on an empty stage.
no exits are to be used
as no one exits/enters.
Sound: coming from a
vinyl turntable on stage
and staying there.
stripped of/liberated from external factors and technical aids.
In rehearsal. In preparation.
The audience. The observers.
Stage design: each and every distinct setting,
where our actions and drama unfold.
with its distinct/ inherent elements.
Skēnḗ/stage: a defined space and time used for action.
“...reconstructing the alphabet to able to voice the words. Where everything is in a flux but nothing changes. A dance with the space”
P.S.: A scene where motion and the communication of bodies in dialogue with a space are the greatest source for action and composition. The placement of bodies in a defined space/time unavoidably nourishes synthetic communications between them. On stage, six bodies negotiate possible ways of coexistence through the creation of microcosms. The duration and breath of each events approaches a certain plasticity in response to the their momentum and needs.
In a condition of rehearsal and fluid sequence of processes, freed from the obsessive persistence of striving for an end result. An open field in open spaces. A convention where compositions doubt the constant variable of bodily and spatial proximity. Bodies our defined, not as points in space, but rather by their in between distance. They still signify and hold the capacity to carry meaning.
“Constructing a “here and now”. Either way, the future remains uncharted...”
A work by Antonia Economou
Assistant choreographer/ Rehearsal coordinator:
Bodies which exist on stage:
Architectural/linear plans of settings:
Drawings and sketches of settings and bodies:
Cinematography / Photography:
John Nelson Eskioglou