17th MAY, 2021
bytheway prductions presents SPIRIT in film, SPIRIT in object, SPIRIT in book.
A video dance documentary, an interactive onstage exhibition and a little book open the creation process behind the durational performance SPIRIT by Eleana Alexandrou, a four-hour dance marathon streamed live to the viewers' personal screens during the first lockdown in 2020.
Rialto Theatre | 17.5.22 | 18:30 & 20:30
Double screening of SPIRIT in film (63’)
*On-stage exhibition open before and after the screenings.
**The film has english subtitles and there are seats available with audio description.
Within the framework of Flashart@Rialto and Beyond DisDance Festival organised by Ipogeia Skini/Synergeio.
Tickets from the Rialto Theatre: www.rialto.com.cy or 77777745.
Concept / Direction / Montage: Eleana Alexandrou | SPIRIT typeface / Graphic and book design: Omiros Panayides | Exhibition design and making: Omiros Panayides, Eva Korae | Original music: Panos Bartzis | Dramaturgy: Elena Agathokleous | Performance: Arianna Marcoulides, Petros Konnaris, Rania Glymitsa, Marina Argyridou
Notes from Eleana Alexandrou:
"Often, I have questions about the very function of the art of dance in relation to the place and community I live in. How does the viewer relate to a contemporary performance? I seek communication pathways between the spectator and the work whose main ingredient is the experience of the body."
More about the work here
'Part 6: What does the tongue do?' by Eleana Alexandrou | OLD VINEGAR FACTORY in LIMASSOL
After a series of performances in 2021, the work was selected to be part of MEANWHILE the parallel programmed for SHOWCASE 2022 with a series of choreographic works presented to programmers from festivals abroad.
A collaboration with Arianna Marcoulides.
How do we kiss? How much do we kiss? Who do we kiss?
The work deals with the act of kissing, a precious moment between two people where the personal space merges and speech stops. The kiss as an achievement, a moment of connection but also a potential act of discrimination and rejection.
13 March 2022 at the Old Vinegar Factory, MEANWHILE
22, 23, 24, 25, 26 June 2021 at the Old Vinegar Factory
8 March 2021 at Theatro POLIS, Nicosia Pop Up Festival
A project co-produced with the Center of Performing Arts MITOS part of the theYard.Residency.21 programme.
For touring information contact Eleana Alexandrou at email@example.com