Is live art a necessity or a luxury in today’s consumer society? Lia Haraki, artist and founder of The Performance Shop, explains on the TEDxPatras stage why she thinks that the value of live art can be found in the values it entails.
Lia will talk about her experience witnessing the art of performance in the center of daily life within the frame of a shop by supporting that despite its ephemeral nature, live art is more valuable than ever, and perhaps one of the best ‘investments’ one can make nowadays. In an era where everything seems to be on sale, art becomes necessary, probably proving to be our last chance for free expression. Come and become part of the TEDxPatras audience to discover why!
The speaker’s Who is Who…
Limassol-born artist Lia Haraki juggles dance and performance in innovative ways. Lia has created performances for the stage, site specific, one on one participatory works and has won various choreography awards. Her pieces have been touring internationally, including her participation in the Venice Biennale for visual Arts in 2013 with the performance “Tune In” (special mention to the Cyprus and Lithuanian pavilion). She is a part time lecturer at the University of Nicosia. In 2016 her project “The Performance Shop” was selected by the European Dance House Network as one of the top 25 best dance practices.