Dancing (fancy)

Dancing (fancy) explores notions related to abled, disabled, young and old bodies, centering on the body that is not necessarily acceptable to be present on stage.

The stepping stone for Maria Koliopoulou's new choreographic work is Gilles Deleuze's question: "What can a body do".

In Dancing (fancy), the choreographer connects her research on the body, with breathing, voice and movement, creating fields of temporal coexistence that are transformed and regenerated in the here and now of each performance. The choreographic work redefines constantly one body through another, humorously searching for simplicity in movement, within a fairy tale universe.

Dancing (fancy) began its journey at the Folkwang University in Essen with the Tanzrecherche NRW grant and continued in Cologne with the support of 'Culture Moves Europe'.

The work borrows its title from E. J. Muybridge's photographic work, 'Dancing fancy' from his 1887 book Human Locomotion.


Choreography: Maria Koliopoulou
Performers: Katerina Avramopoulou, Katerina Gevetzi, Loukiani Papadaki
Dramaturgy consultant: Betina Panagiotara
Vocal coaching - Vocal dramaturgy: Anna Pagalou
Sound design: Yiannis Isidorou
Lighting design: Thomas Oikonomakos
Costume design: Eleftheria Arapoglou_Digitaria
Artistic collaboration: Mariza Vinieratou
Photos: Elpida Tempou
Press: Martha Koskina, Chrysa Matsagani
Production manager: Cultόpια
Production: Prosxima Dance Company

Dancing (fancy) is supported by

Dance Research NRW, a scholarship of the NRW KULTURsekretariat – funded by the Ministerium fur Kultur und Wissenshaft des Landes Nordrhein – Westfalen

‘Culture Moves Europe’ is a programme funded by the European Union and implemented by the Goethe Institut. This work was produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The views expressed herein can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of the European Union.

„iJuLa – intersektionale JugendLabore im Veedel“ ist ein Projekt von ROOTS & ROUTES Cologne e. V. (RRCGN) und wird gefördert im Rahmen des Bundesprogramms „Demokratie leben!“ des Bundesministeriums für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend; zusätzliche Förderung kommt vom Kinder- und Jugendförderplan des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen.

Funded by the Greek Ministry of Culture 2022-2023.


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