What is a performance salon?
Salon Happiness Unltd: Aarhus-Athens is interactive performance art, feel-good lounge music and sense titillating taste bombs sending the happiness barometer through the roof! All spiced up with elements from a Greek thinker, a happiness philosopher, a gastronomic geek and a brain researcher – each giving their take on what happiness can be.
According to UNESCO’s («The World Happiness Report”) the Danes are among the most happy people on the planet, while the Greeks are the most unhappy. Happiness Unlimited was first presented in Aarhus, Denmark and consequently it was presented at the Benaki Musem in the frame of the exhibition [OUT] TOPIAS (curator Thanos Vovolis). A full scale performance was presented at Bora-Bora Theatre in Aarhus, Denmark in 2018.
Artistic Directors: Annika B. Lewis and Elli Papakonstantinou
MC: Elli Papakonstantinou
Performers: Helene Kvint, Rosa Prodromou, Annika B. Lewis
Philosopher and artist: Alexander Mistriotis
Psychoanalyst and writer: Athanasios Alexandridis
Visual artist: Pantelis Makkas
Music: Jens Mønsted
For the performance salon in Aarhus:
MC: Annika B. Lewis and Elli Papakonstantinou
Performers: Helene Kvint and Annika B. Lewis
Food Artist: Michael Larsen
Artist and thinker: Alexandros Mistriotis
Happiness philosopher: Morten Dige
Brain scientist: Jon Wegener
Music and video: Jens Mønsted
Benaki Museum: 09.10.2016
Artspace Bora Bora:04-09.12.2018
In collaboration with: restaurant Gastro & Vino, Performing Arts Platform Aarhus and ODC/Vyrsodepseio Athens