Euripides Laskarides (GR) / OSMOSIS


Euripides Laskarides (GR) / OSMOSIS


Euripides Laskarides (GR) / OSMOSIS


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ELENIT is a universe in which you can disappear completely. “Totally hypnotic. Dance, theatre, performance, happening, installation. A work that exceeds category and is therefore unique.” - To Tetarto Koudouni.

Completely hypnotizing

The Greek choreographer and theatre maker Euripides Laskarides calls ELENIT a tragicomedy about the perseverance of people in doomed situations. Ten dancers are held hostage by a gigantic wind turbine, a machine that knows no past or future. All that matters is survival in the now. Laskarides creates a fabulous underworld full of references to painting, opera, musical and ancient tragedy, as well as to contemporary club culture and film. It starts with everyday images and situations, which become increasingly absurd, puzzling and disturbing. ELENIT is a journey through an unknown landscape; destroyed and ruined, yet at the same time irresistibly fascinating. “A wonderful attempt to understand a monstrous world.”

- ElCulture.

In 2017, Laskarides’ TITANS was shown at the festival as a Julidans co-production. The Greek choreographer had only been in the international spotlights for barely a year, but his talent was unmistakable. With his international breakthrough RELIC, he immediately performed at 22 international festivals. Laskaridis learned his trade from directors such as Robert Wilson and Dimitri Papaioannou and from there developed his own style with Greek and American influences. The common thread in his work is the theme of change, transformation. Also always present: Laskarides’ sense of humour. He always brings his serious subjects with a good dose of irony. ELENIT demonstrates this in a masterful way.

“This performance is neurotic and comical, tragic and sarcastic. It is recognisable and yet distant, and moving. The heroes of that world are on the other side and try to persuade you to go on a journey of discovery.” - ElCulture.


Conceived & Directed by Euripides Laskaridis
With Amalia Kosma, Chara Kotsali, Manos Kotsaris, Euripides Laskaridis, Thanos Lekkas, Dimitris Matsoukas, Efthimios Moschopoulos, Giorgos Poulios, Michalis Valasoglou, Fay Xhuma
Costume Design Angelos Mentis
Music & Sound Design Giorgos Poulios
Set Design Loukas Bakas
Lighting Design Eliza Alexandropoulou
Dramaturgy Consultant Alexandros Mistriotis
Associate Movement Director Nikos Dragonas
Assistant Director Geli Kalampaka
Assistant to the Composer Jeph Vanger
Assistant Costume Designer, Props & Special Constructions Ioanna Plessa
Artistic Collaborator - Special Constructions Anna Papathanasiou
Assistant to the Costume Designer Aella Tsilikopoulou
Assistant to the Set Designer Filanthi Bougatsou
Stage Manager and Assistant to the Set Designer Dinos Nikolaou
Technical Director Konstantinos Margas
Rehearsal Light Technician Vasilis Zidros, Tzanos Mazis, Giorgos Antonopoulos
Lighting Console Programmer Giorgos Melissaropoulos
Sound Engineers Kostis Pavlopoulos, Kostas Michopoulos
Production Manager Rena Andreadaki
Production & tour manager Simona Fremder
Operations Coordinator TooFarEastProductions

A project by Euripides Laskaridis // Osmosis
Produced by Onassis Stegi-Athens (GR)
Supported by Fondation d’entreprise Hermès within the framework of the New Settings Program

Coproduced by Théâtre de la Ville-Paris (FR), Teatro della Pergola-Florence (IT), Pôle européen de création – Ministère de la Culture/Maison de la Danse en soutien à la Biennale de la danse de Lyon 2020 (FR), Teatro Municipal do Porto (PT), Festival Trans-Amérique-Montreal (CA), Les Halles de Schaerbeek-Brussels (BE), Teatre Lliure-Barcelona (ES), Malraux, Scène Nationale Chambéry-Savoie (FR), Théâtre de Liège (BE), Julidans-Amsterdam (NL), Bonlieu Scène Nationale Annecy (FR)

In collaboration with ICI-centre chorégraphique national Montpellier-Occitanie (FR)
In association with EdM Productions and Rial&Eshelman

International Premiere 28 November 2019, Onassis Stegi
ELENIT is funded by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports.

Many thanks to Kifidis Orthopedics for the conferral of the wheelchair