LOOM by GesamtAtelier
The GesamtAtelier duo, Kyriaki Nasioula and Argyris Angeli, participate in the dialogue about how personal experiences and the collective identity of a place are woven together.
In collaboration with a group of talented young artists, they draw inspiration from the folklore and traditions of Greek lands, and they study the loom as a tool for producing works as well as social conditions.
They perceive the hand-woven textile as a carrier of history, a canvas upon which human and personal life motifs take colour and come into shape.
Testimonies, materials, and bodies intertwine composing a collective biography.
Loom is an intermedia performance which combines transformable structures with contemporary dance, spoken word, sound composition, interactive video projections and the audience engagement.
CONCEPT – CREATION – DIRECTION: Kyriaki Nasioula | Argyris Angeli
CHOREOGRAPHY: Kyriaki Nasioula
SOUND COMPOSITION: Jeph Vanger
SCRIPT: Argyris Angeli
VIDEO PROJECTIONS DESIGN: Eleni Xynogala | Argyris Angeli
VIDEO PROJECTIONS INTERACTIVE DESIGN/PROGRAMMING: Eleni Xynogala
SCENOGRAPHY – PERFORMATIVE STRUCTURES: Argyris Angeli | Kyriaki Nasioula
COSTUME DESIGN: Vasiliki Syrma
LIGHT DESIGN: Apostle Strantzalis
COCREATION – PERFORMANCE: Mina Ananiadou (dancer) | Theodora Georgakopoulou (actress) | Candy Karra (dancer) | Dimitra Mertzani (dancer)
DRAMATURGY CONSULTANT: Iro Vasalou
ASSISTANT CHOREOGRAPHER: Anastasia Valsamaki
SUBSTITUTE DANCER: Ioanna Karategou
PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT GesamtAtelier: Katerina Kotsou
PHOTOGRAPHY - FILMING: Alekos & Christos Bourelias / archlabyrinth
SUBSTITUDE DANCER: Ioanna Karategou
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT GesamtAtelier: Nefeli Francesca Vlachouli
PUBLICITY: Maria Nathanail | Babis Moskofoglou
CONSTRUCTION ASSISTANTS: Ioannis Angeli | Nikos Komiotis
FOLKLORE RESEARCH: Argyris Angeli | Aggeliki Agalianou
ART OF WEAVING CONSULTANT: Alexandra Bissa
CLARINET PERFORMANCE (RECORDING): Christos Anastasiades
Special thanks to Duncan Dance Research Centre and Penelope Iliaskou
With the financial support of the Ministry of Culture and Sports.
Produced by Megaron - The Athens Concert Hall
The piece includes (in order of appearance) lyrics and/or music from:
● Τάκου τάκου ο αργαλειός μου (transl. Takou takou my loom), Song. Music: Theodoros Papadopoulos, Lyrics: Argyris Eftaliotis.
● Η Αράχνη (transl. The Spider), Poem by Dimitris Tantalidis. Contemporary Greek Anthology Skokou, Zikakis Poetry Library, Issue no. 12, 1923.
● Μια γαλάζια περιστέρα (transl. A light blue dove), Folk song.