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Breath of the world

Choreographic work by Mariela Nestora / YELP danceco. Breath of the world focuses on breath as the primary relationship of the body with the world.


Plants are -and have always been- our most important co-inhabitants on the planet. We are in a reciprocal relationship: humans breathe in the oxygen plants exhale and plants breathe in the carbon dioxide humans produce. How can we restore the ecological affinities that bind us in a rapidly climate-changing world?


Dancers and musicians compose the ephemeral organism of this performance that can be perceived as part of another larger ecosystem. The choreography explores the function of breathing as a biological, psychological and spiritual node associating different species and cultures. Breath of the world activates empathy and proposes the experience of a performance as a gathering of different species.


The air we breathe is not a purely geological or mineral reality but rather the breath of other living beings. In breath we depend on the lives of others.

Emanuele Coccia

Choreography: Mariela Nestora
Co-creation/ performance: Ioanna Toumpakari, Yannis Tsigris, Pagona Boulbasakou

Music / original composition: Anargyros Deniosos

Musicians: Renato Kousis, Leonidas Palamiotis
Costumes: Eleftheria Arapoglou-DIGITARIA

Dramaturgy collaboration: Mårten Spångberg, Elena Novakovits

Photos: Myrto Apostolidou
Poster design: Maria Elena Myrka

Press: Evangelia Skrobola

Production: KART productions, Mary Xanthopoulidou, Anastasia Kavallari                                                            


Produced within the framework of the programme 2023 of the institution "All of  Greece one Culture" of the Greek Ministry of Culture.         

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