Elle

ELLE (Her) (May 2014) writer: Jean Genet – role: Pope, directed by Yiannis Skourletis / Bijoux de kant                                                          at The French Institute of Greece – The Michael Cacoyannis Foundation Forerunner of the theatre of the absurd, a prominent and controversial novelist, blasphemous and poetic, ingenious and provocative, teetering daringly on the brink, but always in harmony with his own truth and theory of life, Jean Genet wrote the play “Elle” in 1955. The work, which discusses matters of power and personal identity, was neither published nor staged while the writer was alive and many believe it to be the precursor to his other provocative play “Le Balcon” which was presented two years later. “Elle” is a harsh, lyrical work, somber yet ridiculous, based on the mechanism of power and its enticing snares. A work about ‘self’, the image and their sad in between. The play is about a photographer, the Pope, his “Holiness”, the eternal muse, she which Genet loved to hate more than any other. This is why he uses quotations: it is not Her, but “Her”, her sanctity and holiness closed up, boarded in and protected. “Elle” by Jean Genet Translation to Greek: Asimenia Euthimiou Direction: Yiannis Skourletis/ Bijoux de kant Performing: Stratos Tzortzoglou, Polydoros Vogiatzis, Orestes Karydas Photographs for the program: Orfeas Emirzas, Thomas Arsenis Video: plays2place productions...

You are purpose and sheepdogs dancing around you

” The stabbed await justice. The listemenoi and butchered expect justice, but this is slow to appear. The listemenoi, butchered and diasyrmenoi waiting for the storm of tears that would wash away the blood, but instead this spring titter from everywhere. ‘s listemenoi, butchered, and betrayed diasyrmenoi wait at least us not forget them and not laugh with the common enemy, but we grovel in the same beds with our persecutors, agreeing with them in practice. The stabbed helplessly waiting for justice . “

ALL is ONE

There are people who have lived all their lives in the forest and others who have not seen in their life not a tree. And this is also one reason that makes the forest so important. Because divides people into those who lived and others that someone told them that they have lived. And they believed it.     A performance with Stratos and Aris A. Papadimitriou. A performance that speaks through rock music, video and improvisation of the two actors that transform the “preparation death” of a ten year old boy in a journey to find a father-God. If one day is equal to ten years, how many days need to live a life? And what means to live? Who of us is ultimately alive? What is fact, what is fiction? Adaptation: Stratos Tzortzoglou based on texts by: Emmanuel Schmitt, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Angelos Spartalis, and Rainer Maria Rilke. Director / Musical direction: Stratos Tzortzoglou Orchestration – Implementation: Spyros Exaras Video Art – Costume design: Angelos Spartalis Production: Stratosphere Art Inc. Walk me to a window and I’ll show you what i hear   Hold me in thimble and you’ll hold me very near   I’ve been up and down experience is something that you can buy Cause the arms that held you   yesterday were telling you a lie Maybe I’m a dancer but I wish I could stop for you dear   coming...

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Love, Waltz with Eros

Love is giving someone the power to destroy you, and trusting that they will not. Romance and suspense combine to create a tantalizing comedy. As the twists and surprises grow, no one—not him, not her, not the audience—can be sure of the truth. The play becomes an investigation of illusion, reality, and the nature of love.“Waltz with Eros” is a story of love, trust, and how we deal with second-chances.‘’Waltz with Eros” is a story of lies, theft, and the death of dreams, which is to say it is the story of ordinary life