Euripides Laskaridis (GR) / OSMOSIS
ELENIT is a universe in which you can disappear completely. 'Totally mesmerising. Dance, theatre, performance, happening, installation. A work that defies comparison and that therefore is unique' - To Tetarto Koudouni.
Starting time 8.30 p.m.
Warning; This show has loud sounds and stroboscope effects.
'A brilliant attempt to understand a monstrous world.' - ElCulture
The Greek choreographer and theatre maker Euripides Laskaridis 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 has no past and no future. All that matters is surviving in the now. Laskaridis creates a fabulous underworld full of references to painting, opera, musical and ancient tragedy, but also to contemporary club culture and film. It starts with everyday images and situations, which become increasingly absurd, mysterious, and disturbing. ELENIT
is a journey through an unknown landscape; devastated and ruined, but at the same time irresistibly fascinating. 'A brilliant attempt to understand a monstrous world.' - ElCulture.
-|-In 2017, Laskaridis' TITANS was shown at the festival as a co-production of Julidans. The Greek choreographer had only been in the international spotlight for a year, but his talent was undeniable. With his international breakthrough RELIC, he performed at as many as 22 international festivals. Laskaridis learned the trade from directors such as Robert Wilson and Dimitri Papaioannou and from there developed his own style with Greek and American influences. The main theme in his work is the theme of change, transformation. Also always present: Laskaridis' sense of humour. He always presents his serious subjects with a good dose of irony. ELENIT is a masterly demonstration of that, and his first performance for a big stage.
'This performance is neurotic and comic, tragic and sarcastic. It is recognisable and at the same time distant and moving. The heroes of that world are standing on the other side, trying to persuade you to go on a journey of discovery.' - ElCulture
conceived & directed by Euripides Laskaridis
with Amalia Kosma / Chrysanthi Fytiza, Chara Kotsali / Eirini Boudali, Manos Kotsaris, Euripides Laskaridis, Thanos Lekkas / Konstantinos Georgopoulos, Dimitris Matsoukas, Efthimios Moschopoulos, Giorgos Poulios, Michalis Valasoglou / Nikos Dragonas, 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 designers & special constructions Ioanna Plessa, Filanthi Bougatsou, Olga Vlassi
artistic collaborator – special constructions Anna Papathanasiou
assistant to the costume designer Aella Tsilikopoulou
assistants to the set designer Filanthi Bougatsou, Dinos Nikolaou
stage managers Dinos Nikolaou, Giorgos Antonopoulos
technical director Konstantinos Margas
rehearsal light technicians Vasilis Zidros, Tzanos Mazis, Giorgos Antonopoulos
lighting console programmers Giorgos Melissaropoulos, Vaggelis Mountrichas
sound engineers Kostis Pavlopoulos, Kostas Michopoulos
production manager Rena Andreadaki
project manager & tour production Simona Fremder
OSMOSIS operations co-ordinator TooFarEast
a project by Euripides Laskaridis // OSMOSIS
produced by Onassis Stegi (GR)
supported by the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès within the framework of the New Settings Program
co-produced by Théâtre de la Ville (FR), Teatro della Pergola (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 TransAmériques (CA), Les Halles de Schaerbeek (BE), Teatre Lliure (ES), Malraux, Scène Νationale Chambéry Savoie (FR), Théâtre de Liège (BE), Julidans (NL), Bonlieu Scène Nationale Annecy (FR)
in collaboration with ICI—Centre Chorégraphique National Montpellier – Occitanie (FR)
in association with EdM Productions and Rial & Eshelman
funded by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports
première November 2019, Onassis Stegi, Athens
ELENIT’s tour receives the generous support of Onassis Culture / Stegi’s “Outward Turn” Cultural Export Program.
Julidans adheres to the corona measures in force, as drawn up by the RIVM and the central government. As long as the coronavirus is not yet under control, testing can help make more possible step by step. The national government uses access tests to facilitate social and cultural activities in a safe manner. You may also need a negative test result in addition to your entrance ticket.
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