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Genes and tonic

Dancing vibes continue throughout November and until the last few days of the year with Dance House Lemesos’ series of events, classes and performances. A production by En Drasi questions social stereotypes with a dance performance by Evi Demetriou on November 27 and 28 at Rialto Theatre.

With intense physicality and humour, the dance called ‘genes and tonic’ besides tackling stereotypes explores the connection between memory and identity. A landscape of movement, speech and sound that is said to provoke and energise at the same time.

Challenging perceptions and social behaviour aren’t a first in Demetriou’s work as she aims to constantly question and challenge the boundaries of life, as well as of conventional dance. In every new piece the artist challenges her own limits as well as the spectators’, creating a space of interaction and communication.

The dancer is no newbie to the art scene. She studied dance and performance at the Laban Centre in London and with a scholarship at Limon Institute in New York. Since then she has performed in numerous festivals all over Europe and neighbouring countries and in 2004, together with Emily Papaloizou formed En Drasi dance company.

She has also contributed to the development of contemporary dance in Cyprus as one of the founding members of Dance House Lemesos and a member of New Movement of Dance Groups, Choreographers & Dancers.

Genes and Tonic
Dance performance by Evie Demetriou. November 27 and 28. Rialto theatre, Limassol. 8.30pm. €5/7. Tel: 25-343900

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