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Meteora

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.

...a duet which felt like watching twins  who’d stepped out of an ancient hieroglyphic

frieze and pulsed into life.'

Keith Watson

'...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.'

Lara Hayward

Light: ANNA SBOKOU

Original music: STELIOS KYRIAKIDIS

Performers: GAIA CICOLANI, CHLOE ALIGIANNI

© 2020 by Chloe Aligianni