A dance-theater play for two interpreters
Conception, choreography and interpretation : Maria Yannaros
Collaboration and interpretation : Mairi Pardalaki
Costumes : Katia Theurin
Music : M.Marais, D.Scarlatti, J.F Telemann, T.Merula, C.Francesco, G.F Haendel
Duration : 1h
website : www.ahtenysti.com
After having been presented in Paris and in Athens during 2013-2014, « Arachnées » will be performed at the Avignon "Off" Festival (Chapelle de l' Oratoire) from 15th to 27th of July.
Argument of the play
Two undetermined creatures, half-women half-spiders, are imprisoned in a
narrow place away from light and life and condemned to spin for the eternity. Discontented and exhausted, they painfully try once more to go back to work; however, a window – a way-out? – opened, perhaps, towards an infinite still unknown, is imposed progressively at their eyes and grows into their soul…
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About « Arachnées »
"Arachnées" results from the desire to transpose the themes and the atmosphere, which are present in the symbolist theater of Maurice Maeterlinck (Belgian poet and dramatist), in a more accessible way that borrows elements from the dance theater. Having as background a revisited myth – the one of Arachne, the Spider Woman-weaver–, the story is unwinded while some of the themes that were dear to Maeterlinck emerge; among them the enclosure, the waiting, the horrific and impassable threshold or even the inevitability of fate and the indefinite anxiety hanging over the characters. "Arachnées" invites the spectator of the XXI century to dive into a strange world of uncertain times, and observe as through a keyhole, secret and isolated creatures, almost unreal, helpless and tragic, sometimes funny and awkward, between human and insect, without being able to reach them.