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Elenit [2020]

Euripides Laskaridis

Propelled by a wind turbine, strange fauna led by the incomparable Euripides Laskaridis take the spectator into a world out of time, suspended between dreams and the end of ideals.


A world out of time, suspended between dreams and the end of ideals. Propelled by a wind turbine, a parade of strange characters and a prehistoric beast gravitate around a smoke-spewing creature. After Titans and its astounding success at the FTA in 2018, the incomparable Greek performer Euripides Laskaridis enchants once again with his eccentric imagination in this fantastic fable about the grandeur and flaws of humanity.

Strewn with scraps of sheet metal, the stage becomes a place for bizarre apparitions freely inspired by Laskaridis’ personal mythology. Attended by fantastical fauna, the fabulous performer is transformed into an otherworldly figure – profoundly human, benignly cruel. Swept away by an irrational wind, Elenit thrusts the spectator into a burlesque tale where chaos rules supreme. A combat in the present, before we disappear.


Produced by Onassis Stegi-Athens
Conceived and directed by Euripides Laskaridis
Performed by Amalia Kosma + Chara Kotsali + Manos Kotsaris + Euripides Laskaridis + Thanos Lekkas + Dimitris Matsoukas + Efthimios Moschopoulos + Giorgos Poulios + Michalis Valasoglou + Fay Xhuma
Costume Design Angelos Mentis
Music and 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
Composer Assistant Jeph Vanger
Costume Design and Special Constructions Assistant Ioanna Plessa
Artistic Collaborator – Special Constructions Anna Papathanasiou
Costume Design Assistant Aella Tsilikopoulou
Set Design Assistant Filanthi Bougatsou
Stage Manager and Set Design Assistant Dinos Nikolaou
Technical Director Konstantinos Margas
Rehearsal Light Technicians Vasilis Zidros, Tzanos Mazis, Giorgos Antonopoulos
Lighting Console Programmer Giorgos Melissaropoulos
Sound Engineers Kostis Pavlopoulos, Kostas Michopoulos
Production Manager Rena Andreadaki
Project Manager and Tour Production Simona Fremder
Osmosis Operations Coordinator TooarEastProductions

Produced with the support of Fondation d’entreprise Hermès (Paris) within the framework of the New Settings Program
Co-produced by Festival TransAmériques + Théâtre de la Ville (Paris) + Teatro della Pergola (Florence) + Pôle européen de création – Ministère de la Culture/Maison de la Danse en soutien à la Biennale de la danse de Lyon 2020 + Teatro Municipal do Porto + Les Halles de Schaerbeek (Brussels) + Teatre Lliure (Barcelona) + Malraux. Scène Nationale Chambéry-Savoie + Théâtre de Liège + Julidans (Amsterdam) + Bonlieu Scène Nationale Annecy

With the support of Fondation d’entreprise Hermès (Paris) within the framework of the New Settings Program
In collaboration with ICICentre Chorégraphique National Montpellier-Occitanie
In association with EdM Productions + Rial&Eshelman
Financed by Ministère de la Culture et des Sports (Athènes)

Presented by HAVAS Montréal in association with Place des Arts

Written by Elsa Pépin
Translated by Neil Kroetsch

 Premiered at Onassis Stegi, Athens, on Novembre 28, 2019


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Euripides Laskaridis (Athens)

A revelation on the new Greek performing arts scene, the choreographer and performer Euripides Laskaridis began his career in 1995 and has collaborated with many different artists, including Robert Wilson and Dimitris Papaioannou.

Full biography