Elias Lazaridis
BEL-ITA

ELIAS LAZARIDIS

HOOKED

2/10

Municipal Theater of Piraeus, 20.30

PREMIERE
DURATION: 50'

“It is hard for a free fish to understand what is happening to a hooked one.” Karl A. Menninger

With Hooked, Elias Lazaridis in collaboration with Compagnia Eleina D. considers how this lack of perception of an alternative life condition may be a key characteristic of contemporary society. As we are all connected to a virtual network of information sharing, feedback and gratification, it becomes difficult to imagine one’s life out of the dominant virtual or conceptual structures.

This dance work explores, through a series of choreographic sketches, the strains imposed on society by the living environment and the inevitable frictions that occur when sentience surpasses sapience. When networks created become net(work)s we need to escape from, the struggle between belonging and being independent is prolonged in perpetuum, and we are hooked oblivious of this fact.

BIOGRAPHY

Elias Lazaridis is a world-class dancer and choreographer based in Antwerp, Belgium. He has collaborated with the most prominent contemporary dancers in the United Kingdom, Hofesh Shechter and Akram Khan, and, since 2010, has been working as dancer and assistant choreographer for Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and his dance company, Eastman, as well as for other institutions such as: GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, Opera Ballet Flanders, Stuttgart Ballet. As a choreographer, he made his debut at the Tanzcompagnie of Volkstheater Rostock, Germany, where he was commissioned to create a new interpretation for Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, as it was recomposed by Max Richter, for which he won the audience award for best production of the year in 2017.

CREDITS

ORIGINAL IDEA, CHOREOGRAPHY, DIRECTION: Elias Lazaridis
PERFORMERS: Claudia Cavalli, Roberto Vitelli, Erica Di Carlo, Marco Curci, Antonella Piazzolla, Francesco Lacatena
LIGHTING DESIGN: Angelo Tauro
MUSIC: Roberto Re David (music director), Samuel Puggioni (composition, performance), Niccolò Basile (composition, performance)
SOUND DESIGN: Graziano Cammisa
PRODUCTION: Compagnia Eleina D.
WITH THE SUPPORT OF: Teatri di Bari as collaboration in the production

   DANCE IS A WAY TO FALL—INTO—PLACE, WHERE/WHEN PLACE IS A RELAY OF CONNECTIONS OF THE WORLD.      DANCE IS A WAY TO FALL—INTO—PLACE, WHERE/WHEN PLACE IS A RELAY OF CONNECTIONS OF THE WORLD.  

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