What happens when people come together? How do they interact? How do they relate to each other? How do they meet? And what's the position of dance and music among all these? The performance "what if we just dance?" sets these questions on stage, exploring the possibilities of these meetings and their possible dynamics. Four dancers create the conditions of this "together", as they synchronize and disrupt themselves, come close to each other, support and abandon one another, balance between fragile formations and divide in smaller groups. These actions, that are mainly physical, don't deny the idea of a mood, a sentiment or a story. The boy or the girl we see on stage could be a couple standing for a little while away from the others or simply two dancers experimenting; while the lifts and the handstands could be at the same time appearance of dance technique between balance and suspension that make us fly together with them or traces of scenes that remind us of our lives (Maybe friends supporting each other?) Both coexist here, stories and dance and it's up to everyone of us to choose what he or she wants to meet. Choose whether he or she will be charmed, if he or she will be moved or even if he or she will be filled with questions. Just come close and stand in this game that searches through dancing, what will happen -what if- or maybe what happens when we come together.
Choreography: Stella Fotiadi Created with and performed by: Anna Anousaki, Anastasia Valsamaki, Alexandros Laskaratos, Stella Fotiadi Dramaturgy: Paraskevi Tektonidou Music: "Truth" by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros live at Big Top LA and Sonana in E minor RV.40 II Allegro by Vivaldi (Anner Bylsma, Hidemi Suzuki, Jacques Ogg) remixed by Nikos Diminakis and Costas Verigas.
We thank Duncan Dance Research Center for hosting most of our rehearsals.
"What if we just dance?" is a dance performance created under the aegis and with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Sports and is part of a cultural program for teenagers, running under the same title.