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Evangelia Kolyra presents

Evangelia Kolyra's 10,000 litres

Friday 12 May
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In a nutshell

A new dance piece in which three dancers explore community, freedom and power through the medium of breathing.

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As a bodily function, breathing often exposes a dancer: the fatigue or the tension with which they move, their resignation, or the forced need to obey stage codes. In this sense, it reveals the human dimension within the pure language of movement.

The constant search for the senses attempted in this production, not only reveals the vital function of breathing but also brings out the issues of rhythm and vulnerability: the thin balance between its uninterrupted flow and its forced interruption. This particular internal gaze and its political overtones regarding authority, freedom, and existence bring back the body at the epicentre of stage explorations.

What to Expect

A 3-dancer piece.

The performance happens on stage, in a white-floor island and throughout the show, interact, challenge and play with each other through a series of pre-choreographed sections. 

Who's Involved

EVANGELIA KOLYRA (Choreographer/performer)

Greek, London-based choreographer and performer, interested in performative work which takes place within theatre spaces, site-specific, film and installation contexts. Evangelia’s work aims to offer audiences a kinesthetically rich experience of the unexpected, humorous and sometimes dark or sinister sides to the psychology of human experience, presented within highly detailed and physically demanding choreography. / @evangeliakolyra /


Xavier de Sousa is an independent performance maker and producer currently working with live artists jamie lewis Hadley and Nicola Hunter, theatre maker Chris Goode, choreographers Evangelia Kolyra and Sivan Rubinstein. He is a Resident Producer at the Live Art Development Agency and The Place. / @xavinisms


Amelia Prazak (Switzerland) and Milda Lembertaitė (Lithuania) artists Sisters From Another Mister. Their free-wheeling practice employs absurd scenarios, gender play, witty sculptural forms and video works. Selected shows include: Fictions are Realities To Come, Zabludowicz Collections & Chroma, The House of Peroni, London; Celeste Prize, Centrale Montemartini, Rome, Italy; Rodin Reflections, Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London; Scenofest Street Stories, Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, Czech Republic.

SHERRY COENEN (Lighting Designer)

Sherry has been lighting shows in the US and UK since 2003.

Shows include: This is How We Die (Tour), Africarmen (Tour), Conquest of the South Pole (Arcola), Moby-Dick (Arcola), These Trees are Made of Blood (Southwark Playhouse), , After the Rainfall (Tour), Anton Chekhov (Hampstead Theatre).


Justyna Janiszewska (Poland/UK) currently lives and works in London. Over the past few years Justyna collaborated with other choreographers, such as Rosemary Lee, Amaara Raheem and Evangelia Kolyra. She has participated in projects and workshops led by Peter Jasko, Andrew Morrish, Kirsty Simpson, Luca Silvestrini, Carol Brown and Rosanna Irvine.

JOSS CARTER (Performer)

Joss trained and graduated from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Leeds-UK in 2010. Since 2009. he has performed and toured professionally on an international level with companies such as BalletBoys – The Talent (UK) including choreographers Russel Maliphant, T.R.A.S.H. (NL), Mor Shani (NL/IL),  Tilted Productions (UK), Gary Clark (UK) amongst others. In 2013 he began to create his own work including ‘MISERY FLESH’ (2014/2015), ‘Salvation’ (2014/2015).

Commissioned by The Place, funded by Arts Council England.

Development supported by Dance4, Onassis Culture Centre (Greece), Citymoves, Chelsea Theatre, Lost Dog Dance and Queen Mary University.

What people are saying

'Kolyra’s canny eye for detail brought her characters alive, their joys and sorrows believable, amusing and moving. Sometimes less is more.' Keith Watson, The Guardian

Find out more


Twitter: @EvangeliaKolyra #10000litres

Things you should know

No latecomers permitted.

This event is wheelchair accessible.

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