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Experience Black Box Dance Company in a completely new performance, which is inspired by the seven deadly sins.

We know them all – the seven deadly sins. Anger, gluttony and sloth … What are we allowed to do, what can we and how do we resist temptations? Is there in our time anybody who thinks that feeling envy, greed and gluttony is a sin? Or are these concepts when it comes down to it, just part of the way to happiness and a successful life in today’s competitive society? And is lust really something shameful… sex and nudity in torrents.
The Cypriot choreographer Fotis Nikolaou wants with a poetic and very personal choreographic lan­guage to explore the ancient religious sinners and virtues in a new context. In an intimate collabo­ration with the dancers, the composer Christian Tronhjem and the costume designer Charlotte Østergaard and mask designer Martha Foka, Fotis will create a completely up to date contemporary performance that concerns us all.

7EVEN is a performance in two acts, and unfolds in an artificial world, where the struggle between hiding and showing your true self is portrayed in the dancers’ personification of both sinners and virtues.

Inspired by cartoon movies, adventure, fantasy and the use of the masks.

About Fotis Nikolaou
Fotis Nikolaou was born in Famagusta. He graduated from The State School of Dance in Athens, and has received further training in New York. Fotis is a choreographer and is also the founder of the X-it Dance Theatre, which is located in Athens, Greece. He has made several choreographies for his own company – for example “Waltz” “Inland” and “Unravelling”.

Back in 2004 Fotis choreographed the opening of the Olympic Games in Athens. Fotis has participated in several international festivals around in the world. He has several times choreographed for the National Theatre in Cyprus – the latest he has choreographed was “The Threepenny Opera and Elektra – Orestes, the trial”, for which he won the National Choreography price for in 2013. He has worked for Malmö Opera in Sweden, where he choreographed “Salome”. In addition, he has also choreographed “Lonely Room” for the National Ballet Company in Greece.

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CREDITS Choreographer: Fotis Nikolaou Dancers: 8 dancers from Black Box Dance Company Costumedesign: Charlotte Østergaard Sound design and composition: Christian Tronhjem Lightdesign: Anders Kjems