Εθνικό Θέατρο

Trapped

Medie Megas

From 10.05.2018 to 13.05.2018

Coproductions - ZILLER - HALL

Can we really learn something from history? Even if we realize what makes it tick, even if we understand what really happened, can we derive something useful for our lives or are we condemned as a people and as human beings to repeat the same mistakes? Why are we fanaticized by each dispute? Why does a schism arise at every turn of our history?  

With the eye of the contemporary artist who tries to understand the mechanism of the Greek fixation on dichotomy, Medie Megas takes us to early 1900s where, in the midst of clashes between the Greek factions, we find an American: Isadora Duncan. Duncan, a passionate woman and a pioneer of modern dance, twice found herself caught in the midst of historic events that marked Greek history, with violent confrontations that incurred loss of life: the 1903 language events known as the “Oresteians” and the National Schism of 1915. What was the significance of her presence in Athens at the time? What has remained the same and what has changed since then? A look at history past and present. A performative experience, an unusual adventure that starts as documentary theatre, evolves into a site-specific installation and escalates into a participatory performance.

For the performance of Trapped, the OCC collaborates with the National Theatre and travels to the Ziller Building, an edifice that plays a major role in the Oresteian events, to which the performance refers.

 

Special thanks to:
Stathis Livathinos, Nikos Panagiotopoulos, Manolis Andriotakis, Penelope Iliaskou, Alkis Raftis, Alexandros Filadelfeys, Christina Mitsopoulou, Kostas Ntalas, Kostis Syfnaios, Maria Vasariotou, Giorgos Nomikos, Maria Konstantopoulou, Irini Konstanta, as well as Diagennesi Marble-Sculpture, ELIA-MIET-Hellenic Literary and Historical Archive - Cultural Foundation of the National Bank of Greece, Anastasia Gaugiotaki, Director of Studies at Avioti Fashion ED and Bespoke & Haute Couture Department, for their support and valuable contribution in the creation process.

 

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Production Management: Delta Pi 

Commissioned and Produced by: Onassis Culture/FFF
Co-production: National Theatre of Greece
Supported by Isadora & Raymond Duncan Dance Research Center
 

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Trapped

Medie Megas

Coproductions - ZILLER - HALL

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