..about the celebration of the space around and the darkness of the space within..

Trypa is a work for three performers which explores the territory in the edge of abstract formalism and expressive dance. It is a research on the material body that the same time can be meaningful and re-discover its human qualities. Borrowing elements from Impressionism, Butoh and Gothic, the intention is to build a hypnotic visual endless and incorporate an ambiguous imagery in order to create multiple levels of interpretation. The piece is structured upon the repetition of moving patterns that use space sometimes as content and sometimes as a container. The almost obsessive repetition starts gradually to unfold the deterministic potential of the movement; Movement reaches its peak with repetition and it’s only then that can start to get metamorphosed. Trypa unfolds upon a set moving material with semi-improvisational structure. Within this context, the performers are asked to experiment with the development of relations of uniformity, coexistence and independence. The mathematical deconstruction of the repetitive parts of the piece in its moving bits highlights the space’s transformation. Moreover, it cultivates performer’s openness to the space while challenging the maintenance of internal awareness. At the same time Trypa, by emphasizing on spatiality and geometrical relationships heightens audience’s responsiveness to the space. The use of multiple perspectives/faces and traveling raises questions about how many spaces can a space enclose and howa continuous change of the space consciousness both for audience and performers can create a tricky sensorial eternal. The concept of sensory perception is a key concept for Trypa as it experiments with the application of neuroaesthetics to dance. Under the prism of neuroaesthetics dance isa sensory stimulus that, mediated through cognitive functioning and perceptual devices, creates the aesthetic experience. And it is on that point that viewers are asked to invert the piece with their own individual references and discover their own meaningful fragments. Thus, the abstract is being transformed to a symbolic, visual and kinesthetic poetry. Trypa, with its dreamlike aura becomes a journey to the internal landscape that comes into presence inthe three-dimensional, temporal space.


Choreography/direction: EleonoraSiarava

-11th Festival of Greek Choreographers ( 2012), Athens
-contACT#3- Cross My Art Festival (2011), Thessaloniki
Performers: Ioanna Aggelopoulou, Vagia Kapousidou, Eleonora Siarava

-Ellen Terry Theatre (2010), Coventry
Performers: Emma Louise Campbell, Leah Hadley, Eleonora Siarava
Music editing: Rich Evatt
Lighting: Hayley Bull, Cath Cullinane
Technical support: Cath Cullinane
Photos: Julia Frost, Rick Medlock