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Christos Papadopoulos - Leon & the Wolf: OPUS

Photo: Patroklos Skafidas
Photo: Patroklos Skafidas Photo: Patroklos Skafidas

Choreographer and dancer Christos Papadopoulos is a rising star oftheEuropean dance scene, his Opus is inner performance working with interpretation of classical music inits own, new way. 

The OPUS production uses as its basis classical music and its strict structure. The body becomes a visual version of a musical instrument and notes a physical score which defines the choreography. OPUS offers the spectator a new view of understanding a piece of music but it does not set as its goal to clarify emotional aspects of music and its psychological impact on the audience. The main effort is to separate the dancers from sentimental influence of music, to resist temptation to interpret music as a sophisticated series of sounds creating a logical harmony. Music inseparably belongs to dancing, but the OPUS production brings us something new–examinationofour automatic reaction to music we are listening to.

Place: Meeting point

„I don't plan to stick to a certain label that characterises my work. I don't want to be constrained by kinetic styles and practices; in the core of my work I always look for the human dimension. My priority -though it may not be apparent at first glance- is focusing on the individual, the way he/she is in a community of bodies, or exposed by himself-herself. I want my work to reverberate the inner human condition, whether it is demonstrated by abstract movement or a simple gesture. A movement from and towards the human.“ Christos Papadopoulos

Christos Papadopoulos (GRE)

Christos Papadopoulos, dancer, choreographer, teacher and the founding member of Leon & the Wolf which have attracted in the last two years considerable attention of international producers. He graduated at the Dramatic School of the National Theatre in Greece and at the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam. Christos worked as a choreographer and movement director in theatre production, participated in a team of choreographers who organized the opening ceremony of the European Games in Baku and the opening and closing ceremony of the Olympic Games in Athens in 2004 where he also performed the Centaur. Some of his own projects: OPUS (AerowavesTwenty18, PortaTheater 2016, Théâtrede la Ville-DanseElargie2016, Jonkoping, Sweden 2017) and Elvedon(AerowavesTwenty16, PortaTheater, ARC For Dance Festival, 2003).