(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