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La Grèce, angle mort ou miroir de l'Europe? Griekenland, dode hoek of spiegel van Europa?

Vasistas, Linda Kapetanea & Jozef Frucek, Iris Karayan


The evening focusing on young Greek choreographers opens with the dance theatre performance Domino, in which a chain reaction is used as a metaphor for the decline of a society. For this, the Vasistas company drew their inspiration from the play Jeux de Massacre by Eugène Ionesco.

Mothers, a choreography by Iris Karayan takes a leaf out of the folklore dances from the Balkans. Two women dance to exhaustion in a décor of wooden blocks.

Eyes in the colour of the rain, made and danced by Linda Kapetanea and Jozef Frucek is both an attack of and a feast for the senses. Two tall, atypical dancers reveal their inner world in this violent and disturbing duet.

These Greek choreographers implicitly relate to a society in crisis and their own uncertain existence as an artist in this society. Theatre at daggers drawn that wants to restore solidarity in Greece and is also becoming successful at the European theatre festivals.

STAGING Argyro Chioti / ON STAGE Efthimis Theou, Eleni Vergeti, Antonis Antonopoulos, Evdoxia Androulidaki, Georgina Chryskioti, Nikoleta Xenariou, Ariane Labed & and a group of volunteers (ateliers nomades du phénix, scène nationale de Valenciennes) / DRAMATURGY compagnie vasistas, Christiana Galanopoulou / LIGHTING CREATION Tasos Palaioroutas & Marc Vilarem / COSTUMES Paul Thanopoulos / PRODUCTION compagnie vasistas / COPRODUCTION KOMM'N'ACT, Open Latitudes (3)-european project, Théâtre des Bernardines, MIRfestival / SUPPORTED BY Onassis Cultural Foundation Athènes DOMINO receives assistance in setting up production and diffusion of KOMM'N'ACT (Marseille) / Vasistas is accompanied mounting production and diffusion by KOMM'N'ACT, Plateforme pour la jeune création internationale (

Eyes in the colours of the rain ROOTLESSROOT
CONCEPT & CHOREOGRAPHY Linda Kapetanea & Jozef Frucek/Rootlessroot / DRAMATURGY Hildegard De Vuyst / SET DESIGN RootlessRoot / COSTUMES Aggelos Mentis / MUSIC Vassilis Mantzoukis / LIGHT & VISUAL DESIGN Jukka Huitila / SET DESIGN ASSISTANT Iliana Skoulaki / INTERPRETATION Linda Kapetanea & Jozef Frucˇ ek / COPRODUCTION ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE / SUPPORTED BY Duncan Dance Research Center, ElleDanse Bratislava  

CONCEPT & CHOREOGRAPHY Iris Karayan / PERFORMED BY Chara Kotsali & Ioanna Paraskevopoulou / MUSIC Nikos Veliotis / VISUAL DESIGN-PROPS Vasilis Gerodimos / VISUAL FELLOW ARTIST Nikos Papadimitriou / COSTUMES Vassiliki Panayiotopoulou / LIGHTING DESIGN Elisavet Moraki / ARTISTIC COLLABORATOR Myrto Katsiki / PRODUCTION ZITA dance company, Hellenic Festival 2012

Duration: 60 min

Location: Valenciennes - Le Phénix