Why should it be more desirable for green fireballs to exist than not?
In 2018, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker championed the Greek Georgia Vardarou as the choreographer to keep an eye on for years to come. Vardarou previously drew the attention as an impressive dancer in STUK. In this performance, Vardarou focuses on the space between her own body and the audience. When she dances, she ‘speaks’ in a very personal language and her audiences equally feel they can decipher that language. Yet nothing is spoken in words. How exactly does dance communicate? Does the viewer see what’s there, or is she looking for meaning according to cultural codes? Together with visual artist David Bergé, Vardarou builds a bridge between her expressions and our viewing experience. The provocative result: a performance that loses you in translation, revealing, once again, the body’s poetry.
CreditsChoreography & dance Georgia Vardarou | Set design David Bergé | Light design Ana Rovira | Artistic advice Marc Vanrunxt | Thanks to Agni Papadeli Rossetou & Salva Sanchis | Co-production Dance Umbrella, London (UK) | Residencies La Caldera, Graner Creation Centre for Danse and Live Art, Barcelona (ES) | Production kunst/werk, Antwerp (BE)