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Euripides Laskaridis / Osmosis Performing Arts Co

In an empty, undefined space, a cosmic being, a sort of god with no specific sex but with a belly swollen, possibly by pregnancy, sits in a rocking swing, omnipo-tent and omnipresent. It/he/she has been there since before it all began, always in need of the presence of a companion, an imperceptible shadow that makes its peculiar world go round. According to the myth Titans ruled the universe since before even time existed, one of humanity’s earliest inventions. Why the need to imagine almighty deities? How has humanity faced the unknown? In this dark cosmic farce Laskaridis uses old myths as well as his very personal mythology stemming from his family, his home country, his love for the theatre of the ab-surd, circus, burlesque and the cinema. In Titans the artist uses his very distinct voice to make art without taking oneself too seriously.

Awarded one of the first Pina Bausch Fellowships in 2016, a grant that stimulates the search for new forms of expression, Laskaridis studied acting in Athens and direction in New York. Since 1995 he has worked with directors including Robert Wilson and Dimitris Papaioannou (also billed to appear in the Grec 2017), and he began directing stage plays and film shorts in 2000. In 2009 he founded the Osmosis Performing Arts Co. His latest creation is Relic, chosen to be part of Aerowaves 2015 (a hub and festival addressed to up-and-coming European choreographers). The production has been seen in about 20 international festivals, and in Barcelona it was put on at the Antic Teatre.

An eccentric and charismatic Greek creator uses actions to explore the concepts of ridicule and transformation in a show as wild as it is grotesque and disturbing.

A production by the Osmosis Performing Arts Co.

With the support of the Fondation d'entreprise Hermès, within the framework of the New Settings program.

Co-producers: Athens Festival, Theatre de la Ville (France), Eleusis 2021 European Capital of Culture, Festival TransAmériques (Canada), Julidans Amsterdam (Neth-erlands), Megaron - The Athens Concert Hall, OSMOSIS,

With the support of: O Espaço do Tempo (Portugal), NEON Organisation for Cul-ture and Development, Centre Culturel Hellenique (France), Isadora & Raymond Duncan Dance Research Centre.

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Direction / choreography & set design
Euripides Laskaridis
Performers
Euripides Laskaridis, Dimitris Matsoukas
Costumes
Angelos Mentis
Music composition & Sound Design
Giorgos Poulios
Programming
Themistocles Pandelopoulos
Sound installation & live music operator
Nikos Kollias
Lighting designer
Eliza Alexandropoulou
Lights installation
Konstantinos Margkas, Giorgos Melissaropoulos
Dramaturgy consultant
Alexandros Mistriotis
Artistic collaborators
Drosos Skotis, Diogenis Skaltsas, Simos Patieridis, Nikos Dragonas, Thanos Lekkas
Assistants to the director
Dimitris Triandafyllou, Paraskevi Lypimenou
Assistant to the set & costume designer
Ioanna Plessa
Production assistants – trainees
Samuel Esteves Querido, Lisandra Caires
Production coordinator
Elisabeth Tsouchtidi
Production manager
Maria Dourou
Carrer de Vila i Vilà, 67, 08004 Barcelona, Espanya
Metro

L2, L3 (Paral·lel)

Bicing

Vila i Vilà, 45; av. Paral·lel, 54

Bus

21, 91, 121, D20, H14, V11, N0, N6

Accessibilitat

Venue accessible to people with reduced mobility. Accessible toilet.

Josė Miguel Jimėnez
Josė Miguel Jimėnez
Julian Mommert
Julian Mommert
Julian Mommert
Julian Mommert
Elina Giounanli
Elina Giounanli

Data

This activity is part of the Greece at the Grec Festival
Teatre
Start date
05/07
End date
07/07
Venue
Hiroshima
Times
9 p.m.
Running time
50 min
Price
18 €

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