Fictional yet prophetic, microcosms of joy and corruption.
The Art of Dying, a solo piece inspired by Hieronymus Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights, conveys the fragility of human existence through subtle humour and surrealism. Dance, visual imagery and ephemeral music conveys the transient beauty of that final moment before life comes to an end. The performance examines the procedures of ‘dying well’. Within a garden where both decay and life reside, the protagonist builds a landscape full of microcosms of both joy and corruption. Dutch minimalist musician and New York-based Jozef Van Wissem – who has won the Soundtrack Award at the Cannes Film Festival for Jim Jarmusch film Only Lovers Left Alive – has composed original music for the piece.
Athens & Epidaurus Festival, 11 – 12 June 2018 (world première), Athens, Greece
Kalamata International Dance Festival, 19 July 2018, Kalamata, Greece
Dimitria Festival, 5 October 2018, Thessaloniki, Greece
A piece for one performer Duration: 55 minutes Choreography: Christine Gouzelis & Paul Blackman (Jukstapoz) Performance: Christine GouzelisMusic: Jozef van Wissem / Chris Parapagidis Costume design: Angeliki Tsirou Sound design: Jeph Vanger Lighting design: Perikles Mathiellis Set design: Dimitris Nasiakos Assistant to the choreographer: Maria DoulgeriProduction assistant:Marilena Dara / Christos XyrafakisCreative producer: Lena John Gomez Funded by: The Hellenic Ministry of Culture Co-production: Athens & Epidaurus Festival – Kalamata Dance Festival – Jukstapoz