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Clear Midnight

Midnight in a bar, with performers in the role of patrons, taking over the stage and leading to a place where the ecstatic body rules supreme, beyond conventions and obstacles. Nine dancers, with or without physical disabilities and visual impairment, create a piece verging on ‘dance epidemic’. How are communities built? What is the use of scapegoats and the role of ritual violence? These questions inform the choreographic research, drawing on both the element of surprise and the optimism suggested by immediate experience and being present in the moment.

Concept Vangelis Artemis, Yiannis Isidorou, Maria Koliopoulou

Choreography Maria Koliopoulou

Visual installation Vangelis Artemis, Yiannis Isidorou

Dramaturgy consultant Betina Panagiotara

Vocal coaching - Vocal dramaturgy Anna Pagalou

Assistant to the choreographer Evgenia Sigalou

Sound and visual design Yiannis Isidorou

Lighting design Thomas Oikonomakos

Costume design Marios Rammos

Artistic collaboration Mariza Vinieratou

Set construction Thodoris Artemis

Photos Elpida Tempou

Performers Katerina Avramopoulou, Anna Apergi, Konstantina Barkouli, Lia Chamilothori, Vivi  Christodoulopoulou, Katerina Gevetzi,                      Loukiani Papadaki, Dimitra Papathanasiou, Smaragda Vagia

Production manager Cultόpια

Co-production Athens Epidaurus Festival

Supported by Onassis Cultural Centre

Funded by the Ministry of Culture & Sports

Premiere 7 June 2021, Athens Epidaurus Festival