In a state of limbo. A forgotten or ignored state. An uncertain condition that you can’t control. A situation in which you don’t know what or when something will happen. The whole doesn‘t exist, you can only find fragments.
The aim of this work is to create a choreography through collaborative methods. The choreographic method works towards promoting qualities such as giving and taking and individual performer responsibility within the group. Through the process it seeks to awaken our perception of the various roles and thus deepen our communication as a group.
The work is inspired by the way a swarm functions and manifests: to quote Eugene Thacker, “a swarm is a dynamic phenomenon that always exists in time and as such is always acting, interacting, interrelating and self –transforming. It is a whole that is more than its parts, but it is also heterogeneous. A swarm has no central command yet the actions of the swarm are directed, the movement motivated and the pattern has a purpose”.
Premiere at tanz_house Herbst 17 Salzburg, 21.+22. October
concept, choreography: Maria Koliopoulou
choreographic assistance: Ulrike Hager
performance: Sonia Borkowicz, Neža Hribar, Jerca Rožnik Novak, Jacqueline Schiller
composition: Thierry Zaboitzeff
dramaturgy: Gerda Poschmann Reichenau
light desgin , technical direction: Stefan Ebelsberger
production management: Editta Braun
Maria Koliopoulou is an independent choreographer, performer and dance teacher living and working in Athens. She studied with a scholarship at the Labaο. She also studied Fine Arts at Vacalo School of Arts & Design and is currently training in aikido martial art. She is a founding member of Prosxima Dance Company where she choreographs and performs.
She started choreographing collectively with the company, gradually branching out to her own choreographic works that have been presented at the:
Festival Culturel International de la Danse Contemporaine in Algiers , Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens, Athens and Epidaurus Festival, Kosmos Theater in Vienna, Abundance Festival in Karlstadt, Tanz_House Festival in Salzburg, New Europe Festival in Prague, Solo and Duo Dance Festival in Budapest, 1st Mediterranean dance platform in Chania, Athens Concert Hall (4th and 2nd Greek Dance Platform), School of Fine Arts, Opening of the Attiko Metro, at theatre stages and alternative spaces in Athens, Chania, Serres and Kavala (Greece).
She has been awarded: 2nd Prix at the Festival Culturel International de la Danse Contemporaine, Algiers 2013 / řáá‐ / Audience Award ‐ 4th Duo Dance International Festival 2005 / Choreography & Performance Award ‐ Napolidanza “Il coreografo Eletronico” 2005
As an independent choreographer she has collaborated with the Danish Institute – Bridges between Women Artists, the Neos Kosmos Theatre in W. Shakespeare's Othello, the National Theatre in M. Gorky's Lower depths, L. Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and N. Kazantzakis Zorba the Greek.
While working for over ten years in primary and secondary education, she has been teaching movement skills to dancers, actors, artists, performers, people with disabilities and people who just love dancing; She runs movement workshops for babies & toddlers, choreographic workshops for amateurs and professionals and community dance seminars – among others at the International Kalamata Dance Festival, the State School of Dance, Skitali Project , the Unlimited Access programme at the Onassis Cultural Centre.
She has written the essay “The development of the Artistic Skills in Dance Teaching” that is included in the book Culture and Art- seven essays on dance, (propobos publications, Athens 2000, Greece).
She is a member of the Greek collaborative dance network “syndesmos chorou” http://syndesmoschorou.wordpress.com/
Born 1993 in Poznań (PL). BA in Dance & Pedagogy in Anton Bruckner University Linz. Engagements with Isabelle Schad, Jianan Qu, Yumiko Yoshioka, Editta Braun. Founding member of artistic collaboration "Collective B". Culture manager and event curator of Body/Sound/Space and Tanzhafen Festival (Linz/AT).
Born 1991 in Slovenia. BA of dance and dance pedagogy at Anton Bruckner University Linz. Currently doing MA program in dance pedagogy at same university. Dancer, dance pedagogue and choreographer in Austria and Slovenia. Engaged also as an actor in a movie and video production. Engaged with Ars Electronica projects, C.O.V. off verticality, KD Qulenium.
Jerca Rožnik Novak
Born 1992 in Slovenia. BA in Contemporary dance and Pedagogy at Anton Bruckner University Linz. Engagements with Willi Dorner, Rose Breuss, Silke Grabinger, Editta Braun, Gisela Elisa Heredia. Member of SILK Fluegge since 2014. Member of art collective RADIATOR (Ljubljana/SLO).
Geboren 1992 in Vöcklabruck, BA an der Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität (Movement Studies and Performance, BA), seitdem selbstständig tätig als Performerin (The Crew – Dance productions) und als Pädagogin. Engagements bei: Cataracts, flowmotion dance company, The Crew. Zurzeit Ausbildung zur Präventions – und Rehabilitationstrainerin.
independent choreographer, performer, dance teacher living in Athens. She studied at Laban Centre fοr Movement and Dance and Fine Arts at Vacalo School of Arts & Design. She practices in the martial art of Aikido in which she holds a black belt and is a founding member of the Prosxima Dance Company. Her works have been presented in Athens, Algiers, Vienna, Karlstadt, Ljublana, Salzburg, Stockholm, Prague, Budapest, Chania, Serres and Kavala.