BACCHAE

A Queer Performance Piece
Co-produced by: La Filature, Scene Nationale Mulhouse (FR), Romaeuropa Festival (IT), La Strada Festival (AU)
Premiere 17 + 18.03.2023

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.

 

 

Credits

Direction / Concept / Text: Elli Papakonstantinou
Original Music Composition: Ariah Lester

Choreography: Sine Qua Non Art – Christophe Beranger + Jonathan Pranlas Descours
Set Design: Maria Panourgia
Video Art / Live Video Design: Pantelis Makkas
Electroacoustic Compositions / Interactive Sound Design Istallation: Lambros Pigounis 
Costume Design: Ioanna Tsami
Light Design:  Marietta Pavlaki 
Code Programming: Giannis Kranidiotis
Collaboration on Texts: Chloe Tzia Kolyri  / Louisa Arkoumanea / Ariah Lester / Haris Kalaitzidis 
Photography: Alex Kat

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

 

Production & Tour Management: Alexandra Fyka + Olga Mavroeidi

Technical Direction Lambros Pigounis

Assistant to the Director A Spyros Sourvinos

Assistant to the Director B Christianna Toka

Tour & Development Management Laurent Langlois

ODC Office Direction Gina Zorba

 

Performances

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

La Strada Festival (AU) 07 / 08. 2023
Romaeuropa Festival (IT)
30.09 + 01.10. 2023

Produced by ODC Ensemble

Co- produced by
La Filature, Scene Nationale de Mulhouse (FR),Romaeuropa Festival (IT), La Strada Festival (AT)



 

 

 

With the Support of  
the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports

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