Perfomers in Sofia Mavragani’s Afterwords, showing illuminated mouths


Sofia Mavragani: Afterwords

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Sofia Mavragani, Afterwords

Mouth movement makes for an intriguing choreographic experiment, but Anastasio Koukoutas doesn’t quite swallow it


How often do we realise that the body starts with the mouth? Speech aside, the mouth is the centre of our communicative and expressive abilities. When we laugh, we eat, we kiss, when we even sing, the mouth is there. It stretches in anger, contracts in pleasure, gapes in awe. The mouth – a hole, a cavity, a door into one’s personality – explains why theatre so often returns to it to explore its immense potentialities. Sofia Mavragani’s Afterwords places…

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