Lenio Kaklea (GR/FR)

Lenio Kaklea is a dancer, choreographer and writer born in Athens, Greece and based in Paris.

She studies at the National Conservatory of Contemporary Dance in Athens (SSCD), where she is formed at classical ballet and American modern techniques and repertories such as Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham and Jose Limon. Since 2009, Lenio Kaklea uses a wide range of media including choreography, performance, text and video. Her artistic practice is influenced by feminism, psychoanalysis and institutional critic. In her work, she explores the production of subjectivity through the organized repetition and transmission of movements and seeks to reveal the intimate and marginal spaces in which we construct our identity.

Her work has been presented by different institutions and festivals throughout Europe such as the Centre Pompidou, ImPulsTanz Festival, CN D Pantin, Lafayett Anticipations, Onassis Foundation, Milan’s Triennale, Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, documenta 14-Public programs, NEXT Festival, Passerelle Art center, PACT Zollverein, Les presses du réel.

Lenio Kaklea (GR/FR): Sonatas and Interludes

In June 2019, Lenio Kaklea received a commission from the National Center for Dance in partnership with the Festival d’Automne in Paris to choreograph a series of works for prepared piano by the American composer John Cage. She was immediately struck by the beauty, the complexity, the richness and the humor of the Sonatas and Interludes, a cycle of twenty pieces composed by Cage between 1946 and 1948. After a two week residency, she presented part of this work in a short performance, accompanied by the pianist Orlando Bass. Today, together with an artistic team, she wishes to return to this form of the dance concert, choreograph the entire musical piece and make a light and costume creation for a full night show.

MUSIC John Cage / CHOREOGRAPHY AND PERFORMANCE Lenio Kaklea / PIANO Orlando Bass / SOUND Eric Yvelin / COSTUME Pierre Paulin / COSTUME FABRICATION Laszlo Marie Badot /  LIGHT DESIGN Jan Maertens / DRAMATURGY AND RESEARCH Lou Forster / CHOREOGRAPHIC ASSISTANT Dimitris Mytilinaios / PRODUCTION AND ADMINISTRATION abd/Chloé Schmidt COPRODUCTION Bourse de Commerce-Pinault Collection, ADC-Association de la Danse/Genève, BUDA/Kortrijk and NEXT Festival, CDCN-La Place de la danse/Toulouse, CN D/Pantin
The project received the support from Drac Ile de France/l’Aide au projet 2021
With the support of Tanzhaus Zürich/creation residency.
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