Dance Throughout the Year aims to adjoin the Cyprus Contemporary Dance Platform by enriching the festival’s programme with works that were presented during 2016 in Cyprus and therefore support and promote, alongside with the Platform, the artistic work of the creators
20:00 Into the stillness 25’
Chorotheatro Omada Pende
Choreographer: Roula Kleovoulou
Performers: Alexia Perdikaki, Emily Papaloizou, Milena Ugren Koulas, Rania Glymitsa Photographer: Pavlos Vryonides
The performance will take place at Andrea Drousioti street (in front of Rialto theatre).
My latest piece “Into the stillness” was a progression from a previous piece “Standstill” where my research was to find the movement in stillness and come to question in the end if stillness can actually create calmness or tension. In the piece “Into the stillness” I went a step further and asked the dancers to cross a bridge in a very slow and steady pace hoping to find stillness (calmness) when reaching their destination, after actually crossing the bridge. My travelers all crossed the bridge in their own unique way, but they all reached their stillness (calmness) in the end. We all have our bridges to cross, everyone’s journey is different, but I believe we all want to find that stillness… The piece you will see tonight will not be shown on the bridge, but in the streets of Limassol, my travelers will make their journey amongst cars and people and commotion, let’s hope it will be a good one… This piece was created in July 2016 for the site specific Summer Dance Festival of Nea Kinisi.
18:30 Sunday of Life 20’
Julia Anna Brendle
Concept/Choreography/Performance: Julia Brendle
Special thanks to Maria Kyriakou, Andri Panayiotou and Marios Konstantinou outside eye(s) and dramaturgical advice.
A reconstruction of a piece originally set in a basketball field, revisited in the space of the dance house. Are the original questions still relevant and how does the new space impact on the choreography itself and the issues the work addresses. In both cases a space where the mind gives room to the body to express itself, where bodies meet in order to achieve mutual goals, in which we feel free, in which we reach the limits of our physicality. How much freedom do we really allow within the frame of ourselves and this space? And how many limits are added, through the patterns that we create in order to achieve the goals we set? Questions set the rules of this game, with the goal being to explore the notions of personal freedom, of choice and the limits we set to our own selves.
19:00 Coralia 7’
Choreographer/Dancer: Panos Malactos
Music: Cantus in memory of Benjamin Britten- Arvo Part
Photographer: Kyriakos Andreou
Coralia, that’s her name. The definition of a fighter, a hero, a true mother, and she is here. Right in front of you.
19:15 Red VelVet 25’
Choreographer: Aneesha Michael
Performers: Aneesha Michael and Raul Tigre
Mentor: Bush Hartshorn
Music: Gabriel Fauré- Elegie, Scott Walker- The Electrician, Daft Punk- Get Lucky, Brian Eno and Harold Budd- Against the Sky.
Photographer: Maria Mari Neophytou
Αneesha Michael graduated from the prοfessional school of dance Rallou Manou-Athens in 2012. Since then, she has collaborated with choreographers & Theatre Directors as a performer and dancer in Athens and Cyprus. Her current investigations are into; how movement relates to the anatomy of the body by experimenting with objects and how they relate to her presence as a performer. In 2014 she produced her first work “Quest”, a naked body on a white sculpture. In 2015 she collaborated with the musician Dimitri Spyrou presenting the work “Vente Ambulante”. Then in 2016 she presented the work “Red VelVet”, and this time a duet, collaborating with a large red velvet theatre curtain.
11:00-13:00 Upcoming move
Round table discussion
18:30 In Another’s Shoes: #ifeeljustlikeachild 30΄
Performer: Arianna Marcoulides
Sound Design: Panos Bartzis
Special thanks to Eleana Alexandrou
Τhe clothing choices we make speak a lot about ourselves, if you know how to read in between the seams. Arianna and Panos take another look at the piece “In Another’s Shoes” presented last year at Dance House Lemesos for Dance Throughout the Year 2016. Revisiting a theme that has been part of previous works -that of vibrations- and merging it with the current themes of clothes and identity, movements and sounds, improvisation and structure, the piece’s current version was first presented under the Moving the New programme of Dance House Lemesos in December 2016. A piece created with the support of the Choreographic Residency Programme 2015 Moving the New at Dance House Lemesos.
Arianna Marcoulides has been creating her own work since 2009, always in close collaboration with people that inspire her and stimulate curiosity. She has collaborated with Panos Bartzis on her last three pieces, “Along the Way… Forgotten” (2014), “Stomach Rumblings” and “In Another’s Shoes”.
19:00 For George 15’
Milena Ugren Koulas
Choreography/Improvisation: Milena Ugren Koulas
Music: 9 Crimes-Damien Rice
“For George” is a little dance dedicated to my husband George Koulas. It came as a reaction to our ongoing collaboration and life together and also as a reaction to our previous piece “Happiness”.
22:30 Closing Party
17:00-20:00 In a Dark Time
Monument at Heroes’ Square
In the framework of the project Blast from the Past: A retrospective to the future. Curated by Blast collective.
Concept/Choreography/Performance: Arianna Economou
Photographer: Christos Avraamides
In this newly proposed version of her work “Ιn a Dark Time” (2002), Arianna Economou will present a durational dance performance on some of the alchemical symbolism and stages of the journey of the soul toward the Self (Calcinatio, Mortificatio, Solutio). Through the deconstruction of the already existing material (poetry, visual installation and sound), the performance will carry a ritualistic character where the audience will be free to come and go and witness the artist’s process. The performer in this process -with axis the thinking body and its movement- will open this dialogue toward the Self and the audience, trying a new practice that relies on the sharing of the creative process and the dynamics of the ongoing shifts between unconscious and conscious, visible and invisible.