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is it day or is it night?

is it day or is it night?, the new choreographic work by Mariela Nestora / YELP danceco., focuses on the sense of touch. Touch is always in interaction with the other senses. It is directly linked to movement and highlights the body as a body ‘in process'.

The lack of touch during the recent experience of a pandemic was the point of departure for our research. In what way was the sense of time and touch redefined? How do we re-invent intimacy?

The choreographic composition explores touch less as gesture and more as a conviviality of bodies in interaction with materiality. It shifts the attention to micro-movements and emphasises the reversibility of touch: when one touches, one is touched at the same time. 

is it day or is it night? is an invitation to an experience that hopes to sensitise the body and stimulate tactile vision.

YELP danceco. Production with  the financial support of the Ministry of Culture and Sports 2021-2022.

Choreography: Mariela Nestora

Co-creation/ performance: Ioanna Toumpakari, Yannis Tsigkris, Pagona Boulbasakou and Mari Kassapian

Music / original composition: ILIOS

Costumes: Eleftheria Arapoglou-DIGITARIA

Scenography: Dimitris Theodoropoulos

Video: Christina Katsari

Dramaturgy collaboration: Mårten Spångberg, Bettina Panagiotara 

Lighting: Evangelos Moudrichas

Choreographer's Assistant: Elena Novakovits

Assistant set designer: Sophia Panagiotopoulou 

Lighting Associate: Dimitris Koutas

Audio description consultant: Alexandra Georgovassili

Breath & speech score consultant: Anna Pagalou

Photos: Myrto Apostolidou, Leda Touloumakou

Poster design: Maria Elena Myrka

Production: KART productions, Mary Xanthopoulidou, Anastasia Kavalari

Press: Evangelia Skrobola

a spectator's response- art by Christina Katsari

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