Transforming Me: a bilingual solo
Megas, M & Adams, K 2014, 'Transforming Me: a bilingual solo', Interdisciplinary dance performance, MIR Festival;, Rabbit Hole, Kalamata International Festival; Thessaloniki Biennale; Danae Festival, Athens, Kalamata, Thessaloniki, Milan, Greece, Italy.
Transforming Me, a bilingual solo is a meditation on personal and social transformation. The improvisational ‘transformation’ dance form upon which the piece is based, models the shifts through familiar into unfamiliar, through repetition and tipping points, through fear and hope.
Medie Megas grew up in a bilingual context, constantly shifting between different cultural forms, behaviours and expectations. In the performance she addresses the audience directly and draws it into a process of transformation, which passes through the personal and opens up into broader concepts of the social sphere. Through her dance, text and song, the choreographer and performer asks the questions ‘how does personal transformation relate to social transformation and what role do perception, consciousness and intention play in this process?’ and ‘How does one imagine and create a different reality?’
Transformation is not a sudden change; it emerges slowly as we allow our bodies to inhabit difference. And yet our lives are full of sudden external shifts and multiple stimuli, in the face of which one needs to perform a uniquely personal balancing act.
The work is by Medie Megas. Dramaturgy by Kate Adams.
Interdisciplinary dance performance
Rabbit Hole, Kalamata International Festival; Thessaloniki Biennale; Danae Festival, Athens, Kalamata, Thessaloniki, Milan, Greece, Italy