What will a future be like if all people’s lives are strongly connected from the beginning to the end, with a virus, with an incurable disease?
Imagine if every little thing, every thought and every action were doomed to exist in relation to the next clinical examination, the next medication, the next surgery!
Imagine a future where technology would constantly find solutions for the treatment of constantly newly emerged viruses, the treatment of which will mean nothing but the elimination of the disease thanks to the discovery of another!
A vicious circle from which no one will be able to escape; a chain that will bind us all eternally; a repetition disguised as a hope for the «after». This is when «now» and «before» will lurk mutant leaving us with the illusion that something does change. All of us will be indissolubly bound on the orbit of this same circle which we can name present, past or future –it will no longer really matter…
Akropoditi Dancetheatre approaches the field of science fiction staring at the future with a suspicious look and attempting to ring the alarm…
We live in a «nature-tamer» world which keeps running blindly; in a world that, carried away by its own momentum, forgets what it leaves behind: the very same threats that were thought to have been crushed are now appearing again and again through the world’s footmarks.
We live in a delirium of scientific leaps towards progress and the delirium of the arrogant belief of those who make them that they can eliminate all evils and diseases that they have created and they keep creating unfailingly.
We live in a world that is uncourageously frightened and courageously frightening.
*In Greek, the word virus (ios) sounds similar to the word son (yios). This pun was used for the original title of the specific project.
Choreography: Angeliki Sigourou
Performers: Melina Veziriannidou, Maria Viloglou, Eleni Giaka, Marianna Kapsimali, Glyka Moustaka, Myrto Belopoulou, Manti Papandreou, Antigoni Choundri
1. Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois, Roger Eno, «Under Stars» (Apollo)
2. Roch Jamelot et Stelio Tzonis «Visions» (Jules Verne)
3. Erick Poppe «Nautilus» (Jules Verne)
4. Sean Booth + Rob Brown «Autechre Bronchus One. 1»
5. Laurent Garnier «Cycles d’oppositions»
6. Iannis Xenakis «Concret PH»
Set design and construction: Akropoditi Dancetheatre
Costumes: Christos Moskofidis
Hair styling: Vassilis Siourounis
Texts: Akropoditi Dancetheatre
May 2006, Industrial Museum, Hermoupolis, Syros
2nd Science Fiction Festival