ESOPTRON / Ariathney Coyne (US/GR), Daniela Hanelová (CZ), Photo: Eva Stöflin


Ariathney Coyne (US/GR), Daniela Hanelová (CZ)

ESOPTRON, Ancient Greek for mirror, is an experimental dance film, based on a dance duet of the same title. The project is the artists’ response to the changes that accompanied the global pandemic and explores the themes of touch, seclusion, longing for togetherness and the necessity of physical contact.

The film follows two characters who are reflections of each other, representing different aspects of one entity—shadow and light, taboo and norm. The film exposes how these two counterparts long for and belong to each other, ultimately merging into one entity as a complete whole.