The Art Company "Ars Aeterna» and DI.PE.THE IOANNINON present the summer of 2021 the tragedy of Euripides Bacchus, one of the leading texts of the ancient Greek literature. The show will be directed NIKAITIS KONTOURI into a TOUR, in selected theaters throughout Greece as well as in Ancient theatre of Epidavros as part of the Athens & Epidaurus Festival on 13, 14 & 15 August.
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.
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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.
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
AKIS SAKELLARIOU (Dionysus)
ODYSSEAS PAPASPILIOPOULOS (Pentheus)
ΙΩΑΝΝΑ ΠΑΠΠΑ (Tiresias)
KONSTANTINA TAKALOU (Agave)
DIMITRIS PETROPOULOS (Kadmos)
KONSTANTINOS ASPIOTIS (Messenger)
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