CREATE

FOR EXAMPLE, A PRODUCTIVE DAY. SOLO II.

 

from: Sofia Pintzou

with: Iris Fousteri / Anna Athanasiou, Sofia Pintzou

music: Tassis Christoyannis

sound: Mórar-Nærvídd, Sofia Pintzou

light design: Sofia Pintzou

text: A cloth - Tender Buttons, Gertrud Stein

costume design: Sofia Pintzou

costume reconstruction: Eleni Melissari

photo credits:Giorgos Anastasakis

 

A minimal and abstract interpretation of the term Labyrinth.

It’s a comment on the spiritual transformation and inner recognition based on the mythological extensions and on the scientific meaning and utility of the term Labyrinth, according to its confusing and brain challenging structure. A Labyrinth can be walked, metaphorically-mentaly and in real. The goal is to reach its center. When this is achieved, then only half of the route is fulfilled  - what now remains is the walking back to the exit. Regardless the direction, the starting and ending points of this route are equal and same. These two points reflect on the edges of an assistance axe and of a balance thread, stored deeply inside the ear - in the labyrinth tissue.

 

This piece is about the productive process of the self alignment after diving into the brain’s labyrinthine spaces. It’s about a short reminder on Theseus of our brain, for the emersion of our personal goal and achievement, which, in the frame of respect, can connect people in peace, true and happiness.

 

Selections:

2015 - Dance Days Chania # 5

2014 - Lucky Trimmer, Brandenburg

            - Akropoditi Dance Festival Syros

2012 - Arc for Dance Athens

 

1 BODY : 8 HEAD

 

The proportions of the human body are based primarily in the ratio 1: 8 left by our ancestors through the sculptures. That head fits within the height of the body 8 times, one of the fundamentals for the navigation guide in the world of sculpture. On the other hand sculpture cements a movement snapshot. So sculpture is movement.

From the sculptors of antiquity till Canova, Brancusi Brus and Nauman, this is a survey and an attempt to refer to the human body through the''moving'' sculpture, with direct correspondance to the laws of symmetry and harmony, based on the Pythagoreian philosophy.

The pedestal as the common denominator between the inanimate and the animate body, ie the statues and the living bodies, as well as on the sculpture’s plastic movement ie both of the statues and of human moving bodies.

 

This work in progress was hosted by ALDES/SPAM! rete per le arti contemporanee during a choreography residency in Lucca/Italy from 28.3-2.4.2017.

OUT

 

from: Sofia Pintzou

with: Claudia Rietschel 

text: Sofia Pintzou

photo credits: Sofia Pintzou

 

An explosion.

 

Stadttheater Lüneburg

Leuphana Library, Lüneburg 2012

 

ÜBER DIE ABSICHT

 

from: Sofia Pintzou

with: Alexander Fend, Sofia Pintzou, Ming Poon / Marc Krause Duault / Ahmed Soura

light design: Sofia Pintzou

photo credits: Daniel Barth

 

This performance is based on the Obstruction Technique which was interpreted in 1989 by Palle Granhøj, Danish choreographer and later founder of the Granhøj Dans in Århus-Denmark.

 

“Nobody has the intention to build a Wall” – Walter Ulbricht, 1961

One wants to speak, exist, move. Two others join, helping and flowing together harmonically, till their intention changes to a gradually growing barrier, restricting the first one’s activity to the maximum. However, this barrier leads to a transformation and a new situation equally vibrant slowly appears, like a possible vibrant process in all relations between humans. A wall is the force to change, minimize, rearrange, hide, restrict, thoughts and actions. It contains pure violence, very often intelligently hidden. And this hidden element, like an invisible carpet, determines and supports this situation’s hazard.

 

Selections:

Lucky Trimmer - THE WALL, Berlin 2014

Out of the Box Festival, Nicosia 2014

Masdanza Int. Contest, Gran Canaria  2015

Càdiz en Danza Festival, Cadiz 2016

 

Special Mention of the Jury for the Choreography Contest - MASDANZA#20

 

ROTKÄPPCHEN

 

from: Sofia Pintzou in collaboration with Nicoletta Braunschweig

with: students of the Stage School Zürich

music: Ezzio Bosso

 

Little red riddinghood

A contemporary comprehension of the famous Brother Grimm's fairytale.

 

Zürich 2015

FOR A EXAMPLE, A PRODUCTIVE DAY. SOLO I.

 

from & with: Sofia Pintzou

music: 'praxis for 12 and 11 chor instruments and a conductor pianist' Yiannis Christou

ohoto credits: Sofia Pintzou

 

I generate my shame. I want to eat all my shame. 

Reminders of every day. And I introduce myself jumping, looking for lightness. The notes are heavy. They are heavy because of me. They fall or I fall after their fall. Lying on the earth just as lying on a primitive power. I eat the shame of the past. I digest it and defecate it.

Mission no.1 is waiting.

 

Work in progress during the ouching project Make yourself a favor with Ivo Dimchev. 

Vienna Impuls Tanz Festival 2010

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