Thirty spokes meet in the hub, though the space between them is the essence of the wheel;

Pots are formed from clay, though the space inside them is the essence of the pot;

Walls with windows and doors form the house, though the space within them is the essence of the house

POEM ABOUT “Ma”

Under the name It is not about if you will love me tomorrow, I research a new thematic, in which I explore what can be “negative space” (Ma) for a dance performance and what it takes to make an attempt to use it.

The intention is to examine myself and comment on the characteristics of a dance maker and on how these are able to expand or not today.

The project is inspired by the skyline, the linear movements of flow and the Japanese concept of space “Ma” (negative/empty space), through their relation to ILLUSION and to DANCE.

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The performance it’s not about if you will love me tomorrow_Part 2  is conceived as a game in public view; a game raising questions on the relationship between dancing and viewing and on the balance of this paradoxical relationship that is fraught with tension.

A platform whose movement and inclination changes depending on where people stand and transfer their weight is divided among four performers. The performers test their limits within this new order of things, where the most reliable thing imaginable, the ground, is destabilized and is part of a fluid universe, of ever-changing space, rhythm, and mobility.

The game is built upon the concept of fair-cake cutting, a fair division problem on how to divide a heterogeneous good such as a cake, land or a territory or a frequency domain, so that everyone can receive the ‘piece’ that is the most preferable. That is, a division, not in equal parts, bur in parts which embrace and appeal to each participant’s individual values and preferences.

Will spectators be able to assist performers in their foray into this new land?
A work at once intimate and public that maybe is a dance piece, maybe is not.”

It’s not about if you will love me tomorrow_Part 2 is the second part of a diptych whose first segment premiered in February at Art Factory. The artists received funding from the Hellenic Ministry of Culture (2019). Supported by the Koinos Topos Institute.


Credits

Movementscape: Androniki Marathaki

Performers: Kostis KallivretakisCandy KarraLoukiani PapadakiGiorgos Frintzilas

Platform Design and construction: Filippos Vasileiou
Interactive sound design and programming: Lampros Pigounis
Lightscape: Nysos Vasilopoulos
Costume design: Konstantina Mardiki

Contributed to the construction of the platform: Nikos Stathopoulos, Giorgos Vasileiou, Vasilis Vasileiou

Documentation (photo & video): Alekos & Christos Bourelias
Visual communication: Eftihia Liapi

Production management: Delta Pi

Financially supported by Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2019

Supported by Ministry of Culture/Greece, Institouto Koinos Topos, Duncan Dance Center & Apparat
Special thanks to Vitoria Kotsalou & Nikos Flessas

Information

Days & Hours of performances: June 14,  2019 | 21:00 & June 15, 2019| 20.00
Duration: 60 min |
Peiraios 260 ( E)  – Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2019

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_Part 2, 14th & 15th January 2019 /Athens & Epidaurous Festival
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_Part 2 (teaser)
14th & 15th June 2019 /Athens & Epidaurus Festival
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soundscape Lampros Pigounis

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_Part 2, 14th & 15th January 2019 /Athens & Epidaurous Festival
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_Part 2, 14th & 15th January 2019 /Athens & Epidaurous Festival
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The horizon or skyline, the apparent line that separates earth form sky, is probably the only line that human eye observes in nature. Though, it is a line that does not exist, meaning it a line that is visible only due to observer’s position.

In this thematic, the identity of a creator is explored through the same lens. If artistic quality or creativity belongs to a mass co-operational network of an imaginary order (as nation, religion, imprisonment, state etc.), which means of a network that would seize to exist if humanity did not believe in it, what would then be a dance performance look like?

Living in a world where to be creative is common sense and to which free expression is everybody’s right, how can the above redefined?

The questions that arise for this thematic are:
-To whom service can I not be “creative”?
-To whom service can I allow the “not being creative” dance?

The performance It is not about if you will love me tomorrow_ Part 1 is a solo on a platform that changes its inclination according the weight transferring of the performer.

By destabilizing the ground, it comments on issues about the identity of a creator through the dance medium.

It is an ironic and self-referential solo for “an immobile dancer and a scholar of movement “.

The performance is programmed for 18th & 19th 2019 and is financially supported by the Ministry of Culture and Sports (2018-2019).

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Credits
Movementscape/performer: Androniki Marathaki
Interactive sound design and programming: Lampros Pigounis
Platform Design and construction: Filippos Vasileiou
Co-construction: Nikos Stathopoulos,Giorgos Vasileiou, Vasilis Vasileiou
Lightscape: Nysos Vasilopoulos
Discourse Consultants: Nikos Flessas, Aggelos Petrovas

Text trainer: Kostis Kallivretakis 
Outside eye: Vitoria Kotsalou
Contributed to the construction of the platform: Nikos Stathopoulos, Giorgos Vasileiou, Vasilis Vasileiou

Communication/Press: Vasilis Gretsistas
Documentation (photo & video): Alekos & Christos Bourelias
Visual communication: Eftihia Liapi

Production management: Delta Pi

Financially supported by Ministry of Culture/Greece

Supported by Institouto Koinos Topos, Duncan Dance Center & Apparat

Special thanks to Anastasios Mponakis

Information

Days & Hours of performances: February 18 & 19, 2019 | 21:30
Duration: 50 min | Tickets: 10€ (general entrance) – Limited number of seats
Ticket presale begins on Friday, February 1 via TicketServices.gr
Art Factory – Technostasio, 178 Peiraios str & 6 Lamias str., Tavros 177 78

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_Part 1, 18th & 19th February 2019 /Art Factory, Athens
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_Part 1 (teaser)
18th & 19th February 2019 /Art Factory, Athens
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soundscape Lampros Pigounis

      Dogmas_ Part 1. Such an injury.

  • Line segment is the shortest way to go from A to B. I Wish to go from A to everywhere.
  • Wish to go.
  • Consciousness that has a purpose reduces flexibility.As line segments.
  • Consciousness in not the object plus some thing, it is the object minus everything that interacts with me or interests me.
  • Consciousness does not mean perception, nor mind. Those last ones are related to negentropy and entropy. They look like lines, not line segments.
  • A dance performance communicates “consciousnesses” that are able not to be in alignment with the pathway of words, symbols, language.
  • Every performance communicates some “thing”, some “consciousness” that exist socially in me. And in you. That’ me again.
  • Shortest might mean the most flexible (in super high state), sensitive won’t mean shortest.
  • There is no empty space, nor empty time.
  • Empty space is what I do not perceive.
  • I do not perceive my dance while dancing. That would stop me from moving. I dance my dance.
  • I need empty space in my consciousness so that my consciousness won’t be so choreographed.
  • This performance transfers injuries. The most important one, my injury in dancing: I had forgotten how to dance.
  • Tensions, injuries make sincerity opaque. Let that happen. Don not wish to control, as if when you go to sleep. You simply sleep. Give the injured area some space by lengthening all the rest. Let the rest create the juices for the injured area.
  • Flexible means alive. Injury means alive.
  • Flexible perception may cause flexible mind or body. Only when causing action a little.
  • “Be transparent in the action, causing it a little”. When you are in trouble, always watch Steve Paxton dancing.
  • Be transparent with the action, causing it only a little, encircles with creating some “thing”. Such an injury!

Α’ workshop 12th -15th November/
11.00-14.00 (Duncan Dance Centre)
Β’ workshop 7th -11th January/
10.00-11.45 & 12.00- 13.45 (Apparat)


Within this thematic, part of the movement material that I explored during the last months becomes the core of two workshops in improvisation that will be offered for free to participants. Whoever wishes to participate to this journey and research on a performance’s movement material before its presentation to the audience can join.

The main research axes for all workshops are: the linear movement flows, the two-way relation of viewer-maker/performer and the situation of Illusion, that is to say the wrong interpretation and processing of the sensory stimulus.

During the first workshop, the movement material will be explored by participants, as well as relational systems that can be allowed with the least but important form of arrangement (that are inclined to the least entropy of the participants’ world). During the next one, we will explore these systems on a platform which moves according to the transferring of weight of participants.

The workshop format is the first milestone of the thematic. It comments and uses the movement material of a performance in “negative” time and allows a “negative” viewing of the performance.

Tools to be used:

-The skyline, as the only line in nature that can be viewed by a viewer and does not exist if a viewer does not exist either.
-The negative space as it is expressed by the Japanese name “Ma”
-Entropy

To be researched:

-“intention without tension” in movement
-mobility and empty space of the three body centers (pelvis, rib cage, cranium)
-transferring of weight in linear flows of movement
-in-between space of linear segments
-edges of a segment as places instead of points in space.
-spaces inbetween more than one linear flow of movement
– relation of uncertainty and information in improvisation
-relation of observer and performer/creator


(attendance to A’ workshop is necessary for attending B’)

Movement guidance: Androniki Marathaki
Please apply for participation till 5th November, due to limited number of participants.

Information and applications: email info@delta-pi.org


“it’s not about if you will love me tomorrow”, Part 1
Financially supported by:
Ministry of Culture and Sports/ Greece

Supported by:
Institute Koinos Topos, Duncan Dance Centre, Αpparat

Production management: Delta Pi

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_workshop Α (Duncan Dance Centre/ 12-15 Nov.)
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_workshop Α (Duncan Dance Centre/ 12-15 Nov.)
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_workshop Α (Duncan Dance Centre/ 12-15 Nov.)
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_workshop B (Apparat/ 7th – 11th. Jan.)
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