Panos Malactos (CY)
31.07 | Mikis Theodorakis theatre
Panos Malactos (°1994, Limassol, CY) is currently working with Peeping Tom in Belgium for Triptych: The missing door, The lost room and The hidden floor.
At the age of 17, he moved to London to study musical theatre with a scholarship(Dance and Drama Award) at the Bird College. He then continued his training at the Rambert School where he obtained his “BA Degree in Ballet and Contemporary Dance”.
After graduating he moved to Israel to work with Fresco Dance Company, performing works by Michael Getman and Yoram Karmi and spent some time with Inbal Dance Theatre working with the choreographers Mor Shani and Noa Shadur.
Panos also worked with KENZO Paris, Compagnie Tabea Martin(Switzerland), Liliana Barros(Germany), Jason Mabana Dance(UK), Emma Evelein Dance(Netherlands), X-it Dance Theatre by Fotis Nikolaou(Cyprus/Greece), Milena Ugren Koulas(CY) and Asomates Dynamis Dance Company(CY).
In 2019 he joint a collaboration between the Festspielhaus St. Pölten in Austria and Batsheva Dance Company, performing Deca Dance by Ohad Naharin and a new creation ‘Ballroom’ by Shahar Binyamini.
He collaborated with the director Elias Adam as a performer and choreographer(We Are In The Army Now, Kivotos Chanel, Father Help Us, Eyolf Machine).
Panos is currently touring his solos SADBOI and Hire me, Please.
“I had a boyfriend. Then I got dumbed. I got dumbed, I bought a thong and I need lots of validation.”
Panos Malactos works with Elias Adam and researches the concept of radical stage vulnerability. Sadboi likes his suffering raw. He is gay, horny, heartbroken and extremely peaceful. He instagrams, therefore he exists.
SADBOI is an autofictional portrait of a sadboi dancer. The show attempts an ambiguous and complex narration, which explores sex, love and sadness in the fully technological and sexualised post – modern age. Sadboi aims to create an immersive experience where intense physicality intersects with the virtual space of internet (social media, memes, dating apps).
If lovesongs are dumb, wait till you hear this one. How many fire emojis will this get? The admins of this show are searching for validation.
Choreographer/ performer: Panos Malactos
Director/ writer: Elias Adam
Dramaturgy: Panos Malactos/Elias Adam
Costumes: Miguel Penaranda Olmeda
Visuals: Sita Messer
Music: Lynks, Eric Prydz, Lulu Be
Tour management: Too Far East (Nikos Mavrakis/Christos Christopoulos)
Supported by the Cultural Services of the Cyprus Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth.
31 July | Mikis Theodorakis theatre
Panos Malactos – SADBOI