Symbiosis

A high velocity celebration of the Rambert dancers’ skills, by internationally acclaimed dance-maker Andonis Foniadakis, with a newly commissioned score by Ilan Eshkeri. Eshkeri is a British neo-classical composer known for his concert music, film scores, and artistic collaborations.

Choreography:
Andonis Foniadakis
Music:
Ilan Eshkeri
Costume design:
Anastasios Sofroniou
Lighting design:
Sakis Birbilis

Premiere at The Lowry, Salford on 28 September 2017.

Andonis Foniadakis (c) Peter CraigAndonis Foniadakis

Andonis Foniadakis grew upin the city of Ierapetra in Crete, Greece. He studied at the Greek National School of Dance in Athens and won a Maria Callas Scholarship to study at the Rudra Béjart School, Lausanne. He is currently Resident Choreographer at Greek National Ballet.

As a dancer Andonis collaborated with Béjart Ballet Lausanne, Lyon Opera Ballet and Saburo Teshigawara/ KARAS, and performed in works by choreographers including Maguy Marin, Jirˇí Kylián, William Forsythe, Dominique Boivin, Nacho Duato, Mats Ek, Maurice Béjart, Ohad Naharin, Frédéric Flamand, Bill T. Jones, Hervé Robbe, Tero Saarinen, Lionel Hoche, Joachim Schlomer, John Jasperse and Saburo Teshigawara.

In 2003 Andonis founded his own dance company, Apotosoma, in Lyon. Since then he has shown his work in France, Greece, Italy, Finland, Luxembourg, Germany, England and USA.

As a freelance choreographer he has collaborated with Martha Graham Dance Company, Sydney Dance Company, Royal New Zealand Ballet, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Geneva Ballet, Lyon Opera Ballet, Ballet Jazz de Montréal, Bern Ballet, Aterballetto Ballet du Rhin, Maggio Danza, National Dance Company of Wales, Dansgroep Amsterdam, Balé da Cidade of São Paulo Brazil, Helsinki Dance Company Finland, National Ballet of Greece, National Theatre of Northern Greece, Benjamin Millepied Dance Company, Washington Ballet and Béjart Ballet Lausanne. In 2014 he was movement coordinator for Darren Aronosfky’s film Noah.

His awards include the Danza e Danza Award for Best Choreography 2012.

Showing at:

  • The Lowry, Salford

    The Lowry
    Pier 8, The Quays Salford M50 3AZ
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    £6.50
  • Norwich Theatre Royal

    Theatre Royal
    Theatre Street Norwich NR2 1RL
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  • Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

    Festival Theatre
    13 - 29 Nicolson Street Edinburgh EH8 9FT
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  • Sadler's Wells, London

    Sadler's Wells
    Rosebery Avenue London EC1R 4TN
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  • Theatre Royal Newcastle

    Theatre Royal
    100 Grey Street Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6BR
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  • His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen

    His Majesty's Theatre
    Rosemount Viaduct Aberdeen AB25 1GL
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    £18.50
  • Theatre Royal Nottingham

    Theatre Royal
    Theatre Square Nottingham NG1 5ND
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  • Theatre Royal Brighton

    Theatre Royal
    New Road Brighton BN1 1SD
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