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"She wandered by the riverside
To drown her sorrows in the tide:
"I am alone in this vile world,
My only friends are beasts and birds;
They pass away - unknown, unsung,
While I am destined to stay young!
The soul - once hurt - forever mourns -
My woeful heart is pierced by thorns!
The solitude, which I adored,
Brings sorrow now - and nothing more…"

- excerpt from "The Numph and the Dryad" by
© Veronika Sizova and The Waves of Poetry

Dryades, in greek mythology, were spirits of the forest, wood nymphs and fairies.

"Dryad" is part of a larger project that has as a base the natural landscape and its interaction with the human presence. The performer opens herself to the different circumstances, plays with the elements, the landscape, the sounds, the light and co-creates a dance, a moving piece, a performance or a film with the natural rhythm, motion and notion of each moment. Eventually, the greater part of the work is improvised but the practise of body and spirit within nature is continual and growing.

  • Alkistis Voulgari
  • Room 37 Artworks
  • Skyrim Healing by www.freesound.com
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    January 11, 2022
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  • Just A Minute Festival
    Online Festival, Massachusetts
    United States
    January 10, 2023
    Official Entry 2023
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    Country: United States
    Rights: Internet, Free TV
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 and Radio Art.
Her love for nature drived her art to unexpected paths in order to find ways to combine her vision with a natural way of life. At the moment she works on that perspective while her online performances, films and artworks travel in different countries, festivals and exhibitions as the Avatar Center (60sec Radio) and Porcovete Pictures in Canada, UNU – Flores in Dresden, International Multimedia Art Festival in Serbia, Verti Films in Prague and On the Rocks Film festival in Italy. 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» was hosted at Bibart’s Biennale Internazionale D’Arte di Bari and received an honourable mention from the Navajo Film Festival.
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».
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.
Her vision is to reconnect theatre with its natural roots, to experiment and explore the primitive idea in an open, natural space.

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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.