In a world where human touch is not allowed, how can two bodies manage to communicate through gaze, body, and voice? ‘The gravity in between’ is about two beings, one moment of their meeting, and many attempts of trying to repeat that moment. The main axis of the piece is a vanishing point that lasts about 15 seconds. At this reference point, there is a pause — time stops or loses its realistic mathematical dimension. Time dilates. The choreographic score is the trajectory of the two bodies before and after this vanishing point: when they don’t attract toward each other and when they have infinitesimal distance between them.
Born in Athens (1991) Angelos Papadopoulos is a dance artist and director who knows nothing about the camera. They studied economics at the Athens University of Economics & Business, and danced at the National School of Dance (Athens) and the Greek National Opera Dance School. They were honored as the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Artist Fellow 2020 – 2021. In his own work, her way of creating is based on collaborations between themself and other artists. These collaborations lead to important encounters where both artists are engaged with a strong responsibility for the development of diverse performances. They are particularly interested in performances. She doesn’t have an identity. He tries to find their balance through diversity but hasn’t found yet how to express what he does for a living and they really enjoy that. Her performances have been shared in Greece and Spain. His short films have been screened in France, Georgia, Greece, Germany, Mexico, Portugal, South America, USA, and Spain.
Choreographer and Director: Angelos Papadopoulos | Original Music Composition: Murmel | Dramaturgy: Sofia Mavragani | Interpretation and Co-creation: Danae Pazirgiannidi, Angelos Papadopoulos | Light Design: Tasos Palaioroutas | Scientific Associates: Dr. Sotirios Bahtsetzis (professor in Art History), Iliana Tatsi (CERN exhibition curator) | Production Manager: Kalliopi Daflou | Photography: Angelos Papadopoulos