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In this joyous duet, friendship is a game as much as a duel. Perceptions are challenged as extreme physicality and strict movement codes intertwine to reveal the price and pleasure of becoming an object. Combining elements of slapstick theatricality with precise choreography and under the gaze of the audience, the dancers reveal their humanity.
Musics Brian Eno and John Cale, Franco Battiato, Bynia Reches, Andrea Costanzo Martini
Dramaturgy Yael Biegon Citron
Lighting Yoav Barel
Costumes Nir Benita, Idan Lederman
Rehearsal director Melani Berson
Artistic Advisor Hillel Kogan
touching.just is a rhythmic game dealing with the absurd, idiosyncratic, awkward and episodic meetings of two performers in their effort to interact and connect. Its modular structure consists of short, incidental, random, humorous encounters constantly attempting to get in tune with the other, negotiate boundaries and declaring togetherness as a common, mutual decision. Just!
Choreography/performers Aris Papadopoulos & Martha Pasakopoulou
Lighting design Eliza Alexandropoulou
Set/sound design Aris Papadopoulos & Martha Pasakopoulou
Photography & video Manos Arvanitakis
Graphics Chrysoula Korovesi & Marios Gambierakis
Rehearsal space Scoop Studio |athens
About the artists
Andrea Costanzo Martini was born and raised in Italy where he received his first education in contemporary dance and ballet. After few years in Germany where he danced with the Aalto Theater Essen, he moved to Tel Aviv to Join the Batsheva Young Ensemble and later the Batsheva Dance Company. Between 2010 and 2014 he danced with the Cullberg Ballet and the Inbal Pinto and A. Pollack Dance Company. Since 2013 he is creating and performing his own works. He received the first prize for dance and Choreography at the International Tanz Solo Competition in Stuttgart 2013 and was awarded several prizes for the two solo works What Happened in Torino and Occhio di Bue.
Andrea’s research in dance focuses in both extreme physicality and theatricality of the performance act and explores the power balance that is created during a show between the dancers and the spectators. Always filled with humour and supported by a wide range of skills, Martini’s work questions and plays with the expectations of the dance medium.
Aris Papadopoulos and Martha Pasakopoulou are dance makers and performers with a background in architecture and chemistry respectively. They began working together in 2016 bringing their individual interests and aesthetics into a common discussion around constructed space, performer-viewer proximity, humor, absurdity and rhythm. They are selected as Aerowaves Twenty18 Artists, and since then they have created the participatory performance Five Steps to Save the World/The Performance Shop, while they are researching on their upcoming project Lucy. tutorial for a ritual as artists in residency supported by Duncan Dance Research Center, Garage Performing Arts Center and KLAP Maison pour la danse.
Scarabeo, Angles and the Void is presented in the framework of Offspring, an audience development programme by Aerowaves, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. touching.just was produced in 2017, selected as part of the Aerowaves 2018 and showcased in ARC for Dance Festival #9 Athens , Spring Forward 2018 Sofia, Zurcher Theater Spektakel 2018
Venue: at The Place
This event is part of Autumn 2018