A body that borrows. A body engraved in the very instant. Katerina Andreou, in her second solo which has been conceived as an extension of her first piece (A Kind of Fierce, 2016), returns to her style with an energy which is as explosive as it is contained, with movements closely anchored to the ground. Poised on a riser, she is alone with a vinyl turntable and this request: “We need silence for the piece” which emerges in luminous letters at the back of the stage. The soundtrack, which she conceived with Éric Yvelin and pressed on a vinyl which she activates at the beginning of the piece, recalls house music. Katerina Andreou has decided to embody this hybrid music, which uses samples allowing for incursions into varied fragments and a continuous bass line. Her dance is based on a choreographic structure punctuated by what she calls regular gestural “rendezvous” which, for each performance, create the possibility for gestures to arrive at such a moment. This compositional method raises the following question: what is the origin of a gesture?
Source: program of the CND
Katerina Andreou is a Greek dancer and choreographer. After graduating from the State School of Dance in Athens, she did a Master in choreography at the CNDC in Angers, under its director Emmanuelle Huynh. She has collaborated with the choreographers DD Dorvillier, Emmanuelle Huynh, Lenio Kaklea, Ana Rita Teodoro and Dinis Machado, as well as with the artist Jocelyn Cottencin. She has worked on ambitious projects in France, Germany and New York. Her work A Kind of Fierce won the Jardin d’Europe prize in 2016 in Vienna as part of the ImPulsTanz festival.
Centre national de la danse, Réalisation
Since 2001, the National Center for Dance (CND) has been making recordings of its shows and educational programming and has created resources from these filmed performances (interviews, danced conferences, meetings with artists, demonstrations, major lessons, symposia specialized, thematic arrangements, etc.).
Choreography : Katerina Andreou
Interpretation : Katerina Andreou
Artistic consultancy / Dramaturgy : Regards extérieurs Myrto Katsiki, Lynda Rahal
Lights : Yannick Fouassier
Sound : Katerina Andreou en collaboration avec Éric Yvelin
Duration : 40 minutes