The Space Cadet

The Space Cadet



Residency | Work in Progress
16.11 – 13.12.2020
Flux Laboratory Athens 
12, Geronta str, 10558, Plaka 


This autumn, Flux Laboratory Athens invited as artist-in-residence researcher and choreographer Chloe Aligianni. Aligianni will deploy her practice, by opening up a dialogue between art and science, while stimulating curiosity about the cosmos in relation to the planet we call ‘home’. Aligianni looks for methodological intersections in the research process between choreography and astrophysics, highlighting the creative synthesis of the two fields. 

From the 16th of November until the 13th of December, her project ‘The Space Cadet’ will take over the space of Flux Laboratory Athens. Dancer Aggelos Apostolidis (Fuerza Negra) who was selected through audition, will activate the in-situ installation, interacting with the ‘illuminating landscape’ especially designed by light designer Anna Sbokou. 
‘The Space Cadet’ examines the poetics of space exploration through the astronaut experience. With the use of movement, light and sound, the performance space and the performer are constantly transported into places and cover large distances, while staying in a -seemingly- confined space.

In compliance with the existing measures, this work in progress is implemented with the form of rehearsals. Simultaneously, the whole process will be documented and transmitted through Flux Laboratory’s communication channels.

In summer 2021, the final piece will be presented in Eugenides Foundation Planetarium. Afterwards, ‘The Space Cadet’ will be travelling as a pop-up performance in public spaces of Greece and abroad.

Credits
Choreography / Music / Project design: Chloe Aligianni
Movement material co created by Aggelos Apostolidis & Chloe Aligianni
Performer: Aggelos Apostolidis (Fuerza Negra)
Lighting design: Anna Sbokou
Set construction: XWorks / Giannis Aligiannis

Scientific advisors
Manos Kitsonas (Eugenides Foundation Planetarium), Athanassios Akylas (National Observatory of Athens), Mindy Howard (InnerSpace Training), Dr. Katrin Leschke (University of Leicester), Dr. Simon Lindsay (University of Leicester), Mazdak Nassir (Space Nation).

The project is co-funded by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports
 

Institutions

The Croft Residency, 
Inner Space Training
Studio Wayne McGregor Freespace Programme

With the support of

Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports