I finished this thing I have been editing since forever so here’s some stills (that don’t reveal much). It’s about a traditional dance called Tsakonikos, that is performed in the Peloponnese. The dancers’ line twists and turns in a snakelike manner, forming different paths. Supposedly this has mythological roots and refers to either the snake of Apollo or the effort of Theseus to navigate Mino’s labyrinth.
The footage is from a workshop which was organised in the outdoor courtyard of the archaeological museum of Thessaloniki. The people who participated -mostly archaeology students- got to create clay vases and plates following the ancient Greek method. As per usual, I was given a slightly surreal brief which included the direction ‘ try to make it look ancient’. What they meant was ‘ try not to shoot faces, watches, rings or anything contemporary’. That’s about the best I could manage.