«Drops of Breath»
The World´s First Underwater Performance
25, 26, 27 September 2015
Cape Sounio, Attica - Greece
Grecotel Cape Sounio
For the 1rst time worldwide, choreographers Sophie Bulbulyan (DK-BEL / France) and Apostolia Papadamaki (Quasi Stellar / Greece) in collaboration with Lia Haraki (Pelma / Cyprus) present a unique underwater dance-visual performance with an underwater audience.
The Drops of Breath philosophy
“Drops of Breath” invites us to a universe where every human has equal opportunities. Water is our home, with our mother’s protective and harmonic watery womb being the very first place we’ve all experienced. A team of underwater dancers with an inclusive attitude towards otherness engage us to an aquatic world, where buoyancy and absolute freedom from gravity embraces human differences.
In an underwater “theatre”, fourteen performers (among them three disabled & three children) from France, Greece and Cyprus perform the underwater choreography in Cape Sounion beach, where the temple of Poseidon stands overlooking one of the most beautiful coasts of the Mediterranean -- the absolute inspirational background for the audience.
An underwater “stage” is formed where certified divers/audience, fully equipped, will be able to sit on custom-made benches on the seabed and attend the performance. Viewers can also watch while snorkeling over the undersea stage and for those who prefer to remain dry, a screen on the beach will be set where 3 underwater cameras will broadcast live during the performance.
For the very first time, three types of audience in a performance:
Please, click here to read important information regarding the three ticket types
Official Airline Carrier: AEGEAN
Official Vehicle Sponsor: Opel
Concept / Choreography: Apostolia Papadamaki - Sophie Bulbulyan
Underwater sound design: Trifon Koutsourelis
Underwater set design / costumes: George Georgiou
Underwater filmography: Anastasis Agathos
Buoyancy technique skills: Tasos Papapanos
Handicap dancers diving instructors: Luc Lakeman, Tasos Papapanos
Official photographers & videographers: Alexandros Anagnostopoulos / Picme.gr, Luk Lakeman
Production manager: Manolis Sardis
Duration of the underwater performance: 40’ (total duration: 1½ h)
Τasos Papapanos,Thierry Maboang, Antonis Strouzas, Christina Patsali, Eleni Diamanti, Dimitra Sviggou, Irini Kourouvani, Dimitra Antonaki, Souad Daoudi, Michée Quenum, Jules Bulbulyan, Nefeli Boiskoiti, Vassilis Vasiliou, Αristotelis Marinopoulos.
- Video Teaser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WNMSEG-rD0
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Drops-of-Breath-The-Underwater-Heart-of-the-Mediterranean/847453878629280?fref=ts
- Instagram: https://instagram.com/dropsofbreath/
- Website: http://www.dropsofbreath.com
Dates: 25, 26, 27 September 2015
Area: Attica, Greece
Place: Cape Sounio beach, Grecotel Cape Sounio
Presales starting on: Monday, August 3, 2015
Drops of Breath is part of the innovative “The Underwater Heart of the Mediterranean” project which has an artistic, educational, social and human dimension and was selected by the EU’s Creative Europe, Horizon 2020 Programme, Directorate General for Education and Culture. Collaborating countries: Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Lebanon, Norway, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden.