Unauthorised – Iris Karayan – 3/10

Unauthorised – Iris Karayan – 3/10

3/10 20:30 (48’)

Live performance
Technochoros ETHAL

A compilation of web based materials – pop video clips, YouTube videos – are appropriated, cut up and rehashed into a new composition. Unauthorised attempts to challenge the obstinate physicality of the body and disappear in abstract identification. Looking closer at some ways in which the body is represented, performed and mediated in sports and pop culture, the work builds into a live collage of physical enactments and performances. Unauthorised is a choreographic score that mixes movement phrases selected from pop video clips, footage from Muhammad Ali’s boxing fights, John McEnroe’s tennis games, and Northern soul dance moves. Appropriating dance styles, pop, sports and social icons, the idea is to copy, mutate and reframe these images in an attempt to explore the dynamics and rules of representation of the body. Studying the intention and drive, the rhythm and energy of the cited moves, the focus is to look closer at the ways through which subjectivity is produced and performed.

ConceptChoreography: Iris Karayan

Music: Nikos Veliotis

Performance: Georgios Kotsifakis, Ioanna Paraskevopoulou, Yiannis Tsigkris

Artistic collaborators: Yorgos Maraziotis, Betina Panagiotara

Photos: Elisavet Moraki

Production: ZITA dance company

Funded by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, 2019