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?
arisandmartha | Aris Papadopoulos & Martha Pasakopoulou
Choreography | Performance
Christina Karagianni, Aris Papadopoulos, Martha Pasakopoulou
Set and Costume Design
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