Through sampling technologies and digital techniques, the smallest gesture can assume a life of its own and become the basis for the birth of new iterations and reverberations. Funky Turn and/or Legally Live is a dance performance piece that adopts a media epistemology and supports the view that the artwork in the era of technical reproduction cannot escape the technological sovereignty that determines its aesthetic dimension.
What is the place of origin and how can we, if at all, keep track of the many travels and echoes in the future?
Tracing a genealogy of movement material inspired by dance culture and using appropriation techniques, Dimitriou attempts to bring some of these images to life with a technologically inspired lexicon of movement and explore how their gestures can be charged semiotically and expressively. Within the fast changing pace of our world’s imaginary, Dimitriou is interested in slowing down and amplifying the detail as she follows it on a path that legitimises its persistence whilst speaking of the desire for a return to its perhaps lost future.
Concept, Choreography, Artistic Direction: Zoi Dimitriou
Dramaturgy/Text: Zoi Dimitriou
Performer: Zoi Dimitriou
Composition and Sound Design: Sam Hayden
Set Design: Maro Michalakakos/Elektra Stampoulou
Costume: Elektra Stampoulou/Zoi Dimitriou
Graphics/Video: Marilena Aligizaki
Lighting Design: Tasos Palaioroutas
Producer: Rena Andreadaki
Funded by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports. Supported by Kinitiras, Trinity Laban and Zoi Dimitriou Company.
14th Arc For Dance Festival / Athens
28 May-2 June 2021