CRACK by ZITA Dance Company

A contemporary performance exploring the concepts of Collective ≠ Individual

  • Theatre


  • Duration:45 minutes


ZITA dance company’s latest production is a collaboration between choreographer Iris Karayan, visual artist Nikos Papadimitriou and composer Nikos Veliotis. CRACK is a dance performance exploring the relation between INDIVIDUAL and COLLECTIVE. The dynamic interaction of STILLNESS to MOVEMENT, ORDER to DISORDER transforms the space occupied by the six dancers. The work challenges the audience into a sensorial experience. CRACK becomes a spatiotemporal condition of constant change.

The work invites spectators into a sensorial spatiotemporal experience. Forms and shapes emerge and transform while figures and structural elements of the performance function as independent elements that build up into integral ensembles. Intense rhythmic structures determine the movement altering from repetitive accumulations to the total pause of actions.

The continuous process of space transformation is achieved through the performers interaction and mobility, while space and that which occupies it become one. Collective-individual, order-disorder oppositions create a spatiotemporal condition of constant change.

1st Place – Choreography Award - Jarmila Jerabkova Award 2010

Just before presenting their new work, entitled CRACK, at Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, “Zita” Dance Group has been awarded with the 1st place for Choreography Award (Jarmila Jerabkova Award 2010) by the New Europe Festival of Prague. A festival that is recognized as one of the topmost in the fields of contemporary dance and dance-theatre and is organized by the Divadlo Duncan Centre in Czech Republic.

ZITA’s works have been show in: Thessaloniki International Month of Dance (2002), Mediaterra International Festival for New Technologies, 2nd Balkan Dance Platform (2003), Cultural Activities of the Municipality of Athens within the context of the Olympic Games 2004, Greek choreographers association dance Platforms-Festivals, VideoDance 2005.
The solo performance Self Portrait (2005-8) was presented in London at Resolution 08! The Place-Robin Howard Dance Theatre, 3rd Platform of Greek Dance Companies, Athens Concert Hall, Contemporary Dance Project by DI.PE.THE Serron (2009).
In 2008 ZITA created Domestic animals (2008), performed at Studio Kratiras in Athens followed by the work A time to mourn (2009-10) which has been shown at: Kinitiras Artistic Residency Centre, 9th Dance Festival of the Choreographers’ Association,  4th Platform of Greek Dance Companies, Athens Concert Hall.  A time to mourn will be presented at the International Contemporary Dance and Dance Theatre Festival and Jarmila Jeřábková Award 2010 in Prague.

ZITA Dance Company has received grant awards for its productions by:  DELTA Dairies (2002), Alexander S. Onassis Foundation (2003), E.KE.THE.X. (2008-09) Greek Ministry of Cultural & Tourism (2010).


  • Choreography:Iris Karayan
  • Visual design:Nikos Papadimitriou
  • Music:Nikos Veliotis
  • Lighting Design:Elisavet Moraki
  • Production/ Communication:ΖITA, Among the Ants
  • Costumes:Vasilia Rozana
  • Performed by:Katerina Andreou, Maria Fountouli, Costas Kekis, Chara Kotsali, Stavros Kottas, Marilena Petridou