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23 June 2018
Teatro della Luna, Polverigi
EURIPIDES LASKARIDIS & OSMOSIS PERFORMING ARTS CO (Athens) - RELIC
Euripides Laskaridis (director, performer) tackles with the themes of ridicule and transformation. He studied acting in Athens’ leading drama school Karolos Koun and directing (MFA) in New York’s Brooklyn College on an Onassis Foundation Scholarship. He has been performing since 1995, working with such directors as Dimitris Papaioannou and Robert Wilson. He began directing his own work in 2000, both stage works and, later, award-winning short films. In 2009, he founded the OSMOSIS Performing Arts Co and presented works at various Greek theatres. The company’s first solo work, RELIC, made it to the Aerowaves 2015 list and opened in Barcelona that year. Since then it has appeared at twenty international festivals in the UK, France, Austria, Italy, Finland, Ireland, Israel, Slovenia, Switzerland and is still touring. Euripides’ new work TITANS is an international co-production between Greece, France, Canada, Holland and Portugal. It premiered in 2017 and before appearing at Théâtre de la Ville – Les Abbesses in November- December 2017 it has been presented at: Festival delle Colline Torinesi, the Grec Festival de Barcelona and Julidans Amsterdam. In 2018 it will be presented in various international festivals. In 2016 Euripides was awarded one of the inaugural Pina Bausch Fellowships to spend few months alongside the director and choreographer Lemi Ponifasio in New Zealand, Chile and Europe. In August 2017 Euripides was listed in the Hoffnungsträger (Promissing Talent) list of the German magazine «tanz» and was also honored to become associated artist of Portugal’s leading residency organization, O Espaço Do Tempo – Associação Cultural.
In RELIC, in a makeshift room, decorated in a haphazard DIY fashion, a performer puts his notably awkwardly shaped body under the magnifying glass. Magic comes from the mundane and references to cabaret, vaudeville and slapstick abound.
RELIC is something that has survived the past, something that’s left behind; be it a memory, an object, a language or a being. Greek artist Euripides Laskaridis is preoccupied with ideas about transformation and ridicule. By testing the limits of our acceptance of the incongruous and unfamiliar, performer and audience alike will experience a moment of transcendence.
director, choreographer, performer, set design Euripides Laskaridis
consultant to the director Tatiana Bre
dramaturgy consultant Alexandros Mistriotis
costume Angelos Mendis
sound design Kostas Michopoulos
sound installation & live music operator Nikolas Kollias - Kostas Michopoulos
music consultant Kornelios Selamsis
lighting consultant Eliza Alexandropoulou
light installation Miltos Athanasiou
lighting technicians Konstandinos Margas – George Melissaropoulos
assistant director Ioanna Plessa
special constructions Marios Sergios Eliakis, Ioanna Plessa, Melina Terzakis
creative production James Konstantinidis, Natasa Kouvari
tour & Production Manager 2016 Aristea Charalampidou
tour & Production Manager 2017 Maria Dourou
presented in collaboration with EdM Productions and Rial & Eshelman
production Athens & Epidaurus Festival and OSMOSIS.