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'Tis this, no other, but this.

The performance unfolds in a ‘garden’ where a dance theorist, a voice artist, a visual artist and three dancers coexist, along with everyday objects, symbolic representatives of our nature/culture. In this garden of perpetual fragility and agency, everything happens as for it is. In the obscure times of uncertainty, neither the individual ‘I’ nor the collective ‘we’ suffice- not anymore. The audience is invited to enter a state of mind of experiencing and feeling, perceptions shift continuously leading us to a ‘topos’ which is familiar and unfamiliar at the same time. This creation deals with the materials that build our shared present: the unexpected, the disordered, the loss of meaning, the immaterial, the urgent. Hence the ironic title in this time of vagueness, ‘Tis this, no other but this.

Produced and presented by Athens Festival, 2016


Choreography: Mariela Nestora

Performers: Ioanna Apostolou, Nikoleta Karmiri, Vitoria Kotsalou, Betina Panagiotara, Christina Katsari, Anna Pangalou

Set & costume design: Maria Papadopoulou

Assistant to set & costume designer: Tzina Iliopoulou

Lighting design: Alekos Yiannaros

Video: Christina Katsari

Video technical support: Louizos Aslanidis

Texts: Alexandros Mistriotis, Mamaza, Paul Valery

Music: Bernier Messier, Edith Piaf, Sibelius, ilios, Mahler

Voice Coaching: Anna Pangalou

With thanks to the Isadora & Raymond Duncan Dance Research Centre for its support during the research and development stages of this project.

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