Phrasis by Tzeni Argyriou draws its inspiration and materials from phrases, known or unknown, such as proverbs and ancient sayings, as well as from ancient and contemporary artworks, raising the question of how such condensed information embodied in timeless phrases may be attributed and interpreted today, physically, verbally and vocally.

Untitled 2What happens when knowledge is interpreted in such a way that it is able to feed the experience of body movement? How can movements be translated into images, words, notions and vice-versa?

UntitledThe project might become the occasion that brings our bodies in a common space, and connects us through an ancient land and a natural surrounding throughout the past, the present and the future.



Concept – Choreography: Tzeni Argyriou

Performers: Nancy Stamatopoulou, Ermis Malkotsis, Nikos Dragonas, Chara Kotsali, Joseph Nama

Scientific collaborator – Curator: Daphne Vitali

Dramaturgical support: Armin Kerber

Costumes design Artistic collaborator: Olga Brouma

Space & set design: Vassilis Gerodimos

Original music: Maria Sideri

Choreographer’s Assistant: Olga Mavroudi

Production coordination: Delta Pi

Production: Amorphy

Phrasis was created with the financial support of the Greek Ministry of Culture & Sports and NEON Organization for Culture and Development. 

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