“We are all equal underwater”
“Water as a form of energy, a state of nature,
water knows no frontiers, no
borders, no politics, no religions.
As an element, it bridges and unifies people,
countries & cultures.”
Greece will host the world’s first underwater dance-visual performance at Cape Sounio beach in September.
The performance, named “Drops of Breath”, is an initiative of choreographers Sophie Bulbulyan (DK-BEL / France) and Apostolia Papadamaki (Quasi Stellar / Greece) in collaboration with Lia Haraki (Pelma / Cyprus) and a team from 11 collaborating countries.
Set in an underwater “theatre”, 14 professional and amateur performers (three physically challenged and five children) from France, Greece and Cyprus will interpret an underwater choreography at Cape Sounio beach, under the ancient Greek Temple of Poseidon, at the edge of Attica land looking over the Aegean Sea.
The motto of the performance is: “Everybody is equal under the water”.
The underwater sound design by Escoitar (by Enrique Tòmas) will offer an immerse sound experience to the audience while the underwater scenography and costumes by George Georgiou will create a unique visual scenery.
“Drops of Breath” will also introduce the world’s first underwater audience as divers with scuba gear can observe the performance at a depth of 6m while others can attend with snorkelling gear on the surface. Those who prefer to watch the performance on the beach can do so as three underwater cameras will provide simultaneous screening under the direction of Stelios Apostolopoulos.
The innovative “Drops of Breath” performance is part of “The Underwater Heart of the Mediterranean” project, selected by the EU’s Creative Europe, Horizon 2020 Program, General Direction of Education and Culture.
According to the organizers, the artistic research and the methodology developed in the “Drops of Breath” performance is connected to the multi-dimensional identity of the Mediterranean Sea.
Area: Attica, Greece
Location: Cape Sounio beach, Grecotel Cape Sounio
Ticket booking will be available soon through www.dropsofbreath.com