June 4 /Saturday/, 7 pm
Plovdiv Drama Theatre - Chamber Hall
We find each other in the plenum
Zoi Efstathiou - Greece
Idea / Choreography: Zoi Efstathiou
Co-Creator: Sofia Martiou
Interpretation: Zoi Efstathiou, Sofia Martiou
Composition: Fabian Fiorini
For the song “Echoes of a Distance” Composition: Athena Routsi, Claudia Matola
Rhodes: Alkistis Raftopoulou Recording: Fotis Mylonas
Costumes: Ellada Damianou
Special thanks to: Kinitiras Artistic Network for Performing Arts
Photo credits: Ypatia Kornarou
“We find each other in the plenum” is a duet. The piece focuses on pure movement and repetition. In the first part, the dancers move mainly in a perfect unison. Small differences in directions symbolise the need for autonomy in each relationship. The dancers move to the second part. In a new beginning, uncertain, like the period we are experiencing now with the pandemic. An uncertain future in which we are called as a group to move forward and take a step towards an unknown new beginning. Life is full of fluctuations and surprises. The relationships within us, which give a meaning to encouragement, support, trust. A complete and at the same time unrelated relationship. Difficult to balance.
Zoi Efstathiou was born in Greece. Since 2016 she has collaborated with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker as a repertory dancer in Belgium. Between 2013 and 2016 she performed in Michele Noiret’s production “Hors – Champ”. Between 2010 and 2015 she collaborated with choreographer Dominique Duszynski in the productions «Sous Les Ponts» (2010), «Sotto Voces» (2011), «Walkabout» (2014) and together they created the duet «Riff» (2012-2015), which they performed in France, Belgium and Brazil. Meanwhile, Zoi created and performed her own productions «Mr Gingerbread Man» (2012/2018), «9 NiNe» (2014), «Chapter I» (2015), «(-)US» (2019), «We Find Each Other in the Plenum » (2018) in Belgium, Greece and Austria. She studied with a full scholarship in the Higher and Professional Dance School “Niki Kontaxaki – Nikoletta Bakali” in Athens (2007-2010). In 2014 Zoi started the Youth Dance Company in Greece, in which participated dancers from 18-25 years old. Her main research is the floating and grounded body that dances. The suspension that begins from the dancers’ deep connection with the earth becomes the basic characteristic of a different and unique technique, which follows the lines that already exist in the space and creates new inner geometries.