Diamanto Hadjizacharia
CYP

DIAMANTO HADJIZACHARIA

ATRIUM

25/9

21.00

Roes Theater

DURATION: 20'

ATRIUM negotiates the imposition of social gender on a young female body, and is a work of auto-biographical nature. Over the course of the passage from birth to adulthood, the performer’s body, as well as her perception of it, are constantly changing.

The staging of this dance work requires the active participation of the audience, who, guided by the performer’s instructions, are creating a unique soundscape and thus complementing the whole experience of the creative act. Through this play of concerted actions and reactions (for example, whenever the performer laughs, the audience is invited to applaud), the viewers’ attention is creatively engaged and the interpretation of the dance piece is collectively co-created.

ATRIUM focuses on the importance of personal expression beyond prejudices linked to the prevailing beliefs about gender. As it leads the audience to successive emotional shifts, through the childishness, sense of humor and spontaneity that permeate the work, it openly and honestly reveals how society continues to treat women’s bodies.

BIOGRAPHY

Diamanto Hadjizacharia is a creator who employs multiple expressive media, placing an emphasis on the human body and its transformations. She graduated as a contemporary dancer from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, and as a choreographer from the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD). As a performer, she has worked with choreographers: Hofesh Shechter, Hagit Yakira, James Finnemore, Catarina Carvalho (Wayne McGregor), and Elena Christodoulidou. Her artistic work focuses on individuals and their interaction with society. Her works have been presented at festivals in the United Kingdom (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).

CREDITS

CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY, ARTISTIC DIRECTION: Diamanto Hadjizacharia
PERFORMER: Diamanto Hadjizacharia
LIGHTING DESIGN: Aleksandar Jotovic
ASSISTANT CHOREOGRAPHER: Marina Sofokleous
PHOTOGRAPHY: Sergio Vaccaro
VIDEO / AUDIOVISUALS: Konstantinos S. Konstantinou

   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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