I am and I am not

...on origins

 

I'm drenched

in the flood

which has yet to come

 

I'm tied up

in the prison

which has yet to exist...

 

Not having played

the game of chess

I'm already the checkmate

 

Not having tasted

a single cup of your wine

I'm already drunk

 

Not having entered

the battlefield

I'm already wounded and slain

 

I no longer

know the difference

between image and reality

 

Like the shadow

I am

And

I am not

 

Jalaluddin Rumi

Choreography: Fotis Nikolaou

Dramaturgy: Thanasis Georgiou

Set & Costume design: Alexis Vayianos, Elena Kotasvili

Light design: Panagiotis Manousis

Music: Alva Noto, Ryuichi Sakamoto and live recordings from Istanbul

Music editing: Nicos Evangelou

Technical manager: Sofronis Efstathiou

Video documentation: Suzana Phialas

Photography: Suzana Phialas, Pavlos Vrionides, Apollo Vikis, Nicolas Kourtellis

Producers: Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture, Rialto Theater

 

Performers:

2014

Katerina Liontou, Fotis Nikolaou

and Antonis Antoniou, Alexia Perdikaki, Hamilton Monteiro, Rania Glymitsa, Rialena Nikodemou

2015

Katerina Liontou, Fotis Nikolaou

and Antonis Antoniou, Michail Kriempardis, Rialena Nikodemou, Maro Stavrinou, Alexandros Stavropoulos

 

Performances

ARC for the arts dance festival / Athens, Greece / May 2015

17th European Dance Festival / Nicosia, Cyprus / June 2014

14th Contemporary Dance Platform / Limasol, Cyprus / March 2014 (premiere)