REVOLT ATHENΣ

A Piece for Three Performers
First Prize Award for the REP, Birmingham at the BE Festival 2017

Presented for the European Parliament
for Culture
| Rotterdam, NL | 2017

REVOLT ATHENΣ is still on tour

Award-winning REVOLT ATHENΣ relates criticism and poetry avoiding radical “in-your-face” political discourse. Rejecting the flat, washed out image οf Greece’s capital, this is an Athens that’s bursting with life. In REVOLT ATHENΣ, the three-piece, politically-minded cast offer insights into post-crisis Greece. In ODC Ensemble’s unique city guide, activist communities are framed in terms of Greece’s wider history; intertwined with figures of Greek mythology, there are tear gas-choked riots against government austerity cutbacks. Combining actors, video footage and music, it’s a multi-faceted window into the living and breathing reality of a place.

Credits

Concept + Direction: Elli Papakonstantinou
Text: Rosa Prodromou, Elli Papakonstantinou

Performers: Pantelis Makkas, Tilemachos Mousas, Rosa Prodromou

Set + Costume Design: Aristotelis Karananos & Alexandra Siafkou
Visuals + Installation: Pantelis Makkas
Live music + Sound Design: Tilemachos Mousas

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Tour

Antic Teatre: 14.02.2015
Barcelona, Spain
Musiktheatertage Festival: 03.09.2015
Vienna, Austria
Neukoellner Oper: 06-07.11.2015
Berlin, Germany
FΑΚΙ Festival: 28.05.2016
Zagreb, Croatia
Athens & Epidaurus Festival: 15-16.06.2016
Athens, Greece
Operadagen Festival –  European Cultural Parliament: 12-13.05.2017
Rotterdam, the Nederlands
BE Festival: 07.08.2017
Birmingham, UK
Acco Festival: 07-10.10.2017
Acre, Israel
BE Festival: 03.07.2018
Birmingham, UK
Analogio Festival: 23.09.2018
Athens, Greece
New Drama Festival: 09.05.2019
Bratislava, Slovakia
PUF Festival: 05.07.2019, Pula, Istria, HR
Dimitria Festival: 07.10.2019
Thessaloniki Concert Hall, GR

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Reviews

A bomb, planted at the foundations of the 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

The revolution of myths…
[…] Elli Papakonstantinou created a complex project, open to interpretation and with tremendous aesthetic craft; […] a perfect combination of different arts.

Dimitris Tsatsoulis |  Imerodromos | 18.06.2016

An outstanding performance with a truly fresh approach…

BBC Worldwide |  2017

Elli has, a flair for the creation of such moments of euphoric stage anarchy…

[…] Elli Papakonstantinou dares to speak out about painful things, both in Greece and abroad. She toys with clichés and turns them upside down, leading Revolt Athens to its chaotic denouement, its culmination perhaps serving as an exorcism or as a warning […]

Giorgos Voudiklaris |  Popaganda | 16.06.2016

Outstanding performance about social & political actuality in Athens…

Operadagen Festival | 2017

Historical truth and realistic politics…

[…] Elli Papakonstantinou forges a political/theatrical discourse, which comes without syntheses and recapitulations, without conclusions, still less without precepts, a discourse inhabited by sarcasm, self-sarcasm and irony […]

Giorgos Pefanis | CNN Greece | 25.06.2016

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09sepAll DayAeschylia Festival 2019, GRTHE CAVE – Elefsina, Geece

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07octAll DayDimitria Festival 2019, GRREVOLT ATHENΣ – Thessaloniki, Concert Hall, Greece

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