The Dance Theatre of the National Theatre of Northern Greece, following a long period of absence, is making a comeback with the show “TAN”, choreographed and directed by Kostas Gerardos at Vassiliko Theatre from May 8, for just 9 performances.
The “TAN” show is a journey and a quest. It tracks the perpetual course of the human race through time. The first beat, the first sound, the first dance. This primeval state of the body that vibrates and pulsates, the suffering body, the body that communicates beyond the logic of the world of words to the irrational and the unknown of the world of dance.
A sacred, folkloric ecstatic, ritualistic dance.
Man, confronting the Incomprehensible, wishing to communicate with it, dances what cannot be said.
In European languages the word “dance”, “danza”, “tanz” stems from the root “tan”, which in Sanskrit means “tension” and this is the exact target of the show: to bring us in contact with this primordial tension, creating the conditions under which the spectacle and the spectator become one.
Perhaps what we nowadays call contemporary dance and its future lies in our roots.
Choreographer – Director: Kostas Gerardos
Sets – Costumes: Danai Pana
Lighting Design: Sessilia Tselepidi
Dramaturgical collaboration: Amalia Kontoyanni
Dramaturgical collaboration: Eva Koumandraki
Assistant Choreographer: Ioanna Mitsika
Production Design: Marleen Verscuuren
Friday 8 – Wednesday 20 May 2015
• Full price: €15
• Concessions (students, 65+): €10
• Teachers: €12
• Group reservations (more than 20 people): €9
• Unemployed: €5