A first work-in-progress performance of the experimental work of SMouTh’s Combo lab has been presented to a small number of selected guests, on Fri 31st May 2019 in the Mill of Pappas.
The permanent aim of the Combo lab (the creative composition of the performing arts) has met yet another, wider goal: the creation of a performance that is open to every audience and accessible to people with sensory disabilities.
The “Open-handed” performance, part of the European ImPArt project, is the result of the research and experimentation of the Greek ImPArt team on the expressive and aesthetic means and tools of performing arts and media and their creative dialogue with the usual means of intermediation (captioning, sign language interpretation, audio description, etc.), so as to produce an immediate accessible performance without any parallel interventions or interpretations to deprive or distract the viewer from the experience of the artistic work.
At the end of the performance an open discussion took place, offering valuable comments and feedback to the team to continue deepening and developing its work. The comments will be exploited by the creators of the show for its completion, and its final version will be performed to the general public in September 2019.
Staging-choreography: Despoina Bounitsi
Assistant director: Katerina Bekou
Texts Instruction: Thanasis Saliampouchos
Music: Maria Deligianni, Filippos Zoukas
Texts: SMouTh workshops team
ImPArt research team: Andreas Almpanis, Dimitra Zacharouli, Filippos Zoukas, Costas Lamproulis, Katerina Bekou, Despoina Bounitsi
Images: Giannis Chatziantoniou, Vicky Papaggeli
Video: Costas Lamproulis
Sign language interpretation and teaching: Evi Orfanidou
Performers: Vasilis Arvanitis, Emmanouela Gousiopoulou, Ioanna Dhamo, Giorgos Zigras, Marianna Papadimitriou, Christos Panagiotopoulos, Tzeni Rapti, Maria Saliampouchou, Antonia Trikalioti, Maria Tsirikoglou, Nagia Farmaki, Alexandra Frantzola, Maria Chandrinou, Periklis Chastalis
Dancers: Maria Kaprini, Nantia Savva
Also appear: Maria Deligianni, Filippos Zoukas, Thanasis Saliampouchos