May 20, 2023
THE FOLLOWING TICKET IS FOR THE PERFORMANCES ON SATURDAY, 20TH OF MAY (AT 19.00).
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE A TICKET FOR SUNDAY, 21ST OF MAY PLEASE VISIT HERE: https://dancehouselefkosia.com/blog/events/on-bodies-festival-2023-sunday-21-5-2/
15th On Bodies Dance & Performance Arts Festival
Dance House Lefkosia
19th -21st of May 2023
This year, the On Bodies festival takes place on 19-21 May with works to be presented on the main stage and in the garden of the Dance House Lefkosia. After the open call, the committee selected works by young and established artists based in Cyprus and abroad, presenting an insight into contemporary creation with current themes and practices.
Through a feminist lens, contemporary choreographic practices and performative processes, the festival creates a frame for an experiential journey through sensitivity, struggle, and healing. The works embody moments of fragility, coming of age and dreamlike awakening, figures of women warriors and radical femininities, remnants of sound and loss, rhythmic explorations, interchanges with the other self and finally, states of quiet empowerment.
Friday 19/5/23 18:00
Let’s talk about the DH! – Petros Konnaris – Performative discussion – 2h
Move Together – Zoe Georgalli – More than Dancing – 20’
And then What? – Eleftheria Socratous, Elena Socratous, Nayia T. Karakosta– More than Dancing- 20’
Saturday 20/5/23 19:00
‘m-body-mend – aleks borys – Bodies in the Garden – 20’
BREATHE. WALK. PAUSE, GO! – Giorgos Bizios – Bodies on stage- 30’
Userper – Thomas Noone – Bodies on Stage – 15’
Rice – Evgeniya Glazunova – Bodies on Stage- 15’
Enemy (a peace conference) – ZONE -poème- – Bodies on Stage- 40’
Sunday 21/5/23 19:00
Dreaming of dreaming of Dreamscapes – Charis Iacovou – Bodies on Stage – 15’
Hold me, Hold me, Hold – Alina Belyagina – Bodies on Stage/ Bodies in the Garden – 40’
Bud – Korallia Stergides – Bodies in the Garden- 5’*
Ζω[ον] – Anthi Kettirou – Bodies on Stage – 30’
*a 1-1 performance with additional sessions before and after the program
Let’s talk about DH Lefkosia! (Friday 19 May 18:00-20:00):
A performative and playful gathering to discuss about Dance House Lefkosia and the current needs of the community.
What do we like about the DH? What do we need from the DH? What is missing from the current scene is Cyprus? Where do we imagine ourselves in 5 years?
A session to listen to and collect information about the future curation of the Dance House.
Facilitated by Petros Konnaris
More Than Dancing (Friday 19 May 20:00-21:00):
On Friday we will have presentation by the participants of More than Dancing: Zoe Georgalli, Eleftheria Socratous, Elena Socratous and Nayia T. Karacosta.
Party (Saturday 20 May):
On Saturday after the performances, we will continue with party and music by PATSAS.
Chats: Critiques and Critical Thinking Modul (19- 23 May)
In the frame of Dance House Lefkosia’s events for the development of critical thinking, for this year’s festival we will create a platform for online discussions and chatting. Using the Slack app, guided discussions will be held about the festival’s works as a way of better articulation and verbal communication for performance works. This program will be facilitated and guided by Eleana Alexandrou and Dr. Erika Charalambous.
Organized by: Dance House Lefkosia
Sponsored by: Department of Modern and Contemporary Culture –
Deputy Ministry of Culture Cyprus
Supported by: French Institute Cyprus, Nicosia Municipality,
“Polish Culture” Adam Mickiewicz Institute
Tickets: €12/ €10* per day
*students and friends of the Dance House Lefkosia
**On Friday 19/5 the entrance is free
For more information:
email@example.com and 22 780960 (Mon-Fri 10:00-13:00)