1st Week (8-12/7) – 3 hours/day
17:30 -20:30, VIKELAS SPORT CENTRE
Friday 12/7, 21:00
INDUSTRIAL MUSEUM OF SYRO TANNERY KORNELAKIS-DENDRINOU
With the desire to create a collective experience that values diversity and redefines the notion of power and beauty, choreographer Ermira Goro is setting up “meetings” between very different people -of different sex, ethnicity, body type, age, skill- in an attempt to invalidate the stereotypical identification of the dancer with a youthful, muscular, fit, “perfect” body. At the same time, the work poses a series of questions:
How do the particular characteristics of each body affect or enrich the performance of a movement?
How is an “untrained” body transformed by a movement or a rhythm that lies beyond its everyday vocabulary?
What emotions may be generated by this almost voyeuristic identification between dancer and viewer?
Through the exploration of individuality and personal kinesiological expression, as well as through the variety and diversity of the bodies of the performers, some of whom are amateurs, Meetings leads the viewer to intuitively discern on stage elements of him- or herself and to rethink what “right” or “appropriate” even mean.
Arguably the greatest significance of this work lies in that it is seeking to abolish the rift that is torn between public and performers when physical skill, expressiveness and labor are confused with bodily youthfulness and vigor. Ultimately, Meetings was created to argue that dance is precisely an experience to be shared in community, provided that the latter’s cohesion rests on the desire of its members to be other, together.
Would you like to participate in a dance performance?
The only criterion is to be open to the experience of exploring your own particular kinesiological expression.
The invitation is addressed to people of all ages who are either familiar with the art of dance or have no previous experience, as well as to musicians and singers.
Ermira Goro is a movement, dance theatre artist who is always in search of finding new forms to research and communicate her ideas.
Ermira graduated from the Greek National School of Dance. With scholarships from Koula Pratsika Foundation and Greek State Scholarships Foundation (IKY) she continued her studies in New York where she collaborated with international dance companies and created her first choreographic works.
From 2007 – 2018 Ermira has been part of DV8 Physical Theatre as a performer, teacher and Research and Development / Choreography Assistant.
As a choreographer, Ermira presented her work at Judson Church, Joyce Soho, Theatre Hora, PS 122, Danspace Project, Galapagos Art Space, Sixrono Theatre, Benaki Museum, Athens School Of Fine Art, Hellenic, Flow 2 International Festival, Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2014/2016, Onassis Cultural Foundation and Arc For Dance Festival 2018 among others.
For more information: www.ermiragoro.com