CULTURE

A dance and music show from Zouzou Nikoloudi

One of this year’s first dance shows to be held in Athens brings together a large group of young dancers and seven musicians in a double bill under the direction of one of Greece’s most respected choreographers – Zouzou Nikoloudi’s Horika dance group is scheduled to perform at the Hora Theater from Friday to January 29. On the first five evenings, Horika will be performing «Music,» a production that premiered at the Athens Concert Hall early last year. «Music» is composed of 10 short, lighthearted and humorous tales set to melodies by Bach, Scriabin, Chopin, Prokofiev, Scarlatti, Schubert and others. This year, the performances will differ slightly in that seven musicians of the Skalkottas Music Ensemble under the direction of Miltos Logiadis will be playing. The sets for «Music» are designed by Giorgos Gavalas, the costumes by Damianos Zafeiris and the video is by Manthos Santorinaios. From January 26 to 29, the Horika group will perform four brief dances, the «Horika.» These dances consist of excerpts from four great works of Ancient Greek drama: Aeschylus’ «Agamemnon,» Euripides’ «Bacchae,» Sophocles’ «Trackers» and Aristophanes’ «Birds.» Experimental in nature, this production aims at tracing the unifying factors between the dramatic arts, dance and music. The costumes for «Horika» are designed by Yiannis Metsikoff and Maria Gazi and the music has been penned by Giorgos Kouroupos and Manos Hadjidakis. The choreography for both productions is by Zouzou Nikoloudi.«Music» and «Horika» are on at the Hora Theater (20 Amorgou, Kypseli, tel 867.3945) from January 18 to 29.