Dionysus Lives was performed in the National Gallery of Scotland as a part of the 119th Annual SSA exhibition.
A 10-person performance that took form in a parade from the forested outskirts of Edinburgh to the National Gallery at its center, Dionysus Lives combined dance, music, pilgrimage and poetry in an artistic happening in which artists and audience alike were transformed.
The Voyage of Persephone was performed within the context of Anya Gleizer's first solo exhibition in Paris, Dionysus : Tristeria at Tricaud & Pigasse, 4 Place Denfert Rochereau.
The performance brought together dance and live-painting in front of the audience, to create a new form of multimedia storytelling with which to rediscover old myths, even as it questioned their heritage and implication within contemporary culture. Unearthing the too-often-cached process of art-making, The Voyage of Persephone spoke to the silencing of victims of assault and the perpetuatual veneration of 'result,' the unblemished picturing of a classical myth, violently ripped asunder.
The Voyage of Persephone
Déjeuner sur l'Herbe
Déjeuner sur l'Herbe was performed as part of Anya Gleizer's final degree show installation.
It is a participatory performance, incorporating dance, chorus, music, poetry and drawing in a celebration of the moment, with no regard for future or past.
An active enquiry in the nature of human animality, and the ephemera of human life, Déjeuner sur l'Herbe opened a space of interraction, shared-food and laughter to its audience, a forest clearing in the midst of the white-cube.
Gleizer was awarded the SSA Student Graduate Award for Déjeuner sur l'Herbe
Performed for the Glasgow International Festival as part of the Circus Between Worlds, Dionysus : Rites to Rave is a 10-person performance which combines dance, tribal music, poetry and audience-interaction and ends in a rave party that lasts all night.
Devised by Anya Gleizer in collaboration with her artist's collective, La Malle des Indes, Dionyus: Rites to Rave exposes the danger of relying solely on rational faculties and categorization, of denying an element of our identity that is fundamentally fluid, non-binary, wild.