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Titans

Euripides Laskaridis

Eccentric, iconoclastic and existential, this mythological fable freely mixes different genres. Burlesque, cosmic and poetic, Titans is unclassifiable.

Details

In the beginning were the Titans. Under the tender gaze of the eccentric Euripides Laskaridis, these divinities of mythology evoke the absurdity and futility of our condition as mortal beings in a cosmic fable extending to the far reaches of time and space. A leading figure on the Greek performance scene, he summons these man-sized gods to a unique, malleable universe where the grotesque rubs shoulders with subtlety, where poetry and burlesque collide.

A meditative farce, this multifarious work delights in its incongruity, boldly tossing our human routine back to the revolutions of the stars. A long-nosed celestial creature with a high-pitched voice is incarnated by Laskaridis. He portrays snow, a volcano, a housewife ironing her hair straight – fragments of daily routine, caricatures of our ordinary, world-weary gestures. Humans with their faults and their perpetual metamorphosis, these Titans offer their liberating, ludicrous laughter in contrast to our existential angst. And thus touch us straight in the heart.

Credits

Produced by OSMOSIS Performing Arts Co
Directed and choreographed by Euripides Laskaridis
Performed by Euripides Laskaridis + Dimitris Matsoukas
Set Design Euripides Laskaridis
Costume Design Angelos Mentis
Original Music and Sound Design Giorgos Poulios
Lighting Design Eliza Alexandropoulou
Programming, Sound Design and Live Music Operator Themistocles Pandelopoulos
Sound Installation and Live Music Operator Kostis Pavlopoulos
Light Installation Konstantinos Margkas + Giorgos Melissaropoulos
Dramaturgy Consultant Alexandros Mistriotis
Artistic Collaborators Drosos Skotis + Diogenis Skaltsas + Simos Patieridis + Nikos Dragonasm + Thanos Lekkas
Director Assistants Dimitris Triandafyllou + Paraskevi Lypimenou
Set and Costume Designer Assistant Ioanna Plessa
Production Assistants Samuel Esteves Querido + Lisandra Caires
Set Assistant on Tour Tzella Christopoulou
Production co-ordinator Elisabeth Tsouchtidi
Production manager Maria Dourou 
In collaboration with EDM productions / Rial & Eshelman

Created with the support of Fondation d’ entreprise Hermès within the framework of the New Settings program (Paris)
Coproduced by Athens & Epidaurus Festival + Theatre de la Ville (Paris) + Eleusis 2021 European Capital of Culture + Festival TransAmériques + Julidans Amsterdam + Megaron The Athens Concert Hall + Centro Cultural Vila Flor (Guimarães)
With the support of O Espaço do Tempo (Montemor-o-Novo) + NEON Organisation for Culture and Development (Athens) + Centre Culturel Hellénique (Paris) + Isadora & Raymond Duncan Dance Research Centre (Athens)


Presented by Infopresse in association with Usine C

Written by Elsa Pépin
Translated by Neil Kroetsch

Premiered at Athens & Epidaurus Festival, on June 6, 2017

 

© Marilena Stafylidou

Euripides Laskaridis (Athens)
OSMOSIS Performing Arts Co

A leading figure on the contemporary Greek performance scene, the young choreographer and performer Euripides Laskaridis studied acting in Athens at the Karolos Koun Art Theatre and directing at Brooklyn College in New York.

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