• Ion

    Photo credit: Elina Giounanli

  • Ion

    Photo credit: Elina Giounanli

  • Ion

    Photo credit: Elina Giounanli

  • Ion

    Photo credit: Elina Giounanli

  • Ion

    Photo credit: Elina Giounanli

Irish Premiere | Greece

Ion
(Christos Papadopoulos / Leon & the Wolf )

Why is group synchronicity so alluring? What compels birds to flock in a limitless sky, or people to subconsciously coordinate their movements? What if we are all ions, electrically charged atoms moving through space?

Ten dancers explore the power of group dynamics, the sharing of a common rhythm, the sixth sense of belonging. They do not chase that fleeting moment of perfect unison. Instead, they pursue a pattern of movement, both harmonious and elusive. In doing so, this minimalistic piece offers a poetic reflection on the natural order of things and the unspoken rules which often escape us.

Enter a meditative and hypnotic universe with this new ensemble piece by Greek choreographer Christos Papadopoulos, who returns to Dublin Dance Festival following the success of the captivating Elvedon at DDF2017.

“The dancers move to Papadopoulos’ invisible baton, as their controlled micro movements, individual and collective, create serene permutations and patterns, and a diverse and mesmeric shifting of ground.” - The Irish Times

Choreographer: Christos Papadopoulos
Performers: Giorgos Kotsifakis, Ioanna Paraskevopoulou, Nontas Damopoulos, Amalia Kosma, Maria Bregianni, Hara Kotsali, Efthymis Moschopoulos, Nanti Gogoulou, Dimitra Mertzani, Alexis Tsiamoglou
Dramaturgy: Tassos Koukoutas
Music: Coti K
Lighting: Tasos Palaioroutas
Costumes: Angelos Mentis
Set Design: Evangelia Therianou
1st Assistant Choreographer: Katerina Spyropoulou
2nd Assistant Choreographer: Ioanna Antonarou
Production Organisation: Theodora Kapralou

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Samuel Beckett Theatre

  • Dates
    Thu 10 & Fri 11 May
  • Times
    7.30pm
  • Duration
    60 mins approx. (no interval)
  • Cost
    €22 full price / €18 conc.
  • Post Show Talk:
    Fri 11 May

Notes
Contains partial nudity

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Produced by Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens. With the support of The Fondation d’entreprise Hermès within the framework of the New Settings programme. Co-production by Théâtre de la Ville-Paris, Le Lieu Unique-Scène nationale de Nantes. Partnership with Dublin Dance Festival.