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Discreetly Distinct

For the creation Discreetly Distinct choreographer Mariela Nestora brings together biology and choreography. Her proposition is what she has coined as molecular choreography. She applies basic principles of molecular genetics onto movement and makes use of philosopher Gilles Deleuze’s approach on the ‘molecular’.

Five performers form a world of perpetual modulations, a becoming in which the multiplicity of existence prevails. The choreography concurrently deals with microcosm and macrocosm, difference and repetition, familiar and unfamiliar blurring dipoles and edges of categories. This work is part of the choreographer’s ongoing artistic research mobilized by the urgent review of the relationship between humans and the environment. 

In Discreetly Distinct dance is wilding in the outdoor space of the Agricultural University while the sun sets. As the natural light gradually diminishes, attention shifts from focusing to sensing discreetly distinct intensities, differences and interrelations. Performance Discreetly distinct opens up as an experience as well as a gathering of different species.

In this ephemeral system of coexistence, the singularity of perception is foregrounded. Dance as a landscape which continuously rewrites itself, makes room for releasing the spectator’s gaze. Difference emerges symbiotically. 

YELP danceco. Production with the support of the Agricultural University of Athens

and the financial support of the Ministry of Culture and Sports 2020-2021.  

Concept/Choreography: Mariela Nestora

Co-creation/ Performance: Yiannis Tsigkris, Ioanna Toumbakari, Stella Dimitrakopoulou, Konstantina Barkouli, Tijmen Teunissen

Vocal coaching/vocal dramaturgy: Anna Pagalou

Sound design/original score: Anargyros Deniosos

Musicians: Yorgos Krimberis, tenor trombone- Yorgos Markou, bass trombone

Visual arts translation: Christina Katsari

Dramaturgy collaboration: Mårten Spångberg, Betina Panagiotara

Costumes: Eleftheria Arapoglou/ Digitaria

Assistant choreographer/ production: Elena Novakovits

Photographer: Mirto Apostolidou

Video documentation: Kostas Nielsen

Poster design: mem

Production design: Maria Vasariotou

Christina Katsari- visual arts translation of Discreetly distinct 16.10.2021

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