Coming up as a blow on the soil of the lost homeland.
Pavlos Kourtidis’ new production will be a praise for humanity based on one of the most controversial aspects of Greek and World history.
An alternative point of view to the tragic historical events through contemporary art based on the dynamics of the human movements.
Contemporary dance recalls the greater and most cruel attempt to exterminate the Greeks of Pontos. Scenes of intensive dance dialogue, as well as dynamic stage interventions interact with high intensity variations in choreographic dramatization.
“Genocide” is a contemporary dance performance based on true historical facts seen through the eyes of those who lived it.
Its goal is to provoke and awaken memories of the recent past.
“Today I feel ready for the company to take such a step. This is a performance that we had to do. With great respect it is my duty to tell the story as our ancestors lived it and told it to my generation. The attempt to exterminate the Pontian Greeks. With 18 dancers and musicians on stage we will not try to dance the Genocide, instead we will honor the lost souls because they never truly left us.”
“Genocide” will speak the truth through the bodies of those who lived. It will praise those who were tortured and those who survived.
Direction, Choreography, Lighting: Pavlos Kourtidis
Research consultant: Omiros Pachatouridis
Music Edit & Composition: Lia Hide
Assistant choreographer: Zoe Sotiropoulou
Costumes: Magda Kaloriti
On stage musician: Christos Siggelos (ney)
Video trailer: Grigoris Panopoulos
Stage photography: Iria Spiliopoulou
Art Work: Tricia Daniels
Production & Tour management: Sofia Karayianni
Production: PK Theater 2018-19
Public Relations: Antonis Kokolakis
Dancers: Pavlos Kourtidis, Zoe Sotiropoulou, Ioanna-Korina Palaska, Christos Kafetzis, Elena Tsikala-Vafea, Zelika Mouzaki, Themis Chatzi, Foteini Passa, Margarita Symeonidou, Ioli Spiliopoulou, Christina Bitou, Eleni Doika, Ioulia Drakontaeidi, Silvia Zima, Sabi Kleci, Maria-Matilda Kourtidou, Giorgos Koumpos