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Esercizi per un manifesto poetico by Collettivo Mine

Mystery 25 _ Spring Forward: The Full Programme

15.04.2022

From Thursday, April 28, to Sunday, May 1, in Elefsina, 2023 Εleusis European Capital of Culture, in collaboration with the art organization DAN.C.CE UNITIVA and the European platform Aerowaves, is hosting Spring Forward. The closing ceremony of Spring Forward will be held on May 1 at the Old Oil Mill of Elefsina with a fascinating performance of the Gran Bolero, choreographed by the great Spanish choreographer Jesús Rubio Gamo, with the participation of local artists. Instead of an entrance fee, 2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture calls on the public to support the Children Support Centre of Elefsis, an organization that provides psychosocial support to children and families in Thriasio Pedio who face social exclusion.

How you can help

During Spring Forward:
A) Donation to the contribution box to Eleourgiki
B) Donation to the contribution box or via POS to the Old Oil Mill.

The entrance to all Spring Forward performances is free.
It is necessary to reserve seats from 18 April through viva.gr.

DETAILED PROGRAM

THURSDAY 28 APRIL

Suiyoubaion by Ayano Yokoyama (Japan)
17:00 – 17:20  | 2nd – 4th High School, Chatzidaki 37-39, Elefsina

‘CHOREOMANIACS’ by Simona Deaconescu (Romania)
18:00-18:40 | Indoor Gym “Andreas Daskalakis, Iroon Politechniou 165, Elefsina

‘Some choreographies’ by Jacopo Jenna (Italy)
19:00-19:40 | Elaiourgiki, Iera Odos 1 and Mouriki 130, Elefsina

‘Soirée d’études’ by Cassiel Gaube (Belgium)
21:45-22:25 | Elaiourgiki, Iera Odos 1 and Mouriki 130, Elefsina

FRIDAY 29 APRIL

‘Call Alice’ by Temporary Collective/Tereza Ondrová (Czech Republic)
11:00-11:40 | Indoor Gym “Andreas Daskalakis, Iroon Politechniou 165, Elefsina

‘Open Drift’ by Philippe Kratz (Italy)   
11:50-12:05 | Indoor Gym “Andreas Daskalakis, Iroon Politechniou 165, Elefsina

Plastic Bag by Yulia Arsen (Russia)  (withdrew as a result of the war in Ukraine)
12:20 – 13.00 | 2nd – 4th High School, Chatzidaki 37-39, Elefsina

‘Treatment of Remembering’ by Sabina Bočková, Johana Pocková, Inga Zotova-Mikshina /POCKETART collective (Czech Republic)
15.00 – 15.40 |  Old Olive Mill, Kanelopoulou 1, Elefsina

1℃’ by Q Company (South Korea)       
18:00-18:40 | 2nd – 4th High School, Chatzidaki 37-39, Elefsina

‘The Very Last Northern White Rhino’ by Gastón Core (Spain)
19:00-19:40 | Elaiourgiki, Iera Odos 1 and Mouriki 130, Elefsina

‘Warping Soul’ by Andreas Hannes (Netherlands)
21:45-22:05 | Elaiourgiki, Iera Odos 1 and Mouriki 130, Elefsina

Parallel action:
Mystery 91 _Magnetic Dance (Open Rehearsal for the Public)
Iannis Zannos | with the participation Natali Mandila, Tasos Pappas-Petridis,Jun Takahashi and Asayo Hisai, Haruka Hirayama (composer/computer music professor), Hideaki Isobe (sound artist)
16:00 – 18:00 | 7th Elementary School of Elefsina, Episminagou Nikos Nezi 56, Elefsina

SATURDAY 30 APRIL

‘Me, My non-Self and I’ by Rima Pipoyan (Armenia)
11:00- 11:30 | Indoor Gym “Andreas Daskalakis, Iroon Politechniou 165, Elefsina

‘Beings’ by WANG Yeu-kwn/Shimmering Productions (Taiwan)       
11:35-12:05 | Indoor Gym “Andreas Daskalakis, Iroon Politechniou 165, Elefsina

‘Never Twenty One’ by Compagnie Vivons/Smail Kanouté (France)            
12:30-13.05 | 2nd – 4th High School, Chatzidaki 37-39, Elefsina

Movers Platform #3 curated by Hiroki Umeda (Japan/Korea/Greece)
15:00-15:30 | Platform, Kanelopoulou, (Next to the open air cinema of the Cinema Club)

‘Cold Hawaii’ by Sigrid Stigsdatter Mathiassen (Netherlands)
18.00 – 18.30  | Elaiourgiki, Iera Odos 1 and Mouriki 130, Elefsina

‘Pas de deux’ by Cie AMA/Anna-Marija Adomaityte (Lithuania/Switzerland)
19.00 – 19.40 | Indoor Gym “Andreas Daskalakis, Iroon Politechniou 165, Elefsina

‘Esercizi per un manifesto poetico’ by Collettivo Mine (Italy)
21.45-22.25 | Elaiourgiki, Iera Odos 1 and Mouriki 130, Elefsina

Parallel action:
Mystery 91 _Magnetic Dance (Open Rehearsal for the Public)
Iannis Zannos | with the participation Natali Mandila, Tasos Pappas-Petridis,Jun Takahashi and Asayo Hisai, Haruka Hirayama (composer/computer music professor), Hideaki Isobe (sound artist)
16:00 – 18:00 | 7th Elementary School of Elefsina, Episminagou Nikos Nezi 56, Elefsina

SUNDAY 1 MAY

‘the pleasure of stepping off a horse when it’s moving at full speed’ by Courtney May Robertson (Netherlands)
11:00-11:15 | 2nd – 4th High School, Chatzidaki 37-39, Elefsina

Comme un symbole (forme courte)’ by Cie Al-Fa/Alexandre Fandard (France)
11:25- 11:40 | 2nd – 4th High School, Chatzidaki 37-39, Elefsina

‘Vanishing Point’ by Dafin Antoniadou, Constantine Skourlis, Alexandros Vardaxoglou (Greece)
12:00-12:25 | Indoor Gym “Andreas Daskalakis, Iroon Politechniou 165, Elefsina

‘Study 4, Fandango and Other Cadences’ by Aina Alegre (Spain/France)
15:00-15:35 | Old Olive Mill, Kanelopoulou 1, Elefsina

‘Deep Fake’ by Gergo D. Farkas (Hungary)
18.00 – 18.40 | 2nd – 4th High School, Chatzidaki 37-39, Elefsina

‘HOLE IN SPACE’ by Diego Tortelli & Miria Wurm (Germany)
18:45-19:05 | Ελαιουργική, Ιερά Οδός 1 & Αφών Μουρίκη 130, Ελευσίνα              

‘Gran Bolero’ by Jesús Rubio Gamo (Spain) | Closing Ceremony
21:45-23:35 |  Old Olive Mill, Kanelopoulou 1, Elefsina

Some of Grand Bolero’s professional Spanish dancers appear naked. The show is suitable for people over 15 years old.

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THURSDAY 28 APRIL

Suiyoubaion’ by Ayano Yokoyama (Japan)
17:00 – 17:20  
2nd – 4th High School, Chatzidaki 37-39, Elefsina

While information on faraway places is now readily available, how well are we really able to see the truth of it all? The horizon is visible from so many different seas, yet too far away to imagine what lies beyond it. In the muddy stream of information, we are swallowed by the next wave without grasping what is hidden and invisible. The truth is we know absolutely nothing at all. Still, in these ever-changing uncertainties, we can let our imaginations flow. ‘Suiyoubaion’ is a shorter version of the piece ‘Sea’

‘CHOREOMANICS’ by Simona Deaconescu (Romania)

18:00-18:40    
Indoor Gym “Andreas Daskalakis, Iroon Politechniou 165, Elefsina

1518. The city of Strasbourg is on high alert. A dance epidemic breaks out in the central square of the town. Rumours arise around this bizarre manifestation. A crazy mixture of humorous medicine, supernatural phenomena, a little mycology, and some mythology. For those who dare to go beyond the internet buzz, the dance epidemic is strongly infused with ideas of the Middle Ages Christian Church, still popular today.

Choreomaniacs is a performative docu-fiction tracing chronologically the events that marked the mass dystopian manifestation of 1518 in Strasbourg, a dance craze that infected several hundred people. The performance humorously questions how we look at dance, starting from a series of baffling testimonies and events carefully extracted from historical journals. If you think that pseudo-science and fake news are a thing of the present, “Choreomaniacs” dares to challenge your belief from a mediaeval science-fiction eclectic perspective.

Some choreographies’ by Jacopo Jenna (Italy)
19:00-19:40    
Elaiourgiki, Iera Odos 1 and Mouriki 130, Elefsina

Some Choreographies stages a dialogue between the dancer Ramona Caia and a precious video collection of edited and reworked styles of dance. The choreography unfolds as a mimetic process, a myriad of fragments put together in a fast sequence; dug up from the history of dance and performance (as told by the cinema and the internet) in a search for sensitive kinetic reflection. The dancer embodies, transforms, connects and gives shape to the body portrayed in those images.

In the second half, an original video by the artist Roberto Fassone shows a sequence of visual choreographies. A symbolic landscape with no human traces yet looking for a relationship with the body on stage, and pondering on the intangible matter that dance is made of.

‘Soirée d’études’ by Cassiel Gaube (Belgium)
21:45-22:25    
Elaiourgiki, Iera Odos 1 and Mouriki 130, Elefsina

‘Soirée d’études’ explores the rich vocabulary of House Dance in an ever-evolving and expanding series of studies. In this piece, Cassiel Gaube expands the research set out in his solo ‘Farmer Train Swirl – Étude’.

An étude, in the musical sense of the word, is a composition designed to explore the possibilities of a particular technique and to experiment with it, which is similar to the way House dance is practised. Drawing from recognised moves, the dancer looks for variations of these steps and for inventive ways of articulating them. This common knowledge allows people to read each other’s movements. Together with dancers experienced in Street dance, Gaube seeks to reveal the literacy that this practice requires and conveys.

FRIDAY 29 APRIL

‘Call Alice’ by Temporary Collective/Tereza Ondrová (Czech Republic)
11:00-11:40                
Indoor Gym “Andreas Daskalakis, Iroon Politechniou 165, Elefsina

Two women, both dancers, both the same age, are said to have a remarkable physical resemblance. At first, they have no idea about each other, maybe they just heard that everyone has a double somewhere. Is it possible to find answers through another person? What makes us identify and connect with others and ourselves? Tereza Ondrová and Francesca Foscarini are on a journey between a documentary and an intimate statement, in their joint work, they touch on a number of topics, such as the female psyche and its changes, loneliness, vulnerability and, finally, acceptance of the state in which the performing arts currently finds itself. And even though these two women don’t know each other, can they share an emotional bond that transcends geography?

Open Drift’ by Philippe Kratz (Italy)
11:50-12:05    
Indoor Gym “Andreas Daskalakis, Iroon Polytechniou 165, Elefsina

Two beings float on open water, drifting closer together, letting the streams decide where they will be taken next. Aware of their fate, yet assertive and resolute in their bearings, they seem to be determined to make the most out of the encounter. They know they are together by chance, but also that for this brief moment in time they are the only witness of each other’s existence,  before drifting apart  and being transformed for the better.

Transition, transmission and the shared space take on a special and defining role in OPEN DRIFT. Stemming from Michel Fokine and Anna Pavlova’s iconic Dying Swan solo from 1905, this is a new  take on an old theme in which two young performers remind us of the excitement and magic that fresh starts can bring.

‘Plastic Bag’ by Yulia Arsen (Russia) (withdrawn as a consequence of war in Ukraine)
12:20 – 13.00
Indoor Gym “Andreas Daskalakis, Iroon Politechniou 165, Elefsina

‘Treatment of Remembering’ by Sabina Bočková, Johana Pocková, Inga Zotova-Mikshina /POCKETART collective (Czech Republic)
15.00 – 15.40
Old Olive Mill, Kanelopoulou 1, Elefsina

Nature is dead and there is no going back. Do you remember how it felt when we could breathe together? When we could bury our feet in the grass? When raindrops fell on us? Three performers lead the audience in a ritual of remembrance at a time when the natural world, exhausted by humanity, no longer exists.


Set in an artificial imitation of the universe, they reflect on the ever increasing replacement of nature with the built environment. Treatment of Remembering encourages us to look inside and awaken long forgotten memories; it draws attention to the uniqueness of physical and emotional experiences connected with nature. Minimalist choreography and scenography create a sense of timelessness, complemented by a complex and sensitive musical composition and intense lighting states, which offer a dense statement on origin and extinction. A delicate and expressive apocalyptic vision, the work is both a meditative social critique and a guide to shaping a new world.

1℃’ by Q dance company (South Korea)
18:00-18:40    
2nd – 4th High School, Chatzidaki 37-39, Elefsina

Three women constantly fly and fall and fly again. 1℃ is the temperature that draws a line between frozen suspension and the continuity of living. Here the women overcome the trap of life’s stagnant moments with a continuous flow of long jumps, high jumps and pole vaults in an infinity of time and space. But emotions and ambitions emerge from the kinetic energy of their bodies, rising and falling, confirming their presence in the real world.

‘The Very Last Northern White Rhino’ by Gastón Core (Spain)
19:00-19:40                
Elaiourgiki, Iera Odos 1 and Mouriki 130, Elefsina

With the utmost aesthetic simplicity, this choreographic solo, based on urban dance, questions the very possibility of happiness in the face of the world’s chaos. When the New York Times journalist Sam Anderson knew about the death of the last male Northern White Rhinoceros, he took a flight to Kenya to observe and narrate in detail the daily lives of the last two female representatives of this species, which would disappear from the earth once they had died.

The image of these individuals in ignorance of their species’ fate gave the reporter a sense of peace, at a time of global uncertainty. Gastón Core seeks, through a formal investigation of different styles of urban dance (Krumping, Finger Tutting, Waving, Afro …), to offer the image of the Man –the dancer Oulouy– who dances because he has discovered that, as Paul Valéry puts it, we have “too much energy for our needs”. That is, to present dance as excess, as a celebration derived from life. Dance to exhaustion, dance to the end because maybe there is nothing more that can be done.

‘Warping Soul’ by Andreas Hannes (Netherlands)
21:45-22:05
Elaiourgiki, Iera Odos 1 and Mouriki 130, Elefsina

In ‘Warping Soul’, the dancers emerge within a space that is constantly in transit. At the mercy of external forces, they move within movement. Through the disorientation and reorganisation of bodies and space, Andreas Hannes explores the dynamics of bouncing and warping*. By questioning the body’s agency, he aims to intensify the magnetism and binding between bodies and space to create a tantalising  atmosphere for an otherworldly dance. ‘Warping Soul’ was inspired by the practice of continuous skipping (as in skipping down the street) that Andreas Hannes has been developing since 2017. Key elements of his practice were road-trips, transiting landscapes and aerodynamic forces.

*warp: to bend or turn from the (original) direction or course

Parallel action:
Mystery 91 _Magnetic Dance (Open Rehearsal for the Public)
Iannis Zannos | with the participation Natali Mandila, Tasos Pappas-Petridis,Jun Takahashi and Asayo Hisai, Haruka Hirayama (composer/computer music professor), Hideaki Isobe (sound artist)
16:00 – 18:00
7th Elementary School of Elefsina, Episminagou Nikos Nezi 56, Elefsina

During the Spring Forward, the first open rehearsal of the Mystery 91_Magnetic Dance will take place. Magnetic Dance is a digital arts event on the idea of ​​embodiment and telepresence as technological phenomena of the internet, and their impact on culture and the environment. The event builds on technologies that combine and develop the project to support tele-presence and integration through alternative means based on open technologies, environmentally friendly and culturally sociable. It combines a number of individual events with international artists collaborations through which it establishes thematic links between the cultural significance of Ancient Elefsina as a place of worship for the Eleusinian Mysteries and practices in today’s digital and online art societies. It approaches the cultural dimensions of sharing technology through the prism of performative artistic practices.

A representative, readily recognizable thematic link to Elefsina is given by the central project of the project “Izutsu – Echo”, which combines thematic material from works of Roman Poetry of the Hellenistic Era (Ovid’s Transformations) and the Japanese Theater Noh Izutsu, they refer to life in the countryside and elaborate on the themes of human relation to nature through processes of transformation and transience. This work is a central core of all events involving Greek and foreign artists. A particular feature of the project is the involvement of artists through online tele-visibility, with new communication technologies based on the use of open source and data, as opposed to established commercial and mainly commercial audio and video broadcasting technologies.

SATURDAY 30 APRIL

‘Me, My non-Self and I’ by Rima Pipoyan (Armenia)
11:00- 11:30               
Indoor Gym “Andreas Daskalakis, Iroon Politechniou 165, Elefsina

Inspired by Tarantula, a novel by Thierry Jonquet, the dance piece Me, My non-Self and I delves into what might happen if, out of revenge, you deprive someone of freedom and make them the object of your cruel thoughts. By doing so, can you make them yours and force them to do whatever you want? Or would you become dependent on who you thought to have tamed?
On a sombre stage, we see a Woman manipulating a Man’s body, trying to tame him, to make him obey. She keeps the Man in a small closed room against his will. The Man is almost motionless. We can’t see all of him. We see the Man’s body parts projected on the Woman’s body. Constantly unfolding incompleteness, fragmentation and division, the piece’s atmosphere grows into a psychological thriller.

‘Beings’ by WANG Yeu-kwn/Shimmering Productions (Taiwan)
11:35-12:05   
Indoor Gym “Andreas Daskalakis, Iroon Politechniou 165, Elefsina

Beings takes inspiration from the Chinese character “人” (person). The dance piece dwells upon the relationships between the two supporting calligraphic strokes, the two intimately connected performers, and between the rice paper and the ink. In this enigmatic duet, the choreographer WANG Yeu-Kwn digs in to find the truths that lie beneath ambiguity.

‘Never Twenty One’ by Compagnie Vivons/Smail Kanouté (France)
12:30-13.05                            
2nd – 4th High School, Chatzidaki 37-39, Elefsina

Echoing the hashtag #Never21 coined by the Black Lives Matter movement, this dance show wishes to pay tribute to the victims of gun violence in New York, Rio or Johannesburg… who will never turn 21 years old. Through their graffitied bodies, three dancers embody both the words of the victims and their families, and the evils they have suffered. Like wandering spirits, they tell us about these stolen and broken lives. Moving from krump to electro, popping to contemporary dance, different energies slowly come through to bring out their invisible presence and name their unspeakable pain.

Movers Platform #3 curated by Hiroki Umeda (Japan/Korea/Greece)
15:00-15:30                
Platform, Kanelopoulou, (Next to the open air cinema of the Cinema Club)

A platform curated by choreographer, dancer, and visual artist Hiroaki Umeda to propose values for movement for the dance and choreography of the next generation. Each of the seven specially selected young artists from Japan, South Korea and Greece has a unique movement vocabulary influenced by their cultural and regional characteristics, so we approach the charm of the movement itself. Guiding them individually at a distance over months, Hiroaki weaves their dances together into a single event when they all meet at Aerowaves’ invitation for the first time in Elefsina. Movers Platform #1 and #2 were seen only in Japan, but this new inter-continental group of movers will perform again in Seoul in October.

‘Cold Hawaii’ by Sigrid Stigsdatter Mathiassen (Netherlands)
18.00 – 18.30  
Elaiourgiki, Iera Odos 1 and Mouriki 130, Elefsina

So she retreats. She explores the vast emptiness, the territory of pleasure and the realm of silence after something breaking. Like a heartbreak that builds up, only to break down again, she creates a character that breathes, rises and disappears. Through movement and sound, words and songs she negotiates between harsh realities and the soft worlds of her imagination.
Cold Hawaii is a solo that can be thought of as an esoteric novel where fiction becomes the map to reimagine reality. It is a paradox and a myth seeking to confront the desire to be exposed and be private, to be shy and be too much, to be someone, be no one, to be wild and be serene. It is a piece full of heartbreak, disappointment and rejection.

‘Pas de deux’ by Cie AMA/Anna-Marija Adomaityte (Lithuania/Switzerland)
19.00 – 19.40              
Indoor Gym “Andreas Daskalakis, Iroon Politechniou 165, Elefsina

With Pas de deux, Anna-Marija Adomaityte challenges the classical representations of a duet. On a deep blue floor, a woman and a man perform the gestures of a couple. The surrounding audience hear their breath quicken, perceive an impatient hand, a fading gaze… One suspects evasion in these frantic movements transformed by exhaustion, which jeopardise the pas de deux itself. Like a gust of wind blowing away all-powerful romanticism, Adomaityte’s Pas de deux attempts to set the duo free from programmed madness.

‘Esercizi per un manifesto poetico’ by Collettivo Mine (Italy)
21.45-22.25    
Elaiourgiki, Iera Odos 1 and Mouriki 130, Elefsina

Five individuals breathe in unison to reveal a synchronised choral weaving of bodies and space. From repetition and stubborn determination, a single powerful stage action emerges; five bodies become one showing how we can endure the passage of time together as a group. Esercizi per un manifesto poetico is Collettivo MINE’s debut piece, a co-authored choreographic manifesto written by ten hands which builds a collective language. Through rigorous choreographic writing, this evocative quintet unfolds a vibrant emotional picture that plays in the here and now.

Parallel action:
Mystery 91 _Magnetic Dance (Open Rehearsal for the Public)
Iannis Zannos | with the participation Natali Mandila, Tasos Pappas-Petridis,Jun Takahashi and Asayo Hisai, Haruka Hirayama (composer/computer music professor), Hideaki Isobe (sound artist)
16:00 – 18:00
7th Elementary School of Elefsina, Episminagou Nikos Nezi 56, Elefsina

During the Spring Forward, the first open rehearsal of the Mystery 91_Magnetic Dance will take place. Magnetic Dance is a digital arts event on the idea of ​​embodiment and telepresence as technological phenomena of the internet, and their impact on culture and the environment. The event builds on technologies that combine and develop the project to support tele-presence and integration through alternative means based on open technologies, environmentally friendly and culturally sociable. It combines a number of individual events with international artists collaborations through which it establishes thematic links between the cultural significance of Ancient Elefsina as a place of worship for the Eleusinian Mysteries and practices in today’s digital and online art societies. It approaches the cultural dimensions of sharing technology through the prism of performative artistic practices.

A representative, readily recognizable thematic link to Elefsina is given by the central project of the project “Izutsu – Echo”, which combines thematic material from works of Roman Poetry of the Hellenistic Era (Ovid’s Transformations) and the Japanese Theater Noh Izutsu, they refer to life in the countryside and elaborate on the themes of human relation to nature through processes of transformation and transience. This work is a central core of all events involving Greek and foreign artists. A particular feature of the project is the involvement of artists through online tele-visibility, with new communication technologies based on the use of open source and data, as opposed to established commercial and mainly commercial audio and video broadcasting technologies.

SUNDAY 1 MAY

‘the pleasure of stepping off a horse when it’s moving at full speed’ by Courtney May Robertson (Netherlands)
11:00-11:15
2nd – 4th High School, Chatzidaki 37-39, Elefsina

A rider taming a wild horse is the metaphor Courtney May Robertson uses as a starting point for her short solo. She looks at the struggle between embracing one’s desires, and regulating behaviour in accordance with societal pressures. Visual projections encapsulate Robertson within an octagon spanning 3.5m in diameter. Through a combination of poetry, dance, and song, she travels across landscapes of personal desires, memories, and conflicts. The space acts like a time capsule; intimate home videos are spliced with samples from YouTube, documentaries and old films. the pleasure of stepping off a horse when it’s moving at full speed is Courtney May Robertson’s attempt to embrace the, sometimes messy, contradictions that make up a multifaceted human.

‘Comme un symbole (forme courte)’ by Cie Al-Fa/Alexandre Fandard (France)
11:25- 11:40
2nd – 4th High School, Chatzidaki 37-39, Elefsina

 Alexandre Fandard takes on the image of a young man from the urban margins; his postures and the fear he arouses. A figure as despised as it is eroticised through a cinematic lens. The dancer wears the French flat on his jacket and uses this symbol as an attempt to redeem this figure, while transforming himself into a national product in its own right.

‘Vanishing Point’ by Dafin Antoniadou, Constantine Skourlis, Alexandros Vardaxoglou (Greece)
12:00-12:25
Indoor Gym “Andreas Daskalakis, Iroon Politechniou 165, Elefsina

Dismembered and incomplete at the edges of life, the body seems to be both a destination reached and an unreachable destination at the same time. In Vanishing Point, a humanoid being awakens from the depths of an agonising memory or an otherworldly future. Is this science fiction or some nightmare made reality?

The stage is turned into a mirror of existence, through which the deepest of fears are contorted, with images drawn from the human condition itself.

‘Study 4, Fandango and Other Cadences’ by Aina Alegre (Spain/France)
15:00-15:35    
Old Olive Mill, Kanelopoulou 1, Elefsina

ETUDE 4 FANDANGO ET AUTRES CADENCES – VLS Conception Aina Alegre,Conseil artistique Quim Bigas, Capucine Intrup, Avec Aina Alegre, Yannick Hugron.

 After developing research around the gesture of hammering for several years, Aina Alegre asked Yannick Hugron, a friend and choreographic artist, to talk to her about his experience as a former performer of Basque popular dances. She asked him to delve into his past, into his physical memory, and to animate a story to trigger the  imagination.


With the aim of broadening her research, Alegre talked to other people practising this music and these dances in the Basque territory, and thus collected fragments of stories. With this collection of memories, she invited Yannick Hugron to join her on stage to summon together, map and reinterpret the stories, gestures and movements gathered during these conversations. Here they spark the body’s memories and compose their own choreographic fiction.

‘Deep Fake’ by Gergo D. Farkas (Hungary)
18.00 – 18.40  
2nd – 4th High School, Chatzidaki 37-39, Elefsina

Deep Fake is a series of events which speculate upon copy, inauthenticity, and challenge the consumerist mindset with new possibilities of coexistence. The piece challenges the monocracy of the solo by gently directing the spectator’s attention to the decentralised performance of sound, light, and object, turning the space into a living and breathing entity. By approaching the body as an apparatus driven by impulses and emotions, Deep Fake investigates the collapsing borders between the living and the inorganic, the existing and the unreal, with the structures that secretly (re)produce these binaries.

In Deep Fake, the performer is accompanied by composer Márton Csernovszky’s sweet yet eerie, sensitive yet expansive music, and by a tender object called Grid. As the lovechild of cross-disciplinary aspirations and millennial greed, Deep Fake extends its invisible tentacles from the stage to the interwebs and takes over the two euro domain deep-fake.world to become virtual and remain virtually immortal.

‘HOLE IN SPACE’ by Diego Tortelli & Miria Wurm (Germany)
18:45-19:05                
Elaiourgiki, Iera Odos 1 and Mouriki 130, Elefsina

In 1980, the artists Kit Galloway and Sherrie Rabinowitz connected two bigger-than-life displays in New York and LA with a satellite feed and thus created a public communication sculpture, a “hole in space” so to speak. Inspired by their tele-collaborative art, choreographer Diego Tortelli and his team have developed a new creation almost entirely online.

Six dancers from Munich, Berlin and Milan, a performer from Berlin, a videographer from Munich and a London-based composer and drummer met with Tortelli exclusively via one-on-one video chats during the production phase, only to put all these artistic puzzle pieces together on the day before the premiere. By using all the possibilities of the online world, they overcame the spatial and physical distance currently imposed on our lives to celebrate the first live moment of coming together in all its spontaneity and elation.

‘Gran Bolero’ by Jesús Rubio Gamo (Spain)  | Closing Ceremony
21:45-23:35                
Old Olive Mill, Kanelopoulou 1, Elefsina

Αs part of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of Aerowaves, one of the most important artists highlighted by the event, Spanish choreographer Jesús Rubio Gamo will present, in Elefsina, Gran Bolero, a version for 12 dancers based on the Bolero duet, which he presented at Spring Forward 2017 in Aarhus. An important work that explores the boundaries between lightness and gravity and the fine line between pleasure and exhaustion. As part of the performance, groups local amateur dancers will join the Spanish dancers on stage, offering the Elefsina audience an unforgettable artistic experience.

Some of Grand Bolero’s professional Spanish dancers appear naked. The show is suitable for people over 15 years old.