An entertainer dances and sings in an online cabaret of the near future, in a timeless time. Living in an age where science rules, this woman has recently undergone a treatment of the nervous system: cleaning up unpleasant memories and fears to deal with her growing anxiety and sadness. The side effects, however, appear during her performance: her body sometimes stops or moves involuntarily, she loses the sense of time while she is visited by nightmares that may be part of her memories. Can she finally escape herself? Trapped more and more in the omnipotence of its image through technology but also in the search of a non-existent perfection, the human species is gradually gaining more and more distance from itself, from its own soul. How can a body move when it feels like a shadow of its own existence? What is the distance that separates it from the source of life? And while we tend to robotize, what does “human” eventually mean?
Evi Tzortzi graduated with honors from the State Drama School of Northern Greece in Thessaloniki. Further studies in acting, dancing and singing in New York. She is involved with theater, singing and dancing, especially Butoh dancing, and in the past few years has danced in several Butoh performances with respectable dancers of this genre, such as Masaki Iwana, Yumiko Yoshioka and Atsushi Tacenouchi.
In 2010, she created her first video art dance “antanaclasis” which has participated in many video art and dance on screen festivals all over the world. It has been also transformed into a live performance for Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, 2011. Finally, it evolved in the dance theater performance “m.e.t.a.” which has been presented in Athens, Patras and Thessaloniki, 2011-2018. In 2017 she danced in “Unit Motives”, solo performances inspired by György Ligeti music, created by Die Wolke Art Group. In 2019 she starred in the stage production of Éric Rohmer play “Trio en Mi Bémol” and in the short film “Reach” by Giorgos Alexakis. In 2020 she acted in the short film “Alaska” by Michalis Giagounidis and she created her second video dance “La Quarantine”.