Georgia Vardarou+Weld Company

With: Georgia Vardarou, Caroline Byström, Elias Girod, Sybrig Dokter, Disa Krosness, Robert Malmborg, Kajsa Sandström, Per Sacklén, Hanna Strandberg.

Weld Company work with four international choreographers this fall. The first invited guest is the greek choreographer Georgia Vardarou (GR/ES).

With the restriction ‘No Talking, No Props’, Weld Company has since since 2013 invited choreographers to share practices and methods in dance and choreography, and present this in various forms. Sometimes through a simpler form of presentation, in a more traditional performance or through open conversations with talks. The choreographers are invited to the company to have the opportunity to try something new, to return to older works or to share the practice and the work they currently are busy with.

On my visit at Weld we will firstly intend to commit to an every day practice of producing material based on each dancer’s personal way of moving. Through the last years I have been interested in some kind of ‘content’ that each person carries and produces while she moves. Once we will start perceiving this content through various material and tasks, the intention is to find ways to further use it in order to suggest atmospheres, meanings and perhaps narratives. The question ‘What is happening in the space between mine and the audience’s perception’ will also possibly feed the way we will work. / Georgia Vardarou

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Georgia Vardarou (GR/ES)
is a greek choreographer and dancer. After her graduation in Athens and P.A.R.T.S. in Brüssels and 2008 she started working as a dancer with the choreographer Salva Sanchis and she has been part in various productions of his. She also worked as a dancer with Marc Vanrunxt, Cecilie Ullerup Schmidt, Lance Gries and recently with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. As a choreographer, in 2011, she committed to a piece of research on personal movement and the content that this carries. She created the short solo Hardcore Research on Dance as an outcome. Later, both Marc Vanrunxt and Salva Sanchis created each a short solo for her as a reply to her first solo. The outcome is a solo performance in 3 parts Trigon. Then she choreographed her first full-length group piece Phenomena, a piece exploring the personal movement of each dancer while choreographing solely guided by the personal content that arises, allowing hints of narrative to appear. Her latest group piece New Narratives explored further the idea of suggesting narratives by movement and their content while allowing external material to influence the process as well. Nowadays she is busy with the piece of research Where Dance Happens. In this research she is questioning wether offering context narrows or broadens the experience of watching dance amongst other questions. Georgia lived in Brussels for 13 years. Lately she moved to a town nearby Barcelona. Since 2014 she is part of D.N.A. as a Focus Artist and her work is being produced by Kunst/Werk vzw (BE)