Phenomena, the first group choreography created by Vardarou, is inspired by Hardcore Research on Dance (2012), a solo created around the origins of her personal way of movement.
‘Phenomena’ are humanly provoked events, moments of tiny contents that surface, outbursts of statements, emptiness, reactions and enhancements of a narrative that is turbulently being shaped. In Phenomena the Greek choreographer Georgia Vardarou focuses on the personal, individual movement. Three dancers make their own movement language and their own trail. The choreography seems to emerge spontaneously. Conflict and harmony determine the storyline. The only boundaries are the theatrical space and the need to give meaning to the absurdity of movements.
“A main theme in Phenomena is that the performance is meaningless unless a person makes personal commitments that give it meaning.”[Paraphrased quote from the Wikipedia article ‘Nausea (novel)’: ‘La Nausée’ is replaced by the word ‘Phenomena’ and ‘life’ by ‘the performance’.]
Concept & choreography: Georgia Vardarou
Dance: Stav Yeini, Georgia Vardarou, Eleanor Campbell
Creation Stav Yeini, Georgia Vardarou, Eun Kyung Lee
Light design: Salva Sanchis
Music:Tyondai Braxton, Rubric Remix (Rework Philip Glass) & Beck, NYC:73-78 (Rework Philip Glass)
Coach: Marc Vanrunxt
Technician: Stanislav Dobak
Thanks to: Griet Verstraelen & Filip Mattens
Post-production: Hiros (Brussels)
Coproduction: STUK (Leuven), Kunst/Werk (Antwerp), Jardin d’Europe / Workspacebrussels (supported by the Culture Program of the European Union)
In collaboration with: Wp zimmer (Antwerp), Ultima Vez (Brussels), Kunstencentrum Vooruit (Ghent)
With the support of: the Flemish Community