Traces of Antigone

new creation
Live Streaming
With the support of
the Greek Ministry of Culture & Kulturrådet & the Embassy of Sweden in Athens
ATHENS, GREECE

An overpainting of Antigone’s ancient myth, “Traces of Antigone”, came as an immediate response to the coronavirus global lock downs and the ongoing dialogue on what presence (and absence) is all about. For the first time in recent history, seclusion is no longer a feminine condition. This marked a good time for the company ODC Ensemble to move out of its safety zone and explore in a circle of women a completely new performative language that we have come to call: “Theatre of Seclusion”.

Credits

“ANTIGONE” based on “Traces of Antigone” by Christina Ouzounidis

Concept & Art Direction: Elli Papakonstantinou

Translation into Greek:  Margarita Mellberg 

Translation into English: G.Carbone/E.Papakonstantinou/  E.Dermitzaki

Visual Art Advisor & video poems: Mary Zygouri 

Music Composition: Nalyssa Green, Katerina Papachristou 

Movement direction:  Valia Papachristou 

CAST

Nalyssa Green (vocals / keyboard)

Serafita Grigoriadou 

Gemma Hansson Carbone

Valia Papachristou

Katerina Papachristou (vocals/ keyboard/ bass)

Sophia Manoli

Special Guest Performer in Sweden:   Eleftheria Gerofoka

With the participation of women & women organisations  

Communications Manager: Maria Tsolaki, Evangelia Scrobola 

Assistant to the Director A: Ero Lefa   

Assistant to the Director B: Eirini Dermitzaki 

Photography: FLP Athens, Sophia Manoli 

“ANTIGONE” based on “Traces of Antigone” by Christina Ouzounidis

Concept & Art Direction: Elli Papakonstantinou

Translation into Greek:  Margarita Mellberg 

Translation into English: G.Carbone/E.Papakonstantinou/  E.Dermitzaki

Visual Art Advisor & video poems: Mary Zygouri 

Music Composition: Nalyssa Green, Katerina Papachristou 

Movement direction:  Valia Papachristou 

CAST

Nalyssa Green (vocals / keyboard)

Serafita Grigoriadou 

Gemma Hansson Carbone

Valia Papachristou

Katerina Papachristou (vocals/ keyboard/ bass)

Sophia Manoli

Special Guest Performer in Sweden:   Eleftheria Gerofoka

With the participation of women & women organisations  

Communications Manager: Maria Tsolaki, Evangelia Scrobola 

Assistant to the Director A:   

Assistant to the Director B: Eirini Dermitzaki 

Photography: FLP Athens, Sophia Manoli

 

 

“ANTIGONE” based on “Traces of Antigone” by Christina Ouzounidis

Concept & Art Direction: Elli Papakonstantinou

Translation into Greek:  Margarita Mellberg 

Translation into English: G.Carbone/E.Papakonstantinou/  E.Dermitzaki

Visual Art Advisor & video poems: Mary Zygouri 

Music Composition: Nalyssa Green, Katerina Papachristou 

Movement direction:  Valia Papachristou 

 

CAST

Nalyssa Green (vocals / keyboard)

Serafita Grigoriadou 

Gemma Hansson Carbone

Valia Papachristou

Katerina Papachristou (vocals/ keyboard/ bass)

Sophia Manoli

Special Guest Performer in Sweden:   Eleftheria Gerofoka

With the participation of women & women organisations  

 

Communications Manager: Maria Tsolaki, Evangelia Scrobola 

Assistant to the Director A:  

Assistant to the Director B:

Eirini Dermitzaki 

Photography: FLP Athens, Sophia Manoli

 

 

 

 

“ANTIGONE” based on “Traces of Antigone” by Christina Ouzounidis

Concept & Art Direction: Elli Papakonstantinou

Translation into Greek:  Margarita Mellberg 

Translation into English: G.Carbone/E.Papakonstantinou/  E.Dermitzaki

Visual Art Advisor & video poems: Mary Zygouri 

Music Composition: Nalyssa Green, Katerina Papachristou 

Movement direction:  Valia Papachristou 

CAST

Nalyssa Green (vocals / keyboard)

Serafita Grigoriadou 

Gemma Hansson Carbone

Valia Papachristou

Katerina Papachristou (vocals/ keyboard/ bass)

Sophia Manoli

Special Guest Performer in Sweden:   Eleftheria Gerofoka

With the participation of women & women organisations  

Communications Manager: Maria Tsolaki, Evangelia Scrobola 

Assistant to the Director A: 

Assistant to the Director B:

Eirini Dermitzaki 

Photography: FLP Athens, Sophia Manoli

 

 

“ANTIGONE” based on “Traces of Antigone” by Christina Ouzounidis

Concept & Art Direction: Elli Papakonstantinou

Translation into Greek:  Margarita Mellberg 

Translation into English: G. H. Carbone, E. Papakonstantinou, E.Dermitzaki 

Visual Art Advisor & video poemsMary Zygouri 

Visual Art Advisor & video poems: Music Composition: Nalyssa Green, Katerina Papachristou 

ChoreographyValia Papachristou 

CAST

Nalyssa Green (vocals / keyboard)

Serafita Grigoriadou 

Gemma Hansson Carbone

Valia Papachristou

Katerina Papachristou (vocals/ keyboard/ bass)

Sophia Manoli

Special Guest Performer in Sweden:   Eleftheria Gerofoka

With the participation of women & women organisations  

Communications Manager: Maria Tsolaki, Evangelia Scrobola 

Assistant to the Director: Eirini Dermitzaki 

Photography: FLP Athens, Sophia Manoli

 

 

Performances

Live Streaming: 11.05.2020

Produced by ODC Ensemble 

Co-Produced in Sweden by Naprawski

With the Support of  the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports | Swedish Arts Council (Kulturrådet)  | Embassy of Sweden in Athens

Under the auspices of Club for Unesco Piraeus and Islands |  Greek General Secretariat for Gender Equality

In collaboration with Teater Galeasen | Scenkonstbiennalen | Teater Tribunalen

Theatre of Seclusion – Manifesto 

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What is “theatre of seclusion”? 
It is a live-streamed performance developed, designed and executed in seclusion in the many different homes of the artists, who join forces to create one unique audiovisual experience, a cinematic concert in synchronicity.

“Theatre of Seclusion” comes with a set of rules and restrictions:

1. We rehearse, develop and execute the whole piece in quarantine with the help of digital platforms.

2. We are allowed to make use only of the props, musical instruments, set environment, costumes and technical means that were made available to us when quarantined; no add-ons later on! Our home is the set. Public space and home space merge into one. The tagged names on our windows name us and reconfigure anonymity and objectification.

3. We work in seclusion from our homes like women before us. Are we trapped, safe or emancipated? It is up to our viewers to tell, as we grand them permission to invade our most intimate worlds. Zoom into details, zoom out to the galaxies.

4. We all use the same basic technology to weave this new-age audiovisual embroidering in synchronicity. 

5. We invite viewers to interact with the performance, and thus be propelled to the public agora.

 

We, women of different ages and artistic backgrounds, have joined voices to traverse historicity of gender, reconfiguring domesticity and digital space. In our domestic confinement, we explore the vastness of the public agoras; framed in digital boxes, we remain transparent for the whole world to peep on us, yet, safe in the refuge of our innermost private space (unlike other women – victims of domestic violence).

Transparent yet mysterious; Empowered yet objectified; Private yet public; Present yet absent; Connected yet isolated; Certain yet uncertain.

This is who we are: “the Absent Girls”, in memory of all the women before us.

Just like our mothers and “sisters”, we use seclusion in our favor to embroider the ancient traces of Antigone as part of our own lineage.

Just like women before us, we make art in seclusion. Only this time we go public!We, women of different ages and artistic backgrounds, have joined voices to traverse historicity of gender, reconfiguring domesticity and digital space. In our domestic confinement, we explore the vastness of the public agoras; framed in digital boxes, we remain transparent for the whole world to peep on us, yet, safe in the refuge of our innermost private space (unlike other women – victims of domestic violence).

Transparent yet mysterious; Empowered yet objectified; Private yet public; Present yet absent; Connected yet isolated; Certain yet uncertain.

This is who we are: “the Absent Girls”, in memory of all the women before us.

Just like our mothers and “sisters”, we use seclusion in our favor to embroider the ancient traces of Antigone as part of our own lineage.

Just like women before us, we make art in seclusion. Only this time we go public!We, women of different ages and artistic backgrounds, have joined voices to traverse historicity of gender, reconfiguring domesticity and digital space. In our domestic confinement, we explore the vastness of the public agoras; framed in digital boxes, we remain transparent for the whole world to peep on us, yet, safe in the refuge of our innermost private space (unlike other women – victims of domestic violence).
Transparent yet mysterious; Empowered yet objectified; Private yet public; Present yet absent; Connected yet isolated; Certain yet uncertain.
This is who we are: “the Absent Girls”, in memory of all the women before us.
Just like our mothers and “sisters”, we use seclusion in our favor to embroider the ancient traces of Antigone as part of our own lineage.
Just like women before us, we make art in seclusion. Only this time we go public!

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