The Διονύσια τὰ ἀστικά ‘Urban Dionysia’, are the last Dionysian celebrations of the Hellenic lunar calendar. They close the yearly events in boreal spring – austral fall – with other rituals, dances and performances. Each day of Dionysia, I introduce in a few words, a piece of performance art from anyone in the world, at any moment of history, and that I want to share. This includes: theatre, opera, dance, body art, music video and cinema.
The fourth sharing is 【Kor, Maison du Vent】 ‘Kor, House of Wind’, by the troupe ‘Théâtre Talipot’ from Réunion Island, France – a local theatre company with which I was personally initiated in drama when I was a kid, at least during the first years. The artwork here was written by Philippe Pelen Baldini and directed with the help of Thierry Moucazambo. In French corps means ‘body’ and the word is used in French Creole here (‘Kor’) as if it were a human name. The main theme of this work is the air and the wind among us and in our lives. Our bodies, filled with air, filled with emptiness, blowing toward freedom.
Here is the 【list of previous posts】 for the Urban Dionysia.