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YOU WALK

Concept and Choreography // Demi Papathanasiou

Set and Costume // Ana Webb-Sanchez

Composer // Menanto Chamberlain

Stage Manager  // Eleanna Giasemi

Video // George Vlahonikolos

Performed by Demi Papathanasiou, Ana Sánchez-Colberg and Ersi Ladaki

Production produced by Theatre enCorps Collectif

Images by George Vlahonikolos (stills from video)

Due to Covid restrictions and regulations, this performance was live streamed. 

'The work takes as inspiration the lyrics from Lauri Anderson’s song “You walk...and you don't always notice it, but you're constantly falling. With every step...you fall…” to explore hidden blocks that continue to hamper the road towards inclusivity and diversity; diverse bodies are becoming visible to society’s eyes yet invisible to its infrastructure.

 

The project addresses Demy’s commitment to questioning hidden normative structures in contemporary choreography. She is interested in pursuing action that dismantles attitudes that invisibly work against inclusive and diverse dance practice. ‘You walk…” turns to the access and inhabitation of space of the dancer with diverse abilities. The project asks: how do we actively construct a space for diverse bodies to be made present and visible, with agency and participation in the creation of our contemporary society? Given this, the project moves away from the proscenium to develop an immersive performance where the audience will navigate an interactive space with the dancers constructing and deconstructing possibilities towards change.'

- Theatre enCorps Collectif - 

Process

Preliminary visual Research: the city of Athens

Preliminary visual research: Abstract cities / city landscape

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design concept: the space is an abstracted city landscape
                    in which the new ideal can be created

Preliminary visual Research: spatial landscapes                                              moving walls 

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Online rehearsals / R&D process

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final design concept:
the space is a changing and moving landscape that allows the dancers to explore their own individual journeys as well as constructing the new ideal city space.

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Preliminary Drawings / ideas

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breAKING DOWN OF THE SPACE: SHAPES / CHANGING LANDSCAPE

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movement breakdown and analysis

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FINAL BREAKDOWN:
3D AUTOCAD VERSION OF EACH MOMENT OF THE PIECE
SPECIFIC TO SCENE CHANGES / MOMENTS.

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Materials Research
urban materials and textures associated with the city of Athens
concrete - marble - stone

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Material sketches

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