Departures and Arrivals

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CO-PRODUCTIONS

A hand\'s turn
2017/06/01 › 2017/06/30
Kaklea, Lenio
Hellenic Festival

 Our gestures might carry stories we are unconscious of. In so-called primordial societies, one could not have a face if she wouldn’t wear a mask; in contemporary occidental democracies it’s the opposite. Individuals can experience identity only by keeping an uncovered face. If seeking of transparency has become the core of our liberal democracies and a trivial tool of state control, how do our bodies remain opaque, and mysterious after all? A Hand’s Turn is the new choreographic work by Lenio Kaklea, a performance for a single visitor. In the form of a 25mn private cession, the choreographer investigates functional, political and symbolic dimensions of the left-right division and examines the tension between face and mask, body and face. After the appointment, the viewers are able to purchase part of the choreography in the form of a book. What was an intimate exchange between two, the visitor and the performer, can be now experienced in the intimate space of the visitor by the visitor alone.   

 

CREDITS

Choreography, Text, Interpretation: Lenio Kaklea

Curatorial Collaboration: Lou Forster

Set and Lights: Sotiris VasiliouStyling: Yonatan Zohar

Sound: Eric Yvelin

Book design: Studio Christos Lialios

Translation and proof writing: Eleni Tranouli

Monitoring: Agnes Henry - extrapole

Production and distribution: Anne Becker – PLATÔ