"Nature and humanity have been at war with each other for years, as humans fail to treat the world around them with the same respect it treats them. It’s no surprise that many claim Mother Nature won’t let global warming go down without a fight. But is coronavirus that fight?
In Katerina Giannakopoulou’s music video/short film Pandemia, she portrays this ongoing fight through interpretive dance.
Acting as Mother Nature, Giannakopoulou shows how humans’s relationship with nature has left her broken, and how coronavirus is her response to everything.
Giannakopoulou’s style is telling these beautiful, complicated stories through dance and music, and Pandemia is no different. Even Giannakopoulou has gone on the record saying “I combine modern dance with flamenco and dance theatre while using complex rhythms, sounds and music from all over the world to create innovative performances.
The interdisciplinary filmmaking style of Katerina Giannakopoulou proves that there’s so much you can read in just one dancer. As the sole dancer and actor in most of her works, Giannakopoulou has to convey every aspect of the story through herself and the music. With nearly every minute of this short tied to Katerina Giannakopoulou, it’s clear that the accolades mean a lot more this time around than they did for any other film. In a little over a month, Pandemia won 6 six awards, including Best Dance Choreography, Best Music Video, and Best Experimental film." - DAILY NEWS
"If I had to name the style in which Pandemia’s heroine/director – Katerina Giannakopoulou delivers her very severe admonishment to all of humanity, I would name it ominous, atmospheric gestalt.
This multiple award winning powerhouse of an experimental film was conceived and executed in just 4 weeks – start to finish.
Katerina Giannakopoulou calls Pandemia a revenge story. I see it as an apocalyptic cautionary tale about what the near future almost surely holds for us if we can’t get our priorities in order. In Pandemia, as an artist with a message, Giannakopoulou doesn’t mince her proverbial words; Covid19 is Mother Nature giving us both a fair (enough) warning, and sounding the alarm.
If you haven’t seen Pandemia yet – you must!
It’s an interdisciplinary tour de force that delivers the most important and defining message of our generation – and none of us can hear it enough." Review INArt
Katerina Giannakopoulou - Director/Dancer/Actress
Castora Herz - Music Composition
Lukas Herbrand/Julien Prause - D.O.P.´s
Marc Fragstein - Sound Designer
Angelo Reale - Vocals
Daniel Dornhöfer - Poster Designer
Katerina Giannakopoulou wins the audience award for "Best Performance" 2020 at one of the top 100 international film festivals "WILDSOUND".. here the Feedback Video & the link of the interview.