Haris Koushos
GRC-CYP

HARRY KOUSHOS

17000"

23/9

20.30

Roes Theater

FILM DURATION: 40'

The film 17000" by Harry Koushos is a hybrid sci-fi narrative that uses filmic, dance and fine art codes to negotiate the human oscillation between desire and the instinct of survival.

Situated in a vague but dystopic future, where human life is possible only in predetermined Gardens and Zones, the work constructs an ambivalent, Tarkovskian universe in order to focus on the ever-suffocating conditions of incarceration, surveillance and compliance of bodies.

If seventeen thousand seconds is the time one can live without oxygen, what is the time needed for a body to yield to the disorder of desire, the insubordination of the collective warmth, the transgression of boundaries?

Speech, sound and movement blend within dark, closed cinematic frames in Kushos’s work, and finally tend towards the fugitive choice of self-determination realized by Female I.

BIOGRAPHY
Harry Koushos (b. 1988) is a Cypriot dancer, choreographer and director based in Athens, Greece. In 2011, he graduated from the “Niki Kontaxaki” Professional School of Dance. His personal creations to date have been supported by the Cultural Services of the Cyprus Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth, as well as by the Onassis Cultural Center (Greece). He has also been supported by the European dance networks Aerowaves and Modul-dance, as well as by ARC for Dance Festival. His choreographic and video dance works have been featured in several festivals across Europe and the United States. He is a member of Dance Gate Lefkosia and a founding member of Dance House Lefkosia. As a dancer, he has collaborated with several different dance companies and, since 2011, he has been collaborating with choreographer Alexandra Waierstall.
CREDITS

DIRECTED & CHOREOGRAPHED: Harry Koushos
WRITTEN BY: Ody Icon
MUSIC BY: ECATI
STARRING: IC: Evangelia Randou, Female Ι: Artemis Barisoglou, Male I: Tasos Pappas Petridis, Female II: Petrina Giannakou, Male II: George Dereskos, Female III: Thisvi Vourliotaki, Male III: Christos Tzovars, Voice: Stefania Goulioti
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Harry Koushos
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Nicolas Hermann
SET & COSTUME DESIGN & ΚΟΣΤΟΥΜΙΩΝ: Marilena Kalaitzandonaki
EDITOR: Alexandros Papathanasopoulos
MIXING, MASTERING & SOUND DESIGN: Ilias Pantelias
DRAMATURGY: Eleni Moleski
PHOTOGRAPHS: Nicolas Hermann
SET CONSTRUCTION: Marilena Kalaitzandonaki
COSTUME MAKING: Irene Avzidou
COLOR CORRECTION: Dimitris Karteris
ADDITIONAL RECORDING: Philip Marinelis & Costas Chrysogelos @ DNA Lab
SUBTITLING: Alexandros Katsambas
CREDITS DESIGNER: Melina Glykou
POSTER DESIGNER: Antônio Victor Galvão

Thanks to: Gogo Delogianni, Despina Dorina Remediaki, Marina Satti, Sophia Kalpenidou, Timothy Laskaratos, and to visual artist Leda Alexopoulou for providing her art studio for the rehearsals.

The film was created as part of the program TERPSICHORI and is sponsored by the Cultural Services of the Cyprus Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth.

   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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