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How can colours, light and reflections unravel awareness and flows of movement?

Driven by a dance practice about what is actually a bodily sensation and how motion awakens any sensing through its actualization, choreographer Androniki Marathaki, artist Natalia Manta and performer Elton Petri dig into a research of bare attention on the “feeling of movement”.

By researching the sensorial “materiality” that arises within and is provoked by colours, through the relation of different frequencies of colours, organic and inorganic matter and motion, their range of transparency and transvaluation, they make an effort to unravel how movement is experienced, as one of pulsation, of a dimension of duration, of intensity. Their invitation will be about seeing-with the lure of feeling.

Androniki Marathaki studied Conservation of Arts and Antiquities, as well as Dance. After receiving a grant from the National State Scholarships Foundation of Greece (IKY), she continued her studies abroad at MA level (C.S.S.D.) and since then evolved her own practice as researcher in choreography and dance. Her recent performances elaborate through movement-scapes, flows of movement, relationscapes, triviality and fractals as expanding symmetries of dance and life.

Natalia Manta was born in Athens. She graduated from the Athens School of Fine Arts, as well as the same institution’s MFA graduate program. Memory, time and myth are the three most predominant notions at the epicentre of her visual artistry. Natalia employs different materials such as metal, clay, light-sensitive chemicals and video projections.

Elton Petri was born in Argyrocastro (Albania) and brought up in Athens. He studied in the National Dance School and in the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance from where he graduated in 2016 with a speciality in choreography. He has choreo-graphed ensemble performances and one personal solo. In 2019, he received the award for artworks of the Supporting Artists Programme of Foundation Stavros Niarxos.