Euripides Laskaridis

ELENIT

Euripides Laskaridis

© Julian Mommert

June

1119.30hFri
1219.30hSat

RIVOLIGrand Auditorium

Dance
Greece
National premiere
Price 12€
Duration 1.25h
Age >12
Euripides Laskaridis expands his scenic universe with a new piece made for many bodies. A space where the things we know we knew are now behind. ELENIT is a tragic comedy, with characters who are touchingly real and painstakingly realised, yet unashamedly imaginary. Characters that exist in a machine interested only in the urgency of the moment. Euripides Laskaridis uses notions of ridicule and transformation to explore the perseverance of humankind in the face of the unknown. His works are marked by a sense of contained chaos: deep and detailed dives that tap into who we are by staying true to the specifics of a most personal vision. Unconventional and non-linear, they play with the possibilities of what lies all around – breaking, distorting, reforming and fiddling with commonplace materials and the detritus of everyday life to create the unexpected. The body is the medium through which Euripides’ spaces come to life. Through them open new territories that are – by sudden turns – hilarious and heart-rending, grotesque and affecting, frightening and absurd. An ensemble piece for ten creatures and a wind turbine, ELENIT forgoes all reason to forge a space without past or future.


EURIPIDIS LASKARIDIS is a director and performer. Two dominant themes run through his artistic identity: ridicule and transformation. He studied acting in Athens at the Karolos Koun Art Theatre and directing in New York at Brooklyn College on an Onassis Foundation Scholarship. He has been performing since 1995, working with such directors as Dimitris Papaioannou and Robert Wilson. He began directing his own work in 2000 – both stage works and, later, award-winning short films. In 2009, Euripides founded the OSMOSIS company and began presenting site-specific works at the Athens Festival, the Greek National Theatre, the Embros Theatre squat and elsewhere in Greece. In 2013, OSMOSIS also began to undertake workshops and community projects.

June

1119.30hFri
1219.30hSat

RIVOLIGrand Auditorium

Dance
Greece
National premiere
Price 12€
Duration 1.25h
Age >12
Conceived & directed by Euripides Laskaridis
Performance Nikos Dragonas, Amalia Kosma, Eirini Boudali, Manos Kotsaris, Euripides Laskaridis, Konstantinos Georgopoulos, Dimitris Matsoukas, Efthimios Moschopoulos, Giorgos Poulios, Fay Xhuma
Costume design Angelos Mentis
Original 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 & special constructions Ioanna Plessa, Filanthi Bougatsou, Olga Vlassi
Artistic collaborator & special constructions Anna Papathanasiou
Assistant to the costume designer Aella Tsilikopoulou
Assistant to the set designer Filanthi Bougatsou, Dinos Nikolaou
Stage manager & assistant to the set designer Dinos Nikolaou, Giorgos Antonopoulos
Technical director Konstantinos Margas
Rehearsal lighting technicians Vasilis Zindros, Tzanos Mazis, Giorgos Antonopoulos
Lighting console programmer Giorgos Melissaropoulos, Vaggelis Mountrichas
Sound engineers Kostis Pavlopoulos, Kostas Michopoulos
Production manager Rena Andreadaki
Tour production manager Simona Fremder
Osmosis operations co-ordinator TooFarEast
Photography Elina Giounanli, Geli Kalampaka, Julian Mommert, Andreas Simopoulos
A project by Euripides Laskaridis & the OSMOSIS performing arts company
Produced by Onassis Stegi
Supported by the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès within the framework of the New Settings 2020 programme 
Co-produced by Théâtre de la Ville, Teatro della Pergola, Pôle européen de création – Ministère de la Culture / Biennale de la danse de Lyon 2020, Teatro Municipal do Porto, Festival TransAmériques, Les Halles de Schaerbeek, Teatre Lliure, Malraux – Scène nationale Chambéry Savoie, Théâtre de Liège, Julidans & Bonlieu Scène Nationale Annecy in collaboration with ICI—Centre chorégraphique national Montpellier – Occitanie 
In association with EdM Productions – Rial & Eshelman
Funded by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture & Sports
Première: November 2019, Onassis Stegi, Athens
ELENIT’s tour receives the generous support of Onassis Culture / Stegi’s “Outward Turn” Cultural Export Program.
 

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