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The elephant dances

Choreographer and dancer Milena Ugren Koulas will present her latest performance entitled Elephant at the Pallas theatre in Nicosia on Saturday and to a Limassol crowd at the Rialto theatre on Sunday.

Koulas’ latest full-length work seeks to explore ideas of illusions, beliefs and blind faith. Inspired by a Hindu tale about a group of blind men who are convinced that God is an elephant, the choreographer takes this story into dance and questions tradition and religion.

Together with dancer Eleni O’Keefe, Koulas metaphorically explores the space between reality and illusion, a space which religions “eloquently aim to erase”, as the dancers put it.

The choreographic work speaks further volumes through collaboration with musicians George Koulas, Rodos Panayiotou and Marios Takoushis. The three musicians bring to the piece and to the stage their distinct musical flavours and sound. The musical elements – and the electronic sound created by Takoushis – further aid the dancers to display the tension between tradition and the modern world.

The Elephant
Dance performance by Milena Ugren Koulas. November 5. Pallas theatre, Nicosia. 8.30pm. Free. Tel: 96-280538

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