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.

CREDITS

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.

VENUES

14th Arc For Dance Festival / Athens

28 May-2 June 2021 

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