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26 NOV
MUSIC+SCREENING
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Häxan

Screening with live music by Antonio Bertoni
Häxan, Antonio Bertoni
Häxan is a cult movie directed in 1922 by Benjamin Christensen. A mix between mockumentary and horror movie, not without black humour, the movie follows the history of witchcraft and explores the scientific hypothesis that the medieval time witches suffered of the same hysteria as the psychiatric patients of contemporary times.

Antonio Bertoni, with the double bass, guembri, and electronic processing, playes live in a mixture of composition, improvisation, electronic layering, and ethnic music.
3 DEC
MUSIC
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Manos Milonakis

presents Festen and other works live
Manos Milonakis at Vitruvian Thing
Manos Milonakis (Your Hand in Mine) will be presenting his new album Festen (Moderna Records) in its entirety: the music of the sold-out theatre performance at NTNG and Athens and Epidaurus Festival, as well as abstracts from his previous theartical works (Zyklon, Glaros). Performing with him: Thodoris Papadimitriouυ (cello), Elisso Papastrati (violin), Giorgos Papadopoulos (guitar, synths).
8 DEC
DANCE WORKSHOP
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Repetition in Performance

Research workshop by Ioanna Billi
Repetition in Performance - Research workshop by Ioanna Billi, 8 Dec, Vitruvian Thing
The tool of repetition in contemporary performance and spectatorship.
Certain types of performance that use repetition in movement, speech, or structure seem to invite us to go back to them in order to consider how repetition has changed over time, how we have changed over time, but also how we have changed in relation to repetition.

Ioanna Billi is a Greek, London based choreographer, dance performing artist, researcher and pedagogue. She is currently undertaking her MA in Choreography at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
9-10 DEC
DANCE

Recurrence

4 choreographies on repetition
Recurrence, 9-10 Dec, Vitruvian Thing
Four choreographers will present work on their study of repetition in contemporary dance and the performing arts.

Ioanna Billi: Benchmark
Margarita Panagiotou, Margarita Symeonidou: Margoes
Maria Garefi: Experiment
Drosia Triantaki: Variance
16 DEC
DANCE WORKSHOP
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Collective Body

Movement research workshop by Stefaniya Georgieva
Collective Body workshop by Stefaniyia Georgieva, 16 Dec, Vitruvian Thing
The workshop will engage in a process of exploration which will represent the power of collective intelligence, the pleasure of touching, caring for each other, moving together, connecting. Stefaniya Georgieva will be exploring the possibilities of the collective body by researching a variety of social behaviour models (games, social environment, nature, the biological world).

Stefaniya Georgieva (Sofia, BG) is a choreographer and performer, co-founder of ATOM theatre company and HOUSE Creative Hub – co-working space for artists in Sofia.
17 DEC
DANCE

Impossibility in its Purest Form

by ATOM Theatre (BG)
Impossibility in Its Purest Form by ATOM Theatre, 17 Dec, Vitruvian Thing
A work that explores impossibility as a form of hope, strive, desire and simultaneously weakness, destructiveness, helplessness, unfeasibility. In a moment where time stays still as if it doesn’t exist, the dancers’ bodies fall in a constant state of déjà vu, seeking to understand their own identity, building perspective and painting the borders of the space around them.
FEB 2018
SCREENING

Locus 18|a

Call for submissions
Locus by Die Wolke art group
A non-festivalic projection event, essentially an initiative to showcase work in the genres of video dance and experimental shorts, produced in the city of Thessaloniki.
It seeks to make a statement that the enjoyment of time-base media in particular requires active participation to some extent, like the need for the audience to attend a presentation, as opposed to having the works reside in an always-available platform like the internet. Submissions now open!
MAR 2018
DANCE

Unit Motives: Cage

Open Call
Unit Motives: Cage by Die Wolke art group
Die Wolke art group calls, for a second consecutive year, Thessaloniki-based choreographers to its Unit Motives initiative for the creation of solo contemporary dance works on musical works by great composers. This year, the event aims to explore the different kinetic and choreographic approaches to the interpretation of works by John Cage, as well as his compositional methods.
Application deadline: January 28

The Venue

Vitruvian Thing interior

Art space, contemporary dance stage, live music venue, audiovisual studio. Home of the fuzzy mind and the experimentally inclined psyche. And Die Wolke Art Group’s headquarters.

Inside the 130 sq.m. space one finds a theatrical stage with an arsenal of audiovisual technology supporting it, an electronics lab, an editing/color grading/VFX workstation, sound and lights, a 5m projection screen, cameras, and a host of sensor and controller apparatus. Also a small number of people that are adept at utilising the aforementioned implements to creative effect. Vitruvian Thing is intended to host all kinds of experimental activities, collaborations, and educational events: dancetheatre performances, live music, film projections, installations, theatre, talks, exhibitions.

Events at Vitruvian Thing are invariably underscored by our philosophy of quality and respect towards audience and artists. The venue, as well as its managing group Die Wolke, is a non-profit endeavour (Die Wolke is a registered non-profit company).

Past Events

Activities

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Vitruvian Thing seats 50 people in four rows. Most shows have multiple times/dates, so reservations are necessary to help us manage attendance.

We make it a point to start on time, to break the vicious circle of showtime delays that encourage belated arrivals and so on.

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PERFORM

We are always looking for interesting performances to host, that meet our mission statement: high quality, forward thinking art; experimental, innovative ideas by contemporary artists; cross-disciplinary, intermedial technique; including, but certaily not limited to, dancetheatre, contemporary experimental/electroacoustic music, performance art.

The stage is about 46 sq.m. of black, antivibrational, with computer-controlled lighting, wide projection area, sound system, etc.

SCREEN

Vitruvian Thing makes a great independent mini-cinema! The projector produces a high-contrast, 5m wide, image, directly on white wall. The stereo sound system is full range and plenty powerful.

Every spring we host Locus, an anti-fest of experimental films, videodance/videoart works, and animation, by Thessaloniki-based creators.

It is also possible to book the venue for premieres, presentations, or other projection events. We’re always excited to meet and talk to innovative filmmakers that want to show their work.

WORK

The space is bookable as a studio for seminars, workshops, rehearsals, video shooting sessions, general-purpose experimentalism, or any other purpose, with or without staff.

We also host Occam’s Sharpener, the post-production unit responsible for the visual effects in Imago, as well as various other visual media and programming projects.

Admission

Unspecified contribution
Unspecified contribution policy

At Vitruvian Thing, we acknowledge the difficult financial circumstances of this period. So, unless otherwise noted, admittance to the events we host entails an unspecified amount: you decide how much the ticket should be and, in doing so, you are supporting the artists and helping Die Wolke keep the venue running. At the entrance, we issue donation coupons to acknowledge your contribution, equivalent to receipts, as required by law.

So, upon arrival at Vitruvian Thing and checking in at the welcome desk, you can choose your own price of admission: literally as much as you think is just right for you. You receive your coupon, and enjoy the show.

Contact Us

VITRUVIAN THING

Home of the fuzzy mind and the experimentally inclined psyche.
Ptolemaeon 29A, 4th floor, 54630, Thessaloniki

Run by Die Wolke art group, a registered non-profit company.
Parking: 24h local (unrelated) underground parking facility on Amvrosiou str (same block, 50m). Bus: Antegonidon stop, on Egnatia str.

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