[WEBCAST] Abandon yourself to the Night. Whether it be festive or nocturnal, torn by insomnia or soothed by a lullaby, in George Stamos’ world it has the extravagance of live sound, dynamic movement, high fashion and art installation.
With the presence and performance of the drummer Rémy Saminadin and the incandescent collaboration of fashion designer Antonio Ortega, George Stamos takes us on a stroll through murky shadows teeming with a wide range of potential sensations, a darkness that provokes disconcerting transformations. When night falls, certain senses are dulled; others are sharpened. George Stamos embodies the comfort of sleep, along with the physical agitation of insomnia and the hypnotic intensity of dancing in nightclubs. He explores nocturnal rituals with vulnerability, as though seeking to draw from the cracks and crannies between day and night a colourful, joyful, almost sculptural light.
As a result of COVID-19 restrictions, societal changes have had a significant impact on our nighttime behaviours. During the pandemic, our relationship to time affected our circadian rhythm, changing our sleep patterns and how we respond to daylight. NIGHTLIGHT reminds us that the body is a vessel of social and sensory experience. As we see the emergence of a post-pandemic world this project takes on a particular resonance, raising questions about the use of public and private spaces and, above all, about the proximity of bodies. How can dance go beyond anxiety about communal gatherings and inspire hope?