Amalgama Dance Company
Amalgama Dance Company has been established by Maria Gorgia, in London, 1996. This institutional procedure coincided with the production of the play “sun and sound”, which signed for the group the very first participation in an international festival (“Resolutions”, 1997, The Place Theatre). Amalgama has “moved” in Greece since 1998 .23 works have been presented in theatres in London, Greece, New York, Bologna, Milano in Croatia and Cyprus. The works “Manoeuvres”, “Polyanna’s child”, “Swingy mood”,“Until the end of my pathway” , “RaXeNiMa”, “Jezebel’s games”, “Koboloe (chaplet), time easygoing, time pitiless, time…” have been presented in Athens, whereas parts of “Koboloe” have been presented in Judson Church-Festival of Movement Research, in New York 2002.The work “Breaths from the deep” was presented in the 1st Dance Platform organized by the Greek Choreographers’ Union in the Athens’ Concert Hall. In August 2004 the group participated with the work “Pentathlon’s contests” at the Hosting Ceremonies for the Athletes for Olympic Games- Athens 2004. In April 2005 Amalgama presented excerpts from their future production named “the dessert” in Greek Choreographers Union’s Panorama , taken place in Chalandri Art Center. The production in its “totality” was released in June 2005, in Empros theater, in Athens’ Music Hall (February 2006- 2nd Dance Platform organized by Greek.Choreographers.Union ) and in Madfestival (organized by Dancers’ Dance Company). In January 2007 Amalgama presented the piece “Little Death” in Sxedia theater. In May 2008 the group released “Mon Valmont” in Alcmena theater, while this play was presented for a second time in the same theater, in January 2009. In December 2009 it presented “Mama 2U” in Beton 7 theater. In 2011 it presented “Public Idiot” in Kinitiras Studio.In 2012 it presented the work “The Mattress” in 6 Dogs Theatre (Athens), in Theatri di Vita in Bologna (Festival Theatre di Vita) and in Dimitria Festival in Thessalonika. This work was presented again in Athens in April 2013 (Hytirio theatre) and in Crete, July 2013 (Dance Days Chania 2013).The work “Hidden in the olive groves” was a co-production between Amalgama and Athens- Epidaurus Festival and was presented in Athens in the same year (2012) and in Rabbithole in 2014. In January and February 2014 Amalgama presented the work «On the sesaw» in Rabbithole theatre in Athens.In 2015 it presented the work «at the edge of the springboard» in Athens, Patra, and Cyprus for 60 shows performing the whole year. In 2016 it presented the same work in Kalamata International Dance Festival and the work «Nursury» for 30 performances in Athens (Space Banglades). From March 2018 to November 2018, it presented the work «what are you suffering from? from Existance» for 43 shows in Athens and 4 shows in Cyprous. The latest work «what are you suffering from? From Existence» has been presented in Athens from March 2019 till November 2019, for 53 shows an is going to be presented in Dock 11 in Berlin for 2 shows in Novenber 2019.
Amalgama aims directly at the creation of contemporary plays. These plays are based on a “conversation” with other art forms. Since 2002 they release a humanitarian character, keeping at the same time an open window for social and aesthetic speculation This kind of speculation unfolds in pathways such as the art’s space in contemporary social actuality, the relation between form and ideology , the relation between marginal and massive consuming art.
Amalgama Dance Company promotes the idea of personal creation , showing plays that present some conspicuous kind of individuality . This sort of “qualitative research” is related to artistic expression, to kinetic language and all the other elements that constitute a dance show as well as performance art (i.e. sound, décor, props, video art, lights, etc)
Amalgama promotes strongly the creative participation of dancers and all other contributors of each show in such a degree that this interest tends to constitute on of its foundational principles
From 2000 till 2018 Amalgama has been receiving substidies by the Greek National Ministry of Culture and Athletics.
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