The choreographer Spyros Kouvaras and the Greek-French contemporary dance group, Synthesis 748 Dance Co, after being hosted by the Center National de la Danse in Paris as part of the creation of their new work, return to PLYFA in Votanikos and sign the work, NATURA MORTA (a dance less), for five performances from November 24 to 28. Honoring the memory of the composer Giorgos Kouvaras, a constant collaborator of the group, who passed away prematurely, Synthesis 748 presents a work about loss and “lost natures”, a choreography that acts as a reminder of time for the inescapability of human nature and the vulnerability of the material world. NATURA MORTA (a dance less) introduces an intermediate space-time in which a dance ritual unfolds that sometimes develops as a modern doomsday and sometimes as an archaic rave, following an increasing escalation of kinetic intensity. In a post-apocalyptic stage environment, two meteoric dancers in mourning and ecstasy, in the intimate and the unfamiliar, in trauma and healing, like modern shamans, take a final joy in search of a moment of eclipse for possible other worlds.
SYNTHESIS 748 DANCE CO.
Synthesis 748 Dance Co. was founded in 2010 in Paris by the choreographer, dancer Spyros Kouvaras, with the support of the French National Dance Center. Since then, she has developed an international career and her works and site specific projects have been presented in theaters, galleries, museums, archaeological sites and contemporary dance festivals in European countries and recently at the CICA Museum in South Korea. Since 2017, Athens and Synthesis 748 Dance Co. have been the base and headquarters of Spyros Kouvaras. is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and the Ioannou F. Kostopoulos Foundation. The group’s works approach utopian worlds that look to the future while using myth as a tool to create contemporary choreographic rituals. Focusing around the relationship of body, sound and image, the kinetic vocabulary focuses on the development of a dance language that deviates from the recognizable forms of contemporary dance with the stage installations of the works, which are often the starting point of the whole composition, characterized from the creation of timeless and out of place spaces.
The project is funded by the Ministry of Culture for 2021-2023 and was created with the support of the CND – French National Dance Center in Paris and the Center Culturel Hellénique.