Concept, Choreography, Direction: Athanasia Kanellopoulou
Dramaturgy & Assistant Choreographer: V. Samuel Guist
Performers: Konstantina Bakouli, Nikolas Chatzivasileiadis, Danae Dimitriadi, Giorgos Michelakis, Maria Papadopoulou, Alexis Fousekis
Original Music: Konstantina Polychronopoulou
Light Design: TzanosMazis
Costumes: Vagia Nikolakopoulou
Production: Constantina Georgiou, Yolika Poulopoulou
Graphic Design, Images & Poster: Melina Koulia
Video & Trailer: Giannis Karounis
Produced by Athanasia Kanellopoulou Performing Arts
The work ”Exodus” has been funded and supported by Greek Ministry of Culture and Education.
Exodus is an artistic project by choreographer Athanasia Kanellopoulou, a response to the 1989 novel “The Melancholy of Resistance”, written by Hungarian writer László Krasznahorkai, whereby main characters are led to their self-destruction as their attempts for revolutionary acts fall short. The piece attempts to confront the existing societal and individual dominant structures.
The performance unfolds through small, fragmented revolutionary acts, where collective and personal identities must first be decomposed and then find the exit or “exodus” towards redemption and fulfilment.
Exodus acts as a narrative to this journey. The dancers’ bodies are in a gradual rebellion, building into remnants of ruins, searching the cell of their own History.
It is in fact a small society that resists absurdity; throbbing with the strings of change, in search of a temporary, yet immediate, calmness.
How many borders and bridges should they cross to reach the final destination?
How many walls should they break and how many circles should they create to find their buried History?
21:30 Venizelio Conservatory of Chania
Tickets: 10euro regular – 7euro student, unemployment