Module_Zero ; Have a look at my suitcase

by | May 26, 2022 | 5: Summer Course 2022, 5a Course Preparations, X_Uncategorised | 5 comments

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Module_Zero; Have a look at my suitcase

…not a really huge and heavy suitcase though!

The last two years I’m studying a lot(anthropology) and don’t really have time for practicing the arts i like most; photographing and dancing/performing. Apart from these two, in everyday life,  I try to make small literature texts or poems describing above all  my “dark days”. So, in my suitcase you can find some words, some pictures and a lot of desire to touch with my whole body “the field”. In reality, most of the time, you will find me in a corner with a book trying to figure out my new questions about the world…

Here you can see the last performance I participated

And here at 18′ with my group of conteporary dancing…on the dancing floor (apollo theater, Syros)

Greetings from my home-island



  1. Zhiyu (Gabby) Wen

    Hi Eleni, thank you so much for sharing “Milk + Honey” and your contemporary dance performance with us. I really enjoyed watching them, especially the “Milk + Honey,” it’s a such fascinating performance. I don’t know much about the history of the island of Syros, but I can sense the message behind the performance. It gives me a kind of sad, broken, yet strong feeling of “circle of life.” I particularly appreciate the part, in which the soprano hummed the rhythm, which gave me goosebumps.

  2. Keyania Campbell

    Hey Eleni,
    Those were some really cool performances! I always wonder if dancers have a different physicality of the environment. Like if they know something I don’t about the space because they use so much more of their body to understand things. Is that true?

    • Eleni Gkrilla

      Thank you for your reply Keyania! Yes, I think that it’s partially true because you also have the same knowledge but not realising it. Body for me is a “tool” that we all can use in order to understand things but maybe we forget it as we have learnt to use it for our everyday activities. It takes an “Unfamiliarising”, to forget about what you think you know about your body and starting from the beggining… as if you were a baby and learning the world with your body again.

  3. Sydney Streightiff

    Hi Eleni,

    Thank you for sharing about how your move into anthropology, though exciting, also makes you miss the art forms that you used to participate in most. I have experienced that this year as I move from a music performance centered world into a more research focused environment. I think something that I found really important was that going back to music helped me center the questions that I was asking. Both of the performances you shared were beautiful and I’m looking forward to seeing more throughout the course.

  4. Evie Despotopoulou

    Hi Eleni,

    Thank you for your post, very interesting.
    Really looking forward to knowing more about your performances and your relationship with the lived experience of dancing and the embodiment of sound(s).

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