Im Schwebezustand: Zwischen dort und hier, damals und jetzt. Aus der Zeit gefallen, unbeachtet, vergessen, alleine - auch in der Gruppe. Kontrollverlust, Abhängigkeit, Unsicherheit, Abwarten. Etwas tun oder besser nicht? Wird etwas passieren? Was? Wann? Das Ganze ist zerbrochen. Was bleibt, sind Fragmente.
Der Zusammenhang zwischen den vier zeitgleich nebeneinander getanzten Soli stellt sich raum-zeitlich her, nicht inhaltlich. Ein Zustand wird her- und nicht dargestellt. Das Mitfühlen des Anderen, das Geben und Nehmen im kreativen Prozess sind ein Statement gegen die grassierende Egozentrik.
choreography: Maria Koliopoulou
Sonia Borkowicz, Neža Hribar, Jerca Rožnik Novak, Jacqueline Schiller
composition: Thierry Zaboitzeff
dramaturgy: Gerda Poschmann Reichenau
light design: 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/