by Mandafounis & Mazliah

©Constance Neuenschwander

A piece with which to test sight…

With P.A.D. Fabrice Mazliah and Ioannis Mandafounis have created a most subtle choreographic study of the question of intimacy and the gaze of the other. Seated behind a railing on the four sides of the stage, the spectators look down on the performers, in an experiment on closeness that destabilises, unsettles and distorts the perception of bodies caught in an ambiguous relationship. What are we willing to give (or to show) of ourselves? And what is it we ask (to see) of the other? Where does one draw the line between individuals? Centering on the unstable distance and proximity between the dancers themselves, but also between them and the audience, this work invites us to question the gap between notions of perception, intention and interpretation.
(text by Veerle Vanderleen KFDA’09)

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Creation 2007
Conceived, staged & performed by Ioannis Mandafounis, Fabrice Mazliah
Technical director & stage engineer Max Schubert
Production management Mélanie Fréguin
Production Cie Projet 11
Commission of Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2007

P.A.D. on tour
40 shows, 17 theaters, 16 cities, 11 countries
20 may 2007, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (avant première), Baden-Baden, Germany
23-25 july 2007, Athens & Epidaurus Festival‘07 (Premiere), Athens, Greece
22-23 september 2007, Kunstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt, Germany
16-21 may 2009, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Brussels, Belgium
23-24 may 2009, Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, Paris, France
27-28 march 2010, B:OM Festival, Seoul, Korea
20-21 april 2010, Springdance Festival, Utrecht, The Netherlands
20-23 may 2010, Frankfurt LAB, Frankfurt, Germany
22-26 september 2010, Hellerau Festspielhaus, Dresden, Germany
6 march 2011, Swiss Dance Days, Dampfzantrale, Bern, Switzerland
21 june 2011, TANEC PRAHA Festival, Prague, Czech Republic
2-4 october 2011, Suzanne Dellal Centre, Tel Aviv, Israel
7 october 2011, OPEN HOUSE dance & performance festival, Dance House Lemesos, Lemesos, Cyprus
14-16 october 2011, Kyoto Experiment, Kyoto, Japan
20-21 january 2012, deSingel International Arts Campus, Antwerp, Belgium
18 march 2012, Théâtre Sévelin 36, Lausanne, Switzerland
25 october 2013, Russelsheim, Russelsheim, Germany