A SIGNAL THAT TRAVELS DOWN THROUGH YOUR HEART episode #1 / Eva Georgitsopoulou
SIGNAL THAT TRAVELS DOWN THROUGH YOUR HEART episode #1, is a kinetic eulogy to romantic love, where stereotypical narratives about being-in-love fall short.
From the shocking philosophical statement of Sophocles’s Antigone about the invincibleness of love to the heartbreaking vocal interpretation of Whitney Houston in “I will always love you,” we understand that love is triggered by encounter, unfolds according to the way that lovers perceive the world and remains a matter of two.
But what happens when the sensory environment, as a key point of reference, is deconstructed and love is described simultaneously not by two, but by three female bodies in the contemporary era? Throughout the kinetic vocabulary through the analytical research on modern reflection of romance, the piece unfolds the hidden aspect of love, beyond the roots of patriarchy to revisit and redefine the concept of love itself.
idea, choreography, direction Eva Georgitsopoulou dramaturgy So Young H. Kim performance – movement research Sevasti Zafeira, Tamae Yoneda, Eva Georgitsopoulou music, sound design Nefeli Lysimachou lighting desing Stevi Koutsothanasi costumes Nefeli Perifanou graphic design Nephew Design Studio video, photo Alexandros Papathanasopoulos video, photo Alexandros Papathanasopoulos production management Cultópia
Eva Georgitsopoulou was born in Patras and lives in Berlin. She studied law at the Democritus University of Thrace. In 2013 she graduated from the National School of Dance in Athens and continued her studies in Israel. Collaboration with numerous international choreographers and dance companies.
From 2019 until today she works as a performer with Sasha Waltz & Guests. Own choreographic productions since 2015; the work "BadTrip" was presented in Athens Video Dance Project 2016. Other solo works in Katapult Berlin, Tanzfabrik open night, Amalgam Solo Dance Performance Festival, Kalamata Dance Festival, Tanztage Chania and Lange Nacht des Tanzes Pliberg. In 2021 she choreographed "W(h)oman" for the 5th Online Festival of the Greek National Opera Ballet and the solo piece Groove", produced and performed at the Athens Epidaurus Festival 2021. Her current production " A SIGNAL THAT TRAVELS DOWN THROUGH YOUR HEART episode #1", premiered at the Arc for Dance Festival 2022.