The Griffón dance group presents its latest production “Shifting Time”, choreographed by Yiannis Nicolaidis, bringing back on stage two renowned dancers Stavroula Siamou and Angeliki Stellatou. A powerful work of rare beauty and sensitivity to man, time and decay, Shifting Time speaks honestly and directly about physical endurance and the power of perseverance. The play will be presented at the PLYFA theater in Votanikos for nine unique performances on February 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 2024, at 9:30 p.m.
The two experienced dancers Stavroula Siamou and Aggeliki Stellatou share on stage a fascinating joint narrative that could be fictional as well as absolutely true for their close relationship with the art of dance . “Sometimes I see in my sleep how my body is like lace, skilfully crocheted, well-worked semen, so fine….And light comes in and pierces it….And then the chronic enters the body and spoils it. ..”
For “Shifting Time” the dancer and choreographer Yiannis Nicolaidis notes: “It is true, our bodies are perishable and this finding, which is common to everything alive, comes in complete contrast to its nature dance in the West, which is synonymous with youth and physical fitness. Dancers live deep inside their bodies, they understand them functionally to such an extent, that they easily fall into the trap of not seeing them in the passage of time, as totalities obedient to its reality. It is therefore a fallacy that, when they perceive it, the options for managing the inevitable event become particularly interesting.”