Eleonora Siarava


FRI 15.12.2023
7:00pm — 7:50pm

Frankfurt LAB

solidarity pricing system: € 7 (minimal) / € 11 (reduced) / € 15 (full) / € 20 (support)

Duration: 50 min.
Language: English

There will be a Q&A after the performance on Friday, 15. December with the artist and Dr. Philipp Schulte (Hessian Theatre Academy).

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© Sophia Tolika, Archlabyrinth

Information on accessibility

Wheelchair-accessible performance room (No steps or thresholds higher than 5cm, doors at least 90cm wide, wheelchair-accessible toilet, etc.)

BLUE BEYOND is a dance performance about Time. It seeks to detect atmospheres and impressions of tomorrow floating in the sea of now, tune in to resonances, movements, vibrations of what is not yet here, has not arrived but it is already inscribed within us and within the dance to be made. What if the present through the moving body already encapsulates echoes of Future in a dance just before it 'comes into being’? Drawing from the sci-fi book of the beginning of the 20th century “Last and First Men: A Story of the Near and Far Future” by Olaf Stapledon, BLUE BEYOND explores corporealities, cartographies and images of an imaginary condition where future penetrates present and present emerges into future creating overlapping temporalities. It turns the stage into a hybrid space with movements, objects, sounds, words and creates a live moving capsule of imprints and visions forming a Memoir for:of the Future, a cyclic schema to represent time. The piece uses montage dramaturgical techniques in order to reveal variations of non-linear performance unfolding. To enhance this, it implements an interactive sound design in real time with live amplification processes and recording within recording techniques, audio spaces activated and fading, recorded silences and sound dots, through an installation of ground and room microphones.

Concept, Choreography, Artistic Direction: Eleonora Siarava

Dance, co-creation: Eftychia Stefanou

Interactive Sound design: Yiannis Tsirikoglou

Space design: Eleonora Siarava

Light design: Eliza Alexandropoulou

Dramaturgy advice: Betina Panagiotara

Set construction: Christofili Kodolefa, Athina Koubarouli

Costume: Georgia Dipla

Production assistance: Nefeli Vlachouli

Production: Per_Dance Choreographic Research Platform

The project was created with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture of Greece. Subsidised by the Frankfurt LAB - Emerging Artists Program, with the kind support of the Crespo Foundation and the Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft Frankfurt am Main as well as the BHF BANK Stiftung and the Adolf and Luisa Haeuser-Stiftung für Kunst und Kulturpflege.

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