Co-Topia on screen

Video dance

Video dance

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The video was filmed in the 13th century’s St. Nikolai Kirche (Stralsund, Germany). 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.


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:

  1. Off Borders Festival at MOMus-Experimental Center for the Arts/Metropolitan Organization of Museums of Visual Arts of Thessaloniki (Greece, 2018)
  2. Wicklow Screendance Laboratory (Ireland, 2018)
  3. 1st International Screendance Festival Freiburg, Theater Freiburg (Germany, 2019)
  4. 28th Quinzena de Dança de Almada –International Dance Festival, Video Dance Showcase at Goethe-Institut Lisbon, Session dedicated to artists & productions from Germany Screening & project presentation (Portugal, 2020)

Concept-choreography: Eleonora Siarava
Performers: Dörte Bähr, Marlene Kaun, Christina Rödel, Bithja Rothe, Nele-Marie Suhr, Dajana Voß
Buchholz-Organ: Matthias Pech
Editing: Eleni Chrysomalli
Sound Design: Eleni Chrysomalli
Camera: Max Gleschinski, Roy Liedtke
Production: Per_Dance Choreographic Research Platform