Zeppelin Bend

Katerina Andreou

Dancers jumping in Zeppelin Bend by Katerina Andreou
Katerina Andreou
55 min

In 2020, Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels is supporting choreographer Katerina Andreou in creating her new production Zeppelin Bend.

What kind of training matches what sort of performance, what preparation is required for what kind of struggle, what effort is needed to achieve what goal? Following BSTRD and A Kind of Fierce, Katerina Andreou continues her exploration of physical practices, once again questioning the notion of free will and its subjective, utopian nature through dance. The choreographer sees bodily motion as an exercise in discipline and self-control that addresses the impulse to examine questions of power and mastery.

Zeppelin Bend, named for the knot invented to dock airships by joining two separate ropes, is a methodological quest: how can two performers adopt a singular bodily language to convey massive effort and the frames of mind that effort may beget? Katerina Andreou and Natali Mandila link dances, actions and sounds that call for both hardcore discipline and psychedelic imagination. In a world where pragmatism or daydreaming can be considered means of survival, they do both. While seeking out flashes of freedom, they attempt to set down roots in reality by focusing on what their bodies are doing.


Photo : Zeppelin Bend – Katerina Andreou © Hervé Veronese

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Portrait of Katerina Andreou

Katerina Andreou

In 2023, Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels is supporting choreographer Katerina Andreou for the presentation of BSTRD as part of the Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels dance festival in Hong Kong, as well as for the presentation of Mourn Baby Mourn at the Festival d'Automne in Paris.

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