is coming…

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