I once heard: If an atomic nucleus measured one millimetre in diameter, the radius of an electron would be one hundred metres. What holds them together is unclear. If an electron becomes detached from its parent atom, it travels through space until it comes across a new atom nucleus. The chaos theory says that we can never know in which direction two particles will move directly after an impact. And yet each morning of each day I rely on the sun rising, on finding my pen on my desk in the same spot I left it the night before – that my heart continues to beat. How wonderful our chaotic universe is! «Ion» by Christos Papadopoulos is an image that invites you to meditate about binding energy, directions of movement and our place in the whole scheme of things.

Melanie Mettler, Co-President of Dampfzentrale Bern (Association)

Christos Papadopoulos studied dance, theatre and political science. In just a few years, the choreographer and performer has gone from being widely regarded as a rising star of the international dance scene to his works being welcomed enthusiastically wherever they are performed. Christos’ performances reflect the inner human state, be it through abstract movement or through a simple gesture. A movement from and to the human being.

Credits

Konzept und Choreografie: Christos Papadopoulos. Tänzer*innen: Nouskas Varelas Alexandros, Dimitra Eleftheria Mertzani, Sevasti Zafeira, Anestis Nikas, Giorgos Tsagliotis, Aikaterini Liontou, Alexis Tsiamoglou, Ioanna Paraskevopoulou, Konstantina Gogoulou, Bregianni Maria. Dramaturgie: Tassos Koukoutas. Musik: Coti K. Licht: Tasos Palaioroutas. Kostüme: Angelos Mentis. Bühnendesign: Evangelia Therianou. Erste Choreografieassistenz: Katerina Spyropoulou. Zweite Choreografieassistenz: Ioanna Antonarou. Produktion und Organisation: Theodora Kapralou. Partner der ersten internationalen Tour: Onassis STEGI. Tänzer*innen: Nouskas Varelas Alexandros, Dimitra Eleftheria Mertzani, Sevasti Zafeira, Anestis Nikas, Giorgos Tsagliotis, Aikaterini Liontou, Alexis Tsiamoglou, Ioanna Paraskevopoulou, Konstantina Gogoulou, Bregianni Maria. Produziert von: Onassis STEGI. Koproduktion: Théâtre de la Ville-Paris, Le Lieu Unique-Scène nationale de Nantes.

Mit der Unterstützung von: The Fondation d’entreprise Hermès im Rahmen des New Settings programme. Partnerschaft: Dublin Dance Festival.

Fotocredit: Elina Giounanli.