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Gaia_be the Bee

GAIA_be the bee, a dance-theatre performance
by Georgia Petrali’s Fysalida Dance –

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I photographed Gaia in Heraklion, Crete (Match 7, 2017).

For this performance, Gaia were: Dimitra Daskalaki, Marina Christodoulaki, Georgia Petrali.

This is what they say about themselves and this performance:

“Gaia” presents an original chronicle of human society, of our relationship with nature and fellow human beings, of female existence in a constant struggle for emancipation and survival.

The performance focuses on female figures traveling in time, transforming the definition of female nature and the natural environment by following the “dogmas of the times”… or perhaps they define them? In this particularly aquatic eco-artistic journey we will have as companions the Snake Goddess and other primitive and modern characters that emerge from times that we associate with innocence, romance, harmony with nature.

We are witnessing their mutation, martyrdom, revival, even their death, hoping to experience a kind of renaissance that will co-ordinate with humility and reverence, awe and gratitude to the divine natural phenomena and the rich goods of Mother Earth.

Their website is here. _DSC8168

And there is a lovely video of the performance here:


One comment on “Gaia_be the Bee

  1. Tarquin Scott
    March 9, 2017

    On the train home from Churchill’s latest play at the Lowry last night, we debated the use of the words ‘Chairman’, ‘Chairwoman’ and ‘Chair’. We had differing views on the use of English and what it means in particular circumstances. Assuming they ‘won’ the argument, may I as a man take offence at the term “Mother Earth”?
    Surely “Person Earth” is less gender specific in the same way?

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