State grant by the Hellenic National Center of Theater and Dance
The company, embarking on a research path, is attempting to uncover the motor functions through challenging what has been mastered and is taken for granted by the dancer. It introduces a symbol as a new given and it narrates its exploration and conquest. A chair becomes necessary for the dancer’s every movement; without it they cannot stand, move or even be.
The absence of the given causes its revelation, because, as Wittgenstein states “the most important aspects always stay hidden from us due to their simplicity and intimacy. You are unable to observe something because it is always there in front of you” or as Heracletus laconically points out “Nature loves to hide itself “.
The performance is based on a research conducted by the choreographer, inspired by the book of Oliver Sacks “the man who mistook his wife with a hat”.
Research – Choreographer: Polina Kremasta
Dancers: Polina Kremasta, Giannis Stavropoulos
Scenography-costumes: Sofia Chouliara
Lighting design: Sofia Alexiadou & Orestis Tatsis
Original music by: Giorgos Gergos & Dimitris Tzitzis
Dramaturgy consultant: Orestis Tatsis
Constructions: Giorgos Kiriakakis
Kinitiras Artistic Residency Center, Athens)
9th Dance Festival of the Association of Greek choreographers
ContAct Art festival, Thessaloniki
Insoliti International Dance Festival, Turin, Italy
Hellenic National Center of Theater and Dance
Project Koinos Topos
Artistic Residency Centre Kinitiras
Reon nonprofit Artistic Company