Glossolalia (from Greek glōssa, “tongue,” and lalia, “talking”), utterances approximating words and speech, usually produced during states of intense spiritual experience.
Glossolalia is a composition for one female performer in a limited space. A choreographic monologue across media and realities. Projections and soundscapes visualize and make audible the thought processes that are experienced in the psyche of this female character. In an effort to externalize her struggle. She is seen here as an entity experiencing the gravity of her socio-political identity as unbearable. Her body: a landscape of obsessions, calmness, restlessness, laughter and whispers. She has waited and has decided to live on hold. She was stuck in her permanent state and rebelled against it. And now: a confession.
Performer XENIA TABOURLOU
Concept/ direction/ choreography/ visual space ANTONIA ECONOMOU
Music composition/ sound design GIORGOS KRAVVARITIS
Soprano VIVI SIKIOTI
Assistant choreographer/ director PAVLOS LYKOUDIS
Costume ELISSAVET ZACHARAKI
Light design VAGGELIS MOUNTRICHAS
Scenography GIANNIS THEODORAKIS
Film/ documentation CHRISTOS ADRIANOPOULOS/ MYRTO GRIGORIOU
Design ZOE KRAVVARITI