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DanceMusicΜουσικήΧορόςThodoris Oikonomou, Marianna Kavallieratou

19 MaySun18:00

Building 7A

PIANO CITY ATHENS 2024 presents a music and dance performance

The award-winning pianist and composer
and Bob Wilson’s great dancer and choreographer
in an original collaboration.

What is the sound of stillness, what is the sound of vigorous movement?
A long performance (3 hours) where the viewer is free to exist and move in the space as he wants and feels and for as long as he wants, as he thus becomes part of the special action.
The music is written at that moment, as is the choreography.
A game with time, the relationship between movement and music, communication, existence. Light, sound and movement star in an autonomous, original, creative universe!

The first contact with movement is the stimulus of sound, whether external, from the rustling of a tree to a sonata, or internal, such as the sound of a heartbeat.
Listening to the piano I can only hear it with my whole body. It can sweep me into the torrent of its melody, move me rhythmically, or immobilize me. It can make me act and dance against what I hear, allowing the viewer to both hear and see.
The music and the dance create a space in which the viewer feels the movement through the music and the music through the movement. The body, as matter, affects the immaterial space created by the sound of the music written at that moment.


MARIANNA KAVALLIERATOU | choreographer/dancer

Began dancing at the Carol Hanis Ballet School. She graduated from the London Contemporary Dance School, with studies in Contemporary Dance and Choreography. She continued her studies with the Onassis Foundation Scholarship, for one year, at SYNY Purchase College in New York. He then attended classes at Martha Graham’s school for three years.
From 1992 until today, she has been collaborating with Robert Wilson at the Watermill Center in New York as a dancer-choreographer-movement teacher coordinating and conducting the summer workshops.
In 2010 she formed her own group for which she choreographed many works participating in important festivals in Greece and abroad.
As a choreographer he collaborated with important artists, such as Stathis Livathinos, Dimitris Bogdanos, Yiannis Kalabrianos, Lydia Koniordou, Nikos Xydakis, etc.
He also collaborated in a choreographic project in presentations of the Hermes house in Athens.
Since 2016 he has been teaching choreography/improvisation at KSOT and at drama schools in Greece.
From 2001-2017 he has taught dance and improvisation workshops at the Watermill Center of Art and Humanities New York.

THODORIS ECONOMOU | piano, composition
He studied piano at the Athens Conservatory with Aliki Vatikiotis and completed his postgraduate studies at the Royal College of Music in London with teacher Irina Zaritskaja.
In 2004 he composed the music for the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games in Athens after being commissioned by the French production company ECA2.
In the theater he collaborates with the National Theatre, the K.TH.BE, the Art Theatre, the Athens and Epidaurus Festival, the National Opera, the Piccolo Teatro, etc. He has written the music for over one hundred and fifty theatrical performances directed by Robert Wilson, Yiannis Houvardas, Yiannis Moskas, Sotiris Tsafoulias, Nikos Mastorakis, Stamatis Fasoulis, among others, as well as for important film productions.
He has collaborated with symphony orchestras and other smaller ensembles in Greece, Cyprus, Chicago, New York, Boston, Baltimore, London, Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Alexandria, South Africa and Beijing.
In 2011, he was awarded the “Dimitris Mitropoulos” award from the Theater Museum of Greece, as well as being awarded for the composition of original music in the audience awards from Athinorama magazine (2010 – 2022-2023), while in 2023 he was also awarded by the Theater Critics Association and performing arts. He teaches at the Higher Drama School of the Art Theatre.