Seeking Bliss (2017)
“Seeking Bliss” deals with the sense of happiness. It’s not a study, rather a personal approach on the notion, embodied through the dancers’ relationship.
Alternation of emotions and different aspects of their relationship unfold on stage, with the two of them, transforming from adults to children and vice versa. The audience becomes a witness of their personal and shared happiness.
Music creates a discrete, but at the same time strong emotionally environment, leaving space for the choreography to lead the action.
The speed of time.
Things you (don’t) have the time to feel.
Things you (don’t) have the time to see.
Small gaps. Moments of happiness.
Somewhere in between.
But your hair gets in your face and keeps you from seeing.
What if you freeze time?
I wish things were different.
Travel with me. Hold me tight.
My legs cannot hold me anymore.
Cause what I feel has pierced me.
If I share some of this weight with you, everything will be brighter.
Stand here. Near me. Look how the wind blows my hair.
Is this happiness?
To share some of this weight with you?
To take my hair out of my face?
I ‘ll catch you.
And if not, I’ll stay here forever.
Listening to the wind.
Looking at the sky.
Listen to this song. It brings tears to my eyes, but I feel an indescribable happiness.
Concept/Choreography: Stella Fotiadi
Created with and performed by: Candy Karra, Alexis Fousekis
Original music: Nefeli Stamatogiannopoulou
Lighting design: Eliza Alexandropoulou
Costumes: Elissavet Zaharaki
Photos and video: Vassia Anagnostopoulou
Mastering: Panos Tsekouras