Desmōtēs ist eine Performance, die unterschiedlichste Kunstformen wie neue Musik, Tanz, Videokunst und Design harmonisch und auf gleicher Ebene miteinander verbindet. Die Inspiration dieser Performance war die Kollektion der Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, sowie auch Gedichte der griechischen Mythologie.

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‘Music and dance performance inspired by the collections of the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation and Cypriot folklore. During the performance, a video art animation based on geometrical motifs from the BoCCF’s collections will be projected on the set and directly on the dancer’s massive dress. This will provide a visual interpretation of the musicians’ sounds, combined with pre-recorded material, and will serve as an extension of the dancer’s gestural palette.

The performance’s themes draw upon the island’s folklore and on Greek mythology, exploring the idea of confinement as obstacle, punishment, sacrifice and means of redemption. As implied by the title “Desmōtēs”, this includes myths about prisoners such as the sacrifice of Prometheus, the immuration of Antigone and the captivity of Persephone.

An artistic endeavour bound to fascinate and thrill!’

Musikkomposition und künsterlische Leitung: Andréas Papapetrou
Choreographie und Tanz: Elisabeth Schilling
Bühnenbild und Kostüm: Rea Olympiou
Videokunst: Christos Symeonides

Pavlina Constantopoulou (Gesang)
Maria Yerosimou (Harfe)
Maria Kramvi (Perkussion)
Andreas Papapetrou (Elektronischer Sound)



Donnerstag, 07 September 2017 at 21:00
Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation (Courtyard)
86-90 Faneromeni, Old Nicosia