CHRISTODOULOS PANAYIOTOU

Dying on stage

Public Program

Taking as starting point Rudolf Nureyev’s 1991 staging of the classical ballet La Bayadère, choreographed while his health was critically deteriorating, Panayiotou’s lecture-performance Dying on Stage is a meditation on the impossible theatrical representation of death. Exploring various literal, metaphorical, and symbolic deaths, the artist is examining the vicious relationship between the spectator, the actor and the characters trapped in the action.

Dying on stage has been previously presented (amongst other) at the Stromboli Volcano Extravaganza 2015; at the Serpentine Galleries; Performa 15 and more recently at the Onassis Foundation in Athens and at the CND (Centre National de da Dance) after the invitation of Jérôme Bel (Lab Bel).