Christina has been invited to present her work Stigma at Innovations Platform as part of Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019 this August. Innovations will present week-long series of micro-platforms, each presenting a range of dance works by professional practitioners and companies.
Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the world's largest arts festival, which in 2018 spanned 25 days and featured more than 55,000 performances of 3,548 different shows in 317 venues. However, the costs of taking work on a Fringe show in 2019 is no easy feat. Christina wishes to be part of such a pivotal for her career opportunity, present her piece and raise visibility of her artistry. To do so she needs to raise the according funds to support her project. Your donations will make her project come to life.
Monday 19th - Saturday 24th August 2019 | 18:30
Fringe Venue 236 | Greenside @ Infirmary Street, Edinburgh
The £2000 will provide Christina and her team with the resources, in order to take her work Stigma at Edinburgh but also facilitate the rehearsal space and time needed for her team to work in the studio.
As most artists, we pay for our own rehearsal space and time to prepare and present work, as there is no external or organisational support for our daily basic needs. We seek to change this through our crowd fund by providing a performance fee, covering travel allowances to and from rehearsals.
To be more specific Christina will cover:
- Rental of rehearsal space in London
- Artists' fee for the rehearsal and performance time
- Travel expenses to and from Edinburgh, Scotland
- Accommodation costs for a week in Edinburgh
- Dancers' per diems for a week during the festival
A personal reflection on the coping mechanisms used when expectations affect being a dance artist, Stigma is a sphere of emotions, contorted visage and rough tenderness, from a female perspective.
Stigma has been presented at: Resolution 2018 (The Place London) with the support of Arts Council England & Creation Box London, Unveil Festival 2018 (Creation Box London) an intimate night of emerging choreographers & at In Her Words (Redbridge Drama Centre) commissioned and produced by Artists 4 Artists, a national initiative working to raise visibility to the hip hop sector in the Uk.
‘’A spectrum of images, emotions and sensations is delivered with coarse subtlety in Christina Dionysopoulou's Stigma.’’ Coral Montejano Cantoral
‘’A serious artist, that pushes the boundaries of her body to create a distinctive movement language and a remarkable performance.’’ Savannah Saunders