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a walk on the wild side

OUT OF SPRING stems from the forgotten ballet of Vaslav Nijisky and Igor Stravisky which signifies the beginning of modernism and has since become a powerful generator of new choreographic versions. Working through the concepts of reconstruction, copying and the an-archive, it is a threefold attempt to re-approach the original work, its representations and its descriptions. Unfolding the archival material and the meta-information inherent to the work’s mythology the three performers question what is being sacrificed today on an individual and a collective level. Using ready-made materials and a flipbook of imagery from subsequent versions of the work, they intend to approach a realm described as a “scandal” or a “new kind of wildness” and revive those untamed, queer qualities of the original work. How do you re-approach a non recorded work? How does performing wildness reveal itself on stage through the cracks of fragmentation?

duration: 40′

arisandmartha | Aris Papadopoulos & Martha Pasakopoulou
Choreography | Performance
Christina Karagianni, Aris Papadopoulos, Martha Pasakopoulou
Dramaturgy Consultant
Anastasios Koukoutas
Sound Design
Jeph Vanger
Lighting Design
Eliza Alexandropoulou
Set and Costume Design
Evangelia Skrobola
Graphic Design
mavra gidia
Alina Lefa
Camera | Video Edit
Gabriella Gerolemou, Ivan Ziogas

The production is financially supported by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture (2021-22).

The final rehearsal phase of the project was supported by Onassis AiR (Athens).

''Out of Spring: A messy archive to reconceptualize the multiple narratives surrounding “The Rite of Spring”

Article by Anastasio Koukoutas