GREECE / Drops of Breath: A dance company presents an under-water show

dropsFor the first time ever, choreographers Sophie Bulbulyan (Compagnie DK-BEL, France) and Apostolia Papadamaki (Quasi-Stellar Company, Greece), in collaboration with Lia Haraki (Pelma Company, Cyprus), together with a team of ten collaborating countries (Germany, Cyprus, Spain, France, Greece, Hungary, Lebanon, Netherlands, Portugal and Sweden) are presenting an under-water visual-dance performance with some of the audience in the water with them.

Close to the beach at Cape Sounion, on the very edge of Attica, over-looking the Aegean Sea and dominated by the ancient Greek temple of Poseidon, fourteen professional and amateur performers (including three disabled and four children) from France, Greece and Cyprus will interpret a specially conceived choreography in an underwater spectacle.

The innovatory project “The Underwater Heart of the Mediterranean” with an artistic, educational, social and human dimension, was chosen by the Creative Europe Programme of the EU’s Directorate General for Education and Culture.

Reflecting our roots and common paths, the project goes far beyond the search for the unity of our cultures by exploring our similarities.

We are all one

“Water is the element which connects and unifies people, countries and cultures. Water knows no borders, politics or religion.”

Five meters beneath the surface, Trifon Koutsourelis’ underwater sound creation will offer the audience a musical universe while George Georgiou’s underwater scenery and costumes will create a unique visual landscape.

For the first time ever, there will be three separate audiences watching one performance:

– those with diving equipment, watching at a depth of 5 meters

– those with masks and snorkels on the surface

– and those on the beach, watching the performance on a simulcast

Video Trailer:

Dates: 25/09/2015 to 27/09/2015

More information:

Mediterranean television stations wanting to film this event should contact the organisers.

Source: communiqué de presse


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