OH! DEEP SEA — CORPUS I

“Oh! Deep sea-corpus I” is inspired by the episode of Odyssey. How can human existence be understood in a continuous present? Transposing this narrative break into motion, the result is a choreography for three bodies in which the dance itself applies its own time-space continuum and transports the body into a state of constant instantaneousness. In that sense time becomes a question of form, provoking the question about the identity of self.

Choreography: Kat Válastur/ Choreographer’s assistant: Kiriakos Hadjiioannou/ Dramaturgy: Nikos Flessas, Nikos Kamontos/ Light designer: Nysos Vasilopoulos/ Music by Antonis Anissegos/ Costumes: Sasa Kovacevic/ Set based on Marchel Duchamp’s installation in “Exposition Internationale du Surréalisme, 1938″/ Performed by Ligia Manuela Lewis, Laura Lozza, Kat Válastur

Supported by Senatskanzlei-Kulturelle Angelegenheiten, GOETHE institut Athen, Hellenic festival and the LaborGras collective

“…Ligia Manuela Lewis, Ana Laura Lozza and Válastur herself exert an impressive Spartan athleticism with a ball and socket vocabulary, in which the tempo adjustments, direction change, and timed repetition reveal compulsion, grief, and exaltation.”

Swimming through the ages, Danielle Janess (2013), exberliner.com

24 FEBRUARY 2012 (Lecture – performance)Tanzplattform DeutschlandDresden
1 MAY 2011HAU Hebbel am UferBerlin
30 APRIL 2011HAU Hebbel am UferBerlin
12 - 13 JULY 2010 (Premiere)Athens and Epidaurus FestivalAthens, Epidaurus

Be a provocateur, but only if you know that you are holding a “bomb” in your hands (heart), otherwise be silent and keep on working.

Let things be unfinished, but not unrefined, not without clarity, aim for perfection, you will fail but fail…better.

Surprise your self, invent games.

Be aware of the past in order to visualize the future (ANGELUS NOVUS).

Try not to copy, and if you do, try to change its meaning, transform it, make something new out of its debris.

Explore yourself, but (and) be aware of what is happening in the world.

Be honest, don’t cheat on yourself.

Make something beautiful, BE BRAVE.

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