REVOLT ATHENΣ is a poetic “Lonely Planet” that
comes from the edge of Europe, where facts blend with fantasies.
Who owns the authorship of our stories?
How can we reverse the stereotypical image of Athens,
which is partly perceived as a deadened city and partly as an exotic southern
experiment on sustainable strategies in times of crisis?
Three performers on a stage-landscape of destruction
and regeneration attempt to reverse the stereotypical images of Athens that are
being reproduced worldwide and offer insights into post-crisis Greece.
The award-winning production REVOLT ATHENΣ brings
together critique and poetry, while it avoids radical “in-your-face” political
discourse and is highly interactive. Rejecting the flat, washed out image often
painted of Greece’s capital, this is an Athens that is bursting with life. In
ODC Ensemble’s unique city guide, activist communities are framed within
Greece’s wider history and intertwined with figures of Greek mythology – there
are teargas-choked riots against government austerity cutbacks. Combining
actors, video footage and music, it is a multi-faceted window into the living
and breathing reality of a place.
REVOLT ATHENΣ was presented at the European Parliament
of Culture in 2017 and has been awarded the First Prize Award at the BE
Festival, Birmingham Repertory Theatre (UK).
CONCEPT AND DIRECTION Elli Papakonstantinu
TEXTS Elli Papakonstantinu & Rosa Prodromu
SET AND COSTUME DESIGN Telis Karananos, Alexandra Siafku
VISUALS AND INSTALLATION Pantelis Makkas
LIVE MUSIC AND SOUND DESIGN Tilemachos Musas
LIGHTING DESIGN Olympia Mytilineu
PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS Alex Kat
PERFORMERS Roza Prodromu, Pantelis Makkas, Tilemachos Musas
photo: Alex Kat
Tickets: 12 €