Lenio Kaklea

Αγρίμι (Fauve)

October 9-11, 7:30PM
Tickets start at $30
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Co-presented with L’Alliance New York’s Crossing The Line Festival

The Ardennes, the Black Forest, Broceliande, the Vexin. Forests are spaces that can elude immediate understanding. Here, humans and animals scatter and hide, stalking, pursuing and trapping each other. Places of calm and meditation, of ecstasy and vivid life, forests can also be threatening and toxic environments. In Αγρίμι (Fauve), Lenio Kaklea meticulously choreographs a ‘rewilding of bodies’. Through on-stage exercises, dances and rituals, she explores the forest as a place – both physical and imaginary – for the dissolution of identities and the metamorphosis of bodies. Linking Kaklea’s choreographic creation to the geographical, environmental and poetic richness of the forests for the first time, Αγρίμι (Fauve) presents dance as another wild zone to be defended. Born in Athens, Greece, she is currently based in Paris, France, and a nominee for the 25th Pernod Ricard Foundation Award. 

Choreography and Stage Direction: Lenio Kaklea
Performance: Lenio Kaklea, Georgios Kotsifakis, Ioanna Paraskevopoulou
Sound Design, Video and Technical Direction: Éric Yvelin
Set: Clio Boboti
Light Design: Bruno Pocheron
Costumes: Olivier Mulin
Landscape: Sophie Laly
Dramaturgy and Research: Lou Forster
Creation Assistant: Dimitris Mytilinaios
Assistant Set Designer: Filanthi Bougatsou
Pole Dance Training: Mandy Fragiadaki
Administration and Production Management: Olivier Poujol
Production: abd
With the support of Fondation enterprise Hermès
Coproductions: Kunstenfestivaldesarts Bruxelles, Serpentine London, Athens Epidaurus Festival, CN D Pantin – Centre national de la danse, Festival d’Automne de Paris, Theater Spektakel Zürich, Pôle Sud – CDCN de Strasbourg, La Briqueterie – CDCN Val de Marne, ImPulsTanz International Festival and DanceWEB Life Long Burning Network, Le Dancing – CDCN de Dijon.

abd receives the support of DRAC Ile-de-France under the title ‘Aide au conventionnement 2023-2024’.

In the performance we listen to a text edited by Lou Forster and Lenio Kaklea from a Nivkh tale, reported by Charles Stepanoff in Voyager dans l’invisible. Techniques chamaniques et l’imagination [Journeys into the Invisible — Shamanic Imagination in the Far North], Paris, La découverte, 2019.

With the support from Villa Albertine and Albertine Foundation.  

General Seating. Tickets are available on a variable scale, with a pay what you wish option. We offer a standard ticket price of $30.00. We also offer a supporter ticket of $250. Your purchase helps offset the cost of producing this performance, in which the actual cost per ticket averages to $250. We ask that your purchase reflects what you are able to comfortably pay, as we strive to make these very important works available to everyone by offering subsidized ticketing.

$10 Student rush available at door, excluding sold out performances.

For sold out ticket types, please contact the box office at 212 924 0077 at 1pm the day of the show to be placed on a waitlist.