Manila 40_ii

(2016 / performance)


Manila 40 is materialized between bodies, objects, text and soundscape. Taking multiple reflections as an operational principle and ambiguity as a means to synthesis, the piece explores ways of proposing perspective, scale and prediction. The body is placed onto enigmatic struggle, seeking grounding through a gravitational language. While exploring certain contradiction between atmosphere and facticity, the piece is an invitation towards questioning the role of all elements by embracing dialogue.



Concept/Performance: Astarti Athanasiadou & Yurie Umamoto

Costumes: Panagiotis Panagiotakopoulos 

Sound: Stefano Sgarbi

Presented at FLAM VI at Dansmakers, Amsterdam (2016)

Photos: Thomas Lenden