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6 & 7.03.20

New Work: Elenit

Euripides Laskaridis / Osmosis


Friday 06 March 2020 20:00
Saturday 07 March 2020 20:00

Laskaridis’ powerful visual creations corrupt, break and magnify everyday objects and turn insignificant items into mighty beings capable of seducing us with their hilarious and heart-breaking evocations.
Laskaridis has masterfully created characters, gods and monsters, humans and machines, instant and eternity. All marching towards the abyss with the smiley face of those who walk in their sleep.

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 new tragic comedy by Euripides for 2019 looks to further expand this universe. An ensemble piece for three creatures and a machine, it introduces too a chorus of many bodies to create an endlessly-animated backdrop to the action, a scrolling tableau that is also a world of its own.

It will forgo all reason to forge a space without past or future.
A monumental machine interested only in the urgency of the moment.
A place where the things we know we knew are now behind.

In the press : 

Entre le spectacle de danse, de cirque et la revue de cabaret, ils nous invitent dans un univers sombre et scintillant, drôle et inquiétant où tout est possible, surtout le rêve. Les tableaux se succèdent, les personnages et les décors se métamorphosent entre ombres et lumières au son d’une musique qui pulse comme elle respire. C’est un univers parallèle qui n’a ni passé ni futur, juste un imprévisible présent.Si ce freak show s’habille de quelques effets spéciaux et d’illusions d’optique, on y voit aussi une machinerie toute simple héritée de Méliès et des spectacles de magie, qui laisse voir l’envers du décor. L’illusion est encore plus belle quand on voit les ficelles.
Gilles Bechet - Bruzz - janvier 2020

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
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
artistic collaborator & special constructions // Anna Papathanasiou
assistant to the costume designer // Aella Tsilikopoulou
assistant to the set designer // Filanthi Bougatsou
stage manager & assistant to the set designer // Dinos Nikolaou

technical director // Konstantinos Margas
rehearsal lighting technicians // Vasilis Zindros, Tzanos Mazis & Giorgos Antonopoulos
lighting console programmer // Giorgos Melissaropoulos
sound engineers // Kostis Pavlopoulos & Kostas Michopoulos

production manager // Rena Andreadaki
tour production manager // Simona Fremder
osmosis operations co-ordinator // TooFarEast Productions

a project by // Euripides Laskaridis & the OSMOSIS performing arts company [GR]

produced by // Onassis Stegi [Athens – GR]

supported by // the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès [FR] within the framework of the New Settings programme

co-produced by // Théâtre de la Ville [Paris – FR], Teatro della Pergola [Florence – IT], Pôle européen de création – Ministère de la Culture / Biennale de la danse de Lyon 2020 [FR], Teatro Municipal do Porto [PT], Festival TransAmériques [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 // ICICentre chorégraphique national Montpellier Occitanie [FR]

in association with // EdM ProductionsRial & Eshelman

funded by // the Hellenic Ministry of Culture & Sports