22:15 40′ | A Room To Grow – Fotis Nikolaou
A small poetic journey into childhood’s lost paradise: The awakening of the male and female body, the search of identity, faith and love, and the encounter with loss, loneliness and darkness.
‘I will narrate my story in past tense, like a myth or an old fairytale, because tonight I will need another age, to make this age different, let that age be the one that turned me into who I am today…’
Fotis Nikolaou was born in Famagusta, Cyprus. Graduated the State School of Dance, Athens. Continued his studies in New York.
Founder of X-it Dancetheatre, based in Athens. Fotis presented his work in Athens, Lyon, Tel Aviv, Munich, Thessaloniki, Cyprus, Chania etc.
Choreographer of the Athens Olympic Games 2004. Also collaborated with the Gothenburg Opera, Malmo Opera, Black Box Dance Co., Greek National Ballet and Opera, Athens Festival etc.
He was awarded, the Choreography Prize 2011-2013 by the Cyprus Theatrical Organisation and he was nominated for an Arets Reumert 2016 Prize for best dance performance in Denmark.
Choreography/Performance: Fotis Nikolaou
Mask Design/Construction: Martha Foka
Music – Performance: Dimitris Spyrou
Lighting Design: Panayiotis Manousis
Photography: George Anastasakis
Video: Pantelis Frantzis
Production: X-it Dancetheatre
Supporters: Playground for the arts