DANAE THEODORIDOU / THE IMAGINARY SYMPOSIUM

  • - CreditsConcept, creation: Danae Theodoridou
    Created with and performed by: Lara Barsacq, Sabine Cmelniski, Ilektra Fragiadaki, Eleni Mylona, Mariela Nestora, Danae Theodoridou, Katerina Zisoudi
    Costumes & set design: Maria Panourgia
    Dramaturgical advice: Katja Dreyer, Konstantina Georgelou, Betina Panagiotara
    Movement advice: Katerina Andreou, Mariela Nestora
    Artistic Assistance: Rodia Vomvolou
    Creation of Algorithm: Dimities Stasinopoulos
    Production: Hiros
    With the support of the Flemish community
    Co-production: BUDA (BE), Indisciplinarte (IT)
    Supported by: Vooruit & workspacebrussels (BE), BIOS (GR), PACT (GE)
  • - Informazionidomenica 23 h 17:30>19 CAOS
    spettacolo in lingua inglese, ingresso limitato a 10 partecipanti
  • - Linkwww.danaetheodoridou.com
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Il punto di partenza di Imaginary Symposium è il “new dreams for the 21st century”(Speculative Everything, 2013) di Dunne e Raby. I due autori sostengono che i nostri sogni sono stati declassati in speranze a causa di una serie di cambiamenti fondamentali avvenuti nel mondo a partire dagli anni ’70. La speculazione immaginativa, sociale e politica è diventata più complicata: tutto quello che non si adatta al passare del tempo e al cambiamento viene respinto ed etichettato come irrealizzabile. Ispirandosi al simposio greco e agli antichi modelli di socialità, Danae Theodoridou mette lo spettatore in dialogo con algoritmi e forme di intelligenza artificiale.

Danae Theodoridou è una performance maker, performer e ricercatrice greca che vive a Bruxelles. Ha studiato filologia e linguistica greca presso l’Università Aristotele di Salonicco e ha lavorato per il National Theatre of Greece. Ha completato il suo dottorato di ricerca sulla drammaturgia presso la Roehampton University di Londra. Dal 2008 gira l’Europa con numerosi progetti di ricerca e opere personali e collaborative. La sua creazione artistica esplora i meccanismi teatrali della rappresentazione, la performatività del linguaggio e il lato giocoso di quest’ultimo offrendo visioni alterate della realtà e della sue finzioni. Dal 2013 il suo lavoro si concentra in particolare sulla nozione di “immaginario sociale” e sul modo in cui il teatro può contribuire alla produzione di alternative sociali e politiche.

An Imaginary Symposium constructs alternatives modes of sociability in order to reimagine our realities today and in the future. Its aim is to reactivate common thinking and imagining, by taking a close look on the way we build our social exchange and our discussions. This is done by reworking on ancient Greek modes of sociability, which are radically brought together on stage with contemporary technological modes of artificial intelligence. The project meets its audience in two distinct, closely interrelated forms, that of a group theatre piece (stage version) and that of an interactive performance (participatory version). In both cases, participants (seven female performers or ten audience members) experiment with structures, aesthetics and narratives in order to create live on stage an imaginary symposium where people eat and drink while discussing issues of shared concern and creating imaginaries for their societies.

Danae Theodoridou is a Greek performance maker, performer and researcher based in Brussels. She studied Greek philology and linguistics in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and acting in the National Theatre of Northern Greece. She completed her practice-led PhD on dramaturgy at Roehampton University in London. Since 2008 she creates her own solo and collaborative live works and artistic research projects all over Europe. Her artistic creation explores theatrical mechanisms of representation, fragmented poetics, performativity of language and playfulness in order to offer twisted views on realities and fictions. Since 2013 this work focuses particularly on the notion of ’social imaginaries’ and the way theatre can contribute to the production of social and political alternatives.

 

  • CreditsConcept, creation: Danae Theodoridou
    Created with and performed by: Lara Barsacq, Sabine Cmelniski, Ilektra Fragiadaki, Eleni Mylona, Mariela Nestora, Danae Theodoridou, Katerina Zisoudi
    Costumes & set design: Maria Panourgia
    Dramaturgical advice: Katja Dreyer, Konstantina Georgelou, Betina Panagiotara
    Movement advice: Katerina Andreou, Mariela Nestora
    Artistic Assistance: Rodia Vomvolou
    Creation of Algorithm: Dimities Stasinopoulos
    Production: Hiros
    With the support of the Flemish community
    Co-production: BUDA (BE), Indisciplinarte (IT)
    Supported by: Vooruit & workspacebrussels (BE), BIOS (GR), PACT (GE)
  • Informazionidomenica 23 h 17:30>19 CAOS
    spettacolo in lingua inglese, ingresso limitato a 10 partecipanti
  • Linkwww.danaetheodoridou.com
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