Magazine: "CHOROS' number 052
Issued on July - October 2005
Criticism by Anita Vitsilogianni
"How shall I say...!"
From the "ART" dance theater of Artemis Ignatiou.
Theater "Argo" 1-4 of June 2005.
Direction-choreography: Artemis Ignatiou
Costumes - Set: Alexandros Kombogiorgas
Lighting: Giorgos Anestopoulos
Music selection: Artemis Ignatiou
Technical support : Elena Pavlidou
Performers: Panagiotis Garmbis, Aimon Garoufallou, Stefania
Gouliotou, Artemis Ignatiou, Irene Kyrmizaki, Maria Mbranidou
Saxophone: David Magaldadge
The new establisment of the "ART" dance company
that worked out through the experience of a experianced
choreographer, gave us the best impression. The "how
shall I say" is a play inspired by Samuel Beckett's
text. The influence of one art upon the other was obvious
from the beginning.
The writing work of Beckett inspired the creator in order
to express her work through the act of dance and hypocretical.
The issue is ordinary and simple but at the same time
is diachronic. The three phases of woman's life. The puberty
(that is dictated from romadicism and the tenderness),
the middle age (the period of dispute and self-examination
that in some cases comes up to madness) and the mature
age (period of knowledge, stability and calmness).
The companion-man appears not only as material but also
as an idea, human being and shadow. The choreographic
form was based on duetti and trio and there was no tutti.
The factors, that are two individuals, did not meet eachother
in any phase of the act, pointing out indirectly the lack
of communication. The choice of music was also very good.
The image of the saxophonist on the stage was one of the
most impressive moments. Especially remarcable were the
performers of the presentation.