Greece | Irish Premiere
(Christos Papadopoulos / Leon & the Wolf )
Upon birth, life is set into motion. We become part of a world of constant change, as infinite as time and as unstoppable as the ocean. Inspired by Virginia Woolf’s novel The Waves, the concept of eternal flow is at the core of Elvedon by Greek choreographer Christos Papadopoulos.
Six bodies move together to an incessant thrumming beat. Driven forward by a vital, rhythmic pulse, they share a common path. Using repetition and vibrating micro-movements the dancers form subtle, ever-shifting patterns. Gradually they build towards a solid but fluid collective motion of hypnotic beauty.
Papadopoulos’ work embraces simplicity and minimalism, allowing the audience the freedom to draw their own conclusions. Set to an immersive soundtrack, Elvedon is an essential and absorbing meditation on the passing of time.
Choreographer: Christos Papadopoulos
Performers: Maria Bregianni, Epaminondas Damopoulos, Konstantina Gogoulou, Chara Kotsali, Charalampos Kousios, Ioanna Paraskevopoulou