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Candy Karra & Chara Kotsali

What is a plank of wood doing in a dance piece? Is it an object, a prop, part of the choreography? How does the malleable materiality of the body interact with the inflexible nature of wood? What, finally, can come from this coupling on stage and what known things can be overturned relating to the production of movement materials and the ways in which we interpret or assign meaning to all that is codified in the language of dance?

This first choreographic collaboration between Candy Carra and Chara Kotsali functions as wordplay: it resists easy interpretations that seek to “reword” each movement or open themselves up to many possible scenarios, all without explaining the obvious, without producing surplus meaning beyond that which is unfolding before our eyes. At the end of the day, these two choreographers seem to be implying that the plank of wood is something for which movement is nothing but an experiment.

Choreographed & Performed: Chara Kotsali & Candy Karra

Set & Props Design and Construction: Chrysoula Korovesi, Marios Gabierakis

Lighting Design: Eliza Alexandropoulou

Soundscape & Music Composition: Jeph Vanger

Thanks to: Margarita Trikka, Athina Lampadaridi, Nadi Gogoulou, Amalia Kosma, Kostas Konstantinou, Efthimios Moschopoulos, Alekos Bourelias, Dimitris Bourzoukos, Ioanna Paraskevopoulou, Marta Pasakopoulou, Iosif Foskolos

Photography: Mavra Gidia