Milena Ugren Koulas’ latest full-length work seeks to explore ideas of illusions, beliefs, and blind faith. Inspired by a Hindu tale of the blind men and the elephant in which the men are convinced that the elephant is God, Ugren Koulas questions traditions and religions. She, along with Eleni O’Keefe, metaphorically explore the space between reality and illusion that religions eloquently aim to erase.
The choreographic work is amplified through the collaboration with musicians George Koulas, Rodos Panayiotou, and Marios Takoushis. The three musicians bring their distinct flavor and sound aiding the tension between tradition and current state with blend of percussion and futuristic sounds of Takoushis electronic music.
Choreographer/dancer: Milena Ugren Koulas
In collaboration with dancer Eleni O’Keefe
Music by: George Koulas, Rodos Panayiotou and Marios Takoushis
Sponsored by: Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture/program Terpsihori 2016