11—13 March 2022, Onassis Stegi, Athens, GR
2 June 2023, One Dance Week, Plovdiv, BG
9 June 2023, Carlow Festival, Carlow, IRL
17 June 2023, June Events Paris, Paris, FR
22 July 2023, Kalamata Dance Festival, Kalamata, GR
29 April 2023, Spring Forward Festival, Aerowaves, Dublin, IRL
Two performers enter into discourse with a disparate series of images, and seek to impart their own transcription into the space. The body and (micro-)movements co-exist with curious objects and materials that act as a means of producing sound. The material is intensified, exploded, paused, repeated, and distorted in order to bolster the aural experience.
Within the scenic formulation, individual pieces of information are teased out of the reused materials, thus inviting audience members to generate new connections and interrelations. They find themselves gradually transformed into listeners of a makeshift and heterogeneous soundtrack that unfolds before them. The performers become the intermediaries between archive and audience, offering up their own personal takes, composing their own sonic adaptation of a non-linear cinematic script, and choosing, at the end of the day, what could possibly be heard.
MOS is a scenic game operating among the conspicuous and hidden relations that exist between movement, sound, and image, amplifying narratives that arise out of the mutual interplay and co-existence of seemingly incongruous archival sources, thus bringing visibility to elements that cannot easily be seen, or heard.
The word / acronym “mos” has more than 20 definitions. These include: make optical splices / microphone off stage / microphone out of service / minus optical signal / minus optical stripe / minus optical sound / missing of sound / mit ohne stimme / mit out sprechen / mixer out smoking / motion on screen / motor only shot / motor only sync / music on side / muted on screen / muted on sound / muted optical stripe.
Concept & Choreography: Ioanna Paraskevopoulou
Performance: Georgios Kotsifakis, Ioanna Paraskevopoulou
Dramaturgy: Elena Novakovits
Audio Technical Support & Live Sound Design: Danis Chatzivasilakis
Lighting Design: Eliza Alexandropoulou
Tour Lighting Design: Eliza Alexandropoulou, Tzanos Mazis
Video Engineer: Efthimis Tikellis
Set & Costume Design: Ioanna Paraskevopoulou
Video Editing: Ioanna Paraskevopoulou
Wooden Constructions: Miltos Athanasiou
Poster Design: Bois Futuri
Photography: Pinelopi Gerasimou
Production Management: Ioanna Paraskevopoulou
Tour Management: CULTOPIA & Ioanna Paraskevopoulou
Tour Coordinator: Christina Liata (Onassis STEGI)
Special thanks to: Eleni Tzarou, Thanos Daskalopoulos, Alexandros Tomaras
Produced by Onassis STEGI and first presented as part of Onassis New Choreographers Festival 9
Supported in touring by Onassis STEGI’s “Outward Turn” Programme