Blowin’ – A project for 8 dancers and 2 musicians

Michael Cacoyannis Foundation hosts, from July the 10th until July the 12th 2010, the contemporary dance performance, Blowin’- A project for 8 dancers and 2 musicians, of the Athens & Epidaurus Festival, by Catherine Diverrès.

Among the many facets of French dance, Catherine Diverrès represents a certain poetry of restlessness, and is dedicated to issues such as the search for a personal expressive vocabulary, the relationship between performers and space, and the consideration of the role artists plays in contemporary society.

She studied at Maurice Béjart’s Mudra School in Brussels, where she met Bernardo Montet, they worked together as a choreography duo until 1998. Between 1994 and 2008 she was Director of the National Choreographic Centre of Rennes and Brittany, and her studies alongside Kazuo Ohno in Japan played a pivotal role in the development of her vocabulary. With Blowin’ she chooses to explore the open and direct relationship between dance and music, and gives precedence to the moment and her dancers, favouring improvisation over choreography and composition.