American contemporary choreographer Monica Bill Barnes converts Summer Nostos Festival’s Alternative Stage into an office party, and we are all invited to attend. It is one of those uncomfortable office parties with bad fluorescent lighting which are destined to fail, but in a twist of fate something happens that makes it unforgettable.
In Happy Hour, two female dancers play two utterly ubiquitous male characters, whom you usually meet in such a party. They seem like guys from movies, a famous comic duo, or your uncles who took it too far dancing at your wedding. But as female performers, they can never become these characters. In their persistent failure to become these icons, we can see something more special — two individuals desperate to wrest new meaning from our most familiar ideas of ourselves.
Happy Hour is one of the most successful contemporary dance productions of Monica Bill Barnes. The performance breaks every rule of theater and presents a new way to approach a character through movement.
Monica Bill Barnes
Robbie Saenz de Viteri
- After the beginning of the performance, the entrance is allowed only in case of pause or break
- The entrance is allowed to children 6 years old and over
Pre-registration is required. Electronic pre-registration for the event will start on 11/6 at 14.00