October

Fri05Oct21:00The Art of DyingBy Jukstapoz/ Christina Gouzelis, Paul Blackman21:00 LABATTOIR

Price

Admission €10 Regular €8 The Unemployed Students Dimitria card holders

Event Details

They formed in 2010 and, starting from Athens and travelled to important festivals and theatres around the world. Jukstapoz’s choreographic style is intensely cinematic and borrows elements from the natural environment as a set. ‘The Art of Dying’, a piece inspired by the renowned painting ‘Garden of Earthly Delights’ by Hieronymous Bosch, explores the fragile composition of human existence with delicate humour and surrealism.

The performance focuses on the processes of a “blissful end”, where in a garden that contains both life and rot, the main character Christina Gouzeli looks out upon a landscape of microcosms of delight and decay.

Christina Gouzelis and Paul Blackman created the concept for, directed, and choreographed the piece, while it should be noted that Danish minimalist Jozef Van Wissem, who won an award at Cannes for his work on Jim Jarmusch’s ‘Only Lovers Left Alive’, composed the original soundtrack for the performance.

CAST & CREW
Direction, choreography, concept: Christina Gouzelis & Paul Blackman
Performer: Christina Gouzelis
Music: Jozef Van Wissem, Christos ‘mastrokristo’ Parapagidis
Costume Designer: Angeliki Tsirou
Sound Designer: Jeph Vanger
Lighting Designer: Periklis Mathielis
Set Designer: Dimitris Nassiakos
Assistant Choreographer: Maria Doulieri
Production Assistants: Marilena Dara, Christos Xyrafakis
Creative producer: Lena John Gomez / Delta Pi
Photographer: Aëla Labbé
With the support of the Ministry of Culture
Co-produced by: Athens & Epidaurus Festival, Kalamata Dance Festival, Jukstapoz Group

Collaboration Kalamata International Dance Festival

Time

(Friday) 21:00

Location

LABATTOIR

No 35 26th October Street Τ: 2313 318 203

08Oct(Oct 8)21:0009(Oct 9)23:00RELIC by Euripides LaskaridesOSMOSIS GROUP21:00 - 23:00 (9) LABATTOIR

Price

Admission €10 Regular €8 Concessions Unemployed Students Dimitria card holders

Event Details

In a makeshift room, decorated in a haphazard DIY fashion, a performer puts his notably awkwardly shaped body under the magnifying glass. Magic comes from the mundane and references to cabaret, vaudeville and slapstick abound. Greek artist Euripides Laskaridis is concerned with ideas about ridicule and transformation. By testing the limits of our acceptance of the incongruous and the unfamiliar, the performer and the audience alike will experience a moment of transcendence.

CREDITS
Director, choreographer, performer, set designer: Euripides Laskaridis
Director’s Consultant: Tatiana Bre
Dramaturgy consultant: Alexandros Mistriotis
Costume: Angelos Mendis
Sound design: Kostas Michopoulos
Sound installation & live operation: Nikos Kollias – Kostis Pavlopoulos
Music consultant: Kornelios Selamsis
Lighting consultant: Eliza Alexandropoulou
Light installation: Miltos Athanasiou
Tour & Production Manager 2017-2018: Maria Dourou
Presented in collaboration with  EdM Productions and Rial & Eshelman
A co-production of  the Athens & Epidaurus Festival and OSMOSIS.

CONTACT
Euripides Laskaridis — OSMOSIS Performing Arts Co
+30 694 700 9329 | euripides. info@gmail.com

  • Directors note

  • Reviews

    “A striking show at the Barbican — unexpectedly affecting!”
    LYN GARDNER – THE GUARDIAN

    “…an episode of anarchic, physical theatre that will live long in the memory. Euripides Laskaridis is a Greek exponent of the theatre of the absurd, without inhibition and possessing enormous charisma.”
    GRAHAM WATTS

    “Your own brain keeps thinking what the fuck? and then: what the hell, just go with it. It’s worth it.”
    SANJOY ROY

  • Biography

    Euripides Laskaridis (director, performer) studied acting in Athens’ leading Drama School “Karolos Koun” and directing (MFA) in New York’s Brooklyn College on an Onassis Foundation Scholarship. He has been performing since 1995, working with directors like Dimitris Papaioannou and Robert Wilson. He began directing his own work in 2000, both stage works and, later, award-winning short films. In 2009, he founded the OSMOSIS Performing Arts Co and presented works at various Greek theatres. In 2016, Euripides was awarded one of the inaugural Pina Bausch Fellowships to spend few months alongside the director and choreographer Lemi Ponifasio in New Zealand, Chile and Europe. In August 2017, Euripides was listed in the Hoffnungsträger (Promissing Talent) list of the German magazine «tanz» and was also honored to become associated artist of Portugal’s leading residency organization, O Espaço Do Tempo – Associação Cultural.

    OSMOSIS Performing Arts Co’s first solo work, RELIC, made it to the Aerowaves 2015 list and opened in Barcelona in 2015. Since then it has appeared at twenty international festivals in the UK, France, Austria, Italy, Finland, Ireland, Israel, Slovenia, Switzerland, and is still touring. Euripides’ new work TITANS is an international co-production between Greece, France, Canada, Holland and Portugal. It premiered in 2017 and has been presented at Festival delle Colline Torinesi, the Grec Festival de Barcelona, Julidans Amsterdam and Théâtre de la Ville – Les Abbesses. In 2018 it will be presented in various international festivals.

Time

8 (Monday) 21:00 - 9 (Tuesday) 23:00

Location

LABATTOIR

No 35 26th October Street Τ: 2313 318 203

Thu18Oct21:00Cold BloodA performance by Michèle Anne De Mey, Jaco Van Dormael and the Kiss & Cry collective, on texts written by Thomas Gunzig. Produced by: Astragales (Belgium)21:00 THESSALONIKI CONCERT HALL

Price

Admission €12 Regular €10 Concessions The unemployed Students Dimitria card holders

Event Details

Imagery that flirts with magic in a show addressing all five senses. Fingers moving in a miniature set, shots travelling in harmony with the music, a voice narrating the hypnotically seductive story of Cold Blood, which unfolds on the silver screen convincingly, subversively, and humorously.
“Is there life before death?” seems to be the question posed by this kaleidoscopic spectacle that combines art, dance, theatre, film, and improvisation. “We invited ourselves to create a film that takes place on a kitchen table, with dancing fingers in the starring role”, explain the creators. “It is dance, but there is more to it than dance”. The result looks like a film that focuses on things that are too subtle for the naked eye to see.
Having presented their work in more than 20 countries and reaching a total audience of more than 180,000 people, choreographer Michèle Anne De Mey, director Jaco Van Dormael, and their inspired creative team are offering us their new glorious spectacle.

CAST & CREW
A performance by: Michèle Anne De Mey, Jaco Van Dormael, and the ‘Kiss & Cry’ collective
Texts: Thomas Gunzig
Collaborators: Grégory Grosjean,Thomas Gunzig, Julien Lambert, Sylvie Olivé, Nicolas Olivier, de Thomas Beni, Gladys Brookfield-Hampson, Boris Cekevda, Gabriella Iacono, Aurélie Leporcq, Bruno Olivier, Stefano Serra
Directed by: Jaco Van Dormael and Michèle Anne De Mey
Written by: Thomas Gunzig, Jaco Van Dormael, Michèle Anne De Mey
Cinematography: Jaco Van Dormael and Julien Lambert
Choreography: Michèle Anne De Mey and Grégory Grosjean
Dancers: Michèle Anne De Mey, Grégory Grosjean, Gabriella Iacono, Nora Alberdi, Manuela Rastaldi, Denis Robert
Camera: Julien Lambert, Aurélie Leporcq (assistant) Juliette Van Dormael and Pierre de Wurstemberger (assistants)
Sets: Sylvie Olivé with the collaboration of François Roux, Juliette Fassin, Théodore Brisset, Brigitte Baudet, Daniella Zorrozua
Construction: Jean-François Pierlot, Walter Gonzales
Costumes: Béa Pendesini, Sarah Duvert
Lighting: Nicolas Olivier, Bruno Olivier (assistant)
Lighting technicians: Giacinto Caponio, Nicolas Olivier (assistant)
Technicians: Stefano Serra, Ivan Fox
Sound Technicians: Boris Cekevda, Benjamin Dandoy, Nora Alberdi, Harry Cleven, Giacinto Caponio, Michèle Anne De Mey, Ivan Fox, Grégory Grosjean, Gabriella Iacono, Julien Lambert, Aurélie Leporcq, Denis Robert, Manuela Rastaldi, Stefano Serra, Jaco Van Dormael, Juliette Van Dormael, Pierre de Wurstemberger
Photographer: Julien Lambert
Technical Director: Thomas Dobruszkès
Produced by: Hélène Dubois/Astragale asbl
Tour manager MoDul cie

TOUR TROUPE
Performance: Jaco Van Dormael, Manuela Rastaldi, Grégory Grosjean, Gabriella Iacono, Juliette Van Dormael, Charlotte Marchal, Ivan Fox, Stefano Serra, Yann Hoogstoel
Sound Technician: Boris Cekevda
Technical Director: Thomas Dobruszkès
Tour Manager: Thomas Van Cottom MoDul cie
Narration: Jaco Van Dormael (FR), Valentijn Dhaenens (NDLS), Toby Regbo (EN), Francesco Mormino (IT), Makis Papadimitriou (GR), Oleg Zhukov (D), Ivan Fox (ESP, Catalan)
Translation: Michael De Cock (NDLS), Gladys Brookfield (EN) Olmo Missaglia (IT) Xénia Engel (D) Ivan Fox (Esp/catalan)
Production: Astragales asbl (BE)
Production partners: Mars, Mons Arts de la Scène (BE), Théâtre de Namur (BE)
Coproduction: Charleroi Danses (BE), la Fondation Mons 2015, KVS (BE), Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg (LUX), le Printemps des comédiens (FR), Torino Danza (IT), Canadian Stage (CA) Théâtre de Carouge-Atelier de Genève (CH), Théâtre des Célestins (FR) Avec le soutien de la Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles – Service de Danse

Collaboration TCH

With the support of Wallonie-Bruxelles International

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Time

(Thursday) 21:00

Location

THESSALONIKI CONCERT HALL

Intersection of 25 Martiou Street & seafront Τ: 2310 895 800