PHRASES investigates the subtle space between the things that we see and those we don’t. Reconsidering tools of accessibility, Venetsiana Kalampaliki uses text and movement as her basic tools to build a narration that travels from the very inside of the body to the extended environment that we share. By applying the simple acts of sitting, standing, stepping and jumping, the stage is transformed into a moving text, proposing multiple ways of perceiving what is seen and what is heard, what is done and what is said. With a wide range of descriptive elements, from anatomical mechanisms of movement to dictionary definitions the performance navigates the audience to factual yet fictional landscapes.

             Photos by ©Öncü Gültekin

Concept, text, performance: Venetsiana Kalampaliki
music composition: Andys Skordis
singing voice: Kristia Michael
Text Editing: Sofronis Sofroniou
german translation: Sean Keller
scenography: Anthoula Bourna
text choreography: Venetsiana Kalampaliki, Xenia Koghilaki
artistic collaboration, outside eye: Xenia Koghilaki, Dimitrios Mytilinaios
video teaser: Marina Skoutela
Thanks to: Quiplash / Amelia Lander-Cavallo, Filippos Vasileiou

This event took place in the context oft the TanzHochDrei festival, K3 - Kampnagel in April 2022