The upcoming performance «Phrasis», created by choreographer Tzeni Argyriou and Amorphy dance company, will be presented within the program “All of Greece, One Culture” initiated by the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports, as an official selection of the National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens (ΕMST). The performance will take place on Sunday, September 20, 2020, 6pm-7pm at Olympieio Archaeological Site.
A performance by Tzeni Argyriou
SUNDAY 20 SEPTEMBER – 18.00-19.00
OLYMPIEIO ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE
Admission with the archeological site’s ticket, at least half an hour before the beginning of the performance – Full: € 8, Reduced: € 4. It is necessary to book and present an admission ticket:
Living in a time where physical distance and digital alienation have become fundamental parts of our social life, this project seeks to keep alive the human necessity of physical presence, communication and interaction. Expectantly, 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. The starting point of the focus, study and research during the creation of the performance Phrasis by Tzeni Argyriou is the triptych “speech – body – space” and the relationships and interpretations that occur by the interaction of these three elements. The performance 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?
Phrasis by Tzeni Argyriou is constituted from fragments-phrases that are interconnected, not by a linear continuity but rather as autonomous parts of a whole project. Two of these fragments will be presented on Sunday, September 20, 2020: Phrasis to go, a quartet inspired by sacred geometrical formations, architectural symmetries and repetitions of motives, and Phrasis to build, a solo inspired by sculptures and paintings that represent various different eras, with strong use of gestures, as well as classical, contemporary, abstract and religious figures.
These two fragments are part of a broader ongoing research conducted by the artist and new fragments will be presented within the frame of a new performance series at EMST, in dialogue with artworks from the museum’s collection.
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.
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February 1st, 2020 | ITA- A’dam
photo credit: Lila Sotiriou
Octomber 4th, 2019 | Dance in Brugge | Belgium
photo credit: Maria Argyriou
July 21st, 2019 | MITTEFEST| FRIULI | ITALY
June 14th, 2019 | THEATER ROTTERDAM| NETHERLANDS
Dr. Maybe Darling
24.04.2019 @ Horizont Contemporary Dance Festival,
Miskolc National Theatre
photo credit: Lila Sotiriou
July 17th, 2018 | Kalamata International Dance Festival | Main Stage
June 5 & 6, 2018 |Rencontres Choregraphiques Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis | Theatre Berthelot, Paris
ANΩNYMO | premier | Tzeni Argyriou
24th – 27th May 2018, OCC MAIN STAGE
bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbANΩNYMO’s choreographic approach takes the form of a physical ceremony, a contemporary ritual that recalls the power of bodies dancing together. Taking traditional dance forms as a source of inspiration, Tzeni Argyriou transcended the formal movements, patterns and rhythms to focus on a collective encounter of a shared experience!