DESMOTES

  Music and dance performance inspired by the collections of the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation and Cypriot folklore. During the performance, a video art animation based on geometrical motifs from the BoCCF’s collections will be projected on the set and directly on the dancer’s massive dress. This will provide a visual interpretation of the musicians’ sounds, combined with pre-recorded material, and will serve as an extension of the dancer’s gestural palette.
  The performance’s themes draw upon the island’s folklore and on Greek mythology, exploring the idea of confinement as obstacle, punishment, sacrifice and means of redemption. As implied by the title “Desmōtēs”, this includes myths about prisoners such as the sacrifice of Prometheus, the immuration of Antigone and the captivity
of Persephone. 
 
music composition and artistic direction:
ANDREAS PAPAPETROU
choreography and dance: ELISABETH SCHILLING
Set and costume design: REA OLYMPIOU
Video Art: CHRISTOS SYMEONIDES
 
Musicians:
PAVLINA CONSTANTOPOULOU (vocals)
MARIA GEROSIMOU (harp)
MARIA KRAMVI (percussion)
ANDREAS PAPAPETROU (electronics)

Performed on Thursday, 07 September 2017 at the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation

photo by Kyriakos  Xristodoulides

documentation video from the performance that performed on Thursday, 07 September 2017 at the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation

A part of the video-projection fot the multimedia performance Desmotest hat performed on Semptember  of 2017 at

the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation at Nicosia

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