WORKS

Betwixt & Between

 

The work is in-progress. Under the working title “Betwixt & Between” (meaning neither one thing, nor the other, in a mid-way position) the project dialects with the notion of communication and questions the dominant thoughts related to language and violence. Main parameter of the work is the neoteric use of sound as well as a review on the audience-performer relationship. The work is on the research and pre-production phase and has already been accepted as a residency project by Transcultures at Mons Belgium on upcoming fall.

 

 

Romeo’s Fault

 

When Romeo found Juliet pale and soulless at the greave and he supposed that she was dead, she was dead. The fact that she recovered later and became more alive does not cancel her death. When Juliet found Romeo lying soulless with the poison in his hand, he was also dead. And his death would stay valid, even if a doctor with a quick mind would rush into from backstage for a last moment stomach wash. Romeo’s fault is all in the mind.

 

The work copes with social as well as personal notions of death by exploring the pre-death stage, both physically and mentally, through the co-existential use of movement and text. Chore parameter of the project is the acoustic/sound, realized in performance by the innovative application of amphiotic technology and the consequent re-signification of performer-audience relationship.

 

Duration: 25’

Concept, Choreography & Performance: Nefeli Stamouli, Ioanna Vasilakopoulou

Set Design: Guy Stefanou

Sound Design: Gavriel Camaris

Production: Xanthias, dITTO

 

The work was presented at Theatre 104, Athens/Greece, June 2013

 

 

Hide & Seek

 

If the object is simply the perception of the viewer’s mind, does it still exist when the viewer does not perceives anymore?

 

Using team games as a starting point, four performers explore body, space and relationships.

 

Duration: 40’

Performance: Mary Fofi Anestou, Christos Papamichael, Nefeli Stamouli, Elissaios VlachosConcept & Choreography: Ioanna VasilakopoulouLight

Design & Music: Thomas Ginis

Text: Extracts from “Pervertimento y otros gestos para nada” (1988) by Jose Sanchez Sinisterra

Production: dITTO

 

The work has been presented at:11th Dance Festival, Argo Theatre, Athens/Greece, May 2012Michael Cacoyiannis Foundation, Black Box, Athens/Greece, June 2012

 

 

Body I

 

Religion and Ethics in crisis· the body under attack· killed or set aside in shadow· glorified or blessed.

Body counterattacks· being transformed or being diseased· becomes poetry, dreams and rebels.

 

The work is a solo piece investigating female body in means of social representation through time and space.

 

Duration: 20'

 

Performance: Nefeli Stamouli

Concept & Choreography: Ioanna Vasilakopoulou

Costume Design: Mary Vasilakopoulou

Music: Marion Renard

Light Design: Thomas Ginis

Production: dITTO

 

The work has been presented at:

  • 10th Dance Festival, Argo Theatre, Athens/Greece, May 2011

  • 1st Contemporary Dance Festival, Kipos Theatre, Thessaloniki/Greece, June 2011

  • International Festival of Performance Arts, Nafpaktos/Greece, July 2011

 

 

Buttle / Over Again

 

Body is right there, just in front of your eyes· do you see?

 

A site-specific solo piece inspired by and presented in a photography exhibition.

 

Duration: 10’

 

Performance: Nefeli Stamouli

Concept & Choreography: Ioanna Vasilakopoulou

Production: dITTO

 

The work has been presented at:

  • Yiannis Velissaridis Photo Gallery, Athens/Greece, November 2010 (upon invitation)

  • Ticky bar, Athens/Greece, December 2010 (upon invitation)

 

 

Forever Beasts

 

When I think of the short duration of my life, lost in past and future eternity, the small space I occupy, shrink inside the immensity of the worlds, I ignore and ignore me, I am terrified and I am surprised that I am here and not there, because there is not a reason to be here and not there, to be this time and not sometime. Who placed me here? By whose order and indication is this place and this time intended for me?

 

The project explores human relationships, in means of desire and fear. Live music, composed especially for the work, is inspired by traditional tempos and songs, performed by a “voice”, a violin and percussions.

 

Duration: 50’

 

Performance: Ifigeneia Alisandratou, Mary Fofi Anestou, Andreas Rama, Nefeli Stamouli, Elissaios Vlachos

Concept & Choreography: Ioanna Vasilakopoulou

Dramaturgy: Danai Spilioti

Musical Composition & Performance: Stefanos Filos

Light Design: Thomas Ginis

Set & Costume Design: Maria Karathanou

Production Manager: Alexandra Liakopoulou

Production: dITTO

 

The work has been presented at:

  • 9th Dance Festival, Roes Theatre Athens/Greece, June 2010

  • Med I Krv 3, Novisad/Serbia, July 2010 (upon invitation)

  • La Becquee Festival Choregraphique, Brest/France, October 2010 (after selection)

  • Michael Cacoyiannis Foundation, Theatre, Athens/Greece, November 2010

 

 

MANimal

 

The intruder enters the others zone. The task requires actions: go, give, take, adopt, change and return.

 

A site-specific project that explores relationships in space, based on contact improvisation technique. Two bodies, an actor and a dancer, meet while they embody live music. Ways of non-verbal communication, as well as manners of spatial materialization play important role in the work.

 

Duration: 25’

 

Concept &Performance: Ioanna Vasilakopoulou, Elissaios Vlachos

Music: EleKtroBalKana

Stage Design: Maria Karathanou

Production: Med I Crv 3, dITTO

 

The work was commissioned by and presented at Med I Crv 3, Novisad/Serbia, July 2010.

 

 

Riverchess

 

An eternal game in an infinite space looks for a winner as you pass by.

 

The work is a site-specific community project about the notions of time and space, engaging a dancer, an actor, a musician and a visual artist.

 

Duration: 30’

 

Performance: Maria Karathanou, Ioanna Vasilakopoulou, Elissaios Vlachos, Desanka Warren

Concept: dITTO

Production: Med I Crv 3, dITTO

 

The work has been created for and presented at Med I Crv 3, Valjevo/Serbia, July 2013