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Siamese Cie / Koen Augustijnen & Rosalba Torres Guerrero

Thu. 21.10.2021 - Sat. 23.10.2021
Thu 21.10.'21
Sat 23.10.'21

Creating new mourning rituals, Greek style

‘Lamenta’ is a worthy continuation in the artistic odyssey of choreographers Koen Augustijnen and Rosalba Torres Guerrero. They first garnered attention with the highly successful ‘Badke’ from 2013, which was also presented at Voo?uit. In their latest joint creation, Augustijnen and Torres Guerrero continue down their shared artistic path. 

Nine contemporary Greek dancers share the stage in ‘Lamenta’. Together, they explore how the energetic qualities – both earthly and transcendental – of Greek music and dance can unfold in a contemporary creation. Their aim is to create a new ritual for casting off the painful feelings that accompany separation and loss. ‘Lamenta’ zooms in on the different emotions we experience when we mourn. 

The main source of inspiration for ‘Lamenta’ are the ‘miroloi’ of Epirus in Northern Greece. Miroloi are Greek laments sung not only at funerals but also when someone leaves the family to marry or emigrate. The live recordings of these songs form the emotional backbone of the performance.


Thu 21 to Sat 23.10 - 20:00 Minard
PODIUM / dance
€ 18 / 16 (-26y)
90 min.

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concept & choreography: Koen Augustijnen & Rosalba Torres Guerrero - in collaboration with the dancers: Lamprini Gkolia, Christiana Kosiari, Konstantinos Chairetis, Petrina Giannakou, Dafni Stathatou, Athina Kyrousi, Taxiarchis Vasilakos, Alexandros Stavropoulos & Spyridon ‘Stak’ Christakis -  musical direction: Xanthoula Dakovanou - musicians: Magic Malik (flute, voice) & Nikos Filippidis (clarinet), with guest musicians Kleon Andoniou (electrical guitar, voice), Solis Barkis (percussion), Dimitris Brendas (clarinet, kaval), Xanthoula Dakovanou (voice), Lefkothea Filippidi (voice), Kostas Filippidis (lute), Stefanos Filos (violin), Avgerini Gatsi (voice), Panagiotis Katsikiotis (drums), Dimitris Katsoulis (violin), Ourania Lampropoulou (santouri), Antonis Maratos (bass), Alexandros Rizopoulos (percussion, voice) & Thanassis Tzinas (voice) - recordings in Studio Syn ENA - Athens: Giorgos Korres - mixing: Giorgos Dakovanos, except (10) mixing by Yannis Tavoularis - mastering: Yannis Christodoulatos, Sweetspot Studios, Athene - musical production: MOUSA, Athens - recordings & mixing: DGP Studio, Ostend by Sam Serruys - soundscape: Sam Serruys - dramaturgy: Georgina Kakoudaki & Guy Cools - costume design: Peggy Housset - light design: Begoña Garcia Navas - technical direction light & sound: Michel Delvigne - financial direction: Herwig Onghena - administration, production & tour management: Nicole Petit - distribution: ART HAPPENS - production: Siamese Cie / Koen Augustijnen & Rosalba Torres Guerrero - coproduction: Athens & Epidaurus Festival, Festival d’Avignon, La Comédie de Clermont-Ferrand scène nationale, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, La Villette Paris, Charleroi Danse, Arsenal Cité musicale-Metz, Le Manège Maubeuge, Théâtre Paul Eluard (TPE), Bezons, scène conventionnée d’intérêt national/art et création - danse, Le Maillon Straßbourg, PÔLE-SUD, Centre de Développement Chorégraphique National Strasbourg, Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen, MARS Mons Arts de la Scène & Duncan Dance Research Center Athens - Siamese Cie is supported by the Belgian Tax Shelter, City of Ghent & DRAC Auvergne-Rhône Alpes