Birding

Yunanistan

Koreografi/Performans: Marianna Solomonidou

Co-Direction: Marina Mavrogeni

Müzik Kompozisyon: Vanggelis Xypolytos

MonoFest’22

5. International Solo Performance Festival (23-28 August 2022)

“Gözlerimi kapatıyorum ve bir kuş sürüsü görüyorum. İmge bir saniye veya belki daha az sürüyor; Kaç kuş gördüğümü bilmiyorum. Belirli bir sayı mıydı, yoksa belirsiz bir sayı mıydı?’ (‘Argumentum Ornithologicum’, Jorge Luis Borges)

 

Birding, izleyiciyi gerçek ve kurgu arasında gidip gelen, doğa unsurlarının anılar, hayal gücü ve söylenmemiş olanla bir arada var olduğu bir dünyaya davet eden solo bir performans. Bu dünyada, bir dizi transformasyonla yaratılan bir karakter izlenebilir, ‘ben’ ve ‘öteki’ kavramlarıyla keşfedilebilir ve müzakere edilebilir. Kayıp ve travma anları, bu canlının kimliğini oluşturan parçalardır.

‘I close my eyes and see a flock of birds. The vision lasts a second or perhaps less; I don’t know how many birds I saw. Were they a definite or an indefinite number?’ (‘Argumentum Ornithologicum’ by Jorge Luis Borges)

Birding is a solo performance that invites the audience into a world shifting between reality and fiction, where elements of nature co-exist with memories, imagination and the unsaid. In this landscape, one can watch the character being created through a sequence of transformations, explore and negotiate with the terms of the ‘self’ and the ‘other’. Moments of loss and trauma are the composing tiles of this creatures’ identity.

Marianna Solomonidou is a dance artist with a versatile artistic background influenced by her studies in dance and architecture. As a performer and creator she approaches dance as a field of communication, expression of emotions, experimentation and co-creation. In her works, she often investigates the blurry line between reality and fiction, the fear of loneliness and the need of acceptance. Her artistic practice consists of choreography, site specific performances and durational works.

Her performances have been presented in theatres, festivals, galleries and public spaces, including the Reykjavik Fringe Festival (2021); Athens Video Dance Festival (2018, 2016); Greek Choreographers Dance Festival (2016). As a dancer she has worked with Greek and international dance companies and artists such as: Miguel Pereira, Sol Pico, Oriantheatre, TaikaΒox, Blooming Mess, Kernel, Aniline Dance Theatre amongst others. She is based in Athens and works internationally.

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