Improvisation with cloth
Music : Moiroloi ( lament, mourning ) from Epirus
Greek Klarino – Clarinet : Petroloukas Chalkias
Dance : Alkistis Voulgari

[ " Bairaki " Short Version, 3' min : ]

" Bairaki " comes from the Turkish (bayrak) and bayrak comes from corruption from the Persian: Bayrak (= Flag). The word nowadays is used to express rebellious feelings and soulful actions.

The connection of the dancer with a piece of cloth is observed many times in ancient and traditional greek dances. The symbolisation differs, although it remains the same in its

In another myth we meet Ariadne, Minoan goddess of vegetation and the underworld who served the reconciliation between life and death. " Mitos " ( thread ) is the secret revealed
by Ariadne to Theseus and symbolizes the steps, the movement and the maneuvers of the «Geranos» dance. The thread, the rope and later the handkerchief set used in dance symbolize the above elements – the internal cycles of nature and existence.

Here, the dancer interpretes instinctively the steps of an ancient greek dance and its continuation through the ages and the historical periods connecting the past with the present, the tradition with the contemporary art.

  • Alkistis Voulgari
  • Alkistis Voulgari
  • Petroloukas Chalkias ( Greek Klarino - Traditional Greek Music - Moiroloi from Epirus )
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    7 minutes 51 seconds
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    May 2, 2021
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  • One Shot Terrassa City of Film / Festival 2021
    Terrassa, Barcelona
    October 25, 2021
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Director Biography - Alkistis Voulgari

Alkistis Voulgari was born in Athens. She is an actress and dancer specialized on Isadora Duncan's Dance Technique.

The last two years she started her own filming experimentations and performance creations which contain Theatre, Poetry, Literature, Dance, Isadora's choreographies as well as personal choreographies. Her latest live performance, "Travel through Time" , was presented at Compartments Dance Festival on September of 2019.

The experimental short film " Dancing in the Silence ” from the " TERRACE PROJECT " - 2020 was hosted at Bibart’s Biennale Internazionale D’ Arte di Bari and since then the films of the project are travelling in several international film festivals. During 2020 she was collaborating with The Museum of Dead Words in Brooklyn / NY - the Online Series, interpreting the word EVIL through the performance " The Fight Within " .

Her first presence in the film industry was at BBC History Channel, playing Manto Mavrogenous (a great heroine from Mykonos) and Venus of Urbino in "El Greco" film directed by Giannis Smaragdis. She was also the leading character of the first greek webseries called "" and then became a member of "Cultoura", a group of new cinematographers who were experimenting on short films. She played in TV series as well leading and supporting roles.

Τheatre holds a significant part in her life, starting playing on stage since 14 years old. She met many exceptional teachers and co - artists who helped her to deepen her way of expression and experiment on different schools of Art, theatrical genres and dramaturgy.

She is an official member of CID (International Council of Dance - Unesco) since 2018 and also a writer having published her own e – books on the web.

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Director Statement

After a long time of personal and artistic research in many forms of Art as Theatre, Dance, Poetry as well as many different artistic ways I embraced strongly the idea that the most important Art is Life herself. Being an artist, for me, means to live sincerely and deeply the experiences that come along and then transform them into art.

That makes your unique way of expression and you find your “inner stand”. From this point everything becomes easier and the feeling is like you ride on a smooth river flow. Under this manner I create the last years performances that contain substances from Theatre, Music, Literature and Dance.

My base is the Art of Isadora Duncan and the Plastiques of Jerzy Grotowski in order to explore body movements, all the principles of Actor’s Studio as a guide in theatrical expression and Improv creative writing that helped me since the age of 9 to explore myself.

I never stop to learn, discover and interact with new artistic expressions and embrace collaborative work in all forms. It is always a pleasure to share and exchange new ideas and improvise on and about life’s special circumstances. I believe that we, artists, have a very important role to play in the coming years because this world needs for sure creative solutions in order to continue to exist. We must never give up but be flexible and playful in every situation that emerges.