brought to the stage thanks
to Ellis imaginative direction…

Dimitris Maronitis |  To Vima | 30.08.2009

Traces of Antigone
New Creation / Cinematic Concert
May
11
2020
May
-17
Live - Streaming, Global
Aède of the Ocean and Land
New Creation
Sep
12
2020
Sep
-15
New York, USA
PERΣEFONE, I only died last night
New Creation
Feb
23
2021
Feb
-28
Megaron Concert Hall, Athens, GR
La Manufacture Festival Off d’Avignon
The Kindly Ones
Jul
10
2020
Jul
-15
Avignon, FR
La Strada Graz Festival
The Kindly Ones
Jul
25
2020
Jul
-26
Graz, AT

Elli dares to speak out
about Painful things…

Giorgos Voudiklaris |  Popaganda | 24.06.2017

Elli is a stage director, writer, visual artist and cultural manager. Founder of ODC ENSEMBLE performing company and of art space VYRSODEPSEIO in Athens. Two dominant themes run through her artistic identity: political discourse and utopias. Elli is currently a recipient of Fulbright Artist’s Award 2018-2019 and visiting scholar at the CCRMA, Stanford University, USA. 

Greek gods getting jiggy in da club…

Dr. Dre | The List | 01.08.2002

Nine Lives, Ten Tales
The Evening Standard, Critic’s Choice!

Nick Curtis & Nicholas de Jongh | Evening Standard | 02.04.1998

Nine Lives, Ten Tales
A highly memorable show…

Ruby Williams | What’s On | 10.05.1997

Nine Lives, Ten Tales
Wonder Woman
What is most striking is the physical bravery of the performance…

Hettie Judah | The Times | 20.05.1998

Nine Lives, Ten Tales
If you can imagine Stephen Berkoff as a working-class woman, you have some idea of this piece’s power…

Claire Smith | The Scotsman | 18.08.1997

Nine Lives, Ten Tales
Mixes sheer entertainment with a deep, personal and social observation…

Arlene Stewart | BBC Radio Scotland |

Nine Lives, Ten Tales
Deftly imaginatively and with awe-inspiring force…

Anne Donald | The Herald | 10.08.1997

Nine Lives, Ten Tales
Critic’s Choice
As the song has it, “R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Respect”

Nick Curtis & Nicholas de Jongh | The Evening Standard | 02.04.1998

The Decameron of Women
Take good note of this name: The entrance of Elli Papakostantinou in the Greek theatre is dynamic and impressive… truly, an important work!

Minas Christidis | Eleftherotypia | 13.01.2001

ODC… After Homer
An Odyssey that really transports you to a place where pigs can fly. See it to believe it!

The Guide | The Guardian | 15.08.2002

ODC… After Homer
An outstanding performance with a truly interesting and refreshing approach to the ancient Greek text…

Dimitris Papanikolaou | BBC Worldwide | 30.08.2002

ODC, After Homer’s Odyssey
Explosive and epic work, by turns horrific and hilarious, appalling and endearing, is wonderfully brought to the stage thanks to Ellis imaginative direction…

Dimitris Maronitis | To Vima | 30.08.2009

SKIN [Δέρμα]
Α trip to Utopia…

If theatre is an empty space that is meant to be revisited, with each new performance presented at Vyrsodepseio Papakonstantinou restructures the entire space to match her dramatic concept.

Dimitris Tsatsoulis | Eleftherotypia | 03.06.2013

Louisette: The Backstage of Revolution
A deeply political performance…
When one decides to tackle issues such as human rights, the limits of revolution, the contemporary socio-political landscape, one should go about it in a political manner. Perhaps this is the greatest achievement….

George Voudiklaris | Popaganda | 24.06.2017

Richard II
A performance that made us believe 500 years ago Shakespeare was actually writing for Greece in crisis…

Christos Zografos | Eleftherotypia | 27.02.2014

REVOLT ATHENΣ
Tremendous aesthetic craft; a perfect combination of different arts…

Yorgos Pefanis | CNN Greece | 25.06.2016

REVOLT ATHENΣ
Elli Papakonstantinou dares to speak out about painful things…

Elli toys with clichés and turns them upside down […] Papakonstantinou has a talent for bringing to life such moments of euphoric anarchy!

Giorgos Voudiklaris | Popaganda | 16.06.2016

REVOLT ATHENΣ
It was as if a bomb exploded at the foundations of Athens Festival…
Papakonstantinou and her ensemble do not beat around the bush: what they really mean to do is to (re) negotiate our turbulent historical present.

Iliana Dimadi | Athinorama | 16.06.2016

REVOLT ATHENΣ
A bomb, planted at the foundations of Athens Festival…
Papakonstantinou and ODC Ensemble do not beat around the bush: what they really mean to do is to (re) negotiate our turbulent historical present…

Iliana Dimadi | Athinorama | 16.06.201

REVOLT ATHENΣ
Totally mad and mesmerizing! See it to believe it…

The Guide | The Guardian | 15.08.2002

REVOLT ATHENΣ
A brilliant performance…

Panayotis Kouparanis | Deutsche Welle | 13.11.2015

The Cave
One of the best representatives of Greek avant-garde, Elli Papakonstantinou, never seizes to surprise us…

Maria Kryou | Athinorama | 28.01.2018

The Cave
The Greek ODC Ensemble is avant-garde at it’s darkest; It’s a solid, courageous and multifaceted ensemble…

Se Mere | Sceneblog.dk | 08.08.2018

The Cave
Punkopera: It’s strange and beautiful, ugly and cloudy
A veritable bombardment of all senses. Eye, ear and not least brain fought to keep up… strange and beautiful, ugly and cruel…

Bent Stenbakken | Nordjyske.dk | 11.08.2018

The Cave
A substantial aesthetic event…
A work that redefines the meaning of contemporary musical theatre with social meaning away from any realistic reference to prosaic complaints. A substantial aesthetic event…

Dimitris Tsatsoulis | Greek Theatre, Culture Project | 13.10.2018

The Cave
The work takes us by storm with its powerful sound and visuals from the very first minute…
Like today’s reality: a cacophony of social media, news, non-stop visual information and the voices of the multiple channels of information that bombard us […] is this reality or are we still trapped in Socrates’ cave?

Shoshana Polanco | for the Jury Members of the MusicTheatreNOW | 2018

Elli Papakonstantinou
Cph Opera Festival goes avantgarde

Such an assemblage of multiplicities, constitutes a first step towards the proliferation of an emancipatory politics of desire…

Se Mere | Sceneblog.dk | 08.08.2018

Elli's Island

OUR SITEMAP
ODCity

ODC Ensemble

ODC Publi

A Θeatre in Times of Crisis
Nefeli Editions | 2018

Destiny

Destiny | 2004

Happiness Unl

Happiness Unlimited | 2016

Stream Voices

Streams of Voices | 2003

Utopia

Elli Papakonstantinou
Performance Director, Activist

NightSecret

A Night of Secrets | 2007

SoundGun

The Sound of the Gun | 2008

Mr Love

The Mysterious Mr Love | 2005

Happiness Tree

Tree of Happiness | 2017

Faith

Faith | 2006

PlayingSong

They’re Playing our Song | 2005

Louisette

Louisette: The Backstage of Revolution | 2017

Kitchen

Viciousness in the Kitchen | 2010

Cave

The Cave | 2018

Kazin

Każin Barokk | 2018

Nine Lives

Nine Lives, Ten Tails | 1997

Athens Revolt

Revolt Athenς | 2015

Debtocrazy

Debtocrazy Revolutions | 2015

Suppliants

The Suppliants after Aeschylus after Kossovo | 1999

Richard II

Richard II | 2014

Ajax

Ajax | 1998

OutCry 2

Out Cry | 2016

OutCry 1

Out Cry | 2011

LOeil

Sous l’oiel d’Oedipe | 2010

Skin

Skin [Δέρμα] | 2012

Woyzeck

Woyzeck Quartet | 2012

AtoΩ

From Α to Ω | 2010

Country

The Country | 2009

The Iron

The Iron | 2004

After Homer

ODC …After Homer | 2002-04

HomerODC

ODC, after Homer’s Odyssey | 2009

MaVie de Chant

Ma Vie de Chandelles | 2012

Sea Bottom

Touching the Bottom of the Sea | 2013

Oedipus

Oedipus: Sex with Mum was Blinding | Upcoming

FemmeLoup

Femme et Loup | 2014

Decameron

The Decameron of Women | 2000

Ships

The Ships | 2005

Meta

Mετά [After] | 2011

Lettre aux

Lettre aux Jeunes Acteurs | 2008

Vyrsodepseio

Vyrsodepseio
Art Space | Athens

WintersTale

A Winter’s Tale | 2021