Faded

De2/02/2022 Cité Miroir

Ioannis Mandafounis & Antigoni Fryda {Athens/Geneva}

As their career progresses, every dancer must maintain their skill and fight the decline of their body. Ioannis Mandafounis has spent more than twenty years on stage, collaborating with some of Europe’s most iconic contemporary dance companies (the Gothenburg Opera Ballet, the Nederlands Dans Theater II, the Forsythe Company). The classically trained artist is returning to his first love, ballet, and paying his last tribute to it by performing some of the most demanding male variations under the dramaturgical gaze of Eri Kyrgia. Antigoni Fryda accompanies the Greek dancer on the flute, while engaging in a dance-based dialogue about the fleeting nature of youth. Unlike the over-the-top sentimentality of some stars saying farewell, Ioannis Mandafounis takes his bow with emotion, humour and a disarming level of simplicity.

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Concept Ioannis Mandafounis

Live music Antigoni Fryda

Interprétation Ioannis Mandafounis, Antigoni Fryda, Quentin Lelong

Coaching Smaralia Karakosta

Dramaturge Eri Kyrgia

Lumières David Kretonic

Responsable de production Mélanie Fréguin

Production Cie Ioannis Mandafounis

Coproduction City of Vernier – culture & communication department, Theater Freiburg, Onassis STEGI / Athens, Migros Culture Percentage Dance Festival Steps

Avec le soutien de City of Geneva, State of Geneva, Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, Lottery romande

Résidence Duncan Dance Research Center (Athens), Studio Grütli /ADC (Geneva)

Remerciements Ecole de danse de Genève – Patrice Delay et Sean Wood, Pauline Huguet

La Cie Ioannis Mandafounis bénéficie du soutien de City of Geneva, State of Geneva and Pro Helvetia-Swiss Art Council pour la saison 2021-2023.

 

Faded est présenté avec le soutien d’ONASSIS STEGI – «Outward Turn» Program