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Elenit (New Work 2019)

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.

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Conception : Euripides Laskaridis
Interpètes : Euripidis Laskaridis
Musique originale & conception sonore : Giorgos Poulios
Création de costumes : Angelos Mentis
Décor : Loukas Bakas
Création lumières : Eliza Alexandropoulou
Consultant en dramaturgie : Alexandros Mistriotis
Chorégraphe associé : Nikos Dragonas
Assistant du compositeur : Jeph Vanger
Directeur de production : Rena Andreadaki
Directeur technique : Konstantinos Margas

Production: Onassis Stegi-Athens (GR)
Soutiens: la Fondation d’entreprise Hermès dans le cadre du New Settings Program 
Coproduction: Théâtre de la Ville-Paris (FR), Teatro della Toscana/Teatro della Pergola-Florence (IT), Teatro Municipal do Porto (PT), Festival TransAmerique-Montreal (CA), Les Halles de Schaerbeek-Brussels (BE), Biennale de la danse de Lyon 2020 (FR), Teatre Lliure-Barcelona (ES), Malraux, scène nationale Chambéry Savoie (FR)
En collaboration avec: Julidans-Amsterdam (NL), ICI centre chorégraphique national Montpellier-Occitanie (FR)
Et d’autres coproducteurs en cours de finalisation avec: EdM Productions and Rial&Eshelman

Créé à Onassis Stegi, Athènes, Novembre 2019