Co-topia on screen
The video was filmed in the 13th century’s St.-Nikolai Kirche (Stralsund, Germany 2015). The idea was to transform a church into a performative space and create a ritual which demystifies performing bodies. Based on typical features of gothic architecture such as verticality, high linear structures, play with perspective, expansive interior light, the concept was to experiment and allow new performative possibilities to emerge. The choreography is composed of minimalistic repetitive patterns that build a rhythm and invite movement to unfold as a perceptual resonance, a movement that enters and amplifies the empty spaces while spectators interact with the moving image and move themselves in different parts of the space.

Concept-Choreography: Eleonora Siarava
Performers: Dörte Bähr, Marlene Kaun, Christina Rödel, Bithja Rothe, Nele-Marie Suhr, Dajana Voß
Buchholz-Orgel: Matthias Pech
Editing: Eleni Chrysomalli
Sound Design: Eleni Chrysomalli
Camera: Max Gleschinski, Roy Liedtke
Poster: Manos Dimitrakis

With the support of Goethe Institut Thessaloniki, stART Fellowship Program, Perform[d]ance, Robert Bosch Stiftung and the German Association of Sociocultural Centers


co-topia on screen has been presented at:
-Off Borders Festival at Contemporary Art Centre of Thessaloniki/State Museum of Contemporary Art (April 2018, Greece)
-Wicklow Screendance Laboratory (October 2018, Ireland)
-1st International Screendance Festival Freiburg (June 2019, Germany)