Lucy. tutorial for a ritual
Following their debut work at the Aerowaves 2018 dance platform, the duo of choreographers known as arisandmartha (Aris Papadopoulos and Martha Pasakopoulou) have now come up with the concept of a contemporary, devised ritual, placing us inside a liminal world, where everything is invested with meaning by the mere fact of its presence there. The title is a reference to the famous, controversial skeleton of ‘Lucy,’ a nickname given to the skeleton of an Australopithecus afarensis discovered in Ethiopia in 1974.
This performance is an attempt for a ritual connecting disparate elements; an experiment about the unclear temporal and spatial boundaries of making a transition from the individual to the collective. Toying with the aspects of ecstasy and conscious observation, imagination and inescapable reality, the forgotten need for faith and the glorification of lies, the ‘man-animal’ and the ‘human animal,’ this performance sets forth to expand our perception, inviting us to reconsider ways and places of ritualistic practices still surviving in our everyday life. The artists raise the question: “Can we reach something real through something fake?”
Peiraios 260 (E)
- 27/06 until 28/06/2019 at 21:00
MEDIA KIT / PHOTOS
Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus | Little Theatre of Ancient Epidaurus | Peiraios 260 | Odeon of Herodes Atticus | Megaron - The Athens Concert Hall | Ancient Agora of Athens | Institut français | Piraeus Municipal Theatre | Lais Open Air Cinema | Museum of Cycladic Art | Athens Conservatoire | Pedion Areos | Archaeοlogical Site of Kerameikos | Roman Forum | Second Skin | Victoria Square Project | Athens | 15th Kypseli High School | six d.o.g.s | Vouleftikon Nafpliou | Ermou & Agion Asomaton pedestrian street | Museum of Greek Children’s Art | Pnyx Archaeological Site | Byzantine and Christian Museum | Chatzikiriakeio Foundation | Korai Square | 10th Piraeus Junior High School | 2nd Medical Unit of Piraeus | Club for UNESCO of Piraeus and Islands | Special School for Autism of Piraeus | Kokkinia Public Housing | Pyxida | Shedia | Ergatika Square | House of Stratis Myrivilis