MOS

MOS
04 Jul '22 to 05 Jul '22
Ioanna Paraskevopoulou (GR)

A bellows, an umbrella, and a plunger. These – amongst other things – are the attributes with which Ioanna Paraskevopoulou and Georgios Kotsifakis conjure up sound effects for a film score that reveals itself live before the spectator's eyes. And how they do it is a playful and hallucinogenic choreography in itself.

Julidans NEXT
Run time 35 minutes
Location Melkweg
Venue Upstairs

MOS


MOS
is a physical soundtrack to a series of scenes – think: nature, chases, zombie horror – from films and other visuals. The performance is inspired by the Foley film sound technique, which is used to create sounds in a sound studio that cannot be captured on the live film set: footsteps (walking through a box of gravel), rustling of clothes (flapping a roll of plastic foil), sounds of wood or iron and water (splashing in a baby's bathtub).

The sound technique was wittily depicted in the film Monty Python and The Holy Grail from 1975. In this film, the Monthy Python members play grail knights who knock two halves of a coconut together to suggest the sound of a horse – cataclop, cataclop – the horse in question is nowhere to be seen. The technique is also called the coconut effect.
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In MOS, Ioanna Paraskevopoulou and Georgios Kotsifakis use this appealing coconut effect as a choreographic tool. Their bodies enter into combat with all sorts of unexpected objects to produce sounds. The resulting sound material is intensified, imploded, paused, repeated and distorted in every possible way to enhance the sound experience. At Julidans you will also see the two dancers on stage in Christos Papadopoulos' opening performance, Larsen C.

Multi-talented Ioanna Paraskevopoulou is not only a dancer and choreographer, but also a researcher at the Department of Audiovisual Arts at Ionian University in Corfu. She has worked together with high-profile choreographers such as Dimitris Papaioannou and Tzeni Argyriou. Her very first choreography, the video dance project All She Likes Is Popping Bubble Wrap from 2021, revolved around the interaction between movement, sound and image, the core theme of her research. In her new work MOS, she elaborates on this theme.

Credits

concept and choreography Ioanna Paraskevopoulou
performance Georgios Kotsifakis, Ioanna Paraskevopoulou
dramaturgy Elena Novakovits
audio technical support and sound design Danis Chatzivasilakis
light design Eliza Alexandropoulou
set and costumes design Ioanna Paraskevopoulou
-|-visual design Bois Futuri
wooden constructions Miltos Athanasiou
executive producer Ioanna Paraskevopoulou
executive production assistant Alexandros Tomaras
special thanks to Eleni Tzarou and Thanos Daskalopoulos

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