Anthroposonic - Despina Charitonidi

Despina Charitonidi ( Greece )

Humans have radically transformed more than just the surface of the earth. The urbanisation of marine environments is a concerning issue that has worsened over time. 
In collaboration with a group of athletes, synchronized swimmers and dancers, Despina Charitonidi’s aim in "Anthroposonicis" is to depict, through choreography, the unseen processes and effects that have radically transformed and worsened the oceans.
The performers will interact with urban surroundings such as streets, sidewalks, bridges, and make elaborate moves through unnatural choreography. In the dry urban environment, the performers will look out of place, like fishes on dry land. With gestures, patterns and rhythms, they will create a physical vocabulary of suffocation, disorientation and despair, an allegory of marine emotions.