Ioanna Portolou | Griffon Dance Company
12-13 July 2019 Little Theatre of Ancient Epidaurus

Kaos explores the limits of human need for harmony.

This choreographic performance is at once a composition and a decomposition, revealing the hidden beauty of things.

The company wishes to expose humanity’s endless struggle to create a lawful order of limits and collectivities amidst chaos. Biblical imagery, Adam and Eve, and a modern-day Babel come alive on stage. Everyday objects are transformed, acquiring different qualities.

The performers’ bodies try to rid themselves of any sense of tempo, music and rhythm. Disparate musical genres, ranging from traditional music to electronica are ingeniously harmonised.

As in all of Griffón's choreographic works, Kaos allows audiences to become part of the piece, thus offering a highly experiential performance.

Choreography: Ioanna Portolou

Music: Anthony Palaskas

Performers: Ioanna Apostolou, Cecil Mikroutsikou, Yiannis Nikolaidis, Elias Hadjigeorgiou

Costume and set design: Ioanna Tsami

Lighting design: Tasos Palaioroutas

Assistant Choreographer:Rania Kapetanaki

Video documentation: Grigoris Panopoulos / makeyourownfilms

Production Manager: Manolis Sardis / PRO4

Production Manager Assistant: Christina Polychroniadou

Photos:Evita Skourleti

Thanks to Haris Politopoulos

An Athens Festival and Griffón Dance Company co-production