MeM#5 —18) Scratch (Vicky Vasilopoulou. Greece.) 10:56 min.
Five dancers get stuck in an experiential situation of imprisonment, exploring through recurrent behaviors within the borders of their location and themselves. Facing a dilemma of reaching a changing point of their attitude on life while moving towards a catharsis.
Performers: Chris G., Christina Kaiafa, Marianna Makri, Vali Pandelemidou, Tapha Diaw.
Director & Choreographer: Vicky Vasilopoulou
Camera: Aliki Souma
Montage: Panos Lambis
Contemporary Music: Stelios Gannoulakis
Vicky was born in Greece. Her initial discipline was Physical Education. She completed the professional ISTD program, while she took part in several dance seminars, self-improvisation events and choreographies. She worked and studied under the inspirational teacher Maria Aggelou and took part in some of her performances. She also participated in several street performing activist events, organized both in the urban environment and on the islands. Since 2010 Vasilopoulou has choreographed three major performances: “Game Over”, “Dance Banoptikon” and “Scratch”. In the last few years she completed the Body Mind Centering —“Somatic“— Program abroad. Since 2012 Vicky runs the “Dancevacuum Centre of Performing Arts” where a variety of classes, seminars and performances take place every week.
Interview to Vicky Vasilopoulou, talking about her creative experience. Filmed via long distance computer call: SKYPE.