National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens


PERFORMANCE 17 - 18/12/2016


Persa Stamatopoulou Contemporary Dance Company

Performance Displacement – The Road

17- 18 December 2016 at 19.00

With the kind support of: THE J.F. COSTOPOULOS FOUNDATION

Entry is free with admission tickets that will be distributed by EMST on a first come first served basis one hour before the performance.

The National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) completes the program PROLOGUES with the presentation of the performance Displacement – The Road by  Persa Stamatopoulou Contemporary Dance Company, on Saturday 17 and on Sunday 18 December at 19.00 with the kind support of The J. F. Costopoulos Foundation.

It regards a solo-performance based on the idea of a trip that is organized and experienced by an individual and explores the concept of change and displacement from one place to another, the wandering, the re-start and finally the action he is required to handle within a landscape

without borders and without boundaries, timeless, blank, white.

With the collaboration of the musician Sakis Kleisiaris (original music composition) a sound environment is created, as a musical score, on which the kinetic action gradually unfolds.The performer – dancer, as a traveler in space and time, experiments with a simple, abstract kinetic vocabulary, redefining each time his position and perspective.

Combining the continuous displacement of the body, through variations in weight, axis, position and gaze, with the idea of a world which is in an increasingly violent and continuous redistribution, common grounds and benchmarks between them are sought. The performance, which retraces the timelessness of human displacement, is inspired by Fernando Pessoa’s book titled “The Walker” and by using the body and sound as tools, approaches and records a route of overturns, pauses, alertness, redefinition and reconstruction.


The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST)

utilizing the period of mandatory testing prior to its final operation and pending the completion of the procedures that will lead to its inauguration, chose to realize from the summer until the end of 2016, a series of periodical artistic events which aimed firstly at the development of synergies with Greek and international institutions of related purpose and secondly at the acquaintance of the public with its new building.

The J. F. Costopoulos Foundation

The J. F. Costopoulos Foundation with its work aims to strengthen and promote Greek culture, literature and arts, has contributed to the presentation of innovative productions in Greece and abroad and has supported from their first steps important dance groups and festivals, that have vindicated its choices with their dynamic presence in the field.


Concept – Choreography: Persa Stamatopoulou

Sound environment: Sakis Kleisiaris

Interpretation: Tasos Karachalios

(Duration of performance: 40 minutes)

Photo by: Τakis Vekopoulos