ANΩNYMO Tzeni Argyriou

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Irish Premiere. Dublin Dance Festival in partnership with the Abbey Theatre

Greece


Share in a collective celebration of human connection

ANΩNYMO
ANΩNYMO © Stavros Habakis
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19—20 May 2020

ΑΝΩΝΥΜΟ looks back to a time when dances did not belong to anybody; they belonged to everybody.

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Admission

€13 - €38 (conc. rates available)

Location

Abbey Theatre, on the Abbey Stage


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Duration

65 mins (no interval)

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Performances

Tue 19 May

Wed 20 May

From the show

ANΩNYMO © Lila Sotiriou
ANΩNYMO © Lila Sotiriou
ANΩNYMO © Lila Sotiriou
ANΩNYMO © Lila Sotiriou
ANΩNYMO © Lila Sotiriou
ANΩNYMO © Lila Sotiriou
ANΩNYMO © Lila Sotiriou
ANΩNYMO © Lila Sotiriou
ANΩNYMO © Stavros Habakis
ANΩNYMO © Stavros Habakis

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“Kinetic motifs traverse the stage, embodied by seven exceptional dancers from different generations of the Greek dance scene.”

The Reader

“Seven Athenian dancers reinvigorate movements and gestures from dances thought to be lost to time.”

dansercanalhistorique

“Elements from different eras have been used to make us travel in time, enlightening us about the past and making us think of the present.”

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ΑΝΩΝΥΜΟ looks back to a time when dances did not belong to anybody; they belonged to everybody. Since the earliest rituals of initiation and participation, dance has brought people together. From one body to the next, dances moved through the centuries, accompanying every human ceremony: weddings, death, war, peace.

In a work that hinges on human contact, seven dancers invite us on a journey that takes traditional dance forms as a source of inspiration. Transcending the formal movements, patterns and rhythms of Greek folk dances, they draw us into a celebration of community and share a contemporary language of movement, stripped to the bone.

Much of choreographer Tzeni Argyriou’s work explores the struggles of a society dominated by a constructed digital reality. In ΑΝΩΝΥΜΟ, she returns to the body to rediscover human connection, shared experience and the collective power of dance.

Credits

  • Concept & Choreography: Tzeni Argyriou
  • Performers: Hermes Malkotsis, Dimitra Mertzani, Konstantinos Papanikolaou, Ioanna Paraskeuopoulou, Stavroula Siamou, Nancy Stamatopoulou, Dimitris Sotiriou
  • Dramaturgy: Miguel Angel Melgares
  • Scenography & Visual Concept: Vassilis Gerodimos
  • Original Music & Sound Design: Pepe Garcia Rodriguez
  • Lighting Design: Vangelis Mountrichas
  • Lighting Adaptation & Operator: Stavros Kariotoglou
  • Costume Design: Ioanna Tsami
  • Sound Engineer: Ilias Flammos
  • Choreography & Production Assistant: Danai Giannakopoulou
  • Production Design / Executive Producer: Konstantinos Sakkas
  • Production Management: Delta Pi

Produced by Onassis Stegi. Co-produced by Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine Saint-Denis (FR), Kalamata International Dance Festival (GR). Research Support from Duncan Dance Research Center. Production Toured by Delta Pi. Touring Support by Onassis Stegi.

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