What kind of identities do bodies carry?

In the work Re-call, choreographer Venetsiana Kalampaliki focuses on the identity of the body and on how it is shaped both by the past and every single moment in the present. Moving within a stripped-back scenery, the bodies of the dancers are confronted with time with every step they take. Through repetitive movements, moments of pause and acts of walking, the performers define their routes and create fleeting stories that fade away like traces in the sand. With her gaze fixed firmly on each separate individual, and taking precision and simplicity as her guide, the choreographer creates human portraits and explores the meaning of the moment as a dimension, both temporal and spatial. Taking as a starting point the personal stories of the performers and, specifically, the points where their various paths converged, the aim is not to relive these stories or to describe them, but rather to use them as elements of a bodily identity that drives them on stage so as to map out their presence in the space.


Choreography: Venetsiana Kalampaliki 

Co-creation & Performance: Eirini Kourouvani, Vivi Christodoulopoulou 

Sound composition: Thalia Ioannidou 

Light design: Eliza Alexandropoulou 

Project coordination: Myrto Lavda, Dora Vougiouka

Supported by: 

Onassis Stegi in the framework of the European network Europe Beyond Access, co-funded by the Creative Europe program of the European Union.

Presented at:

Onassis New Choreographers Festival #ONC7, Athens 2020

Holland Dance Festival, Korzo Theatre, The Hague 2020 

7th Mill of Performing Arts, Larissa 2020 

27th Kalamata Dance Festival, Kalamata 2021

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In conversation with Saša Asentić