The More You Dance The More You Get
Choreographer/Performer: Evie Demetriou
Advisor: Tabea Martin
Lighting Design: Alexander Jotovic
Voice coach: Cathryn Robson
Styling: Kristia Michaelidou
Music: Come and Play, Damian Lazarus
Production: En drasi 2016
Sponsored by: the cultural services of the Ministry of Education and Culture
Supported by: Rialto Theatre, Dance House Lemesos
Thanks to: Emily Papaloizou, Louiza Papaloizou, Alexis Vassiliou, Elli Haralambous (Wellspring Association), Nicola Smith (freedom-dolls organisation), Μilena Ugren Koulas
Photo: Pavlos Vryonides
20:30 (17’) Synergio
The more I move the more I dream.
The more I dream the more I move.
The more I move the more I dance.
The more I dance the more I let go.
The work is routed on the idea of the forced use of the body as a commodity for sale, with reference to the sexual exploitation of women. A faceless person on stage, who is forced to expose, sell and resell a body again and again. Performed with a highly physical movement language the work succeeds to combines intimacy and humour, movement and sound, risk and surprise.
Evie studied dance at the Laban Centre in London and with scholarship at Limon Institute in New York. She is a 2004 Danceweb scholarship recipient and a travel grant recipient from Ε-motional Bodies & Cities 2011. She was an invited artist at the European Programme Act Your Age 2012-2014.
As a performer she collaborated with Alain Buffard, Felix Ruckert, Rosemary Lee, Athina Vahla and with many important Cyprus based choreographers.
Central to her choreographic work is the role of the person in society. In the process of the work she devotes time for exploration, following a path of inquiry to the unknown.
Her choreographic work has been invited in international festivals in Latvia, Romania, Sweden, Germany, Kenya, Egypt, Ireland, Turkey, Italy, Holland, Croatia.