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