Our voices convey so much. They carry the weight of our history, our upbringing, our culture. They represent our psychology, our status. The meaning of the words we say is coloured by the phonemes that structure them.

In code bend time, Evangelia Kolyra responds physically to the infinite variations of tone, pitch and timbre brought to bear upon the phonemes of English language as spoken by her audience. Variations in pronunciation are relayed back to the speaker as movements as distinct as the voice they respond to.

code bend time is a participatory, durational choreographic installation. The audience is invited to experience the making of a performative gallery work taking the roles of performer, participant or viewer.

Firstly performed at Lace Market Gallery as part of Nottdance 2017, Wednesday 15 February – Saturday 11 March. Gallery opening times: Monday – Friday 10AM – 4PM, Saturday 11 March 10AM – 4PM

Concept and performance: Evangelia Kolyra

Set and Costume design: Lina Motsiou

Graphic design: Harry Lagoussis

Producers: Xavier de Sousa, Steve Goatman

Produced and commissioned by Dance4 and Lace Market Gallery as part of Nottdance 2017. Supported by Arts Council England.

NEXT PERFORMANCE: 1st December 2017, 5.30-7.30pm at Siobhan Davies Studios

Promotional image by Eleni Tomadaki