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Euripides Laskaridis

Propelled by a wind turbine, strange creatures led by the fabulous Euripides Laskaridis take the spectator into a burlesque tale where chaos reigns supreme.


The Expanding Universe

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 astounded the FTA’s audience in 2018, the fabulous Greek performer Euripides Laskaridis enchants once again with his eccentric imagination in this poetic and grotesque fable about the grandeur and flaws of humanity.

Strewn with scraps of sheet metal, the stage becomes a place for bizarre apparitions where Laskaridis’ personal mythology is unleashed. An extraordinary creator of characters, he dresses up to transform his body into a theatre where gods, monsters, humans and machines come together. A work swept 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 OSMOSIS + Onassis Stegi-Athens

Conceived and directed by Euripides Laskaridis

Performed by Eirini Boudali + Nikos Dragonas + Chrysanthi Fytiza + Manos Kotsaris + Euripides Laskaridis + Thanos Lekkas + Dimitris Matsoukas + Efthimios Moschopoulos + Giorgos Poulios + 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 Assistants Filanthi Bougatsou + Konstantinos Chaldaios + Ioanna Plessa + Olga Vlassi

Artistic Collaborator – Special Constructions Anna Papathanasiou

Costume Design Assistant Aella Tsilikopoulou

Set Design Assistants Filanthi Bougatsou + Dinos Nikolaou

Stage Manager and Set Design Assistants Dinos Nikolaou + Giorgos Antonopoulos

Technical Director Konstantinos Margas

Rehearsal Light Technicians Giorgos Antonopoulos + Tzanos Mazis + Vasilis Zidros

Lighting Console Programmers Giorgos Melissaropoulos + Vangelis Mountrichas + Stavros Kariotoglou

Sound Engineers Kostas Michopoulos + Kostis Pavlopoulos + Jeph Vanger

Production Manager Rena Andreadaki

Project Manager and Tour Production Simona Fremder

Osmosis Operations Coordinator TooFarEast

Produced with the support of Fondation d’entreprise Hermès (Paris) within the
framework of the Programme New Settings

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 (Bruxelles) + Teatre Lliure (Barcelone) + Malraux. Scène Nationale Chambéry-Savoie + Théâtre de Liège + Julidans (Amsterdam) + Bonlieu Scène Nationale Annecy

In collaboration with ICI—Centre Chorégraphique National Montpellier-Occitanie

In association with EdM Productions + Rial&Eshelman

Financed by Ministère de la Culture et des Sports (Athènes)

Touring with the support of Onassis Culture / Stegi’s “Outward Turn” Cultural Export Program

Presented in association with Place des Arts

In North American première

Written by Elsa Pépin

Translated by Neil Kroetsch + David Dalgeish

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


© Marilena Stafylidou

Euripides Laskaridis (Athens)

A leading light of the new Greek performing arts scene, the choreographer and performer Euripides Laskaridis has been appearing on stage since 1995 and has collaborated with many different artists, including Robert Wilson and Dimitris Papaioannou. Aiming for a flamboyant visual theatre, he has been creating his own stage and film works since 2000. He founded his company Osmosis in 2009 during the Greek financial crisis.

Full biography