Higher States, Part I

Video Documentation
80 min.

How would it be to change the past? Sometimes we wish we could go back there, travel in time, in order to undo an event. To shift a little detail, to say „no“ instead of „yes“, to decide differently. Yet what has happened before is strong; and the patterns and traditions we are informed by cannot simply be reformulated. The rituals and mechanics we make use of cannot be reinvented. But there’s a need to find new forms of ritual to give us the power to face what lies in the future.
For his new work „Mysterion“, dancer and choreographer Kiriakos Hadjiioannou has researched on shamanism and everyday rituals. Results have been connected with show and spectacle, with dance and theatre. Each evening, another different group of initiates is invited to join the performers on stage in order to produce a new, unique ceremony. Researched materials are combined with self-developed movements, with set design and costumes, with light and music.

(source Kiriakos Hadjiioannou)

Video Documentation for                                                                                                Antibodies, Kiriakos Hadjiioannou