About Reverie

Georgia Tegou & Michalis Theophanous open Dance Umbrella Festival 2022 with a trip to ametaphorical universe in the UK Premiere of captivating new work Reverie.

Fusing movement and visual arts, the acclaimed duo invite audiences into their signature ‘dance-as-design’creations, conjuring a ‘fantasy-like’ world where characters evoke a surreal and swirlingdreamlike state.

Drawing inspiration from Lewis Carol’s Alice and Carl Jung’s theories on thesubconscious, Tegou and Theophanous create connections between the known and the unfamiliar, blurring the line between real and imaginary.

Tegou recently created Ochre for Zfin Malta-National Dance Company Malta and co-directed the sold-out production Underwater with Xenia Aidonopoulou nationally and at Sadler’s Wells.Theophanous has collaborated with Olivier Award nominated Dimitris Papaioannou (TransverseOrientation, DU 2021) and renowned director Robert Wilson.

Cast & Creative:

Concept, Direction, Choreography: Georgia Tegou & Michalis Theophanous:
Costume Designer: Justin Smith / J Smith Esquire
Music Composition & Sound Design: Jeph Vanger
Dramaturgy: Xenia Aidonopoulou
Lighting Designer: Michael Toon
Creative Producer: Lia Prentaki
Original Creative Producer: Mark Mallabone
Project Coordinator & Marketing Associate: Lia Garbola
Photography: Nicholas Louka

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About the artists

Georgia Tegou

Georgia Tegou’s choreographic work has been presented and supported by Arts Council England,Dance Umbrella, The Venice Biennale of Architecture, Onassis Stegi, Sadler’s Wells, The Place,ZfinMalta National Dance Company, Studio Wayne McGregor, Royal Academy of Music, TheWhitechapel Gallery, Athens and Epidaurus Festival amongst others.

She has choreographed two music videos for Róisín Murphy. Tegou was awarded a OneDanceUKChoreographers Observership and worked with Royal Opera House movement director andchoreographer, Kate Flatt. In 2021 she was invited to exhibit a performative installation at the 17thInternational Architecture Exhibition / La Biennale di Venezia hosted by the Cyprus Pavilion co-directedwith Michalis Theophanous. She was a Choreodrome 2021 artist at The Place, a Studio LightMoves / Open Futures resident artist at Dance Limerick and she is currently an artist in residence atSomerset House Exchange.MICHALIS THEOPHANOUSMichalis Theophanous is a movement artist. He has a longstanding collaboration with the Greekchoreographer Dimitris Papaioannou, appearing inInside(2011),Primal Matter(2013–a duet withPapaioannou),Still Life(2014) andTransverse Orientation(2021). In recent years, he has alsocollaborated closely with the American theatre director Robert Wilson, starring with Lucinda Childsin hisAdam’s Passion(2015–music by Arvo Pärt), andOedipus Rex(2018).As a performer, Theophanous has worked with numerous choreographers, companies andorganisations, including the Hellenic Dance Company (GR), Carte Blanche (NO), Konstantinos Rigos(GR), the National Theatre of Greece, and the Theatre Organisation of Cyprus (THOC). His ownchoreographic work has been seen at Dance Umbrella, the Festival of Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza,Onassis Stegi in Athens, the Napoli Teatro Festival and elsewhere, with support from the Arts CouncilEngland, Change Performing Arts, the University of Roehampton, London amongst others.

Michalis Theophanous

Michalis Theophanous is a movement artist. He has a longstanding collaboration with the Greekchoreographer Dimitris Papaioannou, appearing inInside(2011),Primal Matter(2013–a duet withPapaioannou),Still Life(2014) andTransverse Orientation(2021). In recent years, he has alsocollaborated closely with the American theatre director Robert Wilson, starring with Lucinda Childsin hisAdam’s Passion(2015–music by Arvo Pärt), andOedipus Rex(2018).As a performer, Theophanous has worked with numerous choreographers, companies andorganisations, including the Hellenic Dance Company (GR), Carte Blanche (NO), Konstantinos Rigos(GR), the National Theatre of Greece, and the Theatre Organisation of Cyprus (THOC). His ownchoreographic work has been seen at Dance Umbrella, the Festival of Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza,Onassis Stegi in Athens, the Napoli Teatro Festival and elsewhere, with support from the Arts CouncilEngland, Change Performing Arts, the University of Roehampton, London amongst others.

Presented by Dance Umbrella in partnership with The Place Commissioned and Touring support by Onassis Stegi / Onas sis New Choreographers Festival 7, through public funding by Arts Council of England. Supported in touring by ONASSIS STEGI’s Outward Turn Program. Initial development supported by SystemsLAB

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