Open presentation: 26 May 2023 at 22:00
Akropoditi Dance and Performing Arts Centre
In a world that imposes isolation and behavioural rules.
In a world that forbids contact, the next stage of human evolution is born for us.
Thus, a person without desires is born, sterilised, without awareness of oneself, a blank canvas.
Through our solo, we want to address the dichotomy that the new human will experience in the process of their redefinition.
We will seek fragile moments of movement within an otherwise strict physical form.
Fragile moments of movement will consist of uncontrolled outbursts or lack of rhythm.
While the strict framework will enclose limited, careful, and slow movement, without emotion, without life.
In addition, we will re-observe the basic functions of the body, such as joint extensions and balance.
Hoping to eventually come up with a definition that will describe the psyche of the new human.
Words: joints, burnt plastic, broken doll, octopus, awkward hands, bounce, boxing.
Movement Research: Zafeira Sevasti, Nastos Theodoros
Music: Nastos Theodoros, Abstract Soundscape
Performance: Zafeira Sevasti
Sevasti Zafeira is a dancer who lives and works in Greece. She was born in 1997 in Syros and graduated with honors from the State School of Dance in Athens. From a young age, she was involved in sports and later turned to dance. She has collaborated, among others, with Christos Papadopoulos, Antonis Foniadakis, Patricia Apergi, Eva Georgitsopoulou, Jenny Argiriou, Evangelos Poulinas etc and participated in performances in Greece and abroad.
She has also worked with various theater and film directors such as Manolis Mavris for “Brutalia, Days of Labor,” which was awarded at the Cannes Film Festival’s Critics’ Week, winning the Canal+ award for Best Short Film. She has also worked with Thanos Papakonstantinou at the National Opera, Vasilis Kekatos for Korres Campaign (Short Film Series), and she took part in the Dior Cruise 2022 Film campaign, directed by Benjamin Vu.
Τheodore Nastos has a diverse background in film, music, and art direction. His work includes starring in the short film “Melatonin,” which has been screened in various festivals worldwide, composing and performing music for the Yogurt Maybe band, directing music videos, taking part in big campaigns and commercials as a model, and following a 3-month seminar in Direction of Photography. He has also been a creative director for the Yogurt Maybe project, where he has created screenplays, arranged photoshoots, and created artworks. His range of skills and experiences has allowed him to approach artistic projects from multiple perspectives, making him a versatile and adaptable artist.