A SIGNAL THAT TRAVELS DOWN THROUGH YOUR HEART episode #1
Eva Georgitsopoulou (GR/DE)
22.07 | 21:30 | Mikis Theodorakis theatre
Tickets: 12€ (regular), 9€ (student, unemployed)
Eva Georgitsopoulou was born in Patras and lives in Berlin. She is a law student at the Democritus University of Thrace. In 2013, she graduated from the State School of Dance in Athens and continued her studies in Israel where she collaborated among others with Noa Zuk & Shlomi Bitton. Afterwards she was awarded with a full Scholarship by Rami Beer, the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company’s choreographer, where she remained as an apprentice. She has performed among others with Oktana Dance Theater, Hellenic Dance Company, Cia Sonia Rodriguez, Inside The Body Performing Arts, Frantics Dance Company, Judith Sanchez Ruiz, & Edivaldo Ernesto. From 2016 to 2021 she collaborated as a performer with Aerites Dance Company/Patricia Apergi. From 2019 up to now, she collaborates as a performer with Sasha Waltz & Guests. At the same time, she has been a choreographic associate for several productions staged in Greece and abroad. Her own choreographic productions have been staged in several places since 2015. Her work BadTrip was presented in Athens Video Dance Project 2016. Her Solo work miTerra was staged in Katapult Berlin, Tanzfabrik open night, Amalgam-Solo Dance Performance Festival, 25th Kalamata International Dance Festival, Dance Days Chania 2020 and Lange Nacht Des Tanzes Pliberg 2022. In 2021, she choreographed W(h)oman for the 5th online Festival of the Greek National Opera Ballet and the solo work Groove, produced by and performed in Athens Epidaurus Festival 2021. In 2022, her production “A signal that travels down through your heart (episode #1)”, under the auspices and with the financial support of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, premiered in Arc for Dance Festival 2022.
“A SIGNAL THAT TRAVELS DOWN THROUGH YOUR HEART episode #1”, is a kinetic eulogy to romantic love, where stereotypical narratives about being-in-love fall short.
From the shocking philosophical statement of Sophocles’s Antigone about the invincibleness of love to the heartbreaking vocal interpretation of Whitney Houston in “I will always love you,” we understand that love is triggered by encounter, unfolds according to the way that lovers perceive the world and remains a matter of two.
But what happens when the sensory environment, as a key point of reference, is deconstructed and love is described simultaneously not by two, but by three female bodies in the contemporary era?
Throughout the kinetic vocabulary through the analytical research on modern reflection of romance, the piece unfolds the hidden aspect of love, beyond the roots of patriarchy to revisit and redefine the concept of love itself.
Original idea, Choreography and Direction: Eva Georgitsopoulou
Dramaturgy: So Young H. Kim
Performance – Movement Research: Tamae Yoneda, Sevasti Zafeira, Eva Georgitsopoulou
Music/Sound Design: Nefeli Lysimachou
Lighting Design: Stevi Koutsothanasi
Costumes: Nefeli Perifanou
Video, Photographs: Alexandros Papathanasopoulos
Production management: Cultópia
Under the auspices and with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture & Sports.
22 July | 21:30 | Mikis Theodorakis theatre
Eva Georgitsopoulou – A SIGNAL THAT TRAVELS DOWN THROUGH YOUR HEART episode #1