Armida… (Nikos Kavvadias’ Poetry)


… we float in a sea full

of strange plants …

Dance theatre based on composed poetry of Nikos Kavvadias

by M. Koch, Th. Mikroutsikos, M. Montanaro, Ch. Papadopoulos, G. Spanos

https://www.evdomovima.org/Sequence%2001_2.mp4

 

Outside common, under the moon, between the waves, against the wind, during the storm, scenes are alternated.

They compose the universe of long journeys, they import the unknown, they reach for the exotic, they choose the danger, they foresee the wreck, they counterbalance time, they wave, they transpose the coming home, they return to the whirlpool, they succumb to fate, they defend the dream.

Kalliopi Ioannidou

Athens, May 2017

Armida | Έβδομο Βήμα

 

Choreography: Kalliopi Ioannidou

Dancers: Kalliopi Ioannidou, Maria Papaconstantinou, Maria-Nepheli Sioufa, Daphni Stathatou, Maria Tsiggistra, Philip Psychogios

Duration: 65 minutes (no intermission)

Place: Theatre Argo | 15 Elefsinion Str., Athens

Reservations: 210 9315736

Tickets’ prices: whole 10€, reduced 8€

Performances: Sat. 5/27/2017, 9 pm | Sun. 5/28/2017, 8.00pm

Leonidas Papadopoulos photography

 

The songs of the performance


18 poems of Nikos Kavvadias

from the collections FOG, MARABOU, TRAVERSO  |  Agra editions

 

1. Fata Morgana (Mariza Koch)

Kalliopi Ioannidou, Maria Papaconstantinou, Maria-Nepheli Sioufa, Daphni Stathatou

2.Pousi (Fog) (Mariza Koch)

Maria-Nepheli Sioufa(28/5), Daphni Stathatou(27/5), Philip Psychogios
3. Pikria (Bitterness), (Michel Montanaro/ Nena Venetsanou)
Maria Papaconstantinou, Maria Tsiggistra, Philip Psychogios

4. O Stavros tou Notou (The Southern Cross) (Mariza Koch)

Kalliopi Ioannidou

5. William George Allum (Th. Mikroutsikos/ V.Papaconstantinou)

Maria Papaconstantinou, Maria-Nepheli Sioufa, Daphni Stathatou, Maria Tsiggistra

6 To Lychnari tou Aladdin (Aladdin’s Lamp) (Th. Mikroutsikos/ Ch. and P. Katsimihas)

Kalliopi Ioannidou, Maria-Nepheli Sioufa, Maria Tsiggistra

7. To Machairi (A Dagger) (Th. Mikroutsikos/ V.Papaconstantinou)

Maria Papaconstantinou

8. I Mikri choreftria ( The little Dancer (Ch. Papadopoulos/ V. Lekkas)

Maria-Nepheli Sioufa (28/5), Daphni Stathatou (27/5)

9. Pikria ( Bitterness) (Th. Mikroutsikos/ G.Koutras)

Maria Tsiggistra, Philip Psychogios

10. Esmeralda (Th. Mikroutsikos/ G.Koutras)

Maria-Nepheli Sioufa, Daphni Stathatou

11. Mal du depart (G.Spanos/K.Karalis)

Maria-Nepheli Sioufa, Daphni Stathatou, Maria Tsiggistra, Philip Psychogios

12. Cambay’s water (Th. Mikroutsikos/G.Koutras)

Kalliopi Ioannidou, Maria Papaconstantinou, Daphni Stathatou

13.Thessaloniki( Salonika) (Th. Mikroutsikos/ G.Koutras)

Maria Tsiggistra, Philip Psychogios

14. O Stavros tou Notou (The Southern Cross) (Th. Mikroutsikos/ Emilia Sarri)

Maria Tsiggistra

15. I epta nani sto s/s Cyrenia (The seven dwarfs in the s/s Cyrenia) (Th. Mikroutsikos)

Maria Papaconstantinou, Maria-Nepheli Sioufa, Daphni Stathatou

16. Woman (Th. Mikroutsikos/ G.Koutras)

Kalliopi Ioannidou

17. Federico Garcia Lorca (Th. Mikroutsikos/ G.Koutras)

Maria Papaconstantinou, Daphni Stathatou, Maria Tsiggistra, Philip Psychogios

18. Armida (Th. Mikroutsikos)

Kalliopi Ioannidou

 

 

We thank Mrs Elga Kavvadia and the composers who granted us permission to use the songs.