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PEER GYNT / Cyprus
October 10, 2019 @ 8:30 pm
A collaborative music and dance performance by Anita Tomasevich, Manolis Neophytou and Fotis Nicolaou, based on the allegorical master piece by Henrik Ibsen (1867).
The epidemic of separation between people is facilitated by social media…the quest to reconnect to the source of the ultimate reality…
Adopting different roles in his escapades, Peer creates different identities towards others only to reject them repeatedly when his audience changes, thus living in an endless parallel reality of false identities. Unable to associate with true nature and its potentials, he becomes an imposter who, despite riches and social success, cannot find inner satisfaction and fulfillment. There, immersed in total catastrophe, his creativity in the core of his being arises to judge him.
Living in a parallel, artificially created world, where stories are made as a sum of our lives, the realm of false identities becomes the norm that carries the ruined and abandoned landscapes of ourselves. Creativity, “thoughtful thoughts” are those that turn into personal ethics and art as a means of revealing the source and a road to salvation.
Short biographical notes
Anita Tomasevich has performed in The Netherlands, Spain, UK, Italy, Russia and Serbia. She won many international competitions, including the first prize in Citta di Tortona (Italy). She appeared on a regular basis at the Serbian National Radio and Television. She studied at the Music Academy in Novi Sad and Royal Conservatoire in The Hague (NL).
Manolis Neophytou studied at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire, in Paris and London. He has won many international competitions including the 1st Prize at the Music Festival (Palermo, Italy), the 2nd Prize at the Thimis Piano Competition (Thessaloniki Music Hall) and the 4th prize at Senigallia (Italy). This year he performed in Zurich, Munich and Cyprus.
Fotis Nikolaou was born in Famagusta. He graduated from the State School of Dance, Athens and continued his studies in New York. He is the founder of X-it Dancetheatre. His work has been presented in Greece, Cyprus, Lyon, Tel Aviv, Munich etc. Fotis has collaborated, among others, with THOC, Balich Worldwide Shows (Italy), Black Box Dance (Denmark), Gothenburg Opera, Malmö Opera, Greek National Opera and Ballet, the National Theatre of Greece etc.
He choreographed the Athens Olympic Games 2004. He was one of the main members of Edafos Dance Theatre Company (1993-2015). He received the Cyprus Theatre Organization’s Choreography Prize, 2011-2013.
Concept/Creative idea: Anita Tomasevich and Manolis Neophytou
Choreography: Fotis Nikolaou
Musicians/ pianists: Manolis Neophytou and Anita Tomasevich
Dancers: Fotis Nikolaou, Viki Kalla, Evi Karsera, Yiannis Ikonomidis, Ivi Hadjivasiliou
Music: Edward Grieg “Peer Gynt” Suite for piano 4 hands and Andreja Andric “Peer Synth” Electronic Suite
Light design and light engineer: Aleksandar Jotovic
Mask design: Martha Foka
55’ WITHOUT INTERVAL