OPENING: Christos Papadopoulos (Greece) – LARSEN C



Duration: 60 min.

The dancers are constantly moving, their movements are suggestive and fluid like vibrations resonating in space, like waves pulsating along with all other elements, the light, the set and the sounds. The movement is not meant to happen only on stage, it is an invitation to the public, a mesmerizing operation on perception. Landscapes, bodies and sounds come and go; approach and withdraw. The transformation happens rather gradually, catching us off guard multiple times, pretending that nothing happens while everything spins.

The aim is to take us through the end, not so much to a different place but rather to a new state.

“Glacier” or “ice shelf“ is a 10,000-year-old, immobile body of Larsen C water in Antarctica. It moves so slowly that it cannot be detected by the human senses. It is as if the pulse of its movement is absorbed by space and time.

“My starting point, my inspiration is usually a single moment. A fleeting impression lasting next to nothing. Something small, likely insignificant – often I’m not sure whether it even existed or whether I imagined it. And yet there it remains, resolute inside me.

That’s when the struggle begins in rehearsals, to trust in that small thing and call it significant. To stand up for it, give it time, and attempt to give it form without forcing it; and then, to wait” – Christos Papadopoulos.

Choreographer Christos Papadopoulos coming to the Baltic region for the first time with his programme, studied dance and choreography in SNDO (School for New Dance Development) in Amsterdam (2003), theatre in the National Theatre of Greece, Drama School (GNT Drama School) (1999).

He has taught movement and improvisation at Drama School of the Athens Conservatoire since 2003. He is also a founding member of the dance group The Lion and the Wolf (2015).

The interdependence of time and space, the relations that tend from the mineral and microscopic to the intimate and the political, the authentic ownership of movement and the nature of what we call the “event” are some of the recurrent themes of Papadopoulos’ work so far.


Concept & Choreography: Christos Papadopoulos

With the performers: Maria Bregianni, Chara Kotsali, Georgios Kotsifakis, Sotiria Koutsopetrou, Alexandros Nouskas Varelas, Ioanna Paraskevopoulou, Adonis Vais

Music & sound design: Giorgos Poulios

Set design: Clio Boboti

Lighting design: Eliza Alexandropoulou

Costume design: Angelos Mentis

Dramaturgy consultant: Alexandros Mistriotis

Choreography consultant: Martha Pasakopoulou

Assistant set designer: Filanthi Bougatsou

Production management: Rena Andreadaki, Zoe Mouschi

Producer: Onassis Stegi

Tour lighting head: Alexandros Mavridis

Set technicians: Marilena Kalaitzantonaki, Stefania Elettra Pantavos, Angeliki Vasilopoulou Kampitsi

Tour manager: Konstantina Papadopoulou

International Distribution: Key Performance

Pictures: Pinelopi_Gerasimou for Onassis Stegi 

“Larsen C” premiered on September 28, 2021 at the Théâtre Jean-Vilar in Vitry-sur-Seine (hosted in partnership with La Briqueterie).

Photos: Patroklos Skafidas, Pinelopi Gerasimou, Elina Giounanli.

Touring supporters for the “New Baltic Dance” festival: Onassis Stegi “Outward Turn” programme.



Apr 28 2024


19:00 - 20:00


Lithuanian National Drama Theater, New Stage