Ever since she was a teenager, Chara Kotsali has been terrified and fascinated alike by horror movies and their characters, above all the possessed woman, a staple of the genre. In her solo To Be Possessed, a “genealogy of the possessed”, the dancer-choreographer becomes a many-voiced mouthpiece for these “bodies that overflow”, as Kotsali calls them, “bodies that step into a danger zone and at the same time become menacing.” An ecstatic sound and movement collage of enormous technical precision exploring the subversive potential of demons.
Concept, Choreography, Performance: Chara Kotsali
Dramaturgy: Dimitra Mitropoulou
Artistic consultant: Periklis Pravitas
Music and sound design: Jeph Vanger
Original music piece: "FURIOSA"
Lip Sync Transcription and Harmonization: Dimitra Trypani
Light design: Eliza Alexandropoulou
Line production: Delta Pi
Touring Technical Manager: Antonis Kokkoris (Onassis STEGI)
Tour Coordinator: Christina Liata (Onassis STEGI)
Commisioned and produced: Onassis Stegi
The presentation of TO BE POSSESSED at ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival is supported by Onassis STEGI Athens – “Outward Turn” Programme.