MEDIE MEGAS - ONASSIS FAST FORWARD FESTIVAL 5 - NATIONAL THEATRE | May 10-13, 2018
Concept & Research
Medie Megas in collaboration with the performers
Vasileia Rozana, Lazaros Tzovaras
Dimitra Kapnoriza & Anna Kypraiou (students of Avioti Fashion ED)
May 10-13, 18:00
National Theatre, Ziller Building, Hall
Was Isadora Duncan an archeologist or a pioneer? Was she a priestess or a prostitute? Was she body or intellect?
Symbolic figures like Duncan deconstruct these oppositions, embodying both poles at the same time or ultimately none of them. But do not fall into the trap of thinking this is a performance about Duncan.
The show explores more what Duncan meant for Athens, than what Athens meant for Duncan. How does someone elude these binaries which monopolize the recent history of Greece? How is one lead to a more complex perception of history as a construction?
"Trapped," moves between different performative languages: documentary theater, dance, historical reconstruction, guided tour, participatory performance, installation in the public space, and leads the audience from the linguistic controversy of 1903, to the national division of 1915, and through to today.
Systematically, over time, the divisive dilemmas and slogans, succeed in simplifying the serious issues of politics and society And the real stakes are lost somewhere along the way. In Athens, Duncan collided with a reality, which led to successive frustrations of her vision.
“Suddenly it seemed to me that all our dreams were nothing but a glorious soap bubble and that we were and will never be anything but people of our time.”
Performed by: Kate Adams, Antonis Antonopoulos, Yorgos Valais, Zoi Dimitriou, Menti Mega, Alexia Beziki, Katerina Bella, Periklis Skordilis
Special thanks to Stathis Livathinos, to Nikos Panagiotopoulos, Penelope Iliaskou, to Leonida Chalepas and Tinos Art School, ELIA-MIET-Hellenic Literary and Historical Archive - Cultural Foundation of the National Bank of Greece, to Anastasia Gaugiotaki, Director of Studies at Avioti Fashion ED and Bespoke & Haute Couture Department..