Co-produced by: La Filature, Scene Nationale Mulhouse (FR), Holland Festival (NL), Athens Epidaurus Festival (GR), Festival de Marseille (FR), Romaeuropa Festival (IT), La Strada Festival (AT), Teatro Nazionale di Genova (IT)
next performance 10 + 11.06.2023

For this international co-production, Elli Papakonstantinou writes in tandem and directs a new piece after Euripides’ Bacchae with an emphasis on an all-inclusive world. 

It is a piece across the borders between genres; epistemological borders, scientific, and fictional languages; the borders of gender; the borders between languages and nationalities, those that separate humanity from animality, the living from the dead, and the borders between today and history.                       

Director’s Note

As a director, I follow the flows of text, live music, video art and dance in search of a new performative language. This piece lies in the intersection of these flows: queer is a new aesthetic: a pop piece with classical operatic bursts, a dance piece with steadiness in its heart, a cinematic concert: it is a Greek tragedy in the metaverse.



Concept / Art Direction: Elli Papakonstantinou

Text: Elli Papakonstantinou, Chloe Tzia Kolyri, Kakia Goudeli

Choreography: SINE QUA NON ART – Christophe Béranger & Jonathan Pranlas Descours

Original Songs & Music Composition: Ariah Lester

Electroacoustic Compositions / Interactive Sound Design Istallation: Lambros Pigounis 

Set Design: Maria Panourgia

Video Art / Live Video Design: Pantelis Makkas

Costume Design: Ioanna Tsami

Light Design: Marietta Pavlaki

Stage Vibration Sensor & Seismograph design: Giannis Kranidiotis

Assistant to the Director A: Spiros Sourvinos

Reaserch Consultant: Louisa Arkoumanea

Collaboration on Dramaturgy: Ariah Lester, Haris Kalaitzidis

Photography: Alex Kat

Trailer: Sideris Nanoudis

Technical Coordination: Lambros Pigounis

Tour & Development Managment: Laurent Langlois

ODC Office Direction: Gina Zorba

Assistant to the Director B: Christianna Toka, Katerina Savvoglou

Assistant to the Director C: Katerina Hristaki

Assistant to the Set Designer: Sofia Theodoraki

Assistant to the Video Artist: Anthi Paraskeva-Veloudogianni

Performers: Ariah Lester,  Georgios Iatrou, Hara Kotsali, Lito Messini, Vasilis Boutsikos, Aris Papadopoulos



PREMIERE 2023 at La Filature, Scene Nationale Mulhouse, Festival Vagamondes (FR) 17 + 18.03. 2023 

Holland Festival (NL) 10-11.06.23
Festival de Marseille (FR) 21-22.06.23
Athens Epidaurus Festival (GR) 4-6.07.23
Romaeuropa Festival (IT) 30.09 + 01.10. 2023 
Espace des Arts, Scene Nationale Chalon-Sur-Saone (FR) 12-13.10.2023
Teatro Nazionale di Genova (IT) 10-11.11.2023

Produced by ODC Ensemble

Co- produced by La Filature, Scene Nationale de Mulhouse (FR), Holland Festival (NL), Festival de Marseille (FR), Athens Epidaurus Festival (GR), Romaeuropa Festival (IT), La Strada Festival (AT), Teatro Nazionale di Genova (IT)

Residency Espace des Arts, Scene Nationale Chalon-Sur-Saone (FR)


With the Support of  
the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports


A performative and explosive, mixture of genres...

“The artist, Elli Papakonstantinou has created a contemporary adaptation, which is a theatrical vortex, a performative and explosive, mixture of genres such as theater, opera, and Queer culture (…) With her impactful staging (…) this piece offers a powerful and exciting experience.”

Federic Bonfils |  FOUD’ART (FR) 

The show pulses and goes in all directions with such a festive spirit...
“For Papakonstantinou, Euripides' play provides the frame for a proposal to a joyful apocalypse. The show pulses and goes in all directions with such a festive spirit (…) a bewilderment at the breach of theatrical follie, a baroque Orlando furioso (...) Passion explodes through the skin, the bodies, the pores, the emotions in disruption with the dominant culture, definitely the patriarchal culture.”


The undeniable talent of the artists...

“The music, rock/contemporary, functions like a haunting rumor that splits from operatic flights to pop songs appropriating the too much aspect of the gender. (…) A certainty: the undeniable talent of the artists on stage, singers, performers that carry with their luminous and fully embodied presence, this theatrical piece.”

Frégaville-Gratian d’Amore | L’ŒIL D’OLIVIER (FR)

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