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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Tour all over Greece for Bacchae directed by Nikaitis Kontouris

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Ο AKIS SAKELLARIOU in the role of Dionysus, the ODYSSEAS PAPASPILIOPOULOS in the role of Pentheus and the ΙΩΑΝΝΑ ΠΑΠΠΑ in the role of Tiresias, leader of a large troupe of exceptional actors, in a show dominated by passion, conflict, ritual, led by the original music of THRAX PUNKC.

 

The SALE for all performances has started.

For the tour outside Epidaurus: viva.gr

 

For the Epidaurus:

http://aefestival.gr/festival_events/vakches/

https://tickets.aefestival.gr/event/aef-vakches/?lang=el

https://www.ticketservices.gr/event/aef-vakches/?lang=el

On ΒΑΚΧΕΣ, God Dionysus is the protagonist. The well-known good God of wine, drunkenness and theater, "dresses" his primordial, and enigmatic face, which is extremely complex and dark.

Dionysus means born twice. He is the son of Zeus and Semeli. Legend has it that while his mother was giving birth to him prematurely, Zeus rescued him by making a second uterus in his thigh and sent him to see the light in faraway Asia. The BACCHES were written in 406-405 BC. while Euripides was in self-exile in the palace of Archelaus in Macedonia.

 

The case.        Dionysus arrives in Thebes, his mother's homeland, with his loyal followers, to impose his own Religion and punish all those who stand in his way, daring to challenge him. It even erodes the sacred mother-son relationship, infusing its divine Mania into the women of Thebes. With the violent imposition of the new religion, the leveling of the Royal House of the city of Thebes is brought about. The remaining heroes of the tragedy are forced to take the road of exile.

 

Insult - Punishment - Purification.    Euripides composes the BACCHES, an apparently ritual mimetic process, where all the means of the Theatrical act are used:   metamorphosis, parenthesis, dramatic irony, freedom, extreme behaviors, narration, invisible  criminal  acts etc. Through a variety of rhythms, sounds, conflicts and events inside and outside the stage, we experience the innate madness that has gripped the women of Thebes, the fragmentation of animals and people and the disorder of nature that consents to the savagery of the actions of ordinary mortals. People become a herd that will devour its own children, when the balance of the sovereign Goddess of Nature is disturbed by their reckless behavior.

The powerful explosive mechanism of the Playwright responds to the Insult with Punishment, delivers Justice and leads to Purification.

 

PERFORMANCE IDENTITY

 

Translation GEORGE WINTER

Direction NIKAITI KONTOURI

Sets - Costumes LOUKIA MINETOU

Musical composition - teaching THRAX - PANCC

Motion control ANDRONIKI MARATHAKI

Lighting NIKOS SOTIROPOULOS

Dramaturgy MANOS LAMBRAKIS, NIKOS MATHIOUDAKIS - N. KONTOURI

Photos ELINA GIOUNANLI

Makeup ACHILLEAS CHARITOS

Artwork | IFIGENEIA KING

Assistant Director THALIA GRIVA

Scientific Advisor KATERINA DIAKOUMOPOULOU

Production management STAMATIS MOUMOULIDIS

Contact IRINI LAGOUROU

Production  Ars  Aeterna, ΔΗ.ΠΕ.ΘΕ. ΙΩΑΝΝΙΝΩΝ, 5η  Art Age

 

Performers:

 

AKIS SAKELLARIOU (Dionysus)

ODYSSEAS PAPASPILIOPOULOS (Pentheus)

ΙΩΑΝΝΑ ΠΑΠΠΑ (Tiresias)

KONSTANTINA TAKALOU (Agave)

DIMITRIS PETROPOULOS (Kadmos)

KONSTANTINOS ASPIOTIS (Messenger)

 

Dance

(alphabetically)

IOULIA GEORGIOU THALIA GRIVA RED Emerald SOFIA KOULERA ΦΡΑΓΚΙΣΚΗ ΜΟΥΣΤΑΚΗ ELENI STERGIOU IOANNA TZIKA

 

First show: 12 July | Chalkida Orestis Makris Theater

 

TOUR SCHEDULE 2021

 

JULY 12 CHALKIDA - THEATER OF ORESTIS MAKRIS

JULY 14 AIGIO - OPEN THEATER G. PAPPAS

16 JULY GIANNENA - OUTDOOR THEATER EHM - FRONZOU

JULY 17 KAVALA - ANCIENT THEATER OF PHILIPPINES

JULY 18 KAVALA - ANCIENT THEATER OF PHILIPPINES

JULY 19 ALEXANDROUPOLI - ALTINALMAZIS PARK THEATER

JULY 20 KILKIS - HILL THEATER

JULY 21 THESSALONIKI - FOREST THEATER

JULY 22 THESSALONIKI - FOREST THEATER

JULY 26 RETHYMNO - THEATER EROFILI / CASTLE FORTETZA

JULY 27 HERAKLION - GARDEN THEATER N. KAZANTZAKIS

JULY 28 HERAKLION - GARDEN THEATER N. KAZANTZAKIS

JULY 29 CHANIA - EASTERN TOWER THEATER

JULY 30 CHANIA - EASTERN TOWER THEATER

 

AUGUST 13 ANCIENT THEATRE OF EPIDAVROS

AUGUST 14 ANCIENT THEATRE OF EPIDAVROS

AUGUST 15 ANCIENT THEATRE OF EPIDAVROS

 

AUGUST 16 ANCIENT THEATER OF ILIDA

AUGUST 26 LARISSA - ALKAZAR GARDEN THEATER

AUGUST 27 VOLOS - MUNICIPAL THEATER OF NEA IONIA

 

SEPTEMBER 8 PIRAEUS - VEAKIO THEATER

SEPTEMBER 9 VYRONAS - ROCK THEATER

 

Start time: 21: 00

 

 

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