Anavra is a solo dance-theatre performance that explores existential themes, along with the deep search for a primary body without acquired characteristics. It outlines the inner journey of the human soul, creating a powerful structure, a rhythmic sequence in music and aesthetics that subconsciously draws the audience into the most hidden meanings of existence. A delirious monologue is linked to movement; they complement each other and coexist on stage. Their core has to do with the truth of the soul and with the way it will find the means to be expressed through the body.
Eirini Apostolatou is a dancer, choreographer and dance teacher, and the artistic director of the Patras Art Festival - PAF and the Art Evolution Studio in Patras. She graduated from the Greek National School of Dance with honours, and pursued her postgraduate studies at the Jasmin Vardimon Company (JV2 Professional Development Diploma), with whom she embarked on her first tour. She has collaborated with Cirkus Cirkör, the Jasmin Vardimon Company, the Royal Opera House London, Linda Kapetanea & Jozef Fruček, Johannes Wieland, Anton Lachky, Out of Order, Christine Gouzelis & Paul Blackman, David Lloyd, Maria Lappa and other choreographers in Greece and abroad. She worked as a production assistant and choreographer on the performance Enheduanna, which toured Palestine and Serbia (2019). In addition, she has presented her own choreographic creations such as Anavra, What remains, Cells, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Articulated Dynamics, Fission, I Want to Show You Something, Phaedra, Meeting Point, Sway and Duet in major European institutions. In 2013 she developed her own teaching method, Articulated Dynamics, which she continues to teach all over the world.
Concept - Choreography - Performance: Eirini Apostolatou
Music & Musical Supervision: Kostantis Papakonstantinou
Scenography - Costume design: Eirini Apostolatou
Dramaturgy: Phevos Markianos