'...Meteora starts heavily, arms raised in mirror image seemingly supporting the sky. Initially confounded by the movements of these mythical warriors, I was drawn in as the choreography grew stronger along with the use of light. The two move like twins from the Byzantium era. Looking upwards to their load, motifs of support are prevalent with the pair supine, supportive of each other and realistically suspended between spotlight and dark.'
'...a duet which felt like watching twins who’d stepped out of an ancient hieroglyphic
frieze and pulsed into life.'
METEORA (Greek: Μετέωρα, pronounced [mɛˈtɛoɾɐ], lit. "middle of the sky", "suspended in the air", "in the heavens above", "within a state of transition")
Inspired by a group of Byzantine monasteries in central Greece that lie on top of ancient rock formations as if suspended between sky and earth, 'Meteora' looks at states of transition and suspension as stimuli for movement. Two performers walk, run, pause, dance while finding themselves caught in between moments and spaces. The piece weaves together movement, lighting and music in an attempt to create moving images from ideas of stillness.
Light: ANNA SBOKOU, Original music: STELIOS KYRIAKIDIS, Performers: GAIA CICOLANI, CHLOE ALIGIANNI
Duration: 20 minutes, Past Showings: Laban Bonnie Bird Theatre - 11 July 2013 , Part of Resolution! 2014 @ The Place, Robin Howard Theatre, 25 January 2014
Special thanks to: Jessica Lucy Richards, Eleanor Palmer, Emelie Wangsdelt,Anastasia Papaeleutheriou, Holly Rush, Heath Street Baptist Church, Michael-Angelo Aliyannis and the amazing Laban Production TeamCrowd funded by: Yannis Aliyannis, Antonis Androulakakis, Ian Bourke, Norma Carpignano, Casey Donovan, Stelios Kyriakidis, Vasiliki Kyriakidou, Nadia Petridi, Monica Shanta, Lavrentis Sidiropoulos, Vasilis Spandagos, Helen Soultanakis, Foteini Soultanakis, Stefano Venkatachari