Elvedon is a fictive, magical and mythical space, an imagined non-place created by Virginia Woolf in her novel The Waves.
Elvedon was created as a symbolic, surrealist and dreamlike transition in which happiness and fear, reasons and emotions, life and death merge until they can no longer be recognised. However, if we look from afar we could say that even life is dreamlike. It is defined by a pulsating, rhythmical repetition, which is always in some sort of a relationship with the larger organism: the multitude, the communities, with which it inevitably waves and slides into an unspecified open future. In the same way as the individual body is unfinished and insecure in a number of ways, yet always dependent on its surroundings, the choreography of the choreomorph mass configurations laid out by the Greek choreographer Christos Papadopoulos is openly structured. This gives the viewers the opportunity to dive into the choreography with their personal stories, expectations, thoughts and emotions. A new, insecure, sensitive, dreamlike story and landscape emerge within this space. Taking all of this into account it is hardly surprising that this performance persuaded the international jury at the Aerowaves network to support it.
Koncept in koreografija/Concept and Choreography: Christos Papadopoulos.
Izvirna glasba/Original Music: Coti K
Oblikovanje svetlobe in tehnika/Lighting Design and Technician: Miltos Athanasiou
Kostumografija/Costume Design: Aggelos Medis
Plesalke in plesalci/Dancers: Georgios Kotsifakis, Maria Bregianni, Chara Kotsali, Ioanna Paraskevopoulou, Nadi Gogoulou, Charalampos Kousios
Navdihnjeno z romanom Valovi Virginije Woolf/Inspired by the novel Waves by Virginia Woolf
Produkcija/Production: Christos Papadopoulos, Leon, Wolf Dance Company
More info: www.cofestival.si.
Kino Šiška, Katedrala Hall, 17th September 2017, after the performance Elvedon
Sic!, pogovor: Družbena koreografija / Sic!, discussion: Social choreography
Debaters: members of sic!, CoFestival team, creators of the performances Elvedon, Boom Bodies and Repeater.
Discussion parameters: Hewitt’s concept of social choreography, society, sharing, solidarity, inter-generational.
Task: how to be together.