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Diamanto Hadjizacharia







Municipal Theater of Piraeus
Forecourt area


In the piece A Walk in the Park, instability is established as reality. Through an unconventional duet, the performers communicate the necessity of cooperation and solidarity as a means for personal and social development. The piece demonstrates movement as a survival mechanism, especially under restrictive conditions, as it invites the performers to deal with their physical restrictions in order to achieve their goal — dance.

A Walk in the Park occurred as a reaction to the constant imposition of restrictions during the pandemic. It places physical restrictions on the performers’ bodies in order to achieve a literal approach of the topic. Specifically, the performers’ feet are taped onto skateboards, making any action extremely challenging. Through their restless attempt to move, they create a harmonious duet that works as a realisation that progress will and should go on, despite any difficulties.

A Walk in the Park is a site-specific piece inspired by street culture. It is performed in an urban environment to the tunes of hip-hop, and invites the audience to dance along with the performers.


Diamanto Hadjizacharia is a multidisciplinary artist that uses the body as a vessel for artistic expression. She graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London as a contemporary dancer and from Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD) as a choreographer. As a performer, she collaborated with the choreographers Hofesh Shechter, Hagit Yakira, James Finnemore, Catarina Carvalho (Wayne McGregor) and Elena Christodoulidou. Her artistic research is situated on the relationship between human and society in an attempt to understand how both work and influence each other. Her works have been featured in festivals in the UK (Resolution 2020), Austria (New Faces New Dances 2021) and Cyprus (Cyprus Choreography Showcase 2022, Cyprus Choreography Platform 2021, On Bodies Festival 2021, Summer Dance Festival 2020&2021, Dance Waves Festival 2019).


CHOREOGRAPHY: Diamanto Hadjizacharia
PERFORMERS: Alexandros Kyriazis, Diamanto Hadjizacharia
MUSIC: Dimitris Spyrou
PHOTOGRAPHY: Pavlos Vrionides
VIDEO: George Charalambous, Giorgos Georgiou, Kyriakos Kekkouris