WORD MARCH is a vocal duet which happens through the intense movement of the two performers who are not seen but heard. The piece proposes the physicality of word in an audible choreography where the performers are in a constant dialogue of simultaneous talking and moving via repetition and variation. The viewing happens within the spectator’s imagination and expectation as they begin to formulate - in their mind's eye - what each sound might look like.
The power of the performers’ coordination was inspired by the women’s march in America in 2017 as an example of how unity and togetherness can be the strongest forms of resistance.
WORD MARCH starts with the phrase ‘WE NEED A PLAN B’ as a reaction to president Trumps election and continues with basic questions like:
‘giving up?’ or ‘getting up?’
‘Fight?’ or ‘hide?’
‘step?’ or ‘stop?’
WORD MARCH is a reminder that no one is alone when all is one!
The piece can also be presented as a sound installation in a room.
Concept / Choreography and composition / Performance Lia Haraki
Performance / Collaboration in creation Arianna Marcoulides
Mentor Guy Cools
Rhythm and sound mentoring Christos Hadjichristou
Lights Alexander Jotovic
Sound engineer Yiannos Ionas
Graphics Philippos Vassiliades
Technical manager Yiangos Hadjiyiannis
Production .pelma.Lia Haraki
Sponsored by the Ministry of Education and Culture - Cultural Services, in the frame of the ‘Dance platform’ 2017.
Supported by Dance House Lemesos