08/07/2023 - 10/07/2023
Athens Epidaurus Festival | Pireos 260
Choreography | Dimitris Mytilinaios
8 July | 8pm & 10 pm
9 July | 9pm
10 July | 9pm
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The performance includes nudity
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Repair, the new choreographic work by Dimitris Mytilinaios, is the second part of a series of projects on the field of ballet. While in INSEQS the focal point was on technique and what an inorganic ballet might look like – accompanied by the sounds of Rita Mosss – Repair focuses on choreographic scores of selected works and explores the kinetic form through the technique of their deconstruction.
Three iconic, short “ballet” works – L’après midi d’un faune (Paris, 1912), Grand pas classique (Paris, 1949), and Tchaikovsky’s Pas de Deux (New York, 1960) – are scrutinised, analysed, and reconstructed as a choreographic collage, into a new staged proposition.
What constitutes a “dancing couple” at the present time? Repair is a quartet that puts emphasis on the notion of pas de deux and its different manifestations in the history of ballet. The ambiguous title, Repair, primarily denotes an intention of “restoring” the heterosexual duets and the choreographic strategies that identify them. It also implies, as a wordplay (“re-pair”), the “re-pairing” within the group. With meticulous technical precision and detail, the famous music compositions and choreographies are presented in a new “orchestration”. As such, a new relationship between them is forged, as composite aspects of the present piece.
Performers | Amalia Kosma, Pierre Magendie, Konstantina Barkouli-Gavri, Dimitris Mytilinaios
Music | Lambros Pigounis, Assistant to the choreographer | Elena Novakovits, Lighting design | Dimitris Kasimatis, Costume design | Angelos Mentis, Make-up – Hairstyling | Ioanna Lygizou, Production | howtomakeyourlifeharder, Executive production | Olga Tsatsouli
Repair is supported by NEON through its Annual Grants Programme.
Athens Epidaurus Festival
182 33, Athens
Πειραιώς 260, Pireos, Agios Ioannis Rentis, Greece
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