The Glory of Decay

ARTIST

Sofia Karagiorgou and Polyxeni Angelidou

DATE

Friday 10 May
21:30 - 22:30

VENUE

Odeion, Ancient Agora of Thessaloniki (The Roman Forum)

The Glory of Decay

Sofia Karagiorgou and Polyxeni Angelidou

Establishing their own chronology, two bodies set in binary opposition disrupt and transgress the laws of time. Here stable structures deteriorate and parasitic elements take hold. The object decomposes and in order to evolve, adapts to survive. The body and its freedom of movement is in turn affected and changes.

The autonomy of the body‘s rhythm and its verticality becomes platform of an emergent symbiosis and exchange. In this choreography, two individuals dynamically set and reset their limits in space. Employing formal strategies such as structural incompleteness, irregularity and asymmetry, the dancers create through the relationship of their bodies a sense of architecture which fosters a narrative.

Τhe piece ultimately evokes an awareness in the viewer that human race lives on the ruins of its own history.

 

Choreography and dance:

Sofia Karagiorgou and Polyxeni Angelidou

Music:

Cravune , http://cravune.com

Costumes:

Cristina Lelli

Dramaturgy:

Elisabeth Leopold

Artistic collaboration:

Karla Marchesi

Light:

Dimitra Aloutzanidou