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Ioanna Paraskevopoulou: MOS Dance Umbrella Festival

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Time 19:00
Date 11/10/23
Price £18
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Witness the stage transform into a cinematic soundscape, as two dancers create a captivating audio-visual experience in front of your eyes using unexpected everyday objects.

With unbelievable precision and craft, items from umbrellas to coconut shells are used live to evoke the movie sounds made by foley artists. From nature scenes to zombie chases – footage is drawn from a selection of classic and contemporary films.

At once both playful and intense, this captivating performance will surprise you at every turn. The physical act of generating audio while following the film becomes energetic dance, with tap numbers turned into recordings that are looped, distorted, paused and intensified. 

Making her Dance Umbrella Festival debut, Athens-based Ioanna Paraskevopoulou is an award-winning dancer/choreographer who focuses on the interplay between movement, sound and imagery. On MOS she is performing alongside her collaborator and co-dancer Georgios Kotsifakis.

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