At the Chora Theater
Premiere October 2, 2021
The dance group “7th Step”
presents the baroque dance performance
based on the homonymous work of Chonderlos de Laclos.
Baroque dance appeared at the end of the 17th century, when the baroque style in all the arts prevailed in Europe. Its features are movement, curves, flow, ornaments and contrasts.
In Baroque times a nobleman in France had to know three things: To ride, to use a sword and to dance. The French court codified the steps of dance and laid the foundations of dance art in Europe. Many steps of traditional French dances were incorporated through a more noble form. So anyone that danced, either in the court or in the city, had to follow certain rules.
Love and power:
How do you dominate through love and
how do you gain in love by dominating?
16-year-old Cécile, whose marriage has been arranged by her mother, becomes the instrument of marquise de Merteuil, her unknowingly anti-envy, and of the ruthless Vicomte de Valmont. The first wants to take revenge on her lover who leaves her to marry Cécile. The second wants revenge on Cécile’s mother who interferes in his other dishonest plans.
But how does the young chevalier in love Danceny surrender his beloved to the mercy of her destroyer? How does the innocent Présidente de Tourvel fall victim to her pure feelings?
Lying and charm are the weapons of the two conspirators. Merteuil’s penetrating gaze reaches the core of souls. Valmont’s seduction plays on honest feelings. When the goal is achieved, marquise de Merteuil, thinks she has won. But the price is very high. She will be found alone and the revelations will fatally destroy friends and enemies.
General entrance: 16€
Identity of the show
Choreography: Kalliopi Ioannidou
Lighting: Katerina Maragoudaki
Costumes: Kalliopi Ioannidou
Videos, Photos: Antonis Kyritsanis
Graphics: Alekos Ioannou
Sat 2/10/21 21.00
Sun 3/10/21 20.30
Sat 9/10/21 21.00
Sun 10/10/21 20.30
Sat 16/10/21 18.00
Sun 17/10/21 20.30
Sat 23/10/21 18.00
Sun 24/10/21 20.30
Sat 30/10/21 18.00
Sun 31/10/21 20.30
Valmont: Errik Nour
Merteuil: Kalliopi Ioannidou
Cecile: Peni Adamopoulou / Marina Mourtzanou
Tourvel: Konstantina Stergiaki /Anna Fytila
Mrs. Volanz: Maria Andritsou
Production: Artistic Association 7th Step